Ring in the season…with Ginger

I’ve always had a soft spot for ginger beer. Maybe it’s because it’s like ginger ale, but has that extra-gingery, spicy kick. Or perhaps because it has beer in its name, yet is still pleasingly sweet. When I came across this apple/ginger beer-flavored cocktail, it got me thinking – where exactly did ginger beer come

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What Are We Teaching Our Children?

My stepdaughter left Philly under a cloak of darkness. A year + change of her college experience had rendered her lost and confused. Is that why grown-ups are going to prison on behalf of their kids? Have we lost sight of what education is really all about? My siblings and the lion’s share of my

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A New Ingredient Oh So Fowl

It was brought to my attention by a Wisconsin friend, author and professor that she was suffering kitchen burnout – at a loss about what to do with our most beloved of go-to’s – the tender bird. I heard her plea and decided to try something new. I’ve been captivated by the word “Pozole” and

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What Length Love & Marriage

It is well documented that my wife and I live 773 air miles apart and have so for the entire 14 years of our relationship. Some ask what is the longest you have ever been apart? Wrong question. More apt? What is the longest you have ever been together? The other morning I found myself

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Cooking is Therapy for the Writers’ Class

Let’s face it. We who write do nothing all day long. That is unless you consider mud wrestling with demons, chain-smoking, day drinking, chatting up shop clerks, and beating down majestic mountains of towering doubt to squeeze out 2 good pages – something! I suspect that is why I cook. Consider the ingredients for this

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