Posts By: Traci

The Onion Anthem

The Onion Anthem

It was a sudden death marked by the words, “Baby, everything does not have to have a damn onion in it!” My heart dropped. My meals have always been about flavor and the onion played a huge role. It’s the sidekick of my dishes. I’m all about flavor and, while the onion wasn’t the only dash of flavor, it was very complementary. It wasn’t until I heard those words from the giant 6’5″ love of my life that I realized… Read more »

Weekend Cooking: There’s Silicone in My Kitchen

Weekend Cooking: There’s Silicone in My Kitchen

Follow my blog with Bloglovin   I must admit baking was not something that interested me. I relied on my gray-haired auntie for her pies and the sultry memories of my girlfriend’s triple chocolate cake. Don’t get me wrong! I can bake thanks to the likes of Jiffy, Betty Crocker, and Duncan Hines. But now, that is starting to change. During my quest to win a free iPad (never won), I signed up for a couple of subscription boxes. One was… Read more »

Confessions of a Book Addict: Adding Accelerant

Confessions of a Book Addict: Adding Accelerant

It’s been five years since my last confession. I realized I had a book addiction right around the time I got up the nerve to make the switch from hardback to e-reader. The truth is, I’m a mass market paperback hater! My mom used to buy all of my books in that format throughout my childhood. It wasn’t too bad during my Nancy Drew days but when I got to more intense novels by John Saul and Dean Koontz, it was… Read more »

Hard Prediction for a Memoir: MY GRANDFATHER WOULD HAVE SHOT ME

Hard Prediction for a Memoir: MY GRANDFATHER WOULD HAVE SHOT ME

Most stories surrounding adoption usually involve a child searching for their parent or just simply the truth to a fatigued question: Why was I put up for adoption?  It’s a question that haunts from childhood to adulthood. Where it doesn’t haunt, it’s resides in the back of the mind swaying like a branch in the wind.  Sway left for life distractions but if it sways to the right they can find themselves in and out of consciousness with questions and… Read more »