Autumn in Iowa

I recently made a quick trip and much too short visit to Iowa. Here are some of the artistic highlights. . . . → Read More: Autumn in Iowa

Barn Happy, Blue Hobbit Feet, and the Usual KC Stop


“What an odd name for a restaurant,” I thought.  (Barn Happy was the name of the restaurant, not Blue Hobbit feet…more about those in a bit.)

While we were at mom’s for the Fourth (and the garden tour), she was determined to have a mother/daughter lunch amid all the hubbub.

“We have go to . . . → Read More: Barn Happy, Blue Hobbit Feet, and the Usual KC Stop

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls

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