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How to Schedule Your Various Thanksgiving Dishes

An age old conundrum: How to get everything done and to the table at the optimum time for your family. (We like 2:00 pm: lots of lead up time without getting up too early on a holiday. And 2:00 gives an hour before the Cowboys’ kickoff. A must-see in this family, but of course, it’s […]

Sage Dressing: Minrosa’s Tradition for Thanksgiving

My mother’s name was Dora Minrosa Jones Miracle. She hated her first name because there was someone on radio or in the cartoons called “dumb Dora.” Her own family called her “Min’rose.” Her name was unique and so was she. A roommate in college, on hearing my mother’s name, asked if she was Spanish. I […]

Oklahoma Farmhouse Cornbread

It was August when I was about 8 years old. Mama was sewing on our back-to-school outfits. (3 girls x 5 days a week?) It was time to start supper, but she did not want to quit just yet. “Peggy, go make cornbread.” Back and forth I went from her sewing area to the kitchen […]

Talking About the Latest Dirt

  Last week we attended Text and Trowel: A Symposium of Archaeology and the Bible at the University of Pikeville in Pikeville KY.   We saw an exhibit of the most significant pieces found at the Associates for Biblical Research team’s twenty years of digging at Khirbet el-Maqatir in Israel,   heard from two eminent Bible […]