Sticking to my roots…and maybe even your ribs

Fall is upon us and in most cases that means people are thinking about children going back to school and then…the holidays. Halloween stuff was probably out in July and next month St. Nick will be showing his face in the store aisle. The holidays can be one of the best times of the year,…

Father’s Day Roll-up

Most people celebrate Mother’s Day or Father’s Day by taking their spouses out to dinner. With my husband, I know he would usually prefer my cooking over anything else (notice I say usually…). So for this Father’s Day, I started off cooking a pancake breakfast for my husband and son, relaxed a little with them,…

Abundance of Gratitude

Holiday time is almost over. Year after year people tend to follow the same cycle…start the season talking about what they’re thankful for and then ending the year talking about how much they either loved it or how things will be different the following year. This Thanksgiving I was more thankful than I can express….

Year of Thanks

Welcome to the holiday season! For many its jumping on a plane or in a car to visit with family. For others, it’s welcoming their loved ones into their home to celebrate. For me this year, it was neither. Loved ones traveled and we were unable to and I almost didn’t do anything for Thanksgiving….

Roots Run Deep – A Tribute to My Grandfather

Although it’s been almost 9 years that we have been living without him on this earth, we still remember his spirit and all the memories he left behind. These next few posts are a tribute to my grandfather and his Jamaican roots. I hope my homage to him would have made him proud. They say…

Soul Food Remix

Many a person will reminisce about dinners with family. Some will even discuss which entrees would have a designated night – meatloaf on Mondays, spaghetti on Tuesdays, chicken on Wednesdays, etc. In every household it could be a different standard. In my household, Sunday dinners were fantastic! It was the biggest and best dinner of…

Pound Cake Pyramid

Close your eyes…imagine sitting in the kitchen of a warm & cozy home. You catch a whiff of something that makes your mouth water. You’re not quite sure what it is. It could be a myriad of delectable treats or one really special dish. While you sit, you see smiles, but sometimes frowns; hear laughter,…

Girls Night In

For a couple of months I had been planning a girls night in. There had been reschedules due to conflict, but a date was finally locked. We talked about going out for dinner, but they wanted to come to my house – Chez Flewellen as they call it. Sometimes girls just need to get together…

Springtime Indulgences

I was looking through the Sunday paper today. Skimming the different sections. Then I stumbled upon the center of that monstrous stack of news – the weekly advertisements. Of course I put my favorites to the side and left the rest for my husband. As I began turning pages, among other things I saw a…

Ask & You Shall Receive…

It has been a few days since my last post. For days now I have been fighting a cold, but I didn’t want to leave my readers without some form of conversational snack to nibble on. After my “Comforting Memories” post in which I discussed my yearning for Red Pea Soup, I finally got my…

Hubby Shines

Overall, it’s been an on and off week for me. Luckily, my husband has learned to step his game up! I appreciated earlier in the week that when I felt weak and already was cooking and cleaning, he decided to do my laundry for me. But today, when I left work I had an AWFUL…

Comforting Memories

Well, I heard on the news that the temperature is supposed to change significantly. Considering that this season hasn’t been the usual winter wonderland. One fluke snowstorm around Halloween and that’s it…fine by me. However, these cold month make me reminiscence about winter times in my grandparents kitchen. My grandma used to always sit in…