On the Ninth Day of Christmas

My true love gave to me Nine Ladies Dancing. The Nine Ladies represent the Nine Fruits of the Holy Spirit – Charity (love for fellow human beings), Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faith (fidelity), Mildness (gentleness), and Contingency (self-control). As people of faith, we are taught that these attributes grow within a person or community living in accord with the Holy Spirit. These attributes are will worth cultivating. Let harmony define us.

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Cooking Together is an Expression of Love

Hubby and I celebrated 34 years of marriage this month. While we’ve had more romantic anniversaries over the years, this year was by far the most intimate in the truest sense of the word.

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Death by Chocolate

Today is National Junk Food Day. After all these months of quarantine lock-down with limited dining options (sorry, McDonald’s but in my book you are the king of Junk Foods), the last thing I want right now is more junk food. If you live most anywhere in California, you know what I’m talking about. We are right back to square one. No more dining in, unless you are talking dining at home. Okay, so there is the option of patio dining or parking lot seating. But when it’s a hundred degrees outside, that’s not really an option, is it?

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My Perfect Steak Supper

June is a special month any way you look at it. We’ve got Father’s Day, and Lord knows I love my pops. There are all those June Weddings. Under normal circumstances, the school year would be ending and the summer fun beginning. And then there’s my birthday, which naturally makes June special to me.

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A Mother’s Day Five-Star Seafood Delight

A few years ago, I put together several of my favorite things for a wonderful Mother’s Day Menu. My guys were able to handle all but the sauce for the scallops.  To me, that’s proof positive that this menu may sound complicated, but is easy to execute.  Granted, Kiddo is a whiz-kid in the kitchen. However, Hubby – well let’s just say he needs a lot of detailed instruction and supervision. Fire up a grill and he’s your man. In the kitchen, he’s out of his element. You would think after all these years of exposure to kitchen lingo he would get it, but he doesn’t. That’s okay, I know nothing about football despite the fact that I’ve spend many a Sunday cuddled up with my armchair quarterback. He even took me to a Super Bowl game once. Loved all the tailgate parties! Just don’t understand the game.

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My Fantasy Dinner Party – What’s Yours?

When I was a little girl, I found Dad’s foot-locker stuck in a corner of the garage, just collecting dust. It was from his time in the Air Force. We aren’t talking about a flimsy foot-locker. It was a big, sturdy trunk that was made to last. Dad let me have his foot-locker as a way of storing my treasures.

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