Baking a Shoo Fly Pie in Grandma’s 50s Kitchen by Diane Kendall Stevens

Assemble ingredients: South-Central PA Grandma in flowered apron, a farmer’s kitchen with red linoleum and knotty pine cabinets, a radio broadcasting farm market reports in the next room, Pyrex dishes, wooden rolling pin, spoons and spatulas, pie ingredients (flour, shortening, molasses, brown sugar, baking soda, egg, boiling water, cinnamon, nutmeg) a dog-eared recipe in an … Continue reading Baking a Shoo Fly Pie in Grandma’s 50s Kitchen by Diane Kendall Stevens

Recipe for Disastrous Family Life by Duane L. Herrmann

Take one traumatized toddler.Let her grow physically but not emotionally.Take one farm boy who expects to marry a wife as competent as his mother who fed and clothed her family with produce from the garden and the sale of eggs.Put the two together on a rocky farm with a decrepit house and no financial resources.Bring … Continue reading Recipe for Disastrous Family Life by Duane L. Herrmann

Rice pudding taught me how to cook and how to live by Kathy Barlow

I turned my stubbornness trait around and called it tenacity. I turned my inability to ask questions around and called it curiosity. And, I learned to cook, because I am tenacious and curious… and always hungry! Cooking was not a skill I learned as a child, or even as a young adult. Eating, though, eating … Continue reading Rice pudding taught me how to cook and how to live by Kathy Barlow

McCoy reads from new poetry title, “Ringing the Changes” on March 24

Kathleen McCoy will read from her upcoming book Ringing the Changes (Finishing Line Press) on Sunday, March 24, 4:00-5:30, at First Baptist Church of Glens Falls, 100 Maple Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801. Poetry reading and food are free. Preorders are $19.99 plus shipping and will be shipped on June 7th. Here's what reviewers David Graham … Continue reading McCoy reads from new poetry title, “Ringing the Changes” on March 24