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My Top 10 Peanut Butter Recipes

I haven’t felt like making meals at all this week.  I don’t even seem to have the energy to cobble…

The Best Nonfiction Books for Summer 2022

One of my cushiest jobs of all time was being a reader for the Hallmark Channel. Every week, I’d drive…

Let It Sunday, 371!

Since it’s Mother’s Day, let me tell you one of my most treasured memories with my mom. A few years…

Oven-Baked Pea, Pancetta and Lemon Risotto

Rice is my preferred starch. Wait… does banana bread count as a starch?  If not I choose rice – it’s…

How To Make Box Brownies Better

I hope we’ve built enough trust between us for you to believe what I’m about to tell you. It’s a…

Let It Be Sunday, 370!

Hello, friends! I’ve been alone with the fact that I hadn’t ticked off all the tasks on last year’s Summer…

New Orleans By Way of Chicago

Have you ever been someplace your soul immediately responded to? That’s Chicago for me. Not everyone understands it and I…

Let It Be Sunday, 369!

Hello, friends! I promised I’d give you an update on my work as a substitute teacher so, let me tell…

Easy Ham and Cheese Croissants

I’ve got 30 solid minutes of your weekend planned out for you.  You’re going to be standing in the kitchen,…

My Best Strawberry Crumble Pie Recipe

Okay, there’s something I haven’t told you about Louisiana.  It’s not about the best jazz at Preservation Hall or the…