Category Archives: Nonfiction

Giant List of Turkey How to Advice and FAQ

Like most years, I’ll be cooking Thanksgiving dinner for my family. Much of my daily life involves cooking. (I have bread dough rising as I write this.) My lifelong hobby of baking granted me the ability to publish my grandma’s … Continue reading

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Cheating the casino not worth it

This article about a man in New Jersey facing criminal charges after cheating at craps in a casino reminded me of my days working in Las Vegas. The tactic described in this article, in which a player snatches away pass … Continue reading

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Vintage corn bread recipe – moist and easy to make

The recipe that I use most often from My Grandma’s Vintage Recipes is the one that she labeled “rich corn cake.” It’s a nice and moist corn bread recipe. You only need a few ingredients, and you can whip it … Continue reading

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Thinking about food security

Modern so-called civilization has created a global food system. Most of the food on supermarket shelves is trucked in from hundreds if not thousands of miles away. Of more concern, millions of people live their lives without engaging in any … Continue reading

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Start researching recipes for your holiday baking

Since publishing My Grandma’s Vintage Recipes: Old Standards for a New Age in 2013, I’ve really benefited from putting together this memorial project. After salvaging over 60 recipes from a tattered notebook handwritten by my late grandmother since the 1920s, … Continue reading

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