We Can’t All Be Barbies All The Time

Some women have a knack for putting themselves together.  You know – the women who wear scarves that don’t just lamely drape around their necks – they fold perfectly, bounce just right and somehow make their face glow. I’m sorry. Am I on your runway? Please allow me get my ugly mug out of your…
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A Pumpkin Is A Pumpkin!

I prepared the first two pumpkin pies of the season last night. Made from real pumpkin, they at least look like something people will be fooled into dishing up.  Let me start by getting this out into the open: I use “regular” Jack-O-Lantern pumpkins. As in, after Halloween, I take my spookily carved pumpkin, chop…
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Is Christmas Still In December?

Each year, Christmas “junk” seems to appear earlier.  Forget Thanksgiving.  Skeletons and ghosts are hardly off the shelves when egg nog and wreaths appear in stores. It kind of reminds me of how grandpa used to show up at our house three hours before arranged, sending my mother into a complete tizzy. “I’M NOT READY…
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