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As noted here, I have a thing for butter and sadly, we’re not talking toast. I tell you, sometimes I pop butter directly with brown sugar and my mouth thinks why bother baking? It’s all here. Back in bakery years, working all day near 64-pound butter blocks was torture, a special brand of wafting, yellow, [...]

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Parties and Paneling

I had a lot of Halloween weekend parties in our wood-paneled basement. Here I am on November 2, 1975, thinking I did a swell job looking like Minnie Mouse. When did Minnie ever wear a green turtleneck? Also, I’m not trying to hang myself with that necklace. As I recall it’s a Mickey Mouse necklace, [...]

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Birthday Girl

We’ve been totally focused on Bat Mitzvah weekend, hurtling toward next Saturday like a glittery, homemade asteroid. But Josie, in general, has been more interested in this Sunday – today, her 13th birthday, the day I “officially” become the mother of a teenager. Her auspicious response: “You have to remove the tweenager category on the [...]

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I share a birthday with Marie Antoinette – November 2 – and in my younger years I took this to mean I was destined for cake and royalty, only to eventually learn that it just might mean the chopping block.  Early November always puts my birthday somewhere between Halloween and Election Day, and never more [...]

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One whole year?  As in photos and recipes and 260 posts about nothing, fluffy as frosting? Impossible.

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