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Dinner with Eric Ripert and Fabio Viviani!

A couple of years ago, I finally convinced J to take me to Le Bernardin.  I have been a fan of Eric Ripert for many years, and longed to try his food.  It did not disappoint.  I don’t remember what … Continue reading

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Cruising with Top Chef!

I am a Top Chef fan.  I’m talking, big, HUGE, annoyingly fanatical.  I own all 10 seasons of Top Chef, 4 seasons of Top Chef Masters, and 2 seasons of Top Chef Just Desserts (eh, not nearly as good, but … Continue reading

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Summer, Friends, and Breakfast Pizza

I’m still here!!!  Whew.  The last 3-4 months have been a blur.  I won’t bore you with details, but in short, H is now a high school graduate!  The last few months of school for her were a combination of … Continue reading

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Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Updated Veggie Meat Loaf…SOOOO Good!

Last year I posted a vegetarian meatloaf that I made for my vegetarian daughter that even my red-meat loving husband would eat.  Shortly afterwards, my husband and I gave up meat as well, so the vegetarian meatloaf has become a … Continue reading

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Baked Kale Chips!

My grandmother lost her eyesight early in life due to a combination of Macular Degeneration and Glaucoma. My mom has had Glaucoma for several years, and was just diagnosed with Macular Degeneration. So I’m on a mission to do whatever … Continue reading

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The search for easy Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps

Almost a year ago, my daughter decided to become a vegetarian. While I respected the motivation behind her decision, I was a little bit worried about how I was going to feed my family. We had finally gotten to a … Continue reading

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A whole lotta love!

I’m a creature of habit.  Once something works for me, I pretty much stick with it. I work out every day, so I can enjoy eating and having the occasional glass of wine.  So far, so good. I do the … Continue reading

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Our family is growing…plus Fresh Corn Potato Salad!

Life at our house has taken a dramatic turn…after much thought, discussion, and debate, we decided to adopt a new baby.  So here we are, beginning our 50’s with a baby in the house. Our dog Rosie is now six, … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Meat Loaf…it’s delicious, REALLY!

Last month I downloaded the movie, “Food, Inc.” to my computer, thinking I’d watch it during spring break, but never got around to it and completely forgot I had it, until last weekend. I plugged in my earphones, and watched … Continue reading

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Easy Homemade Meatballs and Spaghetti!

I love cookbooks. I read them like novels. Even the recipes that I would never make…too complicated, or with ingredients that no one in my family eats. It’s like a treasure hunt….every once in awhile I find a great recipe. … Continue reading

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