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Happy New Year! The Sun has Set on 2022 and Risen on 2023

Happy New Year! The Sun has Set on 2022 and Risen on 2023

It’s a bright, shiny new year. What will we do with it? Instead of resolutions for New Year’s, a focus word (or two).

I Wandered Lonely and Now Remember Daffodils

I Wandered Lonely and Now Remember Daffodils

An example from another poet helped me break through writer’s block and honor my grandmother’s passing 2 years ago today.

The Randomness of You, the Randomness of Me – It’s a Gestalt Thing

The Randomness of You, the Randomness of Me – It’s a Gestalt Thing

It started out with cooking and recipes as the Glover Gardens Cookbook and grew into something else, something more, something unexpected.

What’s More Festive than a Wreath? A Collection of Easy Appetizers for Your Holiday Parties

What’s More Festive than a Wreath? A Collection of Easy Appetizers for Your Holiday Parties

This month’s Southern Living magazine sports several easy “recipes” for Christmas wreath appetizers that got me in the mood to revisit this simple but attractive finger food for a holiday buffet.

A Beautiful Sight: Oslo Harbor at Night

A Beautiful Sight: Oslo Harbor at Night

Join me on a brisk walk through the harborside in Oslo, Norway.

The Glover Gardens Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Recipe – Finally!

The Glover Gardens Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Recipe – Finally!

A time-tested and family-approved Chicken and Sausage Gumbo recipe with a step-by-step how-to guide.

It’s Not Christmas without Cookies!

It’s Not Christmas without Cookies!

A Christmas cookie recipe roundup, praise for my daughter-in-law and a cute photo shoot with a toddler and proud grandfather.

Holiday Spice Stars: A Cookie Recipe Just in Time for Christmas

Holiday Spice Stars: A Cookie Recipe Just in Time for Christmas

These star-shaped cookies are deceptive; their look is humble but the taste is super-sophisticated, with a depth of flavor that comes from multiple spices that the 3 Wise Men might’ve brought on a starry, starry nigh

Grilled Zucchini Panini: Another Sandwich Wednesday Hit!

Grilled Zucchini Panini: Another Sandwich Wednesday Hit!

Creamy smoked gruyere and tangy paprika-spiked pesto are the perfect complements to grilled zucchini for a weeknight panini. But don’t let the vegetarian nature of the sandwich fool you – it is hearty!

A Family Cooking Class is the Final Test of the Glover Gardens Gumbo Recipe

A Family Cooking Class is the Final Test of the Glover Gardens Gumbo Recipe

A family cooking class was a GREAT opportunity to finalize the Glover Gardens gumbo recipe. And, what a great Gumbo Team my second cousins made… the Owens Gumbo Bros.

Celebrate the Holidays with a Tart Cherry Amaretto Sparkler

Celebrate the Holidays with a Tart Cherry Amaretto Sparkler

The cocktail pick for Thanksgiving this year is our Cherry Amaretto Sparkler. It’s like a cherry mimosa with a splash of amaretto, which elevates it to elegant sophistication somewhat reminiscent of a chocolate-covered cherry cordial.

New Recipe! Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Vinegar

New Recipe! Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Vinegar

Sweet potatoes roasted with a spicy-sweet rub get all dressed up with goat cheese and balsamic vinegar, making this a great dish for the holiday table.

The Thanksgiving Fairy is Busy at Glover Gardens

The Thanksgiving Fairy is Busy at Glover Gardens

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because it’s just about the food and the family, with no extra expectations or requirements. A meal that’s rife with memories and laughter and rich, satisfying food that you don’t normally eat.

A Perfect Day in Miami: Coffee, Parks, Art Deco, a Diner and Video Game Music

A Perfect Day in Miami: Coffee, Parks, Art Deco, a Diner and Video Game Music

A perfect day in Miami spans parks, foodie perks, art deco and a video game music concert.

Recipe: “Over the Top”Fancy Green Beans and Mushrooms

Recipe: “Over the Top”Fancy Green Beans and Mushrooms

A holiday-worthy recipe for green beans and mushrooms that is bold and different with bright, fresh flavors and a diversity of textures.

Jazz for Your Listening Pleasure: Celebrating Disney’s 100th Year

Jazz for Your Listening Pleasure: Celebrating Disney’s 100th Year

Remember Me from Coco is just one of the fabulous arrangements of Disney songs performed by the HMI Orchestra at the U Miami Frost School of Music.

Magnificent Obelisk: The Washington Monument 4 Ways

Magnificent Obelisk: The Washington Monument 4 Ways

The Washington Monument is beautiful, and striking, the epitome of elegant simplicity and also illustrative that we have not yet reached our ideals. Our ambitions larger than our capabilities, we yearn to grow, to learn, to become better.

Highlights of Hispanic Innovation from the US Patents & Trademarks Office

Highlights of Hispanic Innovation from the US Patents & Trademarks Office

In conjunction with Hispanic Heritage Month, the USPTO is recognizing some Hispanic Americans whose inventions contributed to the nation’s social and economic well-being.

The Ultimate Panini Press Cookbook for Sandwich Wednesdays

The Ultimate Panini Press Cookbook for Sandwich Wednesdays

A lost and found cookbook yields an excellent panini for yet another Sandwich Wednesday at Glover Gardens.

Why I Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month – It’s Personal

Why I Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month – It’s Personal

I have my own very strong reasons to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.


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