Friday-Frenzy–Hurricane Hurricane Hurricane

  Everyone's bracing for Hurricane Irene.  I went to the grocery store to stock up like everyone else on the Eastern Seaboard.  Boy, was that stupid.  At the deli counter, I pulled ticket number 69 and they were only at number 19. After preparing a huge dinner tonight for 11 people and shopping for a weekend's worth of food for 11 people, we've now learned that our family from Baltimore isn't going to make the trip due to the weather forecast.  So, a weekend's worth of cook outs and camp outs and dinners out and birthday … [Read more...]

When It’s Ok To Be Crabby

I Love You...A Bushel (of crabs) and a peck.... A Marylander's rendition of "Bushel and a Peck" from Guys and Dolls Growing up not far from the Eastern Shore of Maryland, summertime meant CRABS!  Lump crab. Steamed crabs.  Crab soup.  Crab cakes.  Crab salad.  We sought out every possible opportunity and method to eat crabs.  For my family, crab feasts often helped earmark certain celebrations:  school graduations, milestone anniversaries, birthdays or simply celebrating SUMMER. Inevitably, after a night of crab merriment, I'd wake up the … [Read more...]

Cherishing Your Overgrown Experience with Your Kids

Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity.  ~Lindley Karstens Exactly two months ago, my family and I set out to plant our garden with Pop Pop.  It’s our annual kick off to summer ritual.  Based on past experiences, we thought we were being very wise in that we only planted what we suspected we’d use, not what sounded good at the plant store.  We had a grand time and talked about the different MyJudytheFoodie … [Read more...]

A Peanut Butter Pie – In Memory of Mikey

I don't know Mikey. I have never met him. However, I have been following his wife Jennifer Perillo's  blog, In Jennie's Kitchen, for a while prior to launching MyJudytheFoodie. What I'm quickly learning about the blogging world is how you can feel so connected, so in sync with someone whom you've never physically met, just by consistently reading their posts.   Those that know Jennie personally, and those that simply follow her blog (like me), learned that Jennie's husband Mikey died unexpectedly of a heart attack.  He leaves behind … [Read more...]