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”

Damn Squirrels!

Squirrels are SO cute. Just LOOK at them! They have shiny bright eyes, cute little ears, pretty fluffy tails, cute paws that hold seeds so carefully. . .so adorable. THEY.ARE.RODENTS! Have you noticed that they have very good PR reps in media? They are always shown in such a sweet light unlike their relatives theContinue reading “Damn Squirrels!”

Do you like breakfast sausage?

Which is better – Neese’s or Jimmy Dean? The correct answer is neither, of course. My Girl Scout co-leader has a son who raises pigs, and once a year they butcher one. They grind up all the meat, season it, and sell the sausage. It is excellent. I never thought that I liked breakfast sausage.Continue reading “Do you like breakfast sausage?”

What’s Up Chicken Butt?

I like chickens and I can not lie. . . you other bloggers can’t deny. . .sorry I fell into a time loop and ended up in the 80s again. So, chickens. They are the magical creatures who produce eggs that we enjoy eating. I’m sorry vegetarians – this blog is probably not for you.Continue reading “What’s Up Chicken Butt?”