Category: This & That

My Ideal Day II

It’s been nearly six years since I posted “My Ideal Day” (for a glimpse of my former frolics click here) — maybe because every day has been close to ideal? Not that life has been all fun and games since then, but I’ve done my best to prevail with a SMILE. Do what makes you happy.

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What’s In A Name? (Sneaky Sauce)

Recipe titles are so descriptive now. When I first started cooking, they were pretty generic. Roast Beef. Mashed Potatoes. Gravy. Corn. These days, dinner goes through metamorphosis before I even step in front of the stove. Initially, I was a bit put off by prolific titles, especially ones listing Every. Single. Thing. (Blame it on

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Flourless Chocolate Cake with Pomegranate Sauce

After driving 3,000 miles a week during the trucking years, driving 3 miles to the grocery store is a delight.  Plus, the merits of shopping local cannot be overstated. The idea of pomegranate sauce began teasing my foodie imagination when I saw a lovely display of crown-topped orbs in the produce section. I’d never eaten

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Solar Hugs

I love those golden, glowing days of midwinter when sunlight streams through the windows, embracing you in warmth. Solar hugs, so to speak. – – – – – That was the beginning of my post before our furnace gave out (sometime between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.), leaving me wondering why the thing wasn’t kicking

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