Do you remember when elementary schools would host haunted houses? They would turn off all of the lights in the gym or one of the classrooms and fill it with mazes of incredibly frightening things. There would be monsters that would jump out of boxes and spiders would drop from the ceiling. There were always bowls that you would have to dip your hands into only to find it filled with brains (cold noodles) and eyeballs (grapes).  The strobe lights would distort your reality of what was far away and what was about to get you. Every corner you would turn would be filled withRead More →

You get a line and I’ll get a pole, honey You get a line and I’ll get a pole, babe You get a line and I’ll get a pole We’ll go down to the crawdad hole Honey, baby of mine All this time “resting” has given me the opportunity to go fishing….fishing for some new recipes and techniques. I feel that even if I’m not in the kitchen, I should toss out a few lines and see what I can catch. When I was trying to think about what I should concentrate on today, I kept getting snagged. It was like I would throw myRead More →

Okay, maybe that isn’t very “eggciting” but I thought the egg reference was appropriate because I feel like an egg right now. First and foremost, my shell is definitely cracked. This last little medical blip makes me feel like humpty dumpty. It is truly like I fell off a wall. My doctors are in the process of putting me back together but it doesn’t seem to be working.   Think about when you crack an egg. Even with all the duct tape in the world, you aren’t going to find all the pieces and put it back together. I am sure it is as frustrating forRead More →

Dear Readers, I ended up in the hospital last week with a kidney stone.  It is now gone (you really don’t want the details) and I am starting to move around.  My head is still really fuzzy and I’m not really cooking. With that said, I probably won’t do a post this week! Thanks for your patience for this patient. BarbRead More →