Eat With Your Eyes

Admire your food before you eat it Holiday biscotti for the kids' teachers Summers in Houston were spent lounging in Grandma's pool and learning to cook in her kitchen. Living overseas, Grandma and Grandpa's ranch style house in Houston was home base, where we'd go for vacation and family time before heading home to Hong... Continue Reading →


Not Tom Brady. Looking rustic because of the fluffy frosting All three children have now had pandemic birthdays, so I've had to learn some new skills. Cake making is tough to get right, mostly because the opportunities to practice are few and far between. Maybe you have honed your chocolate chip cookie recipe over the... Continue Reading →

Grandma’s Palate

At some point in every woman's life, she has the sudden realization she has become her mother. Whether it's choosing sensible shoes, or repeating a saying of Mom's without thinking, it will happen eventually. Sometimes we are pleased to be modeling our mothers, and sometimes alarmed. For me, I remember informing my children that "the... Continue Reading →

My Pandemic MVPs

Of course the true MVPs of 2020 are frontline workers, from doctors and medical researchers to custodial staff and administration, and also the free press for reporting on the pandemic when leadership was downplaying the severity, but I digress. My biggest helper! Since I have am immune-compromised and my doctors deemed the risk so acute... Continue Reading →

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