Category Archives: Family

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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Part 3: Variation On A Theme – Nutella Panna Cotta – Better (very) Late Than Never!

The first time I had Nutella was in 1978 in the south of France when I was 15 years old.  THIRTY-SEVEN years ago.  Continue reading

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Triple Delight: Farro, Feta and Freshly Roasted Vegetable Salad

I was supposed to blog this great salad a couple weeks ago because folks have been asking me for the recipe Continue reading

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(Sorta) Ma Po Tofu – Quick and Flavorful Weeknight Meal

Kurt and I have a musical son.  Instead of carting Ken to sports practices and games, we are E-T-E-R-N-A-L-L-Y driving him to auditions and rehearsals.  Continue reading

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