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Beans or no beans: Beef and Pork Chili

The Mavericks, All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down If you want to start a spirited debate in Texas (remember, it’s a legal-carry state), ask for your chili with beans. You’ll likely be told, “Take that bean stew up north, … Continue reading

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A new generation

The Who, My Generation I was 21 when my daughter Bridget was born; she had her first child, Caleb, in her late twenties; and today, my grandson and his wife, Leah, became parents to Jane Rose. All of this adds up … Continue reading

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Breaking Walmart news

Breaking news: another Texas Walmart incident involving an anonymous woman and food. This time, security cameras caught a woman opening a cartoon of “Tin Roof” Blue Bell ice cream and licking the top! Police were called, the culprit admitted to … Continue reading

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Have your cake and eat it too: Nikki’s chocolate cake

You may remember that not long ago, thanks to Beto and Bernie, the Sweetie and I were released from Wichita Falls, Texas. You may also recall the kerfuffle at the local Walmart Supercenter when a scooter-riding woman careened around the … Continue reading

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Strawberry Fields: Strawberry cobbler

   Strawberry Fields Forever, The Beatles In 1950s small-town Nebraska, strawberries were not a big thing, either in size or in importance. Everyone grew a few in their backyard garden, made a little jam if they had extra, and enjoyed … Continue reading

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Secret Sauces

Last year Heinz introduced Mayochup, a blend of mayonnaise and ketchup. It was received with such frenzy that they brought out Mayocue and Mayomust. Has it really come to that? Are we so pressed for time that we can’t stir together … Continue reading

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Wrap rage: Three cup chicken

Why are new, packaged items so difficult to open? Is it a Johnson & Johnson conspiracy to sell more bandaids, is it another mean trick played on us olds, is it a result of Chinese interference? You shouldn’t have to … Continue reading

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Return to We The North: Mu Shu Pork

Gordon Lightfoot, Sundown Although the NBA Grizzlies left for Memphis long ago, interest in the Toronto Raptors runs high in Vancouver parks and on city sidewalks. This year, heading into We The North territory ready to defend the Golden State Warriors, we … Continue reading

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The Goldilocks Camp: Baked Apple Pudding

Java Jive, Manhattan Transfer If Leslie Stahl sat me down, leaned forward, and said, “Now, Marla, you’re seventy-six, what is the secret to life?” I would have to say, “Moderation.” Now between you and me (we’ll leave Leslie out of … Continue reading

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Wichita Falls shorts

The RM12 bus stopped a few blocks away from our hotel. As the on-line system was difficult to figure out and “Find-a-ride” wouldn’t answer the phone, I waited at the bus stop hoping it might come. It did come, it … Continue reading

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