Recipes and receipts: A 1970(ish) Texas Sheet of Chocolate Deliciousness

Our dinner table in southwest Virginia was always full. Mother and Daddy at either end, us four kids seated two across from two on each side. In the center, sat two vegetables, a starch, a meat dish or casserole, to be passed to the left until all were served. At each place was a glass … Continue reading Recipes and receipts: A 1970(ish) Texas Sheet of Chocolate Deliciousness

Advent Calendar December 6: Santa’s Secret

I turned the doorknob and fell into our foyer as Brad pulled the front door open with a flourish. "I SAW AN ELF!" His hands gestured emphatically with each word.  Three year old David jumped up and down by his side yelling, "SANTA! SANTA! SANTA!" Just that day there had been a heated discussion at the … Continue reading Advent Calendar December 6: Santa’s Secret

Advent Calendar December 6: Santa’s Secret

I turned the doorknob and fell into our foyer as Brad pulled the front door open with a flourish. "I SAW AN ELF!" His hands gestured emphatically with each word.  Three year old David jumped up and down by his side yelling, "SANTA! SANTA! SANTA!" Just that day there had been a heated discussion at the … Continue reading Advent Calendar December 6: Santa’s Secret