Showered with Love, or How Quilts and Cookies Make the Day

A very good friend had her third child in February of 2015. As you might guess, she and her husband were over-the-moon happy, and so am were all of their friends. At long last, one of my Austin friends is having a girl. (I have lots of nieces, and they are delightful, but they live up…

An Open-Door Philosophy, or Leaving with More than You Bargained

In small towns, people leave the doors unlocked more often than not. It makes it quite handy to duck in and leave things on the kitchen table, but every once in a while you catch someone unaware. Like Nicky’s mum, who was visiting from England. Legend has it that a friend walked in to drop…

Breakfast Taco Addictions, or Why Bacon Makes Everything Better

Here in Texas, we have these amazing things known as breakfast tacos. Also here in Texas, we do not understand why the rest of the planet does not make and consume breakfast tacos as they are perhaps the yummiest and bestest food invention since bacon. Way back when, a friend and I would spend Sunday…

Huckleberry Crisp, the Finest of Desserts

Huckleberries, a fruit found only in northwest United States and the southern portions of Alberta and British Columbia, can be used to make a decadent, flavorful crisp for dessert.