Thanksgiving Then and Now

Thanksgiving Then and Now

Thanksgiving always leads me to think about holidays of the past.  While I’m preparing food, my thoughts turn to my grandmother who was the self-proclaimed matriarch of the family.  Whether or not she actually was is undetermined when you’re one of many independent women in the family, but we let her believe it. My grandmother – AKA “Betty Baby” when we wanted to make her laugh.  She kept those fabulous legs until the day she left this world. My grandmother didn’t socialize much outside of the family after my grandfather…

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Hatching Chicks in a Homemade Hatchery

Hatching Chicks in a Homemade Hatchery

One of my daughters decided to take a science research class this year.  She wanted to think of something great and wonderful – like the kid who decided to hatch up some sea monkeys.  “Did you know they’re just shrimp, Mom?”   As a matter of fact, as a child, the discovery that sea monkeys were just shrimp was actually one of my biggest disappointments in life.   They never quite looked like the 1970’s advertising display of sea monkeys that looked like they were crowned king and queen of…

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How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds – The Better Show

How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds – The Better Show

On the train to New York City, I thought about how many times I’ve come to Allrecipes for my children’s birthday parties, those sleepovers where Mom and Dad never get sleep, the graduations….whenever I needed an idea or a last minute recipe based on items in my fridge or pantry, Allrecipes.com has been there. When I was asked if I would like to be on the Better TV show, I was more than happy to go.  I felt like it was an opportunity to give back to a company and…

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