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Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #63: Plantain Chips (#homecooking)

So, you failed with a plantain experiment and you have one left.  What do you do?  You make plantain chips! Step 1:  Heat oil to frying temperature (I eyeballed it … Continue reading

July 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #62: Plantain Porridge Fail becomes Gufong Malasadas Mashup (#homecooking #itstilltastesgood)

No recipe to share today, but more of a lesson to turn failures into a success. Sometimes when you try something new, it doesn’t pan out.    In my case, I … Continue reading

July 29, 2017 · 1 Comment

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #61: Savory Cream of Wheat Chicken Soup — Farina Soup (#homecooking)

I know what you are thinking.  Cream of Wheat again?  What gives? I’ll be straight with you.  My jeans and my caboose have been battling for a while, and I … Continue reading

July 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #60: American Chop Suey Spaghetti (#homecooking)

Did I ever tell you all that the other day I suddenly realized why so many of my Grandmother’s recipes have ketchup? It was a “duh” moment.  The depression!   Ketchup … Continue reading

July 27, 2017 · 2 Comments

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #59: Cinnabon Cream of Wheat (#homecooking)

  I know cream of wheat can be very bland, but with the right ingredients (sweet or savory) it can be delicious.  My grandfather preferred it plain with Nuform skim … Continue reading

July 26, 2017 · 1 Comment

Protected: What’s Up Doc #26: Enigma — #NYCMidnight FFC Round 1 GR34

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Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #58: New England Boston Brown Bread (#homecooking)

Hello, readers! I know that it’s been slow lately and I haven’t written a thing in ages.  Why? It’s summer and school is out.  Two kids, two cats, and a … Continue reading

July 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Spotlight: That Little Bit Harder

WordPress has recognized a friend!  Read Newshound to Novelist’s piece on what it takes to keep a family going: * I walk into our house, filled with excitement because it … Continue reading

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Protected: Yeah Write #70: Inheritance ( #amwriting #flashfiction )

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Protected: Yeah Write #69: Catharsis ( #amwriting #flashfiction )

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Writes and Wrongs #13: Supporting Math Curriculum That Scares You

I’ve discussed my math history in past posts and explained the importance of math sense .  Many of us adults can do steps without ever knowing how or why we … Continue reading

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Protected: Yeah Write #68: No More, I’m Done ( #amwriting #flashfiction )

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Writes and Wrongs #12: Beginner Beta Reading (#writingtips)

When I first started reading others work to critique, I panicked. The best I could offer was dialogue pointers and tentative suggestions on run-on sentences. I convinced myself that I … Continue reading

May 8, 2017 · 2 Comments

Yeah Write #67: Leaving ( #amwriting #microstory )

Empty mugs and cold coffee rings punctuated the tail of twenty years on a Thursday afternoon. “We’ll talk again soon,” he said. She muttered, “What for?” He kissed her temple, … Continue reading

May 3, 2017 · 21 Comments

Protected: Yeah Write #66: Acceptance ( #amwriting #flashfiction )

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Protected: Yeah Write #65: Neither Here Nor There ( #amwriting #flashfiction )

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