Easy Pumpkin Pie Parfaits

I know it is late for sharing a brand new Thanksgiving dessert idea but I wanted to share this now, on the off chance that you are still finalizing your menu. Even if you have everything organized this Pumpkin Pie Parfait is so luscious and so simple you may want to make a little room. Perhaps you are starting to…

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The Soldier Who Knocked – My Veterans Day Remembrance

            Sometimes I sit down to write and before I know what has happened, a completely unexpected story bursts out. Today was one of those days, and this is one of those stories. I hope you’ll forgive the interruption to my usual subject matter. In August of 2000 I was on a religious pilgrimage in Assisi and…

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Happy New Year!

Let’s dedicate 2014 to kindness. Be kind to yourself and others. Little acts can inspire great change but it has to start somewhere. Be well. Be kind. Be the change.

As Good As a Feast

I have watched Disney’s Mary Poppins numerous times. As a child I stomped around the living room demanding ‘votes for women,’  imagined chortling myself up to a tea party on the ceiling, hopped in and out of chalk drawings, and swelled with the final notes of Let’s go Fly a Kite. It is a completely enchanting film from start to finish….

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Chewy Almond Snowballs

Our social calendar is wall to wall Christmas parties this month. Each invitation came with a request to bring a dish. To keep myself from getting bored I have volunteered to bring something different to all of them. In retrospect I probably should have tried to make the same thing across the board. I probably won’t next time either. I…

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