Tag Archives: Oreos

Ahoy Matey!

 The name of the grocery store gave us a chuckle. In Tennessee, McKay is the name of a well-known used book store. In Southern Maryland, McKay’s is a supermarket chain. My family spent a few days on vacation in Maryland last week. … Continue reading

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Yankee Ingenuity

After the performance of Chronicles of Blue and Gray at Carnegie Hall, my good friend Nancy treated my wife, my son and me to dinner at Rue 57. We shared oysters for an appetizer and all chose delicious entrees. I enjoyed a … Continue reading

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Oreo Feedwagon

“Mama Jane” Harris asked me a question on Twitter. She wrote, “I have a surprise for the Tennessee Valley Fair. Can you guess what it is?” I already knew that she was planning to sell a maple-bacon funnel cake. We … Continue reading

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Learning to Crawl

According to some columnists, your friends don’t like it when you post food pictures on Facebook. Well, this isn’t Facebook. If you dislike food photos, then today’s blog post isn’t for you. The organizer of Dishcrawl Knoxville invited a WNOX … Continue reading

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Pin Da Club

The s’mores at the Tennessee Food & Wine Festival on October 22nd had some added pizazz. The marshmallows were impaled on wooden sticks that were similar to the stirrers at Starbucks. The chef toasted them using a small blowtorch. In … Continue reading

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Earl of Sandwich Cookies

The experience of eating a Triple Double Oreo was surprisingly familiar. I dunked it in milk and took a bite. It reminded me of the way I used to eat regular Oreos; two at a time. According to the nutrition … Continue reading

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Ch’i and Crackers

The Dalai Lama visited Washington DC for ten days last month. He conducted prayer rituals at the Verizon Center, where my sister’s husband works. On one of the days, the Dalai Lama announced that the crowd was free to leave, … Continue reading

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Fancy Mouse

It wasn’t her Advent Angel who left a treat on my wife’s desk, just a friendly co-worker. (Before you ask, an Advent Angel is similar to a Secret Santa.) The note with it quoted from our son’s favorite Christmas poem, … Continue reading

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Stellar Dough-reo

It seems to have gotten easier to find a Deep Fried Oreo at the Tennessee Valley Fair. When I finally found some last year, I had to talk an independent vendor into selling me just two instead of four. This … Continue reading

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Fry Day Night Lights

Billy insisted that I sample one of his deep-fried Oreos. He was selling a variety of deep-fried treats during the Carter High School football game on Friday night. The menu also offered deep-fried Twinkies and fried green tomatoes. Coincidentally, I … Continue reading

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