April Fools

April Fools Day is one of my sister’s favorite days.  I can remember countless times growing up, where she would play the best and worst tricks on us.  Every year on this day, I’d anxiously wait not knowing what or when her master plan would unfold.  Her tricks ranged from when we were little to “you have something crawling on you”  to when we got older she had a terrible accident.  Just playing with our emotions.  We were all just little pawns in her master world of trickery.  When all was done she would be laughing, well, we’d all be laughing and we fall for it each and every year.  I honestly don’t know how she can keep such a straight face and keep the gag going.  Well, I guess that’s why she’s the master.  Now, she’s passing down this fun and tormenting ritual to her daughter and I am as well to my kids. Read More

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Stacked Teriyaki Burgers

Recently, our cold winter weather turned into beautiful spring-like days for a brief period.  The sun was shining bright and the temperatures rose into the 70s.  It felt so wonderful to strip off all the winter layers and enjoy the days outside.  It felt so much like spring that I wanted to uncover the grill and cook up some juicy delicious burgers. Read More