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A Boy Named Butthead

I got a call from Butthead the other day.  He saw my mom in the old home town and asked for my cell number.  Thirty-five years have passed since we last spoke, the time when we crossed the stage as Sylacauga High School graduates.  670 more words

Life In Alabama

Let The Good Times Roll... Watson Style!

Saturday, I had the opportunity to participate in a great event, the 5th Annual Watson Bird and Sausage Gumbo Cook Off. I had the privilege of cooking in the first Annual Watson Bird and Sausage Gumbo Cook Off and have made every one since.  1,621 more words


Spring Cleaning in the Dead of Winter

Another year has rolled around, and though I’ve made no formal resolutions I find myself restless and uneasy.  If nothing else, the calendar change reminds me that  time is passing.  334 more words

Life In Alabama

Under Pressure - Crowder Pea Shellies & Dried Beans

 Another Test on the Cook’sEssentials 4.5 Qt Microwave Pressure Cooker

I remember long, hot, late Autumn afternoons, when the lawns have had their last cut, the drying grass  filling the air with such a deep herbal sweetness. 809 more words

Side Dishes

Stopping by the Store

I noticed this week that the little country store in Five Points was closed and boarded-up.

Now when I when I mention “Five Points” I am quite sure that some of you may think “Oh no, which store?” (at least if you live in Alabama) because more than one community is called Five Points.  908 more words

Industrial Chic Home-style BBQ

With so many dining options in Chicago, the last thing we want to see is another barbecue joint open up and offer us the same rib-tip meal with a side of fries and an ounce of cole slaw. 467 more words

Food Culture

Bronzeville restaurant brings back historical aspect

Bronzeville restaurant brings back historical aspects

Chicago’s Home of Chicken and Waffles prides itself in bringing an aspect of family and unity to the Bronzeville neighborhood with their home-cooking. 759 more words