Category Archives: Food

The Progression of “I’m Not Making Too Much for Christmas Dinner”

My family is pretty much…Italian. Especially my Mom.  Every year  around this time the conversation about Christmas Dinner plays itself out in this manner (which I would not trade for the world). A month before Christmas – possibly on Thanksgiving:  … Continue reading

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It’s a wrap

“I CAN’T GET THIS OPEN!” “HOW DO YOU GET THIS OPEN???” “PLEASE, I BEG OF YOU! MAKE IT OPEN!” I hear it again and again… from family, friends, my son’s teachers. But it never gets me down; it will never … Continue reading

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Memories of Mujadara

Some moments in time are perfect. When everything around you was just so; understanding, even then, that you are most likely going remember the time for eternity.  It doesn’t have to be anything dramatic or even noteworthy, it’s just a time … Continue reading

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The Five Second Rule Fail

My husband and I feel very differently about ‘the 5 second rule’ – come on, you know what it is…the rule that food dropped on the floor is edible if picked up within 5 seconds (as long as it’s not … Continue reading

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In Response to the Woman in the Ice Cream Shop

That’s my alternate title to “An Open Letter to the Woman in the Ice Cream Shop”… It was 2008, my 6 year old son and I were in a Baskin-Robbins, it was his first visit to an ice cream shop … Continue reading

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Yes – I’m Venting

I’m taking advantage of having a blog to just VENT.  About my weight. I’m trying to rise above it – but I don’t get it. I’ve been told to exercise, don’t drink soda, don’t eat fast foods, I don’t eat … Continue reading

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The Power of Cooking

This is what my son haughtily (well if I’m being HONEST, rudely) informed me one night when I was making a dinner that he was not interested in eating.  “Mom, I can eat what I want because I have the … Continue reading

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