Helping a Child Buy a Home

Helping a Child Buy a Home

First-time home buyers today face a trifecta making a starter home a bigger challenge than in years past. Home prices have surged, rising interest rates have made a mortgage more expensive, and an increase in all-cash offers has made it difficult for many people...
Keep Warm with Chicken Sausage Gumbo

Keep Warm with Chicken Sausage Gumbo

Colder weather often has me in the mood to cook food that will warm me up. A good chili or stew are always a good choice. Recently, a friend of mine shared a chicken-sausage gumbo recipe he learned from an older gentleman from New Orleans. I attempted the recipe this...
Bob and the Honeybees

Bob and the Honeybees

Fall is upon us and winter is just around the corner, and Bob just picked up about 100 pounds of honey – a reasonably good year.  Our beehives near Long Island Sound are great because they produce honey all summer long, collecting pollen from the flowers in the...
Sweet Sunday Waffles

Sweet Sunday Waffles

Growing up, Sunday breakfast was a serious tradition in our household. Pancakes, waffles, and French toast were on the menu. Dad was in charge, manning the cast iron skillet or old GE waffle maker, depending on the meal. The kitchen smelled delicious. For us kids it...