Monthly Archives: May 2017


Sometimes the clues to the puzzle are subtle, and not what you might be expecting.  For example, watching a magic show (Penn & Teller: Fool Us), the opening act chose three “random” audience members.  Now, we never saw exactly where the sleight of hand occurred (though we have some theories)…but we did notice that she … Continue reading »

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Homemade sourdough banana bread with homemade butter: Yum.  😁

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On Retirement

We were disappointed to learn this morning of the retirement of Frank Deford,  NPR’s Wednesday morning sports commentator, who has decided to hang it up after better than thirty-seven years.  We always enjoyed his program; he was witty, full of interesting trivia and interesting analysis, and always able to provide a unique perspective, both topically … Continue reading »

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Cookies, Revisited

It being Teacher Appreciation Week at Joey’s school, we spent the evening making cookies.  We of course made molasses crinkles (“ginger cookies” to the uninitiated), trying both the Grandma’s Molasses recipe amount of ginger, and our modified version.  It was unanimously agreed that our version was superior (also, we use butter instead of shortening, because … Continue reading »

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

PrintChocolate Chip Cookies Ingredients2 cups Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed 2 large eggs 2 teaspoons good-quality vanilla extract (not imitation) 2 1/4 cups unsifted flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup pecans 1/3 to 1 tsp ground cayenne pepperInstructionsHeat … Continue reading »

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