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: Eat

The U.S. celebrates Thanksgiving next week. NEXT. WEEK. I am not ready, not even close. There will only be my immediate family, so four of us, for dinner. It shouldn’t be too difficult to plan, purchase and prepare. Still, I thought I had at least another week. I need to bake homemade biscuits and a…

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Bulgogi

Over the years, I have been fortunate to make friends with some wonderful Korean women. And just like southern American women, southern Korean women love to cook. (I’ll have to tell you all some day about learning how to make sushi with Spam.) Under their tutelage, I developed a taste for kim chee and a…

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This heart’s for you

I blame cabin fever. It’s not particularly cold where I live – not compared to my Yankee neighbors’ snow storms, but it’s been rainy and I’ve been staying in more than usual. I miss my daily walks, though I still get them in when the weather breaks. Without any little ankle-biters to wrangle, I needed something…

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Here we come a-wassailing

I’ve been cooking for three days. Tomorrow, there are angel biscuits and an apple pie left to bake, then meringue to top off the coconut cream pie I made today. A glazed ham was baked earlier, and my Mister will deep fry two turkey breasts about an hour before we all sit down for dinner…

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Weapons of war

A hush fell over the arena as the adversaries rushed forward to claim their war weapons. Each gathering armfuls of the small, but versatile white, brown and black blades. Sergeants scrambled to assist their masters in preparing for mortal hand-to-hand combat. Bombshell strategies were mapped out, guerilla warfare implemented in surprise attacks. Commanders roared out…

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