52 sundays; may 11, 2014

“Kids don’t stay with you if you do it right. It’s the one job where, the better you are, the more surely you won’t be needed in the long run.” —Barbara Kingsolver To my own mother and all the women in my life – from our pond to yours, Happy […]

52 sundays; december 25, 2011

While Mr. & Mrs. Smith Bites are spending time with their family and enjoying their gifts, we get to play in the aftermath…one of our favorite times of the year. “Meowy” Christmas and Happy Holidays!!! – The Smith Bites Cats


I will cut to the chase and just say, if you don’t already have this book and you’re the least bit interested in food photography, Plate to Pixel should be on your ‘must have’ list. As a newbie to the world of photography, I tend to look at my camera […]


Musical pairing – True Colors by Eva Cassidy Being home with my family means eating a wide variety of food. In a given week we’ll often eat Indian food and make pizza, get some hummus and tabbouli, and perhaps some gelato to round things out. Though none of us would […]


Musical pairing – Still The One by Orleans. I miss you guys, I really miss you!  The last two weeks have been sooooo busy for me and The Professor and there are still unfinished projects on the schedule but I wanted to get a quick post up to let you […]

WHY I COOK . . .

Musical pairing –Don’t Rain on My Parade, Glee Cast . Last week, one of the bloggers I follow, wrote a piece about why he cooks and then asked us to do the same; the answers were heartfelt and poignant and it’s taken several days for me to wrap my head […]


Sometimes you just crave a plate of spaghetti (well at least I do) and now that Christmas is over, the house is empty of guests, our studio is closed for the rest of the week (WHOOPEE!  sorry, I digress . . .) AND Jaden over at Steamy Kitchen posted this […]


This past summer, we vacationed in Michigan with our Cincinnati family – all artists in their own right:  Randy, an architectural engineer who designs museums all over the world, Elaine, owner of a graphics design company and sketches beautifully, Avery, a senior this year (OK – I need a moment […]