Peel away paper, add garnish, serve with bread sticks or crackers

Here’s the scene at our house… Thanksgiving dinner, and it’s 2pm.  The turkey is STILL not done.  We have miscalculated.  The natives are getting restless, but we don’t want to fill up before the big dinner. So… I like to …

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From age 3, he knew all the players' names...

  Game Day is coming up… this Sunday, Saints vs. Atlanta. Not a home in New Orleans will be unaware of this important event.  Even my 83-year-old Mom will be tuned in, and we’ve got to do all the good-luck …

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This serene scene is what I imagine when I think of the holidays… but more and more often, I am caught at the last minute with all my good intentions gone by the wayside, and yet another holiday season weighing …

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It’s been a beautiful, hot summer… and it’s almost over. School has started, but kids are still in summer mode, not yet ready to give up the lazy days and snoballs, unscheduled down time and random snack frenzies; but it’s …

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