Grandmother Frederiksen’s Indi...

Nov 11, 2011 by

If you’ve been reading my recipes you probably guess that I am big on holiday traditions. Many years ago, shortly after my divorce, a...

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Veggie Heaven

Oct 21, 2011 by

Growing up at our house (Whitebread Ohio in the 50s) was all about meat and potatoes. Spaghetti was exotic and only came with tons of...

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Foodie Fall!

Sep 30, 2011 by

Fall is in the air.  No, forget that, fall is here! After an outrageously hot summer, the nights are finally in the 40s and 50s. Time...

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Retail Therapy Works .. Resear...

Jul 25, 2011 by

Shopping as “therapy” is effective at elevating mood, and it doesn’t lead to buyer’s regret. All of the...

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The “Hoffsicle”

Jul 7, 2011 by

I’ve never been a television person. I can go years without using my TV (when I have a working one) for anything but watching VHSs...

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Daddy’s Tomato Garden

Jun 24, 2011 by

My father spent most of World War II on Attu, a frozen, treeless dot in the northern Pacific at the end of the Aleutian Chain....

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An Opera Picnic

Jun 10, 2011 by

June is opera season in St. Louis.  Opera Theatre of Saint Louis is one of the premiere festival companies in the world.  It is...

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Carrot, Radicchio & Ham S...

Jun 3, 2011 by

Somewhere years ago I read that the way to a balanced diet was to make a rainbow out of your plate. What a concept! I’d always been...

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200 Years of Being Female In A...

May 18, 2011 by

A couple of weeks ago I happened on two articles, published the same day in the New York Times. Each addressed the challenges,...

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Mother’s Day Strawberry Shortc...

May 6, 2011 by

Strawberry shortcake is a Mother’s Day tradition at our house, not because my mother particularly cares about it, but because I do,...

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In the Kitchen with George and...

Apr 15, 2011 by

I admit to a very un-feminist yearning.  I would love to have a man around the house who would cook for me.  Growing up, we were...

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Celebrating 100 Girlfriend-to-...

Apr 4, 2011 by

                  Sometimes when you color outside the lines magic happens! About 8...

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