Put away the cookie cutters, icing and candy sprinkles—at least until Valentine’s Day. We’re starting off the New Year with a fresh, kicky and absolutely delicioso gazpacho courtesy of one of my favorite food bloggers.
“Write a short essay,” my English teacher told us, “five books that changed my life.”
Oswald Nelson, at age 13, was the youngest person to become an Eagle Scout. Oswald went on to become Ozzie Nelson, the father in “Ozzie and Harriet.”
In the August issue, an American Woman’s letter stated, “I would like your help in starting a movement” (this was in regard to each person treating the other with honor and respect).
There’s the English language as you and I know it, then there’s the vernacular native to politicians and bureaucrats when pseudo-communicating with the hoi polloi that I call “Govspeak.”
I wish I had known about this treat years ago when I was living in British Columbia, where it originated.
We the people are being wronged. This exceptional young representative republic of ours is being diverted away from its founding constitutional principles toward a centralized government monolith whose primary purpose is a perpetuation of power and self-interest while shielding its questionable activities from public view.
Antique shopping this week I stumbled upon a vintage Popeil’s Pie Maker and Sandwich Grill. Two small metal rounds close like a clamshell and are attached to a metal rod with wooden handles. Place two pieces of pie or bread dough with filling into the rounds and you have a vintage version of today’s Hot Pocket.
His sidekick’s not exactly Ladmo, and the Arizona Duuude is no Captain Super. But lunches with Bill “Wallace” Thompson may be the funniest, and the sweetest, weekly get-together in Arizona.
This month I’m sharing two beautiful rice dishes for two different seasons, both from the heart of the Venato region of Italy.
In a special corner of heaven, the architects of the United States of America gathered on Independence Day for their annual evaluation of the nation they formed.
Children are finding their way into the kitchen like never before, creating a first of its kind kids’ cooking craze. Summer is a fantastic time to head into the kitchen with them to bake up something simple and delicious!
True-life tales from some of Arizona’s most fascinating residents.
Because June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, let’s grab a green and make magic out of it! Fresh spinach is so plentiful right now and, because spinach salad continues to be an all-time favorite, I want to share a recipe that was a signature dish many years ago at our family restaurant, “D’Atri’s” at Lake Tahoe, Calif.
Eureka! I’ve discovered a decadent, rich and moist chocolate cake with a smooth and creamy chocolate frosting just in time for Valentine’s Day.