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  • Uncle Richard’s Meatballs-getting this recipe was my highlight of 2018! Great video of him in the post. Love you Zio!
  • Lemon Ricotta Cookies - tied with Lemon Cheesecake bars for first place in my heart - from past blogs.
  • Looking at past blog posts makes me want to eat pasta NOW!
  • Lemon Cheesecake bars- if loving them is wrong, I don't want to be right - from a past blog.
  • Polenta was my dad's favorite - another blast from my blogging past.
  • Seven layer cookie - my truest love in college - a blast from my blogging past.
  • Can't wait for blackberry season -my favorite blackberry tart - from blogs from the past
  • Lemon Ricotta Pancakes - one of my daughter's favorite things - I'm going down blog memory lane.
  • My favorite cream of mushroom soup with thyme and sherry - yum -- blogs from the past!
  • A blast from my Cannoli blog past.
  • Made some almond biscotti a few days ago. Maybe I won't share after all.

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The Academy Awards of Cleaning

July 28, 2017

“And the Oscar goes to (your name here) for the cleanest house in the world.” You’ll never hear those words in your life, so for God’s sake, put down the Swiffer and go have some fun while there’s still some summer left. Or better yet, write that book/screenplay/blog post, take that class, dance in the kitchen, or climb a mountain because no one is ever going to say,…

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Women Always Find the Good in Each Other — Garlic helps

May 12, 2017

Theresa is the first wife of my ex-husband. She rocks. But for years I didn’t realize that because I was married to my then husband, and his characterizations may not have been completely accurate because pesky emotion was involved. I should have known better because the son she and my ex had together is absolutely wonderful. You don’t turn out that great if there isn’t someone molding you,…

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Big Ambitions…Painful Reality

August 26, 2016

My plan for this week was to write two fantastic blog posts to make up for the one I missed last week.   (I spent last weekend with my family, drinking too much wine and celebrating my brother Bob’s birthday instead of diligently writing.)  Thank you Patty (Bob’s wife) for planning the whole thing and getting me back there. But nature said, “Nah, we want to throw you…

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Six Simple Words That Can End Your Life

September 2, 2014

Last weekend I made sauce for the first time in months. It even had the power to draw my daughter downstairs before 11 a.m. Still in her pajamas, sleepy-eyed, she said, “I love waking up to the smell of spaghetti sauce.” The smell is heavenly. The garlic and olive oil mingle with the sausage, tomatoes and herbs, filling your kitchen with tomatoey love. You should start cooking it…

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Wedding Advice You Won’t Get In “Brides”

April 28, 2014

My friend Jane, a fellow voice actress, invited me over for dinner tonight. Jane is the friend I wrote about in a prior post, who’s getting married in July. The one who attracts men willy nilly, while I’m still working up the nerve to maybe consider online dating. I predict Jane’s marriage will be OK because tonight she’s cooking something her fiance can’t stand to smell. She’s doing it…