CRAZY CAKE! The Craziest Chocolate Cake Ever

CRAZY CAKE! The Craziest Chocolate Cake Ever

  Crazy Chocolate Cake! No eggs, no milk, and a bit of vinegar. Hand mix. You won’t believe the texture. If you follow the instructions and don’t let this cake overbake*, you’re going to throw away all your 15-Steps to the Perfect Chocolate Cake recipes. This one...
French Onion Meatballs in Broth

French Onion Meatballs in Broth

This recipe is on the Internet, but I Jodi-ized it with a few changes! I mean, if you’re going to name something “French-Onion,” then it ought to drip with the flavor of onions, right? I thought so, too. French Onion Meatballs in Broth Are Both...
America’s First Professional Athletes

America’s First Professional Athletes

Why Did Most of America’s First Professional Athletes Disappear From Sight? Does it matter? Yes, actually, it does. Why? It matters because . . . in the first Kentucky Derby of 1875, 13 of the 15 jockeys were black men, many of whom were born slaves. It matters...
New Orleans’ Colorful Nicknames

New Orleans’ Colorful Nicknames

Imagine being excited about calling your city a fruit. That’s exactly how several million people in New York City feel when they reference their city as The Big Apple. How that nickname came to be has multiple stories associated with it, but my favorite one is...
Berries, Britches, and Chiggers… Oh Yeah!

Berries, Britches, and Chiggers… Oh Yeah!

My Aunt Dobbie held certain religious views and didn’t, no ma’am, allow any of us girls to wear “blue jeans,” shorts, or sleeveless blouses. Not her four daughters. Not any niece who came to visit or stay for the summer. *that would be me* Back home in Arizona, I...
TJ and the Tomatoes

TJ and the Tomatoes

It’s Spring! Time to think about . . . Tomatoes! How we love them. How we need them. Need them? Sure. I’ll prove it. Forget all the antioxidant lycopene, the vitamins C and K, the potassium and folate packed inside these little guys and just try to imagine a...