The Aunties are there when you need them. And every family needs them. The nickname came about during one of the worst weekends of our lives. Whenever a major event occurred in my sister-in-laws family, her mother and her mother’s sisters swooped in and handled it.  Diligently, happily and tirelessly, they would take care of […]

I realized last October that I have a bevy of Libra friends. From late September until late October, it is a birthday bonanza and I only celebrate about half of them. I mean really…as hard as I try, I can only fit so many parties into one month. This year, I decided to honor a […]

I’ve been getting into cocktails lately. Way long ago, when I was in my thirties, I found my comfort zone was a glass of wine because it was predictable.  Cocktails always tasted too sweet or too weak and opening a bottle of wine was so much easier than getting ingredients for a cocktail. But in […]

When I first met Virginia she was dressed as Mrs. Claus. She came with her friend Russell who was dressed as Santa, or Father Christmas as they call him in Australia where we were at the time.  The occasion was an annual black tie dinner for a group of about ten or twelve people. But […]

Flan seems like an appropriate recipe for One and Only Son’s birthday, which is tomorrow, which begins the celebration of Mexican Independence Day, which is where I gave birth to said Son. While living in Mexico, birthplace of One and Only Son, I discovered flan…an easy, delicious and quite impressive dessert.  Over the years, I […]

I read an article in the Wall Street Journal last month that got my blood boiling. I’ve tried to let it go but it keeps coming back to my mind so I have decided to speak that mind. The author was spouting off about Julia Child’s complicated recipes and his dinners with her, specifically one dinner, when […]

Today is my father-in-law’s birthday. And two days ago was Firstborn Daughter’s birthday. You may wonder why I am posting about my Mom today instead of them. Well, here’s the thing. I started testing recipes earlier this summer to commemorate their special days. But I didn’t finish.  I am not stressing about it, I just […]

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