Advent 2020: Day 18

  Good morning and Happy Bake Cookies Day! If you\’ve followed this blog for a little while, you\’ll know that my family enjoys an annual \”Cookie Baking Day\” to honor the memory of my grandmother who was a master of home baking. Sadly, this year it seemed like a better idea to forego the cookieContinue reading “Advent 2020: Day 18”

Advent 2020: Day 11

  Good morning and Happy Friday! As you may (or may not) have gleaned by now, my family is Italian-American. Our holiday traditions always had some element of our roots including lasagna and a braciole alongside traditional American favorites like turkey or ham.  We weren\’t \”all\” Italian or American in many ways. For example, IContinue reading “Advent 2020: Day 11”

5 Things: Smile, It\’s Muffins Edition

  Happy Friday! Hope that you all had a great Thanksgiving in whatever weird and wonderful form it took this year. Despite the events of 2020, we definitely have a lot to be thankful for. And we should definitely exercise our gratitude. Even science agrees! Quick Note: This is the last \”5 Things Friday\” for 2020.Continue reading “5 Things: Smile, It\’s Muffins Edition”

5 Things: Cheesy Austen Addiction Edition

  Happy Friday! Hope that you all had a great week like pigeons everywhere who are applauding racing pigeon New Kim for raising up their street cred this week. $1.9 million for a pigeon. Holy moly! Personally, I\’d prefer shopping in the Neiman Marcus Christmas catalog with that kind of cheese.   Well, even if youContinue reading “5 Things: Cheesy Austen Addiction Edition”

5 Things: Non-Partisan Edition

  Happy Friday! Hope that you all had a great week like the couple who fell in love over Dunkin\’ Donuts. What happens when you fall in love because of Dunkin\’? You get married where you met, of course! That seemed like a better news blip than election results (or lack thereof) and continued madnessContinue reading “5 Things: Non-Partisan Edition”

5 Things: Cinematic Ballet Burger Edition

  Happy Friday! Hope you all had a great week like the marathon runner who got a little help to finish the race. That\’s one a heck of a good deed! Not many people would be willing to help someone finish a marathon. It\’s more likely that I\’d call them an Uber to go toContinue reading “5 Things: Cinematic Ballet Burger Edition”

5 Things: Talented Young-uns Edition

  Happy Friday! Hope you all had a great week like the young drummer who got her very own theme song from none other than Dave Grohl! The Foo Fighters frontman enlisted the help of his three daughters for one of the cutest things that you\’ll see all week.  Well, even if you didn\’t getContinue reading “5 Things: Talented Young-uns Edition”

5 Things: Lightning Cuteness Edition

  Happy Friday! Hope you all had a great week despite the ramping up of political ads. (November can\’t come quickly enough in my view!) I thought that I was safe not having air or cable TV but now the ads are invading my internet viewing. Ack! Well, even so, we have come to Friday.Continue reading “5 Things: Lightning Cuteness Edition”

5 Things: Blockbuster Pancakes Edition

  Happy Friday! Hope that you all had a great week like the treasure hunter who struck gold… um… bronze in Scotland. That reminds me of growing up in Charleston, South Carolina where my siblings and I would dig up pieces of blue and white broken china in our yard. The pieces were probably fromContinue reading “5 Things: Blockbuster Pancakes Edition”

5 Things: Tour the Creme Brulee Edition

Happy Friday! Hope you all had a great week like when you find a forgotten $5 bill in your pocket. (That\’s a simple but fabulous feeling, isn\’t it?)  Well, even if there was no pleasant surprise for you this week, it is the first Friday in August, my friends! Where has the year gone? ItContinue reading “5 Things: Tour the Creme Brulee Edition”