The Marshal and the Madam Podcast Episode 15: Prairie Fever

Sherry and Marshall discuss prairie fever. Learn about isolation, loneliness, and depression experienced by pioneers on the prairie. They talk about the Homestead Act, Willa Cather's books about it, weather, and more. There's also a frontier recipe for potato salad in this episode.

By |2021-07-20T16:05:54-04:00July 20th, 2021|Podcast, Recipes|0 Comments

The Marshal and the Madam Podcast Episode 12: Cost of Goods on the Frontier

In this episode Sherry and Marshall explore the cost of goods on the frontier. They'll share some comparisons of today's money versus the value of the dollar in the 1800s. They discuss how much people earned, what is cost to run a Kansas farm, mail-order catalogs, and the amount it cost to shop for every day items. This show's lagniappe is a recipe for escalloped tomatoes.

By |2021-06-29T12:59:47-04:00June 29th, 2021|Podcast, Recipes|0 Comments

The Marshal and the Madam Podcast Episode 10: Mail Order Brides

In this episode the marshal and the madam will explore the mail-order bride world on the frontier. Learn what the term really meant, meet some of the men and women who solicited "object matrimony." Listen as Sherry and Marshall share real advertisements and true stories about love, heart break, and murder! This show's lagniappe includes a recipe for chicken croquettes.  

By |2021-06-21T17:08:53-04:00June 21st, 2021|Podcast, Recipes|0 Comments

The Marshal and the Madam Episode 7: Pioneer Products We Still Use Today

In this show, the Marshal and the Madam explore some of the products the pioneers used that we still do today. They'll share some fun details about boots, food and drink, musical instruments, firearms, and personal care products. This show includes a recipe for some historic cheese sandwiches.

By |2021-06-09T13:27:52-04:00May 24th, 2021|Food & Health, Podcast, Recipes|0 Comments

New Book!

Happy holidays! I'm happy to report that my newest book, Shaken in 2020, But Not Stirred was just released on Amazon.   Shaken in 2020, But Not Stirred is a compilation of delicious cocktail recipes, funny moments and uplifting stories that were the outcome of one of the most tumultuous years in history. While 2020 seemed like an apocalyptic nightmare or something ripped out of a tabloid magazine – the spirit of survival was ever present as many managed to stay connected and find humor while mixing up cocktails and mocktails.

By |2020-12-14T15:07:53-05:00December 14th, 2020|Food & Health, Recipes, Writer's Life|0 Comments

Unusual Times

The world as we knew it is over--at least temporarily. We've all been dealing with Covid-19 in various ways in these unusual times. I've been trying to keep on writing and researching, but get easily distracted with the news, changes in lifestyle, and helping others.   When I wasn't feeling creative I chose to bring some laughter into my world by creating some funny notebooks on Amazon and even created some funny narrative cat videos. My cat Hobbs Monahan actually made the local paper because of it!  I also started sharing some retro cookie recipes on my Instagram page. I think that's out of my system, but who knows.   I'm back at work on my next book, Historic Foods of America: Recipes from Hotels and Restaurants. It's pretty much together, but I'm finalizing recipes and the format. Next up is finding the best publisher, which might require an agent. I've never used one before, but it might be time. [...]

By |2020-05-15T16:01:35-04:00May 15th, 2020|Recipes, Writer's Life|0 Comments