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This week’s recipe was inspired by a class assignment brought home by my youngest daughter.  Affectionately called “Ellis Island Day”, the children pick a nationality from their family history and write an extensive report on that country, make a float … Continue reading

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Mother Knows Best

A hundred men may make an encampment, but it takes a woman to make a home. – Chinese Proverb In honor of Mother’s Day, I’d like to tell you a bit about my mother and godmother, who have been the … Continue reading

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What are friends for?

“An old friend will help you move. A good friend will help you move a dead body.” ~ Jim Hayes I have this friend from college that I’ve known for what seems like forever.  The first time I met her, … Continue reading

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The Dilemma

Remember that game that Joey and Phoebe played on Friends where you have two options and you have to respond with the first thing that comes into your head?  For instance, night or day, black or white, Coke or Pepsi, … Continue reading

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So now that Easter is over, I asked myself this morning, “What should I do today?”  The answer is easy, of course.  Bake!  But after making truffles and cake pops for Easter, it would have to be something really special.  … Continue reading

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When you’re young, you’ll pretty much eat any brand or quality of chocolate.  Growing up in the Midwest, I’ve eaten my share of American milk chocolate, including Marathon bars and Chunky, a nostalgic favorite.  Yes, I know I’m dating myself! … Continue reading

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My Chocolate Muse

“No Muse-poet grows conscious of the Muse except by experience of a woman in whom the Goddess is to some degree resident.” ~Robert Graves, British poet. A muse is a deity that personifies various concepts like Force, Love, Harmony, Strength … Continue reading

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