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The Chocolate Chip Off!

May 2, 2019

Yes! My blog has a new look. I’m still working on it, focusing more on the recipes, but I’ll still have stories. Recipes are now easier to find with a drop down menu. I am working on making them even easier to access by putting them in an easy to print format. I’m not done yet, so please bear with me, this stuff takes time!And now on to…

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Happy National Public Sleeping Day!

February 28, 2019

Hi Everybody! I’ve been working with my son to re-vamp my website. I want to make it easier to find recipes, and I want to keep posting because, of all the things I do, the thing I love most is cooking, baking and writing to you about it! In the meantime, since today, February 28th,  is National Public Sleeping Day, I am re-posting a blog from a while…

Easy Delicious Dinner Ideas Manly Meals

Happy New Year! Start it with Delicious Man Food – Pork and Sauerkraut!

January 1, 2019

Today, like every New Year’s Day for years, I am making Pork and Sauerkraut for luck. It’s a Pittsburgh tradition and is man food at its finest. Not hard to make, ridiculously good, and includes beer. Men love it. Women do too…especially when paired with creamy mashed red potatoes. And it’s good all winter long because it’s hearty (especially if you’re back east where winters make your nose…

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Christmas is a Friggin Exhausting, Happy/ Sad Affair – You’ll Need the Best Lemon Cheesecake Squares.

December 23, 2018

Christmas thoughtfulness IS friggin’ exhausting! After writing like crazy for the past three weeks to make sure all my commercials were done at work, I leaped into frantic home decorating mode, then shopping mode, then wrapping mode, then cookie mode, then elf delivery mode. And now with about 12 cookies left and people I still want to gift, this elf is beat! But I ended up baking with…

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How Do We Help Veterans?

November 12, 2018

If you’ve ever wondered how you can help Veterans — there’s a way,  and some dedicated people are doing it every day.  I just ran into some a couple months ago.   I walk my dog every night and in mid-September, I was walking past a local park and saw it all lit up at ten o clock at night. There were flags planted in the ground, and…

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Beware the Transition from Cool to Cute

October 11, 2018

This is the second in my series of blog posts about not aging gracefully. I remember the day I became invisible. I was in New York City. I was 55-years-old, walking down Broadway, and couldn’t get a soul to look at me. Not one person. My first thought was, Wow, I could rob banks now and it would be months before I’d be captured because I don’t register…

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Growing older Gracefully? Nah.

October 6, 2018

A friend of mine sent me a link to a website where a woman talks about growing older gracefully now that she’s in her 60’s. God bless her, God bless anyone who can be graceful about growing older…I just don’t happen to be one of them. I look in the mirror and pull my cheeks up a little and think, Yeah, that’s how I should look. But  you…