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Love You, Not Your Decorations

December 17, 2015

I was talking to my sister-in-law, Patty, who is on crutches this holiday. Nothing makes a woman crazier than not being able to whirl around in a frenzy of Christmas preparation insanity,  so she was already apologizing for her house probably not being up to snuff. I told her not to worry, I’m not coming to visit the decorations or the house. I’m coming to see my family.…

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My First Christmas Eve Away – How I Survived

December 15, 2014

I just read an article in the LA Times about an Austrian chef who re-creates Christmas dinners like those in his homeland because he has such great memories. I loved that, instead of sinking into a depression over what he’s missing, he’s re-creating it with braised duck and roasted chestnuts. I remember forcing myself to do that the first year I spent Christmas Eve away from my large,…

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Win Something From My New Online Store!

October 31, 2014

I love you guys — for reading these posts, responding and telling me how much you enjoy my stories and recipes. You’re all awesome and, if I had the time and the money, I’d bake biscotti for every one of you.  I can’t do that, but I can give you a gift from GettaSommaDis, my new online store!  Go check it out right now! Here’s a link:  http://www.zazzle.com/gettasommadis*…