Back of the Cupboard Nachos

Back of the Cupboard Nachos

Contributing Writer Vicki McGraw Happy New Year, friends! I hope you all had a peaceful and enjoyable holiday season, as did my family and I. Every year, the month of December (and for that matter, the whole year) seems to go by more quickly than we remember previously. I look around and see things that […]

Christmas Glogg

Christmas Glogg

Contributing Writer Vicki McGraw So…how many things have you crossed off your Christmas to-do list? Surprisingly enough, aside from grocery shopping, I have most of my list completed, or at least in motion! I like to do my Christmas shopping all year around, picking up gifts as I stumble across them, and tucking them away […]

Coffee in Winter

Coffee in Winter

Contributing Writer Vicki McGraw Greetings, friends! I hope everyone was able to enjoy the recent Thanksgiving holiday! We enjoyed our usual feast, however there were just a few of us this year, as my older son spent the holiday with his girlfriend’s family and my younger son volunteered to work all day. It was much […]

Thanksgiving Prep

Thanksgiving Prep

Contributing Writer Vicki McGraw Good Grief!! Thanksgiving is next week! Are you ready? Anxious? Worried? Over-whelmed? Or maybe a little bit of everything is running through your head these days. I know my mind starts spinning when I think of the fast approach of the holiday season. There are so many things to do, places […]

Christmas Cookies

Christmas Cookies

Contributing Writer Vicki McGraw Well, I have turned the calendar page yet again…were does the time go? The crunch of October leaves is behind me and I have begun to anticipate the wonderful comforting aroma of Thanksgiving foods! I love being able to turn the oven on, rather than turning the furnace up, so today, […]

Pumpkin Season

Pumpkin Season

Contributing Writer Vicki McGraw Well friends. In case you haven’t noticed it, we are in the midst of a new month (October, of course), and a brand new season…it isn’t just fall, any more…it is officially “Pumpkin Spice Season”. Everywhere you look, and everything you look at seems to have been seasoned pumpkin spice! Coffee, […]

Apples, Apples

Apples, Apples

Contributing Writer Vicki McGraw It’s apple time! As I’m sure many of you did, I visited the annual Busti Apple Festival last weekend where one of the first sights you see upon entering are the big bins of crisp, juicy, red, green and yellow apples. Macintosh, Gala, Cortland, Pippins and more…the many varieties abound with […]

Buffalo Wings

Buffalo Wings

Contributing Writer Vicki McGraw Well friends, Labor Day has come and gone, and now, so has my long awaited week at the beach! The summer (and my annual September pilgrimage to the beach) always seems to fly by as we try to cram as much as we can into it. Frequently, the most surprising part […]

Turning Fiction to Fact

Turning Fiction to Fact

Contributing Writer Janet Wahlberg Your family story is only a story unless you have sources. The sources and citations turn fiction to fact. I will admit that this is not a topic that I am an expert on. In fact, I am a novice when it comes to properly citing my sources. Having said that, […]

Summer Ice Cream

Summer Ice Cream

Contributing Writer Vicki McGraw Hello, friends! I hope you have been making the most of the glorious warm weather we have had this summer! I know the last week or two have been on the wet side, but we did need the rain. I am enjoying every minute of the warmth. No air conditioning needed […]