Southern Style Banana Pudding

“When my dad used to make this… he’d be in the kitchen for at least half a day.  Making sure everyone knows what he’s doing.  Every move was slow.  Deliberate.  And calculated… He’d make me think I’ve done something good… and for it… I’m being rewarded…” My husband would often this whenever I make this…

Seductively Smooth Cheesecake

I was amazed.  Shocked.  Mesmerized.  And seduced! Seduced! I can’t believe it.  I didn’t know a cheesecake had the power to seduce me! I made this cheesecake for Thanksgiving. This cheesecake was unbelievably good.  Smooth.  Creamy.  Perfect balance of sweetness and a hint of tartness from the lemon juice. It was addictively good.  Seductively smooth.…

It’s Like Chasing Something Mysterious

A life size figure at our apartment office. Our apartment manager always displays elaborate decorations during the Halloween month of October. Her favorite holiday.  And she seems to outdo herself every year. So I came in one Saturday afternoon… and took a few pics… That ball she’s holding makes a loud scary noise… more Halloween…

Blowing Wednesday

A mass of dust, world’s momentary slave, Is man, in state of our old Adam made, Soon born to die, soon flourishing to fade (Barnabe Barnes, English Poet) Today is Wednesday.  Again, I am awakened by the blower outside.  A loud, ear shattering, machine running sound.  That’s the leaf blower.  Instead of it sucking the…