This is a nice review: This book is so much more than a compilation of Christmas recipes, frugal or otherwise. It is a fascinating history of Christmas food traditions, and an examination of the meaning of memory as it applies to family and tradition. “A true feast has nothing to do with what you eat…but
This is a repost from December 3, 2015. Enjoy! Did you know tamales are a traditional Tex-Mex Christmas dish? Kid you not. They are a bit labor-intensive– but it’s Christmas season! Spend some time in the kitchen with someone you love making a batch of tamales! To the recipe… There are five six seven parts to this recipe.
When I typed up that last post on Decoration Day, I did not know about the ladies in Columbus, Mississippi in 1866. Thanks to my senator’s email, I do now. Wicker Remembers America’s Fallen Soldiers Mississippians Helped Inspire National Observance of Memorial Day Each year on Memorial Day, Mississippians gather to remember the patriots who
Crappy old school buildings As long-time readers know, I like crappy old stuff and I’m not ashamed of it. That preference doesn’t mean that I am opposed to, for example, cool modern buildings. I believe crappy old buildings and cool modern buildings can co-exist quite peaceably. But it is a crime against nature to force
I don’t know about your news gathering habits, but it seems to me that some days– the vast majority of days– the World Wide Web, the radio in the truck and various other sources bring me bad news of the most disgusting and demoralizing sort. This is nothing new, of course, and it doesn’t keep
Good morning! I love family traditions. My mother, who is not especially superstitious but who has no problem passing along superstitious traditions, taught me that the way in which one ends an old year and rings in a new year will be way in which one will end the new year and ring in a