LACTOSE-FREE SMOKED SALMON PARTY DIP

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The Professor and I are in a little bit of a shock to find ourselves mid-November already; I’m not sure why, but when I was younger, I wanted nothing more than to grow up and become an adult. As an adult, I want time to stand still so I can catch my breath for just […]

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MRS. WHEELBARROW’S WHOLE-CRANBERRY RASPBERRY SAUCE

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It snowed last night; not much in terms of what’s on the ground – less than 3-inches of the white stuff. Today the sun bounces off the glistening white; I see the tall, now bare trees, swaying in the wind and every once in a while a gust tosses the powder-sugar-like stuff from our roof […]

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TWICED-BAKED POTATO JACKETS WITH ROSEMARY

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The Professor has been in LA at a college-related workshop all week and while I’ve missed him, I also know he’s had a great time; so far, the group has visited the Dancing With Stars set to watch this week’s live performances as well as a trip to the DreamWorks studio. They weren’t allowed to take […]

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GLUTEN-FREE SMOKED TURKEY BREAST AND WILD RICE SOUP

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Last month I traveled to Italy for a week at another Jovial Culinary Getaway; I attended as a guest this time versus working as a photographer and videographer – and I traveled sans The Professor . . . internationally . . . and I lived to tell about it . . . barely.

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52 sundays; november 2, 2014

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I’m celebrating this guy today – it’s his birthday and I honestly don’t know what I did to have this man as my life partner but I know I’m blessed beyond measure. My partner in business and in life, he’s my confidant and my best friend.

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PUMPKIN-GINGER SMOOTHIE

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Well friends, I am plum-tuckered, spent, zapped and officially feel as if I could sleep for the next two months; I’ve been traveling since September and I haven’t been home much these past several weeks. But I also have to say that I’ve never been more inspired, humbled and ready to tackle new projects than […]

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52 sundays; october 12, 2014

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If you follow my Instagram feed, you’ll know that I’m back in Italy this week, sans The Professor; it’s the first International trip I’ve made by myself – a feat that is, by some estimations, a miracle because I’m incredibly directionally challenged, as in ‘any way I’m facing is North’. The Professor still has students […]

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GLUTEN-FREE SPICY MEATBALL SOUP

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My father passed away three days before 9/11 in 2001; he’d been diagnosed with cancer just 18 months prior and even though we knew what was coming, I’m not sure you’re really ever prepared for someone you love to pass from this life into the next. My family is spread all over the country and […]

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TWO-BITE, GLUTEN-FREE, GRAIN-FREE CARROT-GINGER MUFFINS

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The light. Have you ever noticed how the light changes with the seasons? The days are definitely shorter but the light seems ‘cooler’ as well but maybe that’s my imagination? I don’t know if getting older makes me more aware of my surroundings or if it’s because I’m a photographer and videographer who’s always looking […]

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52 sundays; september 14, 2014 – WHY I STAYED, WHY I LEFT

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‘. . . run as far as you can in the direction of your best and happiest dreams across the bridge that was built by your own desire to heal.’ ~Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar I could be cleaning my house, running the sweeper, mopping the floors, […]

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GLUTEN-FREE CROCKPOT ENCHILADAS

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We’re three weeks in to the new semester for The Professor (hey, that rhymes!) and our fall calendar is color-coded with activites through December; way back when I was a single mom, I assumed, incorrectly, that when my kids were grown and on their own, life would slow down. While there are no more high-school […]

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