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Vacation from Work

This time of the year reminds me of my working days and how I always looked forward to a few extra days off around Christmas. “Are you taking off next week?” asked my co-worker.  We had two days off for … Continue reading

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Kitchen Man

My son decided to bake cookies. He doesn’t usually cook, so I’m not sure what got into him this particular time. I think he was really hungry for cookies and couldn’t talk his sister into baking them. Chocolate chip cookies … Continue reading

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My Chili Recipe

“Uh, oh!” “What’s wrong?” “I was supposed to make chili this weekend to take to the office today. What can I do? It’s time to go to work — too late to cook now. They are counting on me, and … Continue reading

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Pass the Biscuits

Now I was only knee-high to a grasshopper when mama took pity on me and allowed me to get into the dough she was kneading. Being a curious child, I hung around under mama’s feet while she was trying to … Continue reading

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Make Green Stuff, Mom

Well, it’s done, the annual making of the green stuff for the holiday. I always put it off until the last day and then wonder why I didn’t do it sooner. “I am not cooking this year,” I told my … Continue reading

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The Pizza Place

My partner likes to eat out. He is supposed to be on a diet, so I suspect that he just likes to eat out as an excuse to eat food he is not supposed to have. One night, as usual, … Continue reading

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Strawberry Shortcake

Most people don’t know this, but I’ve always had a secret yearning to be a famous cook like Betty Crocker, Sara Lee, or Mrs. Smith. Only one small thing has prevented this, I can’t cook. I discovered this at about … Continue reading

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Pigging Out

Pork barbecue, or “pulled pork,” as we call it, is a southern delicacy. Recipes are closely guarded secrets. You might as well ask for a Texas chili cook-off recipe, the ingredients of a gourmet coffee blend in Seattle, or how … Continue reading

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Closet Gourmet

My daughter took over the kitchen at my house. I don’t know why — unless she was tired of eating frozen dinners. Actually, I was getting a bit tired of them myself, so I didn’t object too much, though I … Continue reading

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Too Much Thanksgiving?

    You can’t believe you spent 10 hours cooking it and they ate it in 10 minutes. You check your popup timer to see if it’s really over. When you hear the word leftovers, you call 911. You lock … Continue reading

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