My Word of the Week: American Dream

My Word of the Week: American Dream

After a couple of weeks of light grocery shopping (I had three weeks of meals in the freezer after all), I went to Wal-Mart on Saturday with a big list, including some Valentine’s treats for Steve and the boys. I knew before I left the house that this trip would result in a long receipt with a big …

My Word of the Week: Food

My Word of the Week: Food

food – noun | \ˈfüd\ : the things that people and animals eat : a particular kind of food : substances taken in by plants and used for growth By the time I was peeling a dozen peaches with juice running down my arms, I already had the baked beans baking and the...
Best Step-Mom Ever

Best Step-Mom Ever

“I have an idea,” I said to my oldest and youngest step-sons. We were all sitting in the bleachers with my husband and father-in-law watching our middle son play baseball. Well, we were at least sitting in the bleachers at the game. Watching was optional. My two boys...
At the Table

At the Table

I open the double-layered, wax-coated paper to reveal the slightly frozen chunks of bright red beef, each piece clinging to the others like magnets. Two pounds of the meat gleams from the white paper on the counter as the olive oil heats on the stove next to me....
Food on Friday: Transferrance

Food on Friday: Transferrance

For most of the past 10 years, it has been my goal to get up early in the morning and write. Though I’m not a natural morning person — hopping out of bed before the alarm singing zippity-do-da — I do find that I do my best writing in the morning once I’m up and going. And it only takes about 15 minutes for me to wake up.