A 12 Twinkie Salute

Molly and I baked Twinkies last night in a cross-generational salute to a squishy snack cake we both thought would last forever. I trace my own nostalgia for the somewhat tasteless treat to my Catholic grade school years during which Hostess snacks proved a sweet antidote to the stress of life with Sr. Rose, the [...]

Here’s to Gulliver, the first turkey I ever cooked (a post by Molly)

Here’s to Gulliver, the first turkey I ever cooked (a post by Molly)

I'll always be grateful to Gulliver, the first turkey I ever cooked. From his humble beginnings on a farm owned by my father's friend, Gulliver grew to be the largest turkey we ever cooked in our oven -- weighing in at a whopping 22.46 lbs. He was a feisty turkey, even post-mortem, attempting a daring escape from our [...]