Nov. 13, 2014 3:00 pm 
Updated: Nov. 20, 2014 10:41 am
To me the whole point of the Ambassador program is to try new products and share the ones that work well.  Some products excite me more than others.  Reynolds is one of those brands that I can happily endorse.  From childhood I can recall that pink and blue box of Reynolds foil in my G'ma's… MORE
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Jul. 26, 2014 3:32 pm 
Updated: Jul. 29, 2014 11:16 am
Dear Barilla,I am a member of the Allrecipes Brand Ambassador team and I manage the kitchen and food service for our local parish soup kitchen.We have been doing outreach to our senior population and inviting them to join us for lunch to ensure they get at least one balanced, nutritious meal a… MORE
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Apr. 7, 2014 4:18 pm 
Updated: Apr. 8, 2014 11:03 pm
Please visit my blog at: for the extra clicks, but it is the only way I can share pictures....and what's a blog without pictures? MORE
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Mar. 22, 2014 5:47 pm 
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Dec. 1, 2013 6:30 pm 
Updated: Dec. 12, 2013 2:20 pm
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  I love gathering family and friends to celebrate life's goodness with good food and conversation.  Things have been remarkably different for us over the last few years.  The "Holiday Hens", as my brother in law called us, have been disbanded.  One moving… MORE
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Nov. 7, 2013 3:45 pm 
Updated: Nov. 11, 2014 6:26 am
November is far from my favorite month.  The days become so much shorter unless you are a morning person; the weather is unpredictable day to day, but leading inexorably to the snow and cold of winter.  Personally, I much prefer May with its promise of summer.  But I am basically an… MORE
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Oct. 28, 2013 8:53 pm 
Updated: Nov. 4, 2013 2:50 pm
One year ago today life in this small city, just east of Manhattan, changed in such a surreal manner that I still can't wrap my mind around it.  Superstorm Sandy devastated the Tri state area, moving houses off foundations, sending 17 foot waves clear across the island, flooding all the… MORE
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Sep. 19, 2013 7:39 pm 
Updated: Sep. 23, 2013 6:45 am
The northeastern part of the country had a cooler and rainier summer than usual, so I am feeling like we got gypped, particularly since the temperature plummeted right after Labor Day. So as I pack away swimsuits and shorts, bemoaning all the summer activities we didn't get to, I am also… MORE
Aug. 31, 2013 6:56 pm 
Updated: Sep. 4, 2013 1:10 pm
I grew up eating about as bland and middle of the road as possible. We had good food, and plenty of it, but if you looked up WASP in the acronym directory you would see our diet. My mother thought she was being exotic by adding garlic salt to a meatloaf. Her mother only used herbs or spices… MORE
Aug. 27, 2013 3:08 pm 
Updated: Aug. 31, 2013 1:05 pm
OK, now that I have your, you over there, eyes on the written portion for now, please!My grandfather's family business was butcher shops.  They owned a few and they provided a nice living, which included good meats.  I grew up eating the best quality chops and steaks and roasts… MORE
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About Me
I am a mother, grandmother, great grandmother by marriage and great aunt. My empty nest seems full most of the time and they all are ready to eat at any moment. I am busier now than I ever imagined once I retired. I now manage our parish friendship kitchen and help in the food bank. Part of what I love most is helping our clients learn to eat nutritiously on their very meager budgets and Allrecipes has been an invaluable tool.
My favorite things to cook
I love anything i can make from scratch, i like to bake breads, rolls, cookies, cobblers, pies. I like to make large dinners too and entertain frequently. I love trying new recipes out on friends and family. Sunday brunch has become a family focal point and if something new doesn't appear they act deprived.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I didn't really grow up with any. Neither my mother or grandmother were great cooks. I learned to cook by trial and error on my own. But I married into a family of excellent cooks who went all out for holidays. All of my children cook well and we work well together preparing holiday meals.
My cooking triumphs
My first successful yeast bread. I spent years being terrified of yeast. The first time my MIL complimented me on a meal I felt like I had won an Emmy.
My cooking tragedies
My early years of cooking were one fiasco after another. I could actually cook fairly well, but had no idea when to start things so they all were ready at the same time. Some meals took whole evenings. My poor husband never once complained, although he did once mention he hoped dinner would be over before it was time for breakfast.
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