A McPlea for the McFun Muffler


There’s a McJackass on the loose and they are taking all the McFun out of McDonald’s. The McDonald’s in my town was just rebuilt from the ground up. A well-deserved rebuild, considering this fast food joint earned social mecca status in 1978. Somehow ordering a diet soda cancelled out the calories of the large order … Continue reading

Out To Lunch


School lunches. You either loved them, or you hated them.  Or, maybe you were never allowed to try them if your mom was a die-hard brown bag advocate. I was a buyer.  I still long for that sea foam-colored plastic lunch tray filled with a warm cheesy Johnny Marzetti casserole, garlic toast, apple sauce, green beans and a … Continue reading

The Holiday Advent (As In Advent-ure) Posts: Day 9 – Trios, The Best Christmas Cookie Ever


Every holiday season I struggle over which Christmas cookies to make. My grandmother had a petit four stand filled with dozens of varieties of cookies sitting out on her countertop throughout the holiday season.  I can’t imagine how long it must have taken her to bake all those cookies.  She obviously didn’t have Ruffmary Clooney counter surfing and eating … Continue reading