Dulce de Leche Apples

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Dulce de Leche Apples This is my new Halloween tradition.  Not for the trick-or-treaters of course.  These babies are for Big D and me . . . and maybe a friend or two. Candy thermometer, schmandy thermometer.  I cook this … Continue reading

Homemade “Corn” Syrup

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Homemade “Corn” Syrup Tomorrow is Dulce de Leche Apples day.  Almost every recipe you find for caramel apples calls for corn syrup.  Big D has an unexplained aversion to that product, so I made a homemade variation, sometimes referred to … Continue reading

Oh Dear Lord: New Music by Rick Holman

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Oh Dear Lord: New Music by Rick Holman Music & Lyric by Rick Holman, copyright 2011 Engineered by Larry Greenhill Guitar & Vocals by Rick Holman Bass by Big D, Noted in Nashville Backup Vocals by Anita, Noted in Nashville … Continue reading

Falling Four Ways: Short Stories 3 & 4

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Falling Four Ways: 3 & 4 (1 & 2 Posted Friday, October 19, 2012) Falling (Story 3 of 4) Jennifer rubbed the sealed envelope between her hands.  All day she had carried it in her Vera Bradley Plum Petals bookbag.  … Continue reading

Three for $3: Repurposed Flatware Organizer

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Three for $3: Repurposed Flatware Organizer If you spend any amount of time watching Food Network or HGTV, you know how hot the word “repurposed” is today. As in: Chef, I was excited to see you repurpose those gummy vitamins.  … Continue reading

Interview with Jeremy Dean: A Songwriter’s Songwriter

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Jeremy Dean: A Songwriter’s Songwriter There is a Cheers-esque quality to The Bluebird Cafe when Jeremy Dean arrives.  In fact, any place where songwriters gather is a place “where everybody knows (his)  name.”  His gregarious, genuine nature has something to … Continue reading

Falling Four Ways: Short Stories 1 & 2

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Falling Four Ways: 1 and 2 (Read 3 and 4 next Friday, October 26, 2012) Falling (Story 1 of 4) “Are you okay?  You sound strange.”  Tammy’s mom asked. Tammy moved the telephone receiver to her left ear and stretched … Continue reading

Beef Stew on This

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Just to be clear, I’m talking about this: Not this: Picture information: File:Rally_to_Restore_Sanity_andor_Fear_-_Jon_Stewart_2.jpglicensed with Cc-by-2.0 2010-10-30T23:56:39Z Flickr upload bot 4368×2912 (4225711 Bytes) Uploaded from http://flickr.com/photo/28567825@N03/5129213125 using [[User:Flickr upload bot|Flickr upload bot]] Uploaded with derivativeFX See Tracy bestow this nickname here:  … Continue reading