Monthly Archives: October 2012

A personal tribute to the New Jersey shore~ Thanks for the memories

The realization that the beaches of my childhood on the New Jersey shoreline are  gone is sinking in. The magnitude of the big black hole in my heart is almost unbearable after viewing the images of the devastation. As I … Continue reading

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Bacon Spinach Dip

The leaves are turning colors and the air is crisp.  Very few things are better in the fall than a tray of hearty cheeses, crackers and fall fruit like apples and pears on a weekend night to bring in the … Continue reading

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Dyed eggs, they’re not just for Easter anymore!

When my kids were little they loved all the preparation time before the holidays that had us crafting, cooking and baking.  We loved to make things that we could give away as gifts, sell at craft fairs and had guests … Continue reading

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Ponytails and Motorboats

Like spring it’s the time of year that brings closure to one season and new beginnings of another. This year my Haley girl, my baby started high school…where has the time gone? A week before school started she decided she … Continue reading

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White Bean and Chicken Chili for Whimps

OK I got the “Guilties” for not contributing to my Culinary Capers group for a while. So today I got busy in the kitchen and made “White Bean and Chicken Chili”. This chili has just enough heat to satisfy any … Continue reading

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Ohhh Buffalo Chips!

Buffalo Chips There are few things that beat Buffalo wings as an appetizer for a small gathering or football game. But what if you are not big on chicken wings or messy fingers? Perhaps it’s too expensive to bring wings for … Continue reading

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Mother Teresa for President and Patch Adams as her running mate?

Now I will be honest, I am not a church going kind of girl.  I could never wrap my mind around how some people could be right and the other’s wrong with regard to their religious faith or whether there … Continue reading

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Ghostly Glasses

I was thinking the other day while we were having a small blast of chilly weather that fall is my favorite time of the year.  The colorful leaves on a walk through the woods, the cooler weather and the smell … Continue reading

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