When I looked at my calendar a couple of weeks ago and realized my mother's 80th birthday fell on the same day as Father's Day, I wondered how to honor both events in my blog. I considered writing an early Father's Day post so that I could give Marge center stage on her birthday. However, the more I … [Read more...] about For these two…
Today, my middle son turns 20 years old. Quiet and understated by nature, Sammy asked for a 'low-key' celebration, and I adhered to his request. Brunch, no cake, no big presents. Itching to do something, anything, to express my love for him, I resorted to an activity that almost always brings me … [Read more...] about A new decade
Cow bells have a very special meaning in my life. I first experienced the rush of ringing bells when riding in the PMC. Spectators line the route of the PMC ride, enthusiastically ringing bells while cheering on the riders. I loved the energy the bells create, and look forward to it each summer when … [Read more...] about Bells
October 16th is one of my favorite days. National Boss Day. A day to stop and appreciate the glory of being 'the boss'. Being the boss means having the opportunity to solve pressing issues like cracked ganache and leaky air hoses. It's a day when I appreciate keeping these dish washing … [Read more...] about Happy National Boss Day!
There are some things in life that require the utmost serious attention and respect. In my opinion, brownies fall into this category. From start to finish, brownies and blondies are perhaps the most satisfying dessert to make and to eat. No mixer required. The batter comes together so … [Read more...] about The Battle of the Brownies
Dear Graduates: Today is one of those natural moments in time when a major life event leaves its imprint on you and your family. You will sit with your classmates and share the collective energy of this day. It will seep into you and remain with you as you move forward through life. Regardless of … [Read more...] about Dear Graduates