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Archive for the ‘Holidays and Other Occasions’ Category

  • Burgers…An American Classic

    As long weekends go, Memorial Day is one of my favorites. Normally we celebrate the unofficial start of summer with picnics, parades and fireworks, but I think this year, more than others, I am focused on the real purpose behind… Read More

  • How to “Brunch” Together…Apart

    Let’s play word association! Some words have the power to bring a vision to mind, others a more visceral reaction. Some words have the power to do both. I’m sure you’re thinking I’m going to say a word that’s really… Read More

  • Food is Poetry

    It doesn’t have to be National Poetry Month for me to appreciate poetry. More than ever, I have been focusing on all the poetry found in my world. No, I’m not talking about reading tomes of poetry; I’m seeing it… Read More

  • Food and Faith

    When we sit down to share a meal with others, it feeds our soul as well as our bellies. Food is essential to life, and therefore the sharing of it is, by definition, a deeply spiritual act. Sacrificing self for… Read More

  • Spring Forward Without Losing Sleep

    March 8, 2020 – Daylight Saving Time (DST) begins, and Americans SPRING FORWARD! Well, most of them will. Did you know that some states and American territories have opted out of DST? But, we are much more aligned today than we were before… Read More

  • Celebrate Black History Month

    Origins In 1926, Carter G. Woodson, a noted African American historian, scholar, educator, and publisher started “Negro Week”. His goal was to educate and celebrate the achievements and contributions of the many African Americans who helped shape our country. He… Read More

  • Love Your Heart as Your Heart Loves You.

    “A Light Heart Beats Long”  ~William Shakespeare “Oh my beating heart” and other references about the power of the heart,  feature prominently in literature, poetry, movies and music.  As the symbol of love, a whole day is dedicated to the power… Read More

  • How to Make Your Valentine’s Day Special

    The pressure is on! Valentine’s Day is looming and we all feel like we need to buy gifts, cards, flowers, candy. But showing your love shouldn’t set you back big bucks. And Valentine’s Day dinner is no exception! We asked… Read More

  • Game on! Your guide to throwing the best “Big Game” party.

    Yes, it’s that time of year again when two football teams battle it out for the championship. For those cheering for their home teams, it’s an extra special event. Serious bragging rights are on the line! For the rest of… Read More

  • Fresh Starts and Good Luck!

    I love a good celebration! One that’s about fresh starts and good luck, plus the added bonus of the big bang of fireworks and delicious food, is a winner! It’s Chinese New Year, or better known as the Lunar New… Read More