Category Archives: Food

The French Quarter

Well, a very busy day at the actual conference yesterday, so the “French Quarter” post isn’t going up till today. My co-author Cindy and I presented our paper, and I think we have a great topic that I hope to … Continue reading

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12 Days of Christmas Songs (#2) – “Have a Merry Merry Merry Merry Christmas”

During my childhood in Ohio in the 1960s, my mom (and grandmother and great-grandmother, for that matter) were fans of Ruth Lyons, a pioneering Cincinnati radio and television personality who began her career in the earliest days of commercial radio in the 1920s. … Continue reading

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Better Than Brownies (#tbt)

In the “First Course” column of yesterday’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel food section, editor Nancy Stohs ran a story about a brownie recipe from “Miss Petey” that was so popular with readers that it was published several times over the years, its first … Continue reading

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Mr. Bennet’s Gooseberry Fool

This is not Mr. Bennet.  It’s Mr. Darcy, as portrayed by Colin Firth.   You’re welcome 🙂 About 17 years ago I had to read Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice for a Great Books event I facilitated at Milwaukee School of … Continue reading

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Thankful for Libby Gaughan’s Pecan Pie

For a quick Thanksgiving Day post, I want to share a recipe that we love and that has special meaning for me.  Plus, it’s pretty easy to make 🙂 Libby Gaughan was a friend of my grandmother’s many years ago … Continue reading

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