Monthly Archives: December 2016

Mini Corn Muffins

This recipe, adapted from a Food 52 website, makes 24 mini muffins. As written, each muffin would ring in at 4 Weight Watcher points. With the modifications I’ve included in parenthesis, you can get it down to 3 points each … Continue reading

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Learned Behavior

  Knowing what works. A cute face with a pleading look resting on a leg gets results. Page is marked; the book is closed. Her person responds. Needs, whether real or imagined, are fulfilled. Leaving no doubt about who’s in charge.

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Quiet Week

Excitement of anticipation has reached its peak with Christmas morning. Shower of wrapping paper now stuffed into trash bags in the garage. Santa safely tucked back at the North Pole. No doubt exhausted by his efforts. The elf has abandoned … Continue reading

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Aunt Loretta’s Tablecloth

  A vintage cloth. A family memory. Crafted by hands long stilled. A bit faded. Somewhat worn. Faint traces of celebratory wine only adding to its value in our eyes. Its presence a gift, calling up the memory  of those who once sat around … Continue reading

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Thing About Dogs

When an old smelly sneaker reminiscent of your person can be the greatest treasure of all.

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Lamb and Artichoke Stew

Christmas is all about nostalgia. In the cookies we make year after year, and the decorations that are unboxed and spread around the house. And this year, in the making of a dish that was once a company staple, but … Continue reading

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Deck Tree

By day, stark branches that share kinship with their winter bare brethren. By night, a glow that defies the inky blackness and radiates the warmth and promise of the season of light.

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Personal Journal

Going to lay my erratic blogging at the feet of my personal journal. Spending early morning time with pen in hand instead of tapping on a keyboard. Journal number ten in a row on my office shelf. A log spanning … Continue reading

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Really Good Brisket

  This recipe deserves bonus points for being both simple and good. I was in the market for a dish that I could make on Friday and serve to six people at a dinner party on Saturday night. Something that … Continue reading

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Rosemary and Cranberries

Originally posted on Saltwater Influenced:
A few sprigs of rosemary, a handful of cranberries, a sprinkle of sugar, and a perfect holiday garnish is ready to decorate platters of food and trays of cookies. I’ve posted the directions for this simple…

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