100 Word Challenge: Delicacy

Earlier this week, some friends and I were being nostalgic about food we ate, and loved, as kids, but as adults we know how weird it really was. Who remembers Green Stuff, that ubiquitous family potluck dish Great Aunt Millie’s would always bring? That stuff made of lime jello, crushed pineapple, pecans, cottage cheese and […]

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Warmth by chocolate

7 layer cookie bars

When I woke up Monday morning, it was 66°F inside my house. Now, if you live anywhere north of the Mason-Dixon line, you’re probably playing a tiny, imaginary violin and making,”wah, wha” noises. Sure, make fun of the cold-weather challenged. Typically, it’s not this cold in Florida, this early in the peri-winter season. I’ve gone […]

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When pie is king

peeled green apples

This Thanksgiving we will have an added visitor sharing dinner with us. My daughter’s beau is to be a honored guest. A unique situation for me, since this is the first time a swain has been invited to our family celebration. I do Thanksgiving up right. I start cooking early in the week, prepping what […]

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