Jodi Lea Stewart

Loving and Writing About the Southwest and the South

The plethora of hearts, chocolate and stuffed animals the size of toll booths igniting the air and the airwaves the past month drove me into thoughtful consideration *and into making a  list* of the things I truly love. Criteria for My List  I limited my truly love list to five items. Since my spouse, family…

  Dressing, aka stuffing, is both personal and emotional. Why? Because it embodies place, race, family tradition, memories and more. Whatchacallit  The best I can find out, the term stuffing didn’t fit the decorum of the Victorian upper class, so they started calling it dressing. Today, it depends on where you live or from where you originally…

  Happy National Candy Corn Day! Lots of people hate Candy Corn. Lots of people love it. How do I know? Because nine billion candy-corn KERNELS, or thirty-five million pounds, are produced every year! Somebody is loving that velvety smooth texture, the marshmallow taste, and those triple-colored layers to bite off randomly, or obsessively – *first…