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  • Rule Your Roost: It’s National Chicken Month!

    Here’s something to squawk about: September is National Chicken Month! It seems crazy to designate only one month to chicken. Isn’t every month a good time to celebrate chicken? Some people are reading this and groaning “So tired of the… Read More

  • Talk of the Table

    I remember long conversations at our family dinner table. We didn’t follow the “no politics, religion or money” rule of acceptable topics. Everything was up for debate. Lots of debate! Sure, we talked about school, friends and activities too. What… Read More

  • The Best Burgers!

    Summer is almost over but I’m not ready to put away the grill. I’ve loved the longer days, sunshine and relaxed atmosphere, plus really valued getting together with friends and family after the long lock down. It’s been a relaxing… Read More

  • Come on over for a picnic!

    It was one of those rare summer days; no humidity and not too hot. It was a day of opportunity. I called up another family and proposed a picnic! By about this point in the summer, the heat has exhausted… Read More

  • The Marvelous Mango

    My younger daughter’s very favorite fruit is mango. Emphasis on FAVORITE! She loves all fruit, but the mango is a clear winner. Mangoes are a stone fruit with a large seed. In fact, they are part of the cashew family… Read More

  • Rise and Shine!

    Don’t you just love how early the sun rises in the summer? It sets my mood to “happy” right away. Sunrise is the most peaceful time of day. Confession: I love getting up early in the morning, rain or shine…. Read More

  • Keepin’ it cool on the 4th!

    Do you have memories of super-hot 4th of Julys? I mean burn your feet as you run across the beach hot, fry an egg on the sidewalk kinda heat. It’s the day that says, “Summer has definitely arrived.” And it always… Read More

  • Let’s Communicate!

    I love that we have so many ways to communicate. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, emails and texting quickly connect us with friends near and far. And receiving a handwritten letter or a long phone call can be the highlight of the… Read More

  • Dear Dad: How the lessons you taught make the best fried chicken.

    With Father’s Day upon us again, I want to make my dad a dinner worthy of his influence and love on my life.  Of all the meals Dad loves, his favorite remains classic Buttermilk Fried Chicken. As I made this… Read More

  • Rise and Shine!

    Don’t you just love how early the sun rises in the summer? It sets my mood to “happy” right away. Sunrise is the most peaceful time of day. Confession: I love getting up early in the morning, rain or shine…. Read More