Stories by Laurie Marlatt Steeb

The Case of the Missing Keys

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Dad looked frazzled. He fumbled through his winter coat pockets, then his jacket underneath, then his pants – both sides. What was he hunting? “Can I help you find something?” I asked before I helped him into my van. “No, no. I’m OK.” He wasn’t ready to tell me what he was looking for so […]

A Mystery, a Myth and More

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Looking for this week’s recipes, I ran across Geraldine Duncann’s beautiful Web site thequestingfeast.com. Described as “a Web site for and about food and drink and the people who enjoy them”, several of her offerings stand out as special, March appropriate dishes connected with St. Patrick’s Day, Ireland and the bit of folklore that goes […]

Pet and Petability

Thursday, March 5, 2009

“He’s riled!” I cautioned Kathie. She goaded our cat with her forearm. He lunged, wrapped his front legs around her arm and grabbed her wrist in his mouth. I was certain his teeth would draw blood, but she swore that in all their play times he never broke skin. I voiced that he needed a […]

The Darker the Color, the Sweeter the Cherry

Thursday, February 19, 2009

February is National Cherry Month. It’s a good time to remember the original George W’s birthday, his story about the cherry tree, and enjoy some cherries.

Leo’s Look at Love

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Leo Buscaglia was a cheerleader for life. “Life is a banquet,” he would say, quoting from the movie Auntie Mame, “and most poor fools are starving to death.” He was most closely associated with the topic of love and human relationships, emphasizing the value of positive human touch, especially hugs.

Keys to a Healthy Heart

Thursday, February 5, 2009

May the force (against mindless food consumption) be with us.

Comfort foods: Quirky Tastes Have Their Place

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Most people these days settle for the texture of instant oatmeal. Made from convenient, premeasured pouches, even my dad accepts it as quick morning filler when it is a far cry from the old-fashioned oats he used to enjoy. That courser, chewier version is what I grew up with. Instead of popping single bowls in […]

Eleven Tips for Slow Cooker Meals

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Things haven’t changed in some respects from some 40 years ago. We should use our Crock-Pots more often.

Start the Year Health-Smart

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Several nights during our busy holidays, Kathie popped a frozen, self-rising pizza in the oven and we called it supper. We tried to balance things with salad and apple slices, but too many nights of this leaves me feeling guilty that our mealtime is neglected. In today’s busy world, providing healthy meals for a family […]

Our New Year’s Customs

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Ways of celebrating the new year differ according to customs and religions of the world.

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