They Are All Our Children, America!

I live in a food desert -- an actual food desert.* I've lived in this area most of my life and it has never bothered me that the grocery store is at least 5 miles away and the one with the best prices in town is 11 miles away. There are no buses out here, but I have vehicles that always have gas in … [Continue reading]


Yup, that's me on the right.

  Yesterday was a tough day. Tougher than I expected it to be. You see, on August 10, my family changed forever when my dad passed away in the evening. Having fought Alzheimer's Disease for ten years, he had finally had enough. When they say someone dies peacefully, I think I know what … [Continue reading]

Homebrewed to Home Baked: Spent Grain Bread


"Two of the more dubious achievements of American culture are white bread and light beer." -- Bruce Aidells and Denis Kelly (Real Beer and Good … [Continue reading]

Summer Fresh Peach Pie

Peach Pie

  You've seen the commercials this time of year offering visions of families, apple pies, fireworks, American Flags, summertime parties, grilling … [Continue reading]

A Comforting Old Friend – Porcupine Meatballs


  My mom could make a package of hamburger stretch so far it would cry "Uncle!" She was a master at feeding the six of us with a finesse that … [Continue reading]

The Best-Laid Plans…


This fall, we're going on vacation. In itself, this is not news -- we vacation often. This one is not an ordinary vacation. It's "the vacation of a … [Continue reading]