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Parenting: A Quick Pick Me Up

  There are countless scenarios in life that call for the phrase “pick me up”. In my life its chronological use went something like this: Are you trying to pick me up? (Single) You can pick me up at 8. (First date) Pick me up some aspirin. (Pre-wedding) Oh God, please pick me up! I […]

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Jammin’ Through the Holidays with Pumpkin Pasticiotti

Imagine perusing your local supermarket… Take it slow. Picture the store shelves. Visualize the recent, never ending line of “pumpkin EVERYTHING”.  The flavored coffee, pumpkin bread and cake mix, pumpkin butter, pumpkin granola, pumpkin yogurt, pumpkin pie…People, with all of this seasonal food CRACK, somehow, something is missing. Where’s the pumpkin jam? The preserves?  The L-O-V-E? Finding freshly canned pumpkin […]

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A Sweet Transition

My luggage is unpacked. The jet lag has subsided. All tan lines have sadly disappeared… I’ve just returned from an amazing Sicilian vacation and to say that I miss family, friends, both new and old, would be the understatement of the year. No sooner than we touched down in NYC, I found myself driving to the office. […]

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A Nutty “Pearing” in Paradise

There are marriages and then there is true love. The same can be said about food versus divine culinary experiences. My husband is from the beautiful island of Sicily, native to an east coast gem overlooking the Gulf of Patti.  If you have never been, then definitely consider a summer get away here! The terrain is chock full of surprises, a culinary […]

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