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Planning for Easter

Planning for Easter

| April 1, 2011 | 4 Comments

Shell shocked. That’s how I feel about April starting tomorrow (with the cruel joke of snow too). And Easter is coming too. Oh freakin’ my. Someone asked me today if I am ready for Easter yet. The answer is a big, fat no. I haven’t put a single thought into it at all. But it’s […]

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Homemade Corned Beef Hash (And Eating on St. Patrick’s Day)

Homemade Corned Beef Hash (And Eating on St. Patrick’s Day)

| March 9, 2011 | 3 Comments

St. Patrick’s Day is next week, so it’s almost time to break out the Harp beer and slice the corned beef. Not kidding. When Foodily asked me what we’ll be eating on St. Patrick’s Day, I giggled. As much as I am a firm believer in authentic foods, I am also a full-fledged, card-carrying, head-over-heels […]

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Planning for Valentine’s Day 2011

Planning for Valentine’s Day 2011

| February 11, 2011 | 2 Comments

This morning, Paige and I finished off her Valentine’s and packed them up for school. This weekend I will do the same with Will. Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and we’re in the midst of parties and preparations. On Monday, Will has his party at school (Paige’s was today). He’s so excited. Meanwhile, Shawn and […]

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Christmas 2010

Christmas 2010

| December 31, 2010 | 3 Comments

Christmas this year was nothing short of magical for my family. It was happy, joyous, relaxing, restful and beautiful — and many other colorful descriptive words too. It was amazing. On Christmas Eve, the kids decorated gift bags for all the presents they were giving. And they helped to wrap the last few stragglers. When […]

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Holiday Party Hit: Peppermint Truffles

Holiday Party Hit: Peppermint Truffles

| December 21, 2010 | 1 Comment

Every December, my family gets together for a holiday celebration. We eat and talk and laugh and watch our children enjoy each others company. Christmas is a magical time, and this holiday gathering is so special. It used to be held on Christmas Eve, but then it was moved to the weekend before Christmas to […]

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Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

| December 14, 2010 | 1 Comment

It’s hard to believe how close we are to the end of the year. We can count the days until 2011 in weeks, not months. My calendar is almost filled and closed for the year. And in a few brief weeks, blogs everywhere will suddenly be filled with recaps and resolutions — saying goodbye to […]

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A Tale of Two Thanksgivings (Thanksgiving 2010)

A Tale of Two Thanksgivings (Thanksgiving 2010)

| December 1, 2010 | 1 Comment

On Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, we ate but didn’t feast — at least not in the fork-to-mouth sort of way. But we did feast in the beauty of our tropical surroundings. It was bliss. When we returned to Connecticut, we prepared for the other kind of feast — the traditional one had at Thanksgiving. And on […]

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5 Fabulous Thanksgiving Appetizers

5 Fabulous Thanksgiving Appetizers

| November 24, 2010 | 1 Comment

Our Thanksgiving celebration is being postponed this year, until the weekend. While I prefer celebrating on the actual day, this year we just had to move the feast. So, have I planned my Thanksgiving spread yet? Not exactly. I have a great idea of what we’ll be serving. But I haven’t put pen to paper […]

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7 Fabulous Thanksgiving Side Dishes

7 Fabulous Thanksgiving Side Dishes

| November 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Last week, someone posed a question on Twitter about what really makes Thanksgiving for you. It came from some food related source, which escapes me, but it struck me: it’s not about the turkey or the pies or anything else. It’s really about family. Thanksgiving is all about family. My family doesn’t have a set […]

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Halloween Treat: Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares

Halloween Treat: Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares

| October 4, 2010 | 2 Comments

These bars are just dreamy. Creamy pumpkin cheesecake sits on top of a sweet-salty chocolate crust. Serve it with a dollop of whipped cream and it’s just amazing. Sprinkles optional. The good folks at Betty Crocker recently asked me to think up a sweet treat for Halloween using one of General Mills’ Big G cereals […]

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