Homemade candies make great Christmas gifts appreciated by young and old alike. You need to dedicate one day for the candy making. Recently I went shopping for the baking supplies needed. That is very important to have a successful baking day — nothing like finding not enough baking needs to…

Get those cookie cutters, cookie sheets, containers and favorite recipes out — cookie-baking time has arrived. First step is to determine which cookies to make. Second step is to prepare the shopping list for supplies. Third step is to choose the big day, better known as “baking day.” This d…

Of all the cliches that abound this time of year, an "attitude of gratitude" can't be repeated enough. A thankful attitude is healthy. It's contagious. And it sets a good example. 

The television is starting to irritate me. I can’t get anything on it except impeachment talk. I can’t even find out how Colin Kaepernick has, once again, found a way to keep any team in the NFL from signing him. I realize that the impeachment talk has been going on since 2016 when Trump was…

The smells coming from the kitchen are so tantalizing to all who come inside. Just a few hours now and the table will be laden with delicious foods. Today let’s do some last-minute side dishes that are quick and tasty. Most cooks tend to stick with the all-time favorite dishes that we use ye…

[T]o see the running of the old eels and the young shad to the sea is to have knowledge of things that are as nearly eternal as any earthly life can be. — R. L. Carson

Less than two weeks to go till the start of Maryland’s firearms deer season, which runs from Nov. 30 through Dec. 14.

Thanksgiving dinner festivities are only eight days away! Time flies when you are having fun. I love everything about Thanksgiving dinner — the rushing around gathering the foods to be cooked, the actual cooking and the guests arriving to the delicious smells throughout the house. Most impor…

Today we will make pies the old-fashioned way, like our mothers and grandmothers did for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner gatherings. What a wonderful time it was, with the great smells coming from the kitchen. I have a tablet that my mother wrote her recipes in for me to use, from homemade…

The Washington baseball club was back in the World Series again. They were just in it in 1933, so anyone approximately 100 years old would have seen this before.

The first sermon I ever wrote was based on Jeremiah, 1:4-5, which reads:

Today we will make pies the old-fashioned way, like our mothers and grandmothers did for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner gatherings. What a wonderful time it was, with the great smells coming from the kitchen. I have a tablet that my mother wrote her recipes in for me to use, from homemade…

Since we are approaching the season of Thanksgiving, I have been thinking about eucharisto, the Greek word that some Christians associate with the practice of daily Thanksgiving. We have a little over four weeks before we celebrate our thankfulness with too much to eat and too much togethern…

Homemade soups are good any time of the year, but especially when the weather becomes cooler. A friend of mine informed me her church would soon be having a soup sale and that made my decision for this week’s column subject.