This was originally supposed to have been published in Alamance Magazine before it ceased publication. However, I’d like to share it with you now. It was meant for their February run, so it’s a little aged. Still the same sentiments … Continue reading The Last Kitchen Tip
One of the most wonderful things that I’ve enjoyed since beginning my blog is the connection that I’ve formed with so many in the food world. I’ve met entirely too many people to sit here and name that have impacted … Continue reading Dates Make a Difference: Eat for a Cause event
I think in life that we always find that certain someone that changes the way we look at things. They change the way we do things. Frankly, they change our entire existence at times. Then sometimes, they scare the crap out … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Sara!!!
Some days are harder than others to move forward in life. I have had a few of those in the past few months (maybe quite a bit more than a few, to be honest). Now that it is just me, … Continue reading Surprise yourself…you’re worth it!
I had one of the most amazing experiences last night in my foodie adventures. I was asked to guest blog over on Nik Snacks for the Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series Fire in the Triad. Last night, Marisol … Continue reading Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series Fire in the Triad: Marisol vs. Meridian
I guess grief comes out differently for everyone. It also seems to come out at different times for everyone as well. It’s impacted a lot in my life lately, hence the absence (although … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day to all of the women in my life!
I guess losing someone never gets easier. Or maybe it does, and I don’t remember things being so tough after losing Paw-Paw so many years ago. I was a teenager then, and now an adult. The heart understands more now, … Continue reading Chicken Salad and Spring
*Please forgive the rambling nature. This post is pure and unproofed. I held her cold hand for a while today. It was odd though. Her skin was just as soft as the last time I touched it. Her hands just as cold as they always were. She was always cold. It was like she was just going to wake up and miraculously tell us to put a blanket over her because she was cold. But, she was cold. Dead and cold. I don’t know what I expected sitting in the hospital room. Did I expect her to wake up? Did … Continue reading Maw-Maw died today…..
What a crazy month it’s been! Four weeks ago tomorrow, Maw-Maw was first admitted to the hospital for kidney failure and a myriad of other things. Two weeks before that approximately she had a pretty bad fall, and that started the downhill roll for her kidneys. Between work, home, and hospital (or rehab center for 4 days) we’re all exhausted and ready for a break. Good news is that she came home Friday – hopefully for good now. All of us are tired of hospitals to be perfectly honest. The bad news…. She is now on permanent Dialysis. We’re a … Continue reading Changing the way we cook: Dialysis friendly recipes
I’ve had this one in my back pocket for a long time now, and frankly, I have my usual story about being incredibly busy in life. However, I’ve also been waiting for colder months. A very dear friend of The … Continue reading Sundays with Friends: Kelli and her Crawfish Soup