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Cappuccio’s Meats on South 9th Street.

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Looking South – 2nd Day of Spring Snowfall


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Peanut Butter Banana Brownies

We’re back after technical difficulties. Our internet went down on Sunday morning and thanks to Marko – a technician with Verizon who braved the snow and our curious cat, got us back up and running! To celebrate our new box in the basement and router, and to use up the overripe bananas in the fruit bowl, I give you Peanut Butter Banana Brownies.  Continue reading

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Don’t Feed Them After Midnight

It’s always the way: I am tearing the place apart looking for something which I never find but I uncover something which I had completely forgotten about. In this case I found a couple 0f pages of stickers promoting Joe Dante’s Gremlins (1984) and the fruity goodness of Hi-C! Continue reading

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The Grey Man – Twilight

The Grey Man – Twilight, book five in a series written by J.L. Curtis, is now available on Amazon. It’s also the fifth book, I’ve had the pleasure of designing!

Never count an old man out, even when he’s hanging up his hat!

Deputy Sheriff John Cronin is looking forward to a quiet retirement, working on the ranch, and handing it off to his granddaughter Jesse. And he’s got to pass on a generation worth of investigations, but it’s not as easy as handing over the case files and the keys. First, he’s got to train Aaron Miller to fill his role, from the way to dress for rural juries to the finer points of stakeouts and murder investigations, Texas style.

Between the oil patch workers and the cartel’s drug runners, there are plenty of loose ends for him to tie off… or terminate…

Congratulations Jim, on another fine novel!

ETA – It’s also available on Kindle, you can get it here.




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Corn Custard Casserole

I’m thinking this could be the beginning of a series, “In the Kitchen with Lloyd”, because I’m a firm believer that if you eat – you should know how to cook. On Saturday, he made this side dish to accompany the pork chops we were having for dinner. There are a lot of delicious, filling, and easy to make recipes out there – which is something that we’ll be exploring together. By the way, Lloyd’s corn custard casserole was magnificent! Continue reading

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Looking South – March Madness

It’s snowing like crazy in Philly, the Boy and I ventured out to buy some snow storm snacks.  Afternoon plans include baking and board games, be safe everyone!

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Almost All of Them Flops

This is a nicely printed flyer that was handed out at a comic book convention in the very early 1980s. On the opposite side of what’s pictured above was a list of horror and science fiction classics released by Universal Pictures from Frankenstein up to The Birds. The pictured side of the flyer showed Universal’s then upcoming slate of what they hoped would be genre classics and boxoffice blockbusters. Some of these are now considered classic while a number of these are completely and utterly forgotten.

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Tortellini with Pesto Cream Sauce

It’s been a wallop of a week heading into March – it was snowing sideways on Friday, with winds that were powerful enough to take down trees in our neighborhood. While we enjoyed some mild weather in February, it’s back to heavy coats and mittens. sigh. Arctic temperatures call for some comfort food, like tortellini in a creamy pesto sauce with a loaf of French bread, and a nice glass of chardonnay. Spring will get here eventuallyContinue reading

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Cake

We celebrated The Boy’s birthday with pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw, Lay’s Wavy chips, and finished it off with a chocolate peanut butter mousse cake. Recipe behind the cut.

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Market Baskets

9th and Washington Avenue – Italian Market.



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Happy Birthday Lloyd!

Today is our Johnny Cash listening, bow tie wearing, never met a chicken wing he didn’t love – son’s birthday. Happy birthday sweetheart, we love you!


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Happy 2nd Birthday Plywood!

Happy birthday to the uninvited guest who crashed our barbecue in June and moved in with us four months later. He’s the prince of the manor, loves a good roast chicken, and makes us laugh. So glad you’re ours!


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Rustic Apple Tart

A bag of apples, and the desire to make a little something sweet for dessert over the weekend, resulted in this rustic apple tart. It took roughly a half hour to assemble, an hour in the oven, and was heavenly served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!  Continue reading

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