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Happy Third Anniversary, you crazy blog of mine. To honor three food-and-tale-filled blogging years, let’s revisit a reader favorite: from May 13, 2009, here’s a story about my friend Andie, and also Andie’s mom and Judy Blume, and what we learned about men from them both. ——– MOMS WILL BE MOMS, BUT JUDY IS FOREVER [...]

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In 1975, the first recipe I tried from the Better Homes and Gardens Junior Cook Book (“For Beginning Cooks of All Ages”) was Creamy Lemon Pie, page 58. “You’ll be proud to serve this mouth-watering pie at a family dinner or a fancy party.” I was eight, and reread the words several times, to make [...]

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Fondue Night, Swiss Kiss

At least once every winter, inspired by glittery snow that is not yet gray heaps, we break out a red enamel pot, sit in front of the fire and have ourselves a traditional Swiss fondue.¬† We can trace this ritual to our shag-carpeted childhoods, when both our families – maybe every ’70s family – enjoyed [...]

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Here’s what they don’t tell you about blogging: it’s random. Crazy random. Unless you have a mission¬† – you wish to share model railroad layouts, or describe one cloud shape per day – blogging is ebb and flow. What to say, what to cook – and why? One answer came from What Would Katharine Hepburn [...]

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Why does this post merit repeat viewing? First, we’re now fully immersed in fall, and all the red and gold and chilly, early nights send me straight to the soup pot. Next, it’s almost a year since my dad passed away. When a blog-world acquaintance’s father recently died, the generously shared details of her loss [...]

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