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WRITTEN ON Monday, January 30th, 2012 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Appetizer, Salads, Side Dish, Spinach, Vegetables, Vegetarian

ShareOn the way home from the Apple store today, I found myself listening to the Miranda Lambert song, “The House that Built Me. When this song came out two years ago, I got emotional every time it played, thinking of the house where I grew up. It was an 1800’s Victorian-style farmhouse, with brown shingles, […]


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WRITTEN ON Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Appetizer, Bacon, Fish and Shellfish, Holiday

ShareLooking out my window this morning at the about-to-burst magnolia tree in our yard, it dawned on me that it’s now been one full year since we bought our house on Dewey Street and moved to the ‘burbs from the big city. The first few months were a frenzy of activity. Updates to the house […]


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WRITTEN ON Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Appetizer, Cheese, Dinner, Italian, Side Dish, Tomatoes, Vegetarian

ShareMy husband is one of those lucky people who comes from a big family on both sides. Not only that, but most of his cousins are in a similar age bracket: late 20’s to about 40, all with burgeoning careers and adult lives and families of their own. Last weekend, we came together with the […]


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WRITTEN ON Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Appetizer, Breakfast, Holiday, Pork

ShareI’ve been getting pretty fired up about our first holiday season in our new neighborhood. Starting today, we’ll have a houseful of family for my favorite all-American holiday. Beside the fact that Thanksgiving is a holiday based solely on food, love of country, and giving thanks, it’s also the official start of the holidays. In […]


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WRITTEN ON Friday, August 27th, 2010 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Appetizer, Baking, Dinner, No really, what IS for lunch?, Side Dish, Tomatoes, Vegetarian

ShareThis morning started out like any other morning. Several “snooze” sessions, my best Oscar the Grouch impersonation, and a large cup of coffee. Until I looked out the window. After several days of much needed, heavy rain, the skies over Long Island dawned clear, cool, and heart-breakingly blue. The perfect day to be out in […]


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WRITTEN ON Friday, May 14th, 2010 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Appetizer, Dinner, Fruit, Pork

ShareI’m in a fight with my stove.  We aren’t speaking at present.  The problem? The bitch is electric. Most food people would agree that gas is great. Gas is king.  Electric is for “cooks” who want easy cleanup and are afraid of fire. Not me! Not me! I love fire.  I would have been queen […]


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WRITTEN ON Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Appetizer, Nuts, Salads, Side Dish, Vegetarian

ShareOne of my favorite things about New York City is that it affords its inhabitants the ability to be completely spontaneous.  There’s no driving, no worries about parking or the mall lot being too full.  Your choices are not Applebee’s or Chili’s, by default (though I’d go Chili’s all the way, there). You might wait […]


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WRITTEN ON Friday, December 18th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Appetizer, Cheese, Corn, Dinner, Holiday, Mexican, Side Dish, Tomatoes, Vegetarian

ShareMy mom has been working on a project which essentially traces her roots (thus, my roots) back to the Revolutionary War.  Well, really she has us as far back as William the Conqueror.  I have to say I’m a little dubious of that part.  But it’s safe to say that a member of my family […]


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WRITTEN ON Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Appetizer, Dinner, Fruit, Holiday, Potato

ShareOne of my first pieces of “real” mail upon moving to the Big Apple was an invitation to come to the Park Avenue Synagogue for an evening of discussion about the state of our Jewry.  It was gorgeous, almost like a wedding invitation, on heavy card stock with embossed blue print.  It even had that […]


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WRITTEN ON Saturday, December 5th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Appetizer, Holiday, Potato, Vegetarian

ShareI am an hors d’oeuvres junkie. My favorite kind of parties are cocktail parties, and not just because of the copious amounts of booze. That’s right, folks, I’m the girl who follows the food passers around eating all the nibbles off their trays. I’ve even been known to stand strategically near the kitchen doors so […]


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