Happy Holidays: 2017, and Finding the Silver Linings

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!   I always like to write a few words before the end of the year, especially during the holidays. For all that is Christmas has quite an impact on me – I become melancholy, more aware and in touch with my feelings and with the feelings of my loved ones, nostalgic, and romantic. I can see the beauty more clearly, as well as the blessings, but also the […]

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Thank You, Tom

Will you still be my mom in heaven? I’d ask my mom when I was a little girl. We lived in a very small apartment, and my feelings were so overwhelmingly big that they had never quite fit.   Do you think we’ll still be married after we die? I asked my husband a while back. I was reading about black holes in the New York Times, and I started […]

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30-Day Home Baking Challenge: How Food Can Change Your Life

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The magic of home baking at your fingertips… As some of you you know, Ben and I have recently spent some time in Italy, and just as I had imagined, during our stay we got to eat delicious food. We had lots of cheese, pizza, and pasta, of course; bread, crackers and grissini were always on the table. We never ate meat, but plenty of fresh vegetables, and some fish. “I’ll go back […]

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Apple Rose: A Recipe of Love, Forgiveness, Second Chances, and Apples

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The two of them hadn’t talked in a long time, and Tierney had almost forgotten the sound of her grandmother’s voice — the accent, the tone, and how she used to move her hands toward the end of every sentence, almost as to invite the dialogue. Many were the things about her grandmother that had slipped away from her memory, but not her smile, her wit, and how perfect she […]

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