Well, What *Do* You Have?

A couple of years ago, a group of local businesses got together and pooled their cash to take out an advertisement.

Pain

I’ve been feeling kind of crappy.

Chicken Croquettes

If you’re in the American Midwest right now, then you and I have one thing in common: heat. It’s been hotter the last week than it has been all summer. It’s like we were lulled into this sense of calm and restful temperatures only to have Nature turn on its furnace and yell out at…

Damn Good Coffee

Decided to hit the antique stores this weekend, and in doing so, I managed to find a few things that I’d been wanting but not making much of an effort to obtain.  Among these was a mid-century General Electric percolating coffee pot and a Pyrex coffee carafe (but not the burner or stand). The percolator is in…

German Chocolate Pie, Anyone?

My mother loved to cook.  In fact, when I tell people about her, I’m always quick to emphasize that she catered people’s parties and functions on the side.   She was once the subject of the area’s newspaper’s “Cook of the Week” feature.  She’s been gone for nearly two decades, and yet whenever people talk about…

Nuggets of Doom

In a rush of idiotic fancy, I went to McDonald’s last night and ordered a box of Chicken McNuggets. When I was younger – much younger – Chicken McNuggets might as well have been a basic staple food for me.  Between work, school, and whatever else was going on, the fabled CMcN provided basic nourishment and…