June 2013

The Little Girl in the Yellow Dress

December 25, 2012
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When I was young, Christmas went like this. My brother and two sisters would wake up at the crack of dawn..usually 4:30-5ish for us and we would then wake up my folks. None of us were allowed down the stairs until my parents had performed their yearly rituals. My father would get the fire going and […]

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Christmas Coffee Cake

December 23, 2012
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After the carnage of opening our stocking stuffers every Christmas morning and before we started in on the presents under the tree, we would pause a bit for nourishment. That meal was always highlighted by my mother’s coffee cake. Perhaps this is where my crazy love of pastries began. Strewn with cinnamon and walnuts, served warm […]

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Spotlight Product Review – Rao’s Marinara sauce

December 21, 2012
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On the corner of 114th Street & Pleasant Avenue in Harlem N.Y. is a tiny little Italian restaurant called Rao’s. They are only open Monday through Friday. They are only open for dinner. They only have 10 tables. They only seat those tables once a night. Because of this, reservations are taken a year in […]

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Never Let Me Go

December 11, 2012
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I am really pissed at myself. This parenting thing can sometimes be really tough and I keep beating myself up for leaving the instruction manual back at the hospital when Benson AND Amelie were born. I could really use it these days. The latest challenge I am facing is number 806 on the list of […]

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The Home Bakery – Rochester, MI

December 6, 2012
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Home Bakery 300 South Main Street Rochester, MI 48307 248-651-4830 Here is the map! Yelp Page Have you driven through downtown Rochester lately? It is truly one of a handful of great small downtowns left in Metro Detroit. I used to live there a few years ago and hit all of the hot spots back […]

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High School Musical

December 4, 2012
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 I used to be a movie trivia master…quotes being my specialty, though I don’t watch them nearly as often as I used to these days. My arena has now shifted to the children’s shows/videos. Of these, Sesame Street is still king. I mention this because I am starting to see this same “gift” in my son. […]

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