Confuse-A-Customer, the Martin’s Country Market Way

15 May 2017 Humor

Here’s another confusing scenario at Martin’s Country Market in Ephrata, Pennsylvania. In the store, by the bakery, Martin’s offers free gourmet coffee, both regular and decaf. It’s very good. Between the urns and coffee machine is a plastic container for, “Coffee Donations.” Now, technically “free” is not on the sign behind the urns. But, nevertheless, […]

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New Homemade Barbecue Sauce, Great for Smoked Ribs or Grilled Chicken

13 May 2017 Recipes

As much as I enjoy commercial barbecue sauce, Sweet Baby Ray’s is a favorite, I’m always on the lookout for new homemade from scratch recipes. Here’s one I found while searching the Internet for a chicken specific barbecue sauce. It has one of my favorite ingredients, chipotle adobo sauce. With slight and better modifications, the […]

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Jacked Up, Easy to Make, Delicious Cole Slaw

12 May 2017 Recipes

I love Cole slaw. I love it as a side with smoked baby back ribs while watching the final round of a PGA major championship, Sunday evening Eagles game, an NFL playoff game, or the Super Bowl. Here’s a new twist on an old favorite. This slaw is jacked up with Dijon mustard, Greek yogurt, […]

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Delicious Homemade Light Tartar Sauce, Better Than Store Bought

7 May 2017 Recipes

Anything homemade is always better than store bought. Here’s a recipe for a delicious homemade light tartar sauce made from fresh ingredients, which is much better than store bought Kraft tartar sauce. Fresh green onions add bite and color. Fresh lemon juice adds tart brightness. The light mayonnaise knocks down the calories without reducing flavor. The fresh […]

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Brainstorming Ideas on the White Board for the Missy and Columbus Day Crime Fiction Story

6 May 2017 A Writer's Life

Having read Carl Hiasson’s latest novel Razor Girl, with a female protagonist, more an anti-hero, I decided to revisit a story idea I started more than a year and a half ago. The story of Missy Aldritch killing her husband on Columbus Day has no working title as of yet. And back in August of […]

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