Creole Salad

In this spicy salad, acidic marinade tames and softens the shallot and celery, olives provide a meaty flavor and texture, cucumbers add fresh crunch, and feta brings a creamy tang. Continue reading Creole Salad

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