Friends and frustrations…

It’s been a challenging month. In the midst of the usual familial stuff, we’ve also been dealing with a major fracture among some of our closest friends. I’ve been fortunate to have plenty to distract me from over-thinking the whole mess – kids, home, family, etc. plus putting a lot of effort into PitchWars (a writing contest),…

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Hurting heart, broken brain…

It is not often that I struggle to find the right words to express an emotion. But since I saw the first reports of the attack in Orlando, I have struggled… Struggled to even process what I was seeing and hearing. Struggled to understand how anyone could possibly have so much hate. Struggled to wrap my…

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Snowzilla 2016

Baltimore doesn’t get tons of snow very often. In fact, this year, we had a very mild winter. That is, until this past weekend, when winter decided to arrive and make up for lost time by dumping 29 inches of powdery white stuff all over us. Still… it wasn’t that bad. We had a kitchen…

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A New Year’s Reflection

Ah New Year’s… the traditional time for resolutions to be a better person… eat better… lose weight… stop smoking… start exercising… etc. etc. etc. In many ways, I’m no different than everyone else… The changing of the calendar has prompted a changing of the ways… Not necessarily because it’s New Year’s, but mostly because it’s…

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Culinary crushing… poached egg perfection

I have a new(ish) culinary crush… and I’m about to wax rhapsodic about poached eggs. I used to love Alton Brown. I still love the classic Good Eats episodes. Hey, science and cooking combined? Yeah! I’m in! I also used to be a dedicated scrambled eggs kinda girl. I didn’t want a runny yolk. Nope.…

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“Where have you been”… the requisite, “I’m back” post…

My blogging has been spotty at best lately. You’d think the opposite would be true, that after switching to freelance, I’d have an abundance of time on my hands and I’d be ready, willing, and able to do a better job on my blog. Yeah. OK. Sure. That assumes that freelance actually gives me more…

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So I’ve invited you to dinner…

Miss Manners Moment of the Day: If I invite you to dinner, it means I’m cooking. That means a full meal. Old-fashioned, sit down at the table, dinner. I guarantee I have either asked, or already know, your dietary preferences and/or restrictions, and I’ve crafted the full menu to accommodate them. Those preferences are stored…

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