Oct. 04, 2023 - 11:13 am
I want you to imagine your favorite food. Maybe it’s pizza, the dough made using a secret family recipe. Maybe it’s pasta with meaty red sauce or savory white sauce. Maybe it’s a bowl of deliciously cheesy macaroni and cheese. The choices here are endless. There are so many wonderful dishes to...
Dec. 04, 2018 - 11:35 am
I saw an apron once that said "Will travel for food." I love to travel, but can't go very far very often. For me, cooking food from around the world is a simpler way to explore and, with a correlating soundtrack, I am easily transported for a few hours.
I recently discovered a cookbook on the...
May. 24, 2017 - 4:46 pm
Paris attracts people for all sorts of reasons. Picasso came for the bohemian art scene that thrived in Montmartre. Hemingway, Fitzgerald and other Lost Generation American expats sought refuge and inspiration (not to mention the occasional drink) in the cafes of Saint Germain and Montparnasse....
Apr. 07, 2015 - 4:07 pm
I recently wrote about two young women with inspiring stories. Both of these young women had survived harrowing circumstances in their youth and I was especially touched by their inner strength and how their dreams and passions were a driving force behind their ability to persevere. With this on my...
Dec. 09, 2014 - 1:41 pm
Happy December, everyone! For me, this season means it's time to hold an annual cookie baking party. In this vein, I decided to find some stellar cookie cookbooks avalable at Anythink, as well as some recipes to share.
So just what makes a stellar cookie cookbook you may ask? First, it is vital...
Sep. 24, 2013 - 1:15 pm
Shorter days, cooler temperatures and leaves changing color on the trees all signal the arrival of fall. I am always excited for this time of year full of fall festivals and holidays that refocus us on family after the busy summer months. I also look forward to the start of football season and the...
Sep. 09, 2013 - 10:43 am
Mixed in with many fiction books on my reading list are non-fiction titles that draw my attention. I usually read several books at a time, interchanging them based on my interest that day. Over the course of the summer, I read several great non-fiction books and wanted to share my favorites.
May. 30, 2013 - 7:04 pm
This past winter my family had the chance to visit Mexico. We all tried our best to brush up on our Spanish language skills before we left. We did OK, but I think we'll need more work if we plan to return. Spanish skills aren't just helpful when traveling; they're useful here at home, too. To make...
Tags: children's literature
, story time
May. 08, 2013 - 11:02 am
Spring is my favorite time of year. I love everything about it. I love the clean smell of the rain, I love feeling the spring sunshine again, and I love seeing the first spring flowers peeking up through the snow. This spring, as the saying goes, has "come in like a lion," and I thought the snow...
, farmer's market