November 22, 2018

4 oz. butter, divided

3 T. flour 

1 1/2 c. milk 

1 1/2 c. chicken broth 

1/2 t. salt 

1/4 t. ground black pepper 

4 ribs celery, sliced 

1 green bell pepper, stem removed, seeded and diced 

6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled (optional: reserve the fat)

4 shallots, minced 

8 oz....

November 22, 2018

I sat down to write this story on the day my mom would have turned 95. We lost her to ALS nearly 40 years ago, way too young. Despite wanting to stay home with her as she became increasingly debilitated, I felt a responsibility to help her check one of the few boxes sh...

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