Soul Food: Pork Shoulder Steak

Pork Shoulder Steak By Tom Unfried So there we were in the fall of 1995, back at the hospital just a short time after our son Christian had been released after months of treatment for a bone marrow transplant. Complaining of severe pain in his abdomen, we knew the drill: get him to Children’s Hospital […]

Soul Food: The Hamlet

The Hamlet By Jen Manglos It was my family’s worst Christmas ever.  No, I’m not saying that for dramatic effect.  It truly was.  We were in the mist of my brother’s struggles with depression and suicide.  He was in the mental hospital and furious at my parents for putting him there.  And a Merry Friggin’ […]

Soul Food: Gird Your Loins

Gird Your Loins, It’s The Christmas Baking Season By Lorraine Manglos About 25 years ago my husband started his own business. Not having much money for gifts at Christmas time, I made an almond toffee candy that he distributed to his clients. I made about 2-3 batches and that covered all the clients. As the […]

Soul Food: Close to Home and Heart

Close to Home and Heart By Monica Romig Green When it comes to dining, my husband and I have been really, really spoiled. A dear friend of ours is a gourmand who introduced us both to the rarified world of fine and inventive cuisine. Because of our friend’s generosity, we’ve been blessed to savor multiple-course […]

Soul Food: Schmancy Toast

Schmancy Toast By Jen Manglos Who doesn’t like toast?  Despite gluten’s recent bad rap, toast remains a simple, tasty breakfast food.  Of course, it all depends upon the toppings.  Just butter?  Meh.  But add some fresh jam or peanut butter and you have a delicious way to start your day.  Now, I haven’t had toast […]