July 17, 2014

grill power! #whatagrillwants

I'm so glad that times have changed and many ladies find themselves (wo)manning the grill. Why shouldn't we?

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July 12, 2014

tommy toes

Oh, the fun you can have with a can of tomato soup!

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July 7, 2014

comfort food?

I might be wrong, but I suspect that a lot of Americans (and perhaps Italians) consider spaghetti and meatballs to be one of the ultimate comfort foods. It was never on my list, though, and I can only assume that's because we didn't eat it when I was growing up.

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June 30, 2014

a true teacher

I think (and hope) we all have teachers from elementary or high school or college who really left an impression on our lives. I consider myself very fortunate and am grateful that there were so many men and women in my life who taught me much more than the things applying to the subject at hand.

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June 24, 2014

get country.

As a kid in my small southwestern VA hometown, you couldn't avoid country music. I went through a spell where I loved the sound of it and many of its artists--Garth Brooks, the Dixie Chicks, Big and Rich, Toby Keith, and yes, even Kenny Chesney. (Am I dating myself?)

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June 20, 2014

i had my doubts...

...but I was wrong.

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June 17, 2014

no fire required

While there are a number of sweet treats associated with New Orleans (beignets and bread pudding, to name a few), one of the most awesome desserts that has its origins in The Big Easy is bananas Foster. For my money, it’s hard to beat the combination of bananas, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and rum.

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