A Personal Rant About Pictures

There is no picture to this post. Normally I do put a picture up. One picture at the top, and sometimes one or two more at the bottom Three is the max. It's enough. I am sick, really sick of web posts with endless pictures before you get to the actual recipe. I...
Office Improvements

Office Improvements

Do you have a difficult time with your office? The desk? The things? All those things? Getting a wireless mouse for my computer was supposed to eliminate that cluttering wire that was always in the way. But with no wire, I now was losing my mouse. I simply could not...
Planning Ahead for Thanksgiving

Planning Ahead for Thanksgiving

Once the snow disappears, and that was just a month ago, we watch the emergence of wildlife upstate. We have three acres, hundreds of trees, and many animal visitors. There is a family of wild turkeys that patrols our neighborhood. At any time, anywhere from one...
Happy Easter from Cooking by the Book [and a selfie]

Happy Easter from Cooking by the Book [and a selfie]

Suzen and I wish you a most Happy Easter and Passover Season. We hope your kitchen and your household are filled with warmth and joy. Our newest family member is Winnie. She took this selfie this week. Technically, it was me holding the camera with my finger on the...
Grandpa’s Cheese Barn and Jalapeno Cheese Spread

Grandpa’s Cheese Barn and Jalapeno Cheese Spread

Last fall Suzen and I drove from New York City to Knoxville. We did not quite drive directly. I wanted to see the famous West Side Farmers Market in Cleveland, Ohio, a brick monument to meat. It’s a treat to visit, but it left us a few hundred miles off course....