Freedom Tastes Like Courage

Today freedom will taste like turkey, dressing, and pumpkin pie as we lift our forks in thanksgiving. We salute love of country, family, and friends. But at some point in history the liberty that America enjoys tasted like sacrifice, heartwrenching sacrifice… I am thinking about a couple of things this morning. One is the Mayflower and the…

A Little Pampering…

Well, we are pampering ourselves a little here over the holidays. I just packed my bags for a two-night stay in a suite at the Gaylord Hotel. And I can’t wipe the smile off my face as I am thinking about not cooking or entertaining–just enjoying fine cuisine, elegant holiday ambience, food, fun, family, and rest…

Sweet Memories Linger…

Family and friends gathered around 1:30 PM. We ate about an hour later. I can’t take credit for the incredible meal. Everyone brought two or three dishes. It delivered. One unique thing I served this year was both smoked and herbed turkey, old fashioned cornbread dressing and smoked oyster dressing. These were a nice twist…