Category Archives: Food

Beets: Easy Peasy to Grow and Bake

Most of us are not lukewarm about beets: Either you love beets or you hate them. My vegetable garden always has room for another row of beets so you know where I stand. Do you, like me, love beets? Have you grown … Continue reading

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InStyle’s Summer Social: Essie, Brancott Estate & Gardein

Last week I was bubbling over about going to InStyle‘s Summer Social. I promised to update you about the brands that impressed me so here goes … When I popped through the door I made a beeline to the Essie booth, … Continue reading

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Richard Walker Pancake House, My Breakfast Dream Come True

My husband Mike travels a fair amount for business. And now that our kids are grown and can hold down the home fort and three cats (and shovel what seems like endless inches of snow) with both hands tied behind … Continue reading

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Brussels Sprouts: Shaved, Sauteed & Delish

My Mom and I were in Ohio recently visiting her brother and his wife. My Uncle Chester and Aunt Shirley are great relatives. They are adventurers who love to visit new places, do things just for the fun of them and … Continue reading

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Pioneer Woman’s Flat Apple Pie, with a Jersey Twist or Two

I don’t feed cowboys or hungry (young) kids like Ree Drummond, aka  The Pioneer Woman, nor do I live in the open countryside known as Oklahoma. Nope. I feed regular people of all ages here at my home in northern New Jersey. … Continue reading

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Nutrition: The Right Fuel for You and Your Softball Player

We parents want to provide our darling daughters (DD) with the proper equipment, training and nutrition so that they can run onto the softball field and play their best. No hunger pains. No sugar highs (and crashes). Food — proper … Continue reading

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Carvel Ice Cream Gift Card: Enter to Try to Win!

I love ice cream. And I love chocolate. So when I was asked if I’d be interested in trying the newest flavor of Carvel Ice Cream — Nutella — I didn’t hesitate; I said YES! Immediately. And giving my readers a chance … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day: A Perfect Blend of Food, Family and Used Car Stories

On Mother’s Day our two twenty-something children descended on the family home with fistfuls of lovely yellow roses and grocery bags filled with the makings of some really good eats. And the New Jersey “spring” cooperated and gave us a perfect sunny … Continue reading

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Weight Watchers Soup Recipe Revisited

Yes, I wrote about my friend Lori’s zero point Weight Watchers soup recipe a while ago. The recipe is here. I admit that I don’t eat a ton of soup (unlike my daughter Tory who lives on the stuff when … Continue reading

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Food and Water: What Every Body Needs

My electric teakettle sits under the double window that looks out on the bird feeder and bird bath in my side yard. Yes, I am one of those people. I feed the birds and give them fresh water. Year round. … Continue reading

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