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11 10, 2015

The Ladies of Danbury

By | 2016-12-29T23:56:19+00:00 October 11th, 2015|cakes, desserts, good nonfiction, main dishes, pasta|0 Comments

Who among us has not had a big secret that we bottled up for weeks? And what was your secret? A pregnancy? A For Sale sign going up on your lawn next week? A church calling? And there you sat, your lips buttoned up, letting on nothing while you frolicked with your friends, dipping chips into the dip. Piper Kerman had a big secret too. [...]

4 10, 2015

He Should Have Taken Their Advice

By | 2016-12-29T23:56:20+00:00 October 4th, 2015|breads, main dishes, pasta, side dishes, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Louis Sachar loves the game of bridge. When he decided to write a novel about bridge-players, “My publisher, my editor, my wife and my agent all said I was crazy. ‘No one’s going to want to read a book about bridge!’ they told me on more than one occasion.” Add me to that list. I gave Sachar’s The Card Turner a good try. You would [...]

22 12, 2014

South Pacific: Not by Rodgers and Hammerstein

By | 2016-12-29T23:56:28+00:00 December 22nd, 2014|pasta, side dishes|0 Comments

Some people think I don’t like vegetables. Not true. I just don’t like them boring. Put a beautifully-arranged veggie tray on your party table and I won’t even see it. (Chocolate can be very distracting.) And I sure won’t be joining up with the green smoothie movement. But there’s something wonderful about a perfectly stir-fried pea pod or slice of onion. Which I managed to [...]