Category Archives: family

Two Ingredients and a Big Step

A simple recipe, one with only two ingredients, served a dual purpose for me last night. It was my menu, and my own personal challenge. Yesterday marked 7 years since my mom passed.  I felt it, I do every year.  … Continue reading

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From the View of a Child

I should start by saying this post is far overdue.  Months actually. Last year I was contacted by members of the National Cancer Society in my home state.  A woman had worked with my mother, remembered me, and asked if … Continue reading

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What My Father Has Given Me

It’s Father’s Day weekend.  Tomorrow I’ll join my brother and spend a ‘Day of Labor’ at my dad’s (this is now his favorite gift, as opposed to something from the store.) The writing below is part of what I gave … Continue reading

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Keep Holding On..

Over the past weeks and months, Mother Nature has held a fairly firm grip on the headlines.  While we’ve all heard it’s a woman’s prerogative to change her mind, in 2011 she’s been a downright hormonal, fit throwing shrew.   … Continue reading

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It’s on the Plate

Lately things in my life are a little out of whack.  That doesn’t mean things are necessarily bad, or good, but there is a substantial amount of change…and waiting.  (I’ve had difficulty with both in the past) In just about … Continue reading

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Wisdom & Wisecracks

The holiday season is coming to a close. There was plenty of food made and devoured, but that’s a different post.  The holidays are a time for family, and that’s what brought about this post.  One thing I like about … Continue reading

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Not Going “Home”

This weekend is my High School Reunion.  As I’ve previously posted, I’m going to mine.  I’ll admit, I’m a bit anxious but I’m mostly looking forward to seeing people, reconnecting in a way that’s impossible to do via online chats … Continue reading

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Food for Thought: Lessons from My Mother

I’ve been thinking about my mom quite a bit lately. I’ve been longing for her wisdom, and hoping with every cell in my being that I am turning out half as graceful, vibrant (a word recently used to describe her) … Continue reading

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Cheers to the Patrons

I have a phenomenal group of friends.They have been imperative in my wandering journey into the world of cooking.Some, haven’t even had my cooking, but yet remain not only positive and encouraging, but see me as a person with food … Continue reading

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There is one recipe I have made longer than all the others. And, though I remain unsure in my decision, I’m going to share it. It’s my Pecan Pie.My mother made this pie. Staple at every Thanksgiving.Before I went to … Continue reading

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