March 1965

This has to be one of my favorite photographs. I remember always finding it in the family photo album growing up. It showed my parent’s personalities perfectly. Daddy picking on Mama and her giggling uncontrollably at him which would then only encourage him to pick on her more. And her giggling more. The cycle was…

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Birthday Wishes

Yesterday, I celebrated my 43rd birthday. As I was driving Sam to Boy Scouts the night before, the conversation went a little something like this. “What do you really want for your birthday?” “Something simple and low key with you and Daddy.” “No, I mean as a gift.” “Oh, maybe for you to have all…

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Christmas Traditions

One thing I love about the Christmas season is that it is steeped in tradition – from seeing Christmas lights, making Christmas cookies, building gingerbread houses, to gathering with family and friends on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Growing up, we always visited my father’s parents on Christmas Eve to celebrate and then celebrated with…

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The Nutcracker

I absolutely adore the traditions my family follows at Christmas. We were blessed that Sam is a traditionalist, too. Or maybe we’ve created a monster! If we even think of not doing something the way it has been done in years past, he is quick to remind us and prompt us to get back in…

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Oh Christmas Tree!

Have you put your Christmas tree up already? For the last few years, we’ve started putting ours up a little early. I know, doing Christmas things before Thanksgiving is a highly controversial topic. But, don’t hate on us because we’re early birds. We celebrate Thanksgiving with my husband’s family on the Sunday before Thanksgiving and…

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I am blessed

God blessed me beyond measure years ago when he entrusted me with this little fella to be his Mama. Before the moment that I held him, I just didn’t know it was possible to feel like your heart would burst from all that love. And then, by some miracle, it doesn’t. It just grows and…

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The Unplugged Table

I just love technology! After all, technology allows me to share my passion for cooking with you and get to know many of you in this space every day! So needless to say, being connected is a must for me as I am sure it is for most of you too. The rest of my…

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