On Top of Spaghetti

When My sister remarried in 2004, she brought an Irishman to our table full of Italians. He quickly discovered that his favorite Italian food, spaghetti and meatballs, isn’t actually Italian. It is unlikely that a restaurant in Italy would offer this fare, with the exception of tourist traps looking to overcharge for a familiar experience… Read More On Top of Spaghetti


Personal Chef

When we were assigned this project, I knew immediately I wanted to write about my sister. There was no hesitation. I mean, it was the obvious choice, aside from the easiest. Besides that, I figured it would be a chance to learn a little bit more about my sister and what she does for a… Read More Personal Chef

Memoirs, Uncategorized

Grandma’s Red Sauce

             When my parents got engaged, my grandmother wasn’t fond of the idea that my mom would be cooking for her son ‘until death do them part”.  Out of all my mother’s qualities, cooking was not her most magnificent; at least in the early nineties.  As the daughter-in-law of a Kentucky-raised woman who finely mastered… Read More Grandma’s Red Sauce


Good Old Bay

During a recent walk down the snack aisle of my neighborhood grocery store, a certain bag of unhealthy Herr’s potato chips caught my eye. A little distraught because of the healthy diet I have recently worked so hard to adopt, my guard went down and I could just about smell the goodness of the contents… Read More Good Old Bay


What She Left Us

Childhood was a brief confluence of fantasy and reality. It started out with the rolling hills of our eight, wooded acres. It ran with our horses and dogs and jumped with the fish that our dogs hoped to catch. It rode the breeze that wafted unbroken fields of flowers in a neighborhood of five houses… Read More What She Left Us