1st Birthday Celebration: Ninja Blender Giveaway

Happy 1st birthday to the blog!!! Exactly one year ago the first of Mom's recipes, Cheeseburger Pie, was unveiled to the blogosphere! What a wild ride it's been: from VIP food events, to featured articles, to featured recipes, to hob-nobbing with world-renown chefs, to working alongside some amazing brands. One year ago today: I didn't know how to boil pasta...I had no idea how to cut an avocado...my meals were usually dialed up from a menu. Today, my kitchen fridge and pantry are always well-stocked, I actually meal plan for the … [Read more...]

Reflections at 40…

The first forty years of life give us the text, the next thirty supply the commentary on it. ~ Schopenhauer 40 years ago, my mother brought me into this world. For the next 37 years, my birthdays were etched with her in the picture.  Since I'm a summer birthday I spent most of my celebrations with Mom.  Even after college, when I immediately moved to NYC, my first phone call every August 8th was always from Mom.  Birthdays just weren't complete without Mom's involvement. How ironic that my mom's last trip out to the beach was to … [Read more...]