Tetra Pak

Zippered Tetra Pak Pouch

When I was sixteen my friend Nancy and I got jobs at Wendy’s.  Back then singles, chili, frosties, and baked potatoes were 89 cents each.  I can still remember the order of the condiments for hamburgers that we had to memorize – mayonnaise, ketchup, pickle, onion, tomato, lettuce, mustard.  If you worked at the cash […]

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Peach Muesli

Overnight Oatmeal

I keep seeing recipes for Overnight Oatmeal and before you try them, I’m going to let you in on two secrets. I know you can’t wait to hear these life-altering facts so I won’t make you wait any longer by shamelessly sticking them at the end of the post so you will read all the […]

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Pasta and Sauce

Friday Night Pasta

One week at school and I’m already looking on the calendar for my next day off.  That will be in precisely one month from now on September 4th when we commemorate Labor Day.  What do you think?  Should I leave my 4th of July bunting up one more month and take it down after Labor […]

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Souvenir

Did you get a Souvenir?

Souvenir is a French word from the 12th century meaning “to remember or to come to mind.”  Looking at the history of the word means we have been transplanting oddities from country to country since the 1100’s.  If you do the math, that’s 900 years of pocketing trinkets in one place and moving them to […]

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rope vase

Rope Vase

For most people in a sane world, summer is still here. But for those of us in the south, summer ends in exactly two days.  TWO DAYS!!!  I start back to school on Friday. For the next two days I will be going around like crazy trying to cram all the things I didn’t do […]

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America's Mart

America’s Mart in Atlanta

One of my favorite summer trips is to America’s Mart in Atlanta.  I have been going there since college when I worked for Davison’s Department Store in their gourmet cookware department.  Davison’s is now gobbled up in the Macy’s conglomerate and my cool job is long gone, but my love for the Mart remains. First […]

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Southern Summer

Southern Summer

After a long break, I am back on the blog.  I decided last March when my blog experienced some major  difficulties, i.e., The “White Screen of Death” where all your content disappears, that I would make some major changes to the blog.  I received extensive help from a professional and friend, Randy, and decided to overhaul […]

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Cola Cake

Cola Cake

Olivia needed a photo from me from my past for a writing assignment so I flipped open an old album to this gem. I remember taking the photo but I need a little help remembering the backstory of this evening. Dorothy and Nancy, if you are reading the blog today, do you remember this? In […]

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Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter “Pi”

I had to make a contribution to Pi day today so I pulled out an old favorite recipe – Peanut Butter Pie.  I started making Peanut Butter Pie in 1983 when I went to Florida for a week and ended up staying for the summer. My friend Alice and I tasted this pie at a restaurant and then […]

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Baked Bloomin Onion

Baked Blooming Onions

Hard to tell from the photo but that’s an aerial view of a Baked Blooming Onion.  I got my food drone charged and guided it over the monstrous Vidalia onion I baked just so you could see the inner workings of this delicious side dish.  It looks like a big football mum that we used […]

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