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Howard Johnson’s — the Best Fried Clams in the world — or maybe I just didn’t know any better

Of all the memories I have of my grandparents (on my mom’s side — my dad’s dad died before my parents even got married, and my dad’s mom was a crappy grandmother to us because she hated our mom) one … Continue reading

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Next Stop, Twilight Zone?

Is my phone haunted by the ghost of a five year old girl? Continue reading

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Sand Tarts: A Sugar Cookie recipe that actually TASTES good — great for Christmas or any time!

You will think I’m exaggerating, but these buttery, crispy, melt-in-your-mouth treats are seriously the best sugar cookies EVER. When we were in college, years before we got married, David had talked about the Sand Tarts his grandma made. Apparently they were a … Continue reading

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Half-Full English Breakfast Oatmeal -or- What I Created This Morning

Pan-grilled in bacon grease: one huge mushroom, sliced, and one small tomato, halved. Meanwhile, cooked a serving of oatmeal. Stirred a bit of chopped onion into the oats. Set aside the mushroom and tomato, and cooked an egg, over easy. Oats … Continue reading

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…and trying to avoid the negative prefix usually attached to that word. Because we don’t use those here. You might have noticed that I’ve not posted anything that would qualify as real content for a while, rather than just filler – and there … Continue reading

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Shameless Unselfish Promotion, Potato Salad and Plato

If you’ve been following me, you might know that, once in a while, I write for a website called Home Ec 101 — a site of which I was a big fan of long before the owner, Heather Solos,  asked me if … Continue reading

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Originally posted on DENY DESIGNS:
Talk about getting jazzed up on caffeine – at the Aroma Festival at The Rocks in Sydney, Australia (an annual coffee festival), organizers used 3,604 cups of coffee — four shades using different amounts of coffee…

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