Christmas – Missing Grandma

Christmas – Missing Grandma

I have had the privilege of knowing and being related to many remarkable women.  Our blog is largely a tribute to my mom’s mom, Tillie, who shaped our lives in so many wonderful ways. It is also a vehicle to regularly interact with two of the most amazing women I...
Thanksgiving – Traditional vs. Beach

Thanksgiving – Traditional vs. Beach

My family is quite traditional when it comes to Thanksgiving. We gather, we cook, we enjoy the day of preparation and family, and then we feast. Over the years we have tried a few tweaks to our traditional day, like eating at dinner hours instead of our usual late...
Southern Life – New Vendor for Our Book

Southern Life – New Vendor for Our Book

Our book is now available at a wonderful new store in Little Rock, Arkansas called Southern Life. The grand opening party last night attracted a large crowd and we wish the owner Heather great success, as the store becomes a “go-to” place for gift items....
New Neighbors – Banana Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting

New Neighbors – Banana Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting

Friends of ours, who we know through my son’s school, moved in “over the fence” from us late this summer. Back-to-school craziness and generally getting back into the school routine hit me harder than usual this year and so making them a housewarming meal, which I had...
Ode to the Sandwich- Veggie on Wheat Berry Bread

Ode to the Sandwich- Veggie on Wheat Berry Bread

The Oxford Dictionary tells us a sandwich is “[a]n item of food consisting of two pieces of bread with a filling between them, eaten as a light meal.”  As we know, this simple creation has many, many variations. All cultures seem to have their own versions. We find...
Friday – Prep Day

Friday – Prep Day

When I was growing up Friday was the day in our house when we cleaned, restocked our cupboards and refrigerator, did all the laundry, and generally made the effort to enter the weekend organized for the following week and ready to relax and enjoy the weekend. I have...
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