Month: June 2017

Happy 241st!

July 4, 2017 will be America’s 241st birthday. The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays for a lot of reasons.  It’s near the start of summer, so the extra day off feels good.  The kids are out of school for the summer, so you can spend the time as a family.  You …

Biscuits & Gravy & Love

It’s 5:30 a.m., and Hana Nrecaj is making biscuits. Starting with all-purpose flour, buttermilk, and other ingredients she won’t divulge, she mixes the dough. Forgoing the use of measuring cups or spoons, she mixes it “until it looks right”, then turns it out into a floured pan for a gentle kneading. Too much kneading, she …