Earn Amazon Gift Codes in the Sound Space Community

This is a sponsored post. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.     Are you a music lover? Whether you’re listening on the go, or at home, if you’re the one in your friend group who is listening to undiscovered artists, or who takes the time to listen through a […]


Seven Steps to Grilling Great Ribs

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GetGrillingAmerica #CollectiveBias Here in the MidSouth, every other day, we’re seeing *something* approaching spring – that is, until we go back to having a frost, the following evening. Well, it may be too early in these parts to […]


Venison Shepherd’s Pie

First off, before I give you my amazingly delicious recipe for Venison Shepherd’s Pie in a cast iron skillet, I want to make it clear that I actually really DO know the difference between Shepherd’s Pie, and Cottage Pie. According to Wikipedia, that fount of all knowledge, Shepherd’s Pie is ONLY made with lamb. (My […]


4 Great Reasons to Visit Berkeley Springs and the International Water Tasting

I’ve got four great reasons for you to visit Berkeley Springs – and one of them happens to be why I was there in February: I was a judge at the 28th Annual International Water Tasting. More about that later. First, let me give you three other reasons why YOU should visit Berkeley Springs, WV. […]


How to Brine Corned Beef and Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe

When I learned eight years ago that my ancestry was part Irish, I figured it was also time to learn how to brine corned beef. So, not only will this easy stovetop recipe tell you how to brine your own corned beef, it will also deliver the very best Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe I’ve […]


Pasta with Roasted Parsnips, Leeks and Bacon

This recipe for Pasta with Roasted Parsnips, Leeks and Bacon is creamy, cozy, comfort food, at its apex. I’ll admit, the first time I heard Melissa Clark (a wonderful chef from the New York Times Food Section) begin describing a recipe for pasta with roasted parsnips, my head cocked like my dog’s head swivels when […]