Friday Fun: History of Pie

Friday Fun: History of Pie

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” William Shakespeare once said. If that’s true, would the same logic work for a delicious fruit filled pie if it were called a grunt, a crow’s nest pudding, a buckle or a slump? The pie, or “pye,” has been around since...
A Day in My Life: Creamed Onions

A Day in My Life: Creamed Onions

A few years ago, my cousin Bill brought my folks over on Thanksgiving Day. I think it was the first time Dad didn’t recognize me. Usually I can see recognition in his eyes, but not that day. Could have been there was just too much going on—we had a crowd....
Give Me the Simple Life: Sweet and Salty Salad

Give Me the Simple Life: Sweet and Salty Salad

I was at a baby shower recently and this delicious salad was served to the guests. The sweet and salty flavor is a dazzling combo! I’ve made this salad twice since and tweaked it a little. Easy to make, oh-so delicious, and expands a way to use up watermelon...
Good Eats: Eskimo Bars!

Good Eats: Eskimo Bars!

My husband tried an experiment last weekend: homemade Eskimo bars. A looooooonnnnng process! First the vanilla ice cream (that alone takes him two days), then the brownie base, then freezing the two together, then the dipping in chocolate. That’s the part I hung...
A Day in My Life: Steve’s Serious Ice Cream

A Day in My Life: Steve’s Serious Ice Cream

Most of you know that my husband is a SERIOUS ice cream maker . . . plus, he’s a serious guy (Hence the name! It has a double meaning). Lindsey, our eldest, is not only a nutrition major, but went to Ice Cream School with Steve at Penn State. She’s his...

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