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Silky Homemade Hummus (Warning: You need a food processor)

My 83 year old mom and my husband Kurt are obsessed with hummus.  Continue reading

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A Mid-Summer Day: Roller Coasters and Blackberry Pie for My Two Guys!

Today, my husband Kurt took our son Ken to King’s Dominion, the big amusement park here in the DMV (that’s District, Maryland and Virginia for those not from these parts). Continue reading


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Pasta Ponza from Giada – An Easy, Light Pasta Dish, Perfect for Summer

Today is a busy day.  I’m taking Ken out of school early so we can see our school pyramid’s art show; one of his drawings was selected.  Continue reading

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The Triple Hit Molasses Spice Cookies and the Last Minute Christmas Menu Lobbying Effort

I’ve been busy over the last few days– another batch of toffee because I felt the first one was overcooked, not even close to burnt, yet just a bit shy of perfect.  When I mentioned this to Grace, she said “I’ve had what you think is botched toffee and it’s fine, but go ahea and give it to Kurt for his work.  Continue reading


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Why Are You Acting So Cray Cray?

It’s not that I don’t want to blog every day.  It’s not that I don’t have some story about food or my family to share.  It’s just the convergence of ill-timed events that ultimately preclude my getting any time in front of my laptop.  Not that these aren’t good events, mind you, they just startle me out of my routine of cooking and writing. Continue reading

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Hello world!

Leave it to programmers to default a blogger’s first post to “Hello world!”  I guess it’s their version of an inside joke, so I’ll keep it.  If you don’t get it, don’t worry and savor the bliss of not living your life surrounded by the minutiae of coding logic as I once was, many (professional) lives ago.

Today, I’m an (almost) 50 year old retired-exec-turned-SAH-mom with a tweenie son and a (much) younger husband (he’s the real geek in the family, but cute in a Ryan Philippe way).  So you could say I was a cougar, although I don’t come close to a Demi Moore body– hence the blog title.  What I really am is a recovering workaholic and in my attempt not to turn into the ultimate Tiger Mom (and on the repeated advice of my BFF– “you’ve got to find something else to do than micromanaging your kid”), I decided to blog.

My trifecta of happiness revolves around Family, Friends and Food.  So that’s what I’ll write about on this blog.  Hope you’ll enjoy reading it as much as I’ll enjoy writing!


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