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Monday, June 7, 2021 - 03:03
In case you haven’t noticed, I love history. And, I like to find out about the culinary history and…
Saturday, June 5, 2021 - 04:34
This post is the first in a series that will, hopefully, help people in two very important ways:…
Monday, May 31, 2021 - 16:04
It is Memorial Day weekend in the US. The modern day observance is to honor and mourn those who…
Monday, May 24, 2021 - 11:09
After a few days in the hospital, I was looking forward to being back in the kitchen. But another…
Monday, May 17, 2021 - 16:53
It’s baseball season! Although baseball is considered America’s past time, I am not a diehard fan.…
Monday, May 10, 2021 - 12:51
Celebrating mothers is an ancient time honored tradition across all cultures. The Bible says, “Her…
Monday, May 3, 2021 - 16:30
Contrary to many beliefs, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day. In Mexico, it is a low-…
Monday, April 26, 2021 - 14:53
Growing up my experience with fish was either from a can or what my Dad would catch in a river,…
Monday, April 19, 2021 - 15:33
Is there anyone who has never had cold pizza for breakfast? When I was in college, if there was any…
Saturday, April 17, 2021 - 07:33
It's no secret that here at The Big and the Small, we love movies. In particular, we love the…
Monday, April 12, 2021 - 14:14
Although my Southern roots run deep, I was born and raised in the Midwest. One of the things I love…
Monday, April 5, 2021 - 14:06
Happy Easter! If you are like me, you love to celebrate Easter by sharing a special meal with…
Monday, March 29, 2021 - 14:28
If you read last week’s blog post then you learned about how the classic duo of tomato soup and…
Monday, March 22, 2021 - 14:09
Pretzels and pizza are a combo I never thought about until recently. I am not a huge fan of…
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 12:22
What is Bizza? A. a German name B. short for breakfast pizza C. to throw a tantrum D. a restaurant…
Monday, March 8, 2021 - 14:10
Two food related headlines garnering national attention this week in the U.S. caught my attention.…
Monday, March 1, 2021 - 09:34
Let’s talk about delivery, carry-out and (gasp) frozen pizza. Although I love homemade pizza, prior…
Monday, February 22, 2021 - 07:10
I have been on this pandemic pizza journey now for six months. A few weeks ago I shared some of the…
Monday, February 15, 2021 - 04:03
I know I am supposed to be writing a blog post about my pandemic pizza journey. And I promise I…
Monday, February 8, 2021 - 10:00
In case you haven’t heard yesterday was Super Bowl Sunday in the U.S. For those who are not…
Monday, February 1, 2021 - 13:03
This week’s Sunday creation is Detroit Style Pizza! Never heard of it? You will soon as Pizza Hut…
Monday, January 25, 2021 - 14:00
What is Pizza? The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines pizza as “a dish made typically of flattened…
Monday, January 18, 2021 - 10:00
Now that you have heard all about how my mother fell in love with pizza...it is time to start…
Monday, January 11, 2021 - 10:00
This is another guest post from my mother, Peggy Palmer-Johnson. See part 1 here!  You might laugh…
Monday, January 4, 2021 - 10:00
Note: This is a guest post from my mother, Peggy Palmer-Johnson.  Thank you to my daughter Bethany…
Friday, January 1, 2021 - 12:00
One of my 21 goals for the year is to watch (or re-watch) 21 classic movies. This blog post is…
Friday, January 1, 2021 - 10:30
Well, like clockwork, a new year is upon us! Which means it's time for new goals and a new list of…
Friday, January 1, 2021 - 10:15
If you do something for five years in a row I think it can officially be called a tradition, yes?…
Friday, January 1, 2021 - 10:00
Bonjour! Welcome to my reading list for the year 2021!  This now the fourth year in a row that I…
Thursday, December 31, 2020 - 10:00
At the start of 2020, I made a list of 20 goals for the year of 2020. Now is the time to check in…
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 10:00
The year 2020 has been...shall we say, unexpected. Advent and Christmas this year are going to be…
Saturday, October 31, 2020 - 10:00
Most people who know me, know that I love Halloween. I don't know what it is about this spooky…
Sunday, September 20, 2020 - 10:00
Time sure flies when you're having fun!  1. Walk 20 minutes a day Still keeping up with this one…
Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 10:00
Holy moly I feel like I am just sprinting into the rest of the year! I have hit the ground running…
Sunday, September 6, 2020 - 10:00
The weeks are passing quickly - I suppose it's true what they say, time flies when you're having…
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 10:00
A day that I have long anticipated is finally here. At the end of last year, I wrote about waiting…
Sunday, August 30, 2020 - 10:00
Well time seems to have gotten away from me there a wee bit. We left London for Wales and then all…
Sunday, August 9, 2020 - 10:00
NEXT WEEK I'LL BE WRITING THIS UPDATE FROM WALES!!!  I'm just a little bit excited about that.  1.…
Sunday, August 2, 2020 - 10:00
Less than two weeks now until we move to Wales! I am getting so excited!  1. Walk 20 minutes a day…
Sunday, July 26, 2020 - 10:00
I am so ready to move to Wales, but I am trying to make myself enjoy and take advantage of these…