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Eggnog Challah French Toast

The Eggnog Challah French Toast Miracle

If you’re like me, you see the word “eggnog” and stop in your tracks. Then, when you see that the very next word is “Challah” it’s over. Eggnog Challah French Toast. It sounds tempting, doesn’t it? Truth be told, I don’t even really like French Toast all that much, but when I saw a version […]

Lemony Butter Cookies

Lemony Butter Cookies—My Idea of Pure Perfection

Lemon is just about my most favorite thing on the planet. Butter is my second. That means that Lemony Butter Cookies are not only my idea of pure perfection, they are pretty much to die for. This recipe is super simple and if you make enough to share, they will make you an instant hit with […]

6 steps for handling separation.

Sometimes a marriage feels over, but upon examination there exist a few embers which could potentially reignite the whole damn thing (not the technical definition). Often a marital relationship appears to have gone horribly awry, yet participants believe time apart could serve to remind why the union was initiated in the first place (again not […]

Clean Wineglasses

The Magic Way to Clean Your Wineglasses and Barware

It’s the holiday season and chances are good you’re entertaining a bit. I’m a bit of fanatic when I’m cooking for a crowd, and am more than a little freakish about having crystal clean wineglasses and barware. I don’t know why, but for some reason wine just seems to taste better when you’re drinking it […]

chocolate biscuits

Desserts to Die For—The Best, Most Amazing Chocolate Biscuits

A chef friend of mine shared the recipe for these chocolate biscuits years ago (for which I am ever grateful) and they remain a favorite—especially with holiday meals. They are perfect after a big meal—when you don’t want something too sweet, but do want something as an accoutrement to a lovely meal. These chocolate biscuits […]

Surviving the First Weekend Without Kids

A lifetime ago, or at least what feels like one, I was one of those women. Happily married, more busy than I liked, looked at separated/divorced friends and thought they had life all figured out. Child gone every other weekend? Oh the things I could accomplish with that gift of time. I mused. A minimum […]

Prosciutto wrapped asparagus Intersection-M

Thanksgiving Meal Extravaganza 2017: Stuff You’ll Want to Make

Thanksgiving is tomorrow, did you know? Ha. There’s just about no place I’d rather be than in the kitchen, on Thanksgiving or on any other day. Cooking is my therapy, and how I relax. It’s a right-brain, creative release, and one that  helps balance the geeky left-brain focus that’s the norm in the life of […]