Lucky Teeth

First published in Oh Comely magazine ~ “Smile as wide as you can for the picture,” my mother reminded me as she ushered me onto the school bus

Chicken Divan

First published in Fire & Knives and later published in Oh Comely magazine ~ My brother came screaming into this world like the womb he was li

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