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Introvert’s Thanksgiving

1. Wake up, stretch, put on bathrobe, go downstairs to kitchen. 2. Start coffeemaker. Pet dog. Take dog outside. 3. Bring dog inside. Pet dog. Feed dog. Write a few pages in journal. Pour yourself a cup of coffee. 4. Check email, Twitter, and Facebook. Warm up your coffee. 5. Have toast and a banana for ...

So, Here’s The Plan…Let The Mayhem Begin!

I have shopped, and I have scoured the pantry and refrigerator, for all possible fodder for our Asian-inspired Thanksgiving dinner. I have quite the arsenal of Asian pantry ingredients at my disposal, along with fresh ginger, garlic, scallions, celery, carrots, leeks, shiitakes, and cilantro. Yes, cilantro, aka fresh coriander, is also known as Chinese parsley, ...

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Kindness Ripples

We had our hibachi Thanksgiving dinner out with my in-laws last night, and thoroughly enjoyed the show, the food, and the company. I delivered the Kindness Cake I saved for them, sliced and wrapped on a pretty plate, but we were all too full to enjoy it together last night. Inspired by last night’s meal, ...

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The American Thanksgiving

My in-laws are traveling to see old friends for Thanksgiving this year, so we will be celebrating with them before they go. My mother-in-law is a wonderful cook, and always cooks a Thanksgiving meal, all by herself at her behest – except for a pie or two from me – that would feed far more ...

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Gingerbread for Healing

I have reached the point where I just need something simple, comforting, and healing, and thought you might have too. So I made gingerbread. This is my mother’s gingerbread recipe. It was her go-to dessert when she wanted something quick and easy, that would feed and please a crowd. My father used to eat a ...

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Comfort Food Sunday: Sometimes It’s The Cooking, Not The Eating

As I begin this post, the aroma of slowly sautéing onions surrounds me, calming and centering me after a very long, very busy day. My morning activities stretched well into the afternoon, demanding a level of energetic social interaction that is more than I am comfortable with. Arriving home, in need of quick rejuvenation, I slathered Meyer ...

15 Layers of Love

This post will be short and sweet, because I have been jumped by Mr. Head Cold, and really need to sleep it off. But before he could get the best of me, I got The Boy’s birthday cake made. That right there is 15 layers of red velvet cake, lovingly wrapped in a buttercream icing, ...