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Bena Mae's Kitchen: Wisdom from our mothers



“Surely you are not going out in this weather!” It was one of my mother’s favorite comments.

Bena Mae Seivers: The pros and cons of growing old

In Nora Ephron’s best-selling book, I Feel Bad About My Neck, she laments the sorry state of her 60-something neck: “Our faces are lies and our necks are the truth. You have to cut open a redwood tree to see how old it is, but you wouldn’t have to if it had a neck,” she writes.

Bena Mae's Kitchen: The old Montgomery Ward catalog

Including the Bible, it was the most pored over, devoured, widely read book in our house when I was growing up.

Bena Mae's Kitchen: Weather stories

For days now we have watched in awe as the northeast has been hit by the monstrous blizzard Juno.

Bena Mae's Kitchen: A favorite story of mine

Cat lovers are a special breed. And cat owners treat them as the number one Royal in the household.

Bena Mae's Kitchen: When you gotta go, you gotta go

Like a polar bear, my mind goes into hibernation about this time every January. Because, let’s face it, January doesn’t lend itself to creativity.

Bena Mae's Kitchen: How we feel about our hometown

From horse racing and Bourbon Country, to the culture of Appalachia, Civil War significance, and Abraham Lincoln, Kentucky is a state enriched with deep traditions, important history and authentic heritage.

Bena Mae's Kitchen: No bragging letter this year...Thank Goodness

At one time or another, we have all received a letter around Christmastime from a relative, a former classmate or neighbor detailing the wonderful exploits of the writer’s family in the past year.

Bena Mae's Kitchen: In Your Dreams

Are your dreams so vivid that you wake up thinking that they were real?