One Bucket List Item Complete: Van Morrison Live

Like many people in my age group, I’ve been a fan of Van Morrison’s music for more than 40-plus years now. Beyond the hits everyone knows (if you’ve ever been to a wedding, you know “Brown Eyed Girl”), I own many of his albums from throughout the decades and have loved most of his music, especially some of the deeper tracks. Seeing him perform in … Continue reading One Bucket List Item Complete: Van Morrison Live

Reggie’s Sour Cream Fudge

For the holidays, Reggie would make this sour cream fudge, which we all loved. Personally, I’m not a chocoholic (not that I dislike chocolate, but I don’t crave it). So I really appreciated this creamy fudge during the holidays. Another recipe to add from our family/friend archives. I’ve added some of Wanda Webb’s delicious recipes; she was my childhood best friend’s mom, and was an … Continue reading Reggie’s Sour Cream Fudge

Wanda’s Oatmeal Cookies

I’ve written before about how Wanda Webb was the cooking guru of our childhood. She was my childhood best friend’s mom, and she was an amazing cook. Sadly, my own mom wasn’t great in the kitchen, so I learned more from Wanda during my formative years than anyone else. I’ve had requests for some of her recipes that have been lost even to her own … Continue reading Wanda’s Oatmeal Cookies

Patience, Taught by a Little One

Photographing children is rewarding but also very challenging. I have one adorable grandniece whom I love with all my heart, but trying to get her annual birthday portrait on her third birthday gave me more lessons in patience. She’s shy (I get that, so was I — and still am — and I have total empathy with her). What she has taught me is that … Continue reading Patience, Taught by a Little One

I Have Become Martin Crane

Last time we needed to buy a new chair for the house, the husband and I had a huge debate. He wanted a recliner. I thought recliners were so “old” and unfashionable. But I pick my battles, and caved for him. We came home with a recliner. After we inherited Pedro, our min-pin/mixed-with-eight-breeds dog, I discovered how much I loved having a “velcro dog” — … Continue reading I Have Become Martin Crane

Wanda Webb’s Cheesecake

I am posting this recipe because it is a cherished family recipe that I want to make available to those who had the privilege to know Wanda Webb. Wanda was the mom of my childhood best friend, Wendy, and my sister’s close friend Reggie. Reggie became quite the wiz at making this dish as well. Wanda was not only an accomplished cook, but she used … Continue reading Wanda Webb’s Cheesecake