Chicken Divan

(This essay first published in Fire & Knives quarterly, and was reprinted in Oh Comely magazine) My brother came screaming into this world like

Lucky Teeth

(This essay was accepted for publication in Fire & Knives quarterly. Sadly, F&K went out of print. The essay was later picked up by Oh Comely

Oranges & Toast

I’m standing in my grammie’s kitchen watching her prepare my oranges. As we stand side-by-side at the sink, she cuts a large orange in half and go

Coffee Soup

I must have suspected, with a child's intuition, that butter was integral to my Grandma's cooking. But I didn't realize until much later, when I a

Hand me downs

I must have been about sixteen when my mother happened upon The Carrot Cake recipe. I have no idea where the recipe came from—probably one of the