Aunt Penny’s Oven Roast

Though she wasn’t related to me by blood, “Aunt” Penny may as well have been.  She and my mom were in each other’s weddings.  And though they met at college just outside Chicago, they ended up living in the same neighborhood outside of Asheville, NC.  My sister and I grew up with hers and Uncle Steve’s Kids, Jessie & Johnny. … Read More

French Dips

There’s just something about a good French Dip. Dining at local joints or chains like McAlister’s, a French Dip has been one of my go-to’s for a special eating out delight.   Never in my wildest dreams did I ever guess it would be so easy to replicate one at home with such superb taste.  My sweet friend, Lora Hayes, … Read More