A Well Fed Cat Still Sheds

A Well Fed Cat Still Sheds

I know that in the past week, I have been derelict in blogging. I was busy internally training my new writing assistant. Blogging is a lonely profession. So to give me company and to protect against any unwanted critters [no, we don’t have mice; she’s just...
Cookbook Review: The Icecreamists by Matt O’Connor

Cookbook Review: The Icecreamists by Matt O’Connor

You probably want to get your own copy of The Icecreamists just to understand the full scope of author Matt O’Connor’s iconoclastic life. His passion for ice cream began, in his mind, when he was five and dropped his cone on the boardwalk of an English seaside town....
Cookbook Review: Fresh from Better Homes and Gardens

Cookbook Review: Fresh from Better Homes and Gardens

  The classic Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook, that volume with the red and white checkerboard cover, is a fixture in many of our kitchens. That is a great book, but Better Homes and Gardens does spawn even better ideas. They have a new book entitled Fresh: Recipes...
Baked Jalapeno Poppers from Fresh by Better Homes and Gardens

Baked Jalapeno Poppers from Fresh by Better Homes and Gardens

It’s tricky. If I appear to be acting with intent, she’ll smell it out, her suspicions will rise, and I’m screwed. I dip the menu down. A contemplative look crosses my face. I raise my eyes to my wife and softly puzzle a question, “Did you see that list of appetizers....