When Your Favorite BBQ Is No More

There are two types of people in the world. One type like JoAnne and I LOVE smoked meats. Oh my goodness how we both love pork barbecue. It seems fitting we are best friends since Koreans love their own style of barbecue and she loves the American version. With her, I have tasted all sortsContinue reading “When Your Favorite BBQ Is No More”

Mental Illness Sucks The Joy Out

Sucks the joy out of what? EVERYthing. Once, before my husband was medicated and in therapy, I told him that he sucked the joy out of our holidays and special days. I know it sounds awful but we were walking on eggshells and it just seemed like he was being such a jerk. Now IContinue reading “Mental Illness Sucks The Joy Out”

Grits Are Not A Substitute For Cornmeal!

Okay, okay – I’m a pretty fine cook by most standards. I really am. I can roast a mean standing beef rib roast, I make delicious vegetarian dishes even meat eaters crave, I’m a whiz with a Korean cookbook but for some reason, if it involves flour I am an EPIC FAIL. I know betterContinue reading “Grits Are Not A Substitute For Cornmeal!”

Birthday Cake

Traditions in my family – the birthday cake is a surprise. You can’t see it until Mom carries it out, all aglow with candles. This has been previously discussed in The Cake Slap. The traditions in Bridgette’s husband’s household growing up were different from mine. They took an active part in choosing and creating theirContinue reading “Birthday Cake”