#52in52 Week 40: MaryAnn Sterkel

The evening I sat down to write this entry I was returning from the funeral of my grandmother.  My last remaining grandparent.  Just a few nights prior I was sitting down one house to the east in the living room of my neighbor, MaryAnn. Aimee and I have fed MaryAnn many times over the years …

How to Make Eggnog You Actually Want to Drink

Eggnog is gross.  But with this recipe, it can be the least gross.  Actually, it can be palatable — if not delicious.  Follow along, age for 6+ weeks, and you and your family can enjoy truly perfect nog — with not much effort.  Especially if you have a KitchenAid stand mixer.  Swing-top bottles are not …

#52in52 Week 39: Rick Swyden

“Expectations are resentments waiting to happen,” Rick said as we sat down at our outdoor table at Inspirations in Edmond.  He had ordered a salad and I got the BLT wrap. I munched through my salt and vinegar chips as he spoke. “An unexpected gift at an unexpected time is joy waiting to happen,” he …