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This Cookin' Dad

Thanksgiving…A Lifetime Ago

Yesterday, The New York Times published a map with The Thanksgiving Recipes Googled in Every State. With a little help from Google, they found the most distinct dishes searched for in each state. To look at the list of recipes is, at best, a little frightening. I mean, c’mon, why on earth would you make […]


Sweet Treats

All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt! –Charles Schultz It’s getting to be that time of year when food centers heavily at every corner. Most prominently, we see those sweet treats everywhere! Holiday baking is just one of those little joys that make the season a little […]


Read a Book! What a Novel Idea!

You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child. –Dr. Seuss I love books. Mind you, I’m a teacher by trade (and a social studies teacher at that), so I see books as important for sharing information. As I have delved deeper into photography, into my […]

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Conferences and Mentors

Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn. –Benjamin Franklin Over the past couple of years, I have started attending blog conferences trying to learn how to improve my writing and my photography skills. I’ve been to large group lectures, small group discussions, demonstrations, and hands on […]


Keeping it Homemade

Just as there is a trend towards high tech today, there is another trend towards high touch – homemade and wholesome. –Meryl Gardner I grew up at a time when convenience ruled the day. We were looking for cheap food served quickly. Fast food restaurants and bags of frozen food rendered brown on a baking […]