I’m Just Here for More Food by Alton Brown

Cover of I'm Just Here for More Food by Alton Brown

This book was a gift from my friend Corrine. I can’t remember exactly what prompted the gift1 (since it was long before this blog), but I’ve enjoyed reading the book since. Probably she was trying to get me to make bread.

Corrine is truly a great friend. She is loud, opinionated and boisterous, which really just means we’re well matched. She out-does me on all of those things, though. I gotta get on that. She’s amazingly generous, and has given me a lot of very necessary items and time in my life.

I was on her porch when I called my mother to tell her my ex-husband and I had decided to divorce. One of the two worst phone calls I’ve ever had to make; I was a wreck afterward.… Continue reading →

Better Homes and Gardens circa 1962

Cover of Better Homes and Gardens 15th Edition Cookbook

Okay, so this doesn’t link to the book I own. It links to the great grandbook (or so) of the cookbook I have1. This idea amuses me, because the book I have was given to me by my grandmother. She, like so many people I’m related to, was concerned I might starve to death when I moved out of my parents home.

I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned this here, but part of the collective terror was that I was stubborn and refused to ever live on campus (and thus have a meal plan). Oh, my mother tried to get me to live on campus, but it was not to be. Namely, I wasn’t having any of that crap, and while it briefly looked like she would manage to force me into it (what with them covering my expenses beyond my scholarships and all), my father intervened.… Continue reading →