Train Treats for the Orchesquad: Dulce de Leche Cookies

My son Ken attends a parochial Catholic high school after eight years in our county public school system.   The biggest adjustment for him was not academics, but his school orchestra program. Continue reading

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A Quick and (Pimiento) Cheesy Blog

Grace and I have been speaking daily on the phone or via email.  Our “titan of industry,” Jeff’s moniker for her, has been bored at work and wants updates on what I’ve been making.  Continue reading

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Christmas Dinner 2015 and Grace’s Favorite Cookie

Yes, the annual Christmas dinner debate is over.  The only discussions were minor because I announced I was going “back to basics”:  Continue reading

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Our Roanoke Rock Star and Woodford Reserve Bourbon Balls

In our neck of Northern Virgina, there’s a cool cozy venue hidden in a tiny strip mall in Vienna.  Named Jammin’ Java, it’s more likely to bring to mind a coffee shop. Continue reading

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Christmas Is Calling…With Cranberry Oat Bars!

It is a shame you can’t buy fresh cranberries year-round.  My BFF Grace likes to buy extra bags around Thanksgiving and freeze them to make coffee cake.  Me, Continue reading

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The Musical Musketeers and Butternut Squash Risotto

So many posts, so little time…and I’m a SAH mom.  Continue reading

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