Hamburger Bliss

I don't often share recipes on my blog, although I have posted a few in the past here and here.  This one is courtesy of The Today Show.  We copied what we saw.  Here are the results. You can't see it well, but nestled in between those TWO grilled cheese sandwiches is a hamburger with... Continue Reading →

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Dejunking: The Book that Motivated Me

I’ve been dejunking my house.  It is all due to the book For Packrats Only: How to Clean Up, Clear Out, and Dejunk Your Life Forever (1998) by Don Aslett.  I heard about it from a high-school friend’s blog post, which you can see here.  She is a craft blogger and gave herself the challenge to... Continue Reading →

My (Sparse) Collection of Cookbooks

Several years ago, I spent much of my time running a local scholarship program for the young women in my community.  I directed the program, completely as a volunteer, and helped the women learn public speaking, interviewing, and community service skills.  After five years of doing so, I stepped down to focus on academia, but... Continue Reading →

The Best Chili Ever

A while back, I posted a recipe.  Well, it’s time for another one.  This is one of the standards at our house, and I got it from my brilliant friend Toni.  I often use this recipe to entertain.  It is so delicious and easy to make. Four-Star Texas Chili  (Why not five stars?) 1 pound... Continue Reading →

Nora Ephron’s Cheesecake Recipe

The talented Nora Ephron, born May 19, 1941, died yesterday (June 26, 2012) at the age of 71.  She is best known for her screenwriting of “Sleepless in Seattle” (which she also directed) and “When Harry Met Sally.”  She also wrote plays, essays, and novels.  I enjoyed reading her book of essays I Feel Bad... Continue Reading →

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