Spinning Straw Into Gold Blog at Allrecipes.com (6/2011)

Spinning Straw Into Gold

Jun. 13, 2011 2:06 pm 
Updated: Jul. 23, 2012 9:55 am
My friend Gail, a marriage-family therapist, was quoting fellow therapist Virginia Satir when she told me we each need at least four hugs a day: “Four hugs for survival, eight for maintenance, and twelve for growth,” says Satir.So, I being lucky enough to have a huggy husband,… MORE
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Jun. 7, 2011 1:02 pm 
Updated: Jun. 7, 2011 1:28 pm
I miss Philadelphia. I used to call it Philly until I heard someone on Internet radio announce that people from Philadelphia don’t call it Philly. Hmm. Well I do...er, did. Far be it from me, me who lived there from six years old till about thirty, to stray from the crowd. I also used to say… MORE
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My favorite things to cook
breakfast scones, a myriad of stuffed peppers, frittatas, and lately Grouper.
My favorite family cooking traditions
sharing meals with family and friends
My cooking triumphs
grand marnier souffle, which my husband and I make together.
My cooking tragedies
kidney lasagne...hey, we were trying to save $$. lol
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