100 Word Challenge: Cook

Of my two children, it’s my son who has a flair for the culinary arts. He loves to cook and has created some delicious dishes. He is adventurous with his ingredients, which sometimes result in interesting flavors. Recently he was ruminating about one of his favorite childhood treats – 7-Layer/Magic Bars. He mused on how the…

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100 Word Challenge: Bubble

I enjoy baking for my family – especially cakes, cookies and breads. I’ve had a bread machine for years, and will periodically haul it out of the closet to bake loaves and loaves of fresh bread. (I don’t like finished bread from a machine so I just let it work up the dough, then I…

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Toasty warm

I called my parents this morning – a courtesy check since they are both living in the midst of Snow-magedon 2015. My mother and her husband were without power, but because their home is plumbed with propane, they had heat; city water gave them the means to shower and wash dishes. Mom told me they…

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