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She’s Alive!

August 19, 2021

I’m giving you this fabulous Lemon Mascarpone Tart recipe because once you taste it, you’ll forget that I’ve abandoned you for two months. Here’s my excuse list: I started a full-time job. I moved twice. I unpacked like a madwoman for 20 days so my apartment would feel like home to my visiting daughter. We attended family gatherings. We went on a roadtrip to the Adirondacks visiting lifelong…

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OK, Now I’m Over It…Thank you Humidity

June 10, 2021

At the beginning of a new romance, everything’s dreamy until reality sets in and you start noticing things. You know, like the noise he makes when he eats, or the dishes he never does, or the make up she gets on the steering wheel, or her incessant talking on the phone…need I go on? Western Pennsylvania is beautiful and would be perfect if it wasn’t for the humidity.…

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Wanna Win a Dinner Worth $250?

May 19, 2021

As the daughter of a woman who entered every possible contest, and won a few, I have weak moments. So when a friend, who works for San Marzano tomatoes, asked if I would post a contest in my blog so that (potentially) one of my lucky readers might win a dinner at a local restaurant valued at $250 dollars, I said, "Heck yeah!" …

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I’m Baa-aak

May 16, 2021

Lyle Lovett’s Pontiac brought us together, but I think my favorite moment was when we bonded over "Let’s Get Excited" by the Pointer Sisters. I was impressed and only somewhat concerned that Andy knew all the words, but we really belted it out.…

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We’re Almost There…I’m Bringing the Farro

February 26, 2021

I’m coping with Covid and unemployment with exercise. Everyday I hike the local hills. I stop just before I get to the freeway overpass, then turn around and go back. I once walked under it just to prove I could do it, but I know the next time I do the mother of all earthquakes will strike and all they’ll find will be a little thigh fat. Ever…