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  • Stacy’s Birthday Dinner

    Birthdays are all about getting to have your favorites, so here’s Stacy’s birthday menu. First up was a Pomegranate Lime Martini to wash down some seared tuna on watercress with a lime wasabi cream. Restaurant-style beef tenderloin with balsamic mushrooms and a big baked potato . . . . . . which surprisingly, we were… Read more »

  • Happy Birthday, Stacy

    It’s a big week for birthdays in our house.  First up: my sweet hubby. Such a cute little guy Such a rugged football player Such a good golfer Such a happy, handsome guy But more importantly, such a great Dad Such a beloved PopPop to 7 precious grandkids Such an amazingly kind and loving fur-daddy… Read more »

  • This Week’s Menu

    Frankly, I don’t know how to do ANYTHING without a plan.  I am the least spontaneous person I’ve ever met.  Spur-of-the-moment anything just plain makes me uncomfortable.  My theory is that there’s just so much I always want to do that if I don’t schedule it and plan for it, I’d never fit it all… Read more »

  • My Favorite Things: Kitchen Edition

    I am not one of those people who must have lots of kitchen gadgets.  I like to keep things simple, and not load up on so many extra things that I really just don’t use much.  Who has room to store a million gadgets? But I DO have some things that I just love for… Read more »

  • Fraternity Brothers

    This past weekend my husband and I had the pleasure of spending the weekend with several of his fraternity brothers and their wives.  That alone is a nice enough thing all on its own, but it goes so much deeper than that.  You see, my husband graduated college in 1970 with these guys.  That’s almost… Read more »

  • Mini Getaway

    82 degrees and sunshiney in February in the Northeast?  Is this really possible?  It sure was for us this past weekend!  After so many invitations, we finally accepted our brother Mike’s offer to check out The Pool at Harrah’s in Atlantic City, NJ. It felt so good to shed some layers and expose parts of… Read more »

  • This Week’s Menu

    It has been a crazy week indeed, leaving me no time to rest, let alone blog.  Nice to be home-sweet-home. I did so well avoiding all the goodies I made for my son’s visit last week.  I stuck to the kale salad for dinners, ate lots of fruits and veggies for snacks, and was really… Read more »

  • This Week’s Menu

    This will be a short blog because well, I have no heathy menu to share this week.     We are lucky enough to have my son visiting with us for part of the week, so that means making some of his favorite things. . . all of which are not even remotely in my eating… Read more »

  • Meet the Family: Ron

      This is Ron.  My son Nick chose him back in 2005 when Ron was only 4 months old, and being fostered by a friend of ours.  When we adopted Ron, he was sick – oozing eyes, runny nose . . . I couldn’t believe Nick talked me into adopting a sick kitty.  11 years… Read more »

  • This Week’s Menu

      I really should eat nothing except for celery sticks and water for a few days after all I have consumed over Valentines Day weekend, but there’s just this one problem. . . I still have cake left. So I’ll just try to be good where I can – you know, like having my cake… Read more »