Zucchini Bread, Two Ways

My grandmother used to make zucchini bread every fall when the zucchini in her garden started getting big and there were enough to overtake her kitchen. For years, I refused to eat bread with squash in it; as soon as I saw the little green flecks in a slice of the bread, I ran the…

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Easy Cheeseburger and Mashed Potato Casserole

This is another one of my grandmother’s recipes, and my sister’s favorite meal. It is classic comfort food sure to fill your belly on a cold day, or great for whipping up when you’ve got a crowd to feed. The mashed potatoes take a little time, but the end result is completely worth it. Alternatively,…

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Black Sails Season 4, Episode 3: XXXI Crime and Punishment

*WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW* I always wanted to see a keelhauling–at least, ever since reading about it after a plunge into pirate research fifteen years ago sparked by reading Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. There was a period in my early teens when I sifted through everything pirate-related I could get my hands on, from copies of…

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