Sardine Therapy | A Simple Lunch

During Easter luncheon this year, our host invited all at the table to tell a personal detail of which others would be surprised. The truth is I love the idea …

Carlene Cater Blanks | Candied Violets

While plotting a plan during my jangling twenties, I happened upon a pair of oil paintings over a friend’s fireplace in Texas. Blinking I edged toward the familiar subject matter …

Resolute Reading | Nuts to Snack Upon

Books are a uniquely portable magic. Stephen King A short week after my mother’s life was stilled by an embolism, I had a technicolor dream where, as protagonist, she starred …

Home Baker Serves Up Family Jewels

printed in The Clarion Ledger – Jackson, Mississippi This time last year I was cranking up a long-winded baking chat with Sheree Rose Kelley. Her husband Alton, CEO of Belle …