Alice Come Home, Please!

  To My Dear Sous-Chef Dish-Washing Mom, It has been two weeks since you left to spend time at my little brother Mike’s home.  I am quite sure you have had a lovely time with he and Kay.  I know you have enjoyed getting to see your granddaughters, their husbands, and your great-grandchildren.  I get … Read more

Reflection On Friday’s Soul Food

Between the natural disaster caused by tornadoes and the disasters brought on by people in power, this has been quite a week for the news media.  I can barely stand to listen to the talking heads.  Instead, I have found myself turning to the Word that never changes and the God who is the same … Read more

After The Rain

Mark 4:35-41 Jesus Calms a Storm 35 On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” 36 And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. 37 And a great windstorm arose, and the waves … Read more

1977, Happy Birth Day Cory

The year is 1977. Tomorrow is my parent’s 25th wedding anniversary.  Twenty-five years is a long time to be married but they make it look easy and good to be married. I’ve been married just under 3 years and 25 years seems like an eternity to me.  I am uncomfortable. I weigh 35 lbs. more … Read more

Pain au chocolat

Pain au chocolat is made of the same layered dough as a croissant.  Often sold still hot or at least warm from the oven, they are commonly sold alongside croissants in French bakeries and supermarkets.  When I was making croissants with my Tuesdays With Dorie baking group last week, I couldn’t resist setting aside some … Read more

When A Cactus Blooms Roses

Good morning!  Thank heavens it is Saturday!  For many of you storms created havoc throughout your week with the huge snow storm that hit the Midwest region of the country.  I hope you have dug out and at least had time to build one snowman! For us, we had lots of rain but no interruption … Read more

TWD: Pizza with Onion Confit

Today I will take the Pizza with Onion Confit  recipe and turn it into BBQ Chicken Pizza and a beautiful gourmet pizza of Onion, Walnut and Gorgonzola cheese.  Welcome to my 23rd recipe from the cookbook Baking With Julia written by Dorie Greenspan.  I belong to a group of bakers called, Tuesdays With Dorie.  We … Read more

My Favorite Recipes

Happy New Year!  I already love this new year. 13 is my lucky number.  Always skeptic of the “unlucky 13″, I decided years ago to embrace the number 13.  When others jeer and steer away from it I grab it as MY lucky number!  Now 2013 has arrived and I am off to a fabulous … Read more