Category Archives: Holiday

Grandchildren & the Cool Grandparent Badge

Being a grandparent is a lot different than it was being a parent.  Parts of it are a lot more fun, some things are a lot more frustrating, but it is just as much an adventure as it was being … Continue reading

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It’s my birthday, so here’s a gift for YOU!

My birthday is the 19th of this month, and while I’m going to leave my age a bit mysterious (ladies are like that…) I am going to be celebrating it with family and friends on a camping trip.   So … Continue reading

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Low key Labor Day menu

We’re not having a big barbecue, and we don’t have any company coming either.  We’re not going anywhere, and it’s a kind of stay-at-home-and-get-chores-done weekend.  We aren’t alone in that–lots of people are staying home between the price of gasoline … Continue reading

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55 Frightfully Fun Foods

It’s just been released, in time for the fall season, and it is filled with fun foods for celebrating every ghoul’s favorite holiday–Halloween.  So, what’s included in it? Obviously, there are 55 fun recipes, covering a wide variety of foods … Continue reading

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Food photography

I’ve spent the day cooking.  You’d think we were expecting company, but I made small amounts of 15 different recipes today. I’m working on the photos for the next cookbook, which happens to be all about Halloween party foods.  You … Continue reading

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Memorial Weekend!

Memorial Weekend! It’s here. It’s also a big weekend for getting together with family and friends, and the “official” launch of summer. So what does summer mean for cooking? We tend to stay away from baking–it’s too hot here on … Continue reading

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Perfect for Easter–Scotch Eggs

With Ash Wednesday, we begin Lent, which leads to Easter!  It’s fairly early this year, on March 31st, practically around the corner.  For many of us, it’s time to start planning our Easter menu too. Easter morning seems to always … Continue reading

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