My Dinner View

I am traveling this week, and I just had the most delightful dinner with some academic acquaintances in Miami, Florida. They took me to a place called Books & Books, where we ate delicious food while surrounded by, you guessed it, books! I was so distracted by some of these books that I kept looking... Continue Reading →

Babette’s Feast

For a recent holiday dinner with my in-laws, I was asked to bring a dessert.  I volunteered to bring apple pie.  Now, I don't even like apple pie, but I like sour cream apple pie, and I've made it a holiday tradition for the last ten years or so to make this pie on Thanksgiving... Continue Reading →

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 →

Uncultured Utah?

A peculiar phenomenon has recently come to my attention: people tend to believe that Utahns are uncultured, uneducated, and tasteless. I balk at this assumption because of my own obvious culture, education, and taste, but also because I know that this stereotype is not true. The definition of “culture” according to Merriam-Webster, is “the act... Continue Reading →

What I “Learned” While Traveling This Week

I’ve spent the last few days traveling because of an academic conference in Toronto, Canada.  It was my first time presenting at a big national/international conference, and I felt that it went well.  My presentation and the other panelists’ presentations sparked a lot of interesting conversation and critical discourse.  I’m glad it is over, 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 →

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