This week while listening to a local Dayton news program, I heard the reporter say a story was coming up about how more people than ever were having problems with alcoholism. I thought about the story later as my mind made a list of sources where drinking is encouraged. I can't think of too many… Continue reading Alcohol abuse today not unlike what smoking was to people back in the day
"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah." -- Psalm 46: 1-3 My grandparents… Continue reading Refuge in times of trouble
Making ham and potato bake with the slow cooker saves the time it used to take to make this dish in the oven.
I've missed seeing the ladies from my women's Bible study. Summer months are set aside to allow down time for church staff and families. Jean Cope, the lady who heads up our group, has said in the past, "We ladies need our girlfriends." I think that's why she works to bring us together on breaks.… Continue reading A summer party pasta salad, part 1
I used to buy at Kroger these potatoes wrapped already to cook in the microwave oven. The potatoes always came out perfectly cooked inside, but the skin, of course, had no crunchy, delicious texture. Today I may start overly large potatoes in the microwave oven, but I always cover them in canola oil, salt, and… Continue reading Potatoes, pot-ah-toes…Hasselback potatoes rock!
Bravo to Tim Curry! I signed on to Facebook and saw that Curry received the Actors Fund Lifetime Achievement Award at the Tony Awards last night, June 7, 2015. Finally! He's one of my favorite actor/villains. I knew he suffered a stroke in 2012 and wondered how he was doing. I was encouraged to hear his… Continue reading Finally! Rare appearance + lifetime achievement award for my favorite “villain”
I love baking competitions. The Great British Bake Off is one of my favorites. I make sure to record it on Think TV/PBS so I can savor each episode. The level of difficulty is pretty high for contestants. That's not to say that baking championships in the U.S. aren't difficult. The British contestants use scales… Continue reading Making my first pavlova