Chicken Tortilla Soup

I love soup. Done right, it can be a complete meal and is the ultimate comfort food on cold winter days. One of my favorite soups - both to make and consume - is chicken tortilla. The chicken stock base in my version comes through just enough to be slightly reminiscent of chicken noodle, but the spices and addition of diced ...

Santa Fe

Part of my job involves election work and overwork combined with bitter disappointment about the results of the presidential race led to the need for an impromptu road trip right before Thanksgiving. Since traveling for J involves quite a bit of prep and bringing at least one attendant with us, he opted to sit this one out and ...

Gratitude

“My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21. Everything since then has been a bonus." Stephen Hawking from a New York Times Magazine interview appearing on December 12, 2004   I feel like gratitude has become such a cliche buzzword these days, but I also believe that it is an essential part of a happy ...