I recently attended my eldest niece's birthday party.  Surrounded by family, she opened gifts and we were all treated to ice cream and homemade…

The annual return of the ruby-throated hummingbird from its South-American winter home is one of the most definitive signs that warm weather is here to…

Living in the Ozarks my whole life, I’m used to the weather toying with my emotions.  Temperatures here can yo-yo so quickly, it’ll make your…

  Thanksgiving is less than a week away and I've been spending the last few days deciding what to take to my family gathering.  I've…

You'd never know it with a heat index of 99° here in the Ozarks earlier this week, but, according to the calendar, Fall has finally…

Well, here we are again, but this time, it's worse. Summer is in full swing and it is H.O.T. here in the Ozarks. I don't…

Okay, so this stuff is the best kind of weird.  It's got it all: sweet, salty, creamy, and fruity delivered within smooth, yet crunchy, bite. …

Recently, my siblings and I were talking about the rhubarb upside-down cake our grandma used to make us as kids.  It was just the right…

A few days ago, my mom came over with a half-bushel of peaches she’d picked up at an orchard outside of town.  Standing over the…