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Last year, Mini-Me and I shocked our family by making Thanksgiving dinner. If you know anything about me, then you know I can’t cook. I’m more of a baker, and even that’s a stretch. And you should also know, to the great relief of my family, that this year I’m making reservations. Everyone is ecstatic! […]

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I love music. I think every moment of our lives should be filled with music or, at least, background music just like in the movies. The soundtrack of my life would have to be American Bandstand and Soul Train worthy. After all, every Saturday morning of my youth was spent shaking my groove thing in […]

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Mini-me is home for the summer and that means eating extra healthy and spending more time in the kitchen. (Oh, dear God). We usually enjoy bonding while baking, but last week we decided to expand our culinary repertoire to salads. I’m shocked too. Here’s the dinner we whipped up for the family. It was light […]

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I’m not gonna lie, while the thought of entertaining excites me, it also gives me hives. I grew up with a mom who enjoyed entertaining and did a marvelous job of it, but was on razor’s edge during the entire process. She wanted everything to be perfect and her brood out of the way. I […]

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When Mini-me and I feel like baking rest assured it is always something chocolatey. Occasionally, we will email each other recipes to save for when she comes home from college and we have our bake-a-thon. You can imagine my delight when she sent me the recipe for the most decadently delicious chocolate brownies I have […]

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My mom is a wonderful cook who inherited all of her culinary skills from her mother. I, unfortunately, take after my father’s mother, who could burn water and was the reason my father preferred his steak “well done.” I can’t seem to cook a meal without the fire department arriving at our door. (Tip for […]

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It’s important to know one’s limitations. I have very little skill in the kitchen. Clearly, not why my husband married me. So when my daughter, Mini-Me, found this easy recipe for oatmeal chocolate chip cookies that has very few ingredients, and from start to finish takes less than fifteen minutes, she had my attention. I’ve […]

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Digging around in my closet I found this… My thermos circa 1970s. Oh, how I loved this. Imagine I saved this and not my Barbie collection (probably worth a fortune!). I can almost smell the chocolate milk. My favorite part of lunch in those days. Yes, I was a flower child, and the first girl […]

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It’s been a busy week my friends. Summer has officially started in our home now that Mini-Me has finished her first year of college (Didn’t we just drop her off??) and my empty nest status is on hiatus until the end of August. Re-entry into “mommy-mode” didn’t take but a day or so for me […]

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