One Gallon of Mayonnaise

Inferior condiments like ketchup and ranch dressing lined the edges of the field of view or disappeared into the deep recesses of the fridge while the Duke’s jar asserted its dominance at the center. It was only a 32-ounce jar, but it formed a culinary axis mundi connecting her with the divine. Continue reading One Gallon of Mayonnaise

Remembering Dad, Family and Vanilla Muffins

As I sifted the flour, baking powder and salt and beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla extract together, I thought about a mother making muffins for her young son who would grow up to become a man, an airman in the Air Force, a husband, an attorney, a father of three boys, a scoutmaster, and a grandfather. Continue reading Remembering Dad, Family and Vanilla Muffins

New Orleans inspired dinner with wine pairings for a cause

The uniquely American cuisine of Creole and Cajun food in Louisiana influenced by French, Spanish, West African, Amerindian, Haitian, German, Italian, British and Irish influences made sense for this year’s dinner. Continue reading New Orleans inspired dinner with wine pairings for a cause