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WRITTEN ON Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Bacon, Beans, Dinner, French, Holiday, Pork

ShareThis latest installment in the Mommy Wars has me fired up and feeling the need to vent a little. Oh, hi. Remember me? Caterer turned recipe blogger turned stay at home mom who left you all for months to lap up every second with my kid? Right. Glad we got that awkward re-entry over with… […]


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WRITTEN ON Monday, December 19th, 2011 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Holiday

ShareI spent the morning wrapping gifts and drinking coffee out of a Christmas mug that I inherited from my mother-in-law, Carol. This probably doesn’t sound significant to most people, but it was actually an incredibly emotional couple hours for me. We lost Carol to colon cancer at the end of August. She was 63 years old. […]


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WRITTEN ON Sunday, November 20th, 2011 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Holiday, Turkey

ShareFor any true food lover, Thanksgiving is the king of all holidays. The be all end all. The big dance. In short, it’s a game on, all out foodie bacchanalia, and the crown jewel is the turkey. I’m not delusional. I realize that for most people, turkey is not actually their favorite part of the […]


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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 Thursday, March 17th, 2011 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Cheese, Holiday, Potato, Side Dish

ShareMuch is made of corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day. But to me, there is nothing more truly Irish than the potato. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some corned beef.  It’s flavorful and salty, and tender to the bone. The problem is, it’s not really Irish.  It’s English.  Or Jewish.  Or, […]


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WRITTEN ON Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Dinner, Holiday, Italian, Leftovers, Pasta, Turkey

ShareOur Thanksgiving was everything I’d hoped it would be. A house full of family, an adorable and well behaved baby girl, a long morning walk, a gorgeous table (she said as she pats herself on the back), and heaps of good food.  We had roast turkey and deep fried turkey. It rained, so we had […]


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WRITTEN ON Thursday, November 25th, 2010 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Baking, Dessert, Holiday

ShareI actually started to well up a bit as I typed out the title of this post.  I know some recent admissions of mine may make it seem as though I’m in a constant struggle.  And I fear some of my more fertility based rants may have been misconstrued, or perhaps poorly communicated. There are […]


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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 Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Chicken, Corn, Dinner, Holiday, Pork

ShareAs a kid, I’d get to request at least one meal per week.  Mom would sit at the kitchen table on Sunday, pen and paper in hand, and ask everyone what they wanted for dinner over the next five days.  It usually didn’t go that well. Asking on Sunday what someone wants to eat on […]


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WRITTEN ON Thursday, October 28th, 2010 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Baking, Breakfast, Dessert, Fruit, Holiday, Italian

ShareI always loved Halloween as a kid.  It was the highlight of the fall.  And I don’t even like candy. I had the kind of mom who’d make my costumes herself.  There were never any store bought mermaid or Miss America costume-in-a-bag outfits in our house. I think the best costume I ever had was […]


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