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Quieting the crowd…if only for a moment

I think that there are few things better than having dear friends over for dinner. The intimacy and immediacy of dining at home creates an experience that no restaurant in the world can replicate. Dining at home means my favorite people, in my favorite place with my favorite food and drink. What’s not to love? […]

Spring (dis)Comfort

I have a confession to make…I really find Spring to be a challenging season. I know, I know- what I am saying is sacrilege; but, hear me out. First of all, just so we are clear, I truly do appreciate the respite from winter that comes with Spring. We all need it. And, I admit […]

Brought to you by the letter P…

My children adore pasta. They would eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Every now and again I, too, want a pasta fix. But, when this happens I want to aim for a pasta that everyone in the family will eat-and my idea of good pasta and theirs is definitely not the same. They are […]

Dem Bones

My Julia discovered a new culinary delight this past family vacation. She discovered the joy of barbeque ribs- or as she calls them “Saucy Bones.” We were out to dinner in Naples, Florida, at my parent’s club-of all weird places to discover barbeque-and it was Pub Night. Harrison ordered the ribs and Julia was intrigued, […]

It’s good to be home

I’m back! Sorry to take so long to get back to business, but I needed a vacation from my vacation. We had a wonderful 10 days away and every one of us got a much needed dose of vitamin D as well as long, lazy days with no agenda. Though, come to think of it, […]

Gone Fishin’

Taking my family to the warm (hopefully!) and sandy beaches of Florida. Back with lots of stuff cookin’ after Easter! Enjoy!

Bean-o-Rama

Today was one of those days that you wish you had slept through.  Nothing went as it was supposed to.  I moved two steps forward, only to be directed 4 spaces back.  There was no traction.  Nothing happened.  I tried to go on a serious power walk with my dog only to have my contractors-who have never […]

A Tribute To My Girl

This evening my amazing daughter walked up the stairs and greeted me with “Hello, my daaarrrling.”  You could almost see the cigarette holder and the slinky, silvery, long dress as she said it.  It was vintage 1940’s starlet material-straight out of Rita Hayworth’s playbook.  Not bad for a five-year-old!  I am the very lucky Mom […]

Solo Sole

I was getting my daily fix reading the NY Post the other day and Page Six (the gossip column for all those of you who aren’t addicted lucky enough to get the Post) reported that Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes and Sumner Redstone dined together in LA.  They all had the sole.  My first thought was, “what […]

Every dish needs a good PR person….

Family is staying with us.  The house is filled with the shrieks of 2 five-year-old girls, a three-year-old boy, and a ten-year-old boy…oh, and the ten-year-old has two friends over.  In short, the place is a madhouse.  “What’s for dinner,” my sister-in-law asks.  “Wool steak,” I answer.  She looks at me blankly. From across the […]