I’ll wake up this Christmas Eve morning, as I do every year, thinking about my Mom. It's been 28 years since our last Christmas together. Mom loved Christmas. Even though there was never much money, there was always a tree covered with gaudy old bulbs,
“What we’re really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?” Erma Bombeck Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, but it’s
The holidays are, hands down, my favorite time of year. But, it can bring with it a fair amount of stress. And if you come from an Italian family, like mine, well . . . fugget about it! So, if
“I hope I never see an article again about a kid who went to a party, ate the wrong chocolate chip cookie, and died. You [have to] keep bringing it up. It’s horrible. You can never let your guard down.”
Part 3 of a 3-part series on cooking with kids. In the first two installments of “Kids in the Kitchen” we looked at some of my favorite tips for getting kids started in the basics of cooking: how to keep them safe in
Part Two of a Three-part Series on Cooking with Kids After years of teaching kids to cook for themselves and their families, I’ve learned that there are those who are happy with omelets, and chicken breasts, and mashed potatoes, but there are others
I’ll let you in on a little secret, but only if you promise to tell everybody . . . The number one way to overcome Picky Eater Syndrome (and the parental guilt that often accompanies it) is to teach children how
Having spent much of my f-f-fifty years camping, hunting, and fishing, I have gleaned a number of essential skills and tips on the subject that I feel it’s my duty to pass on to the next generation of outdoorsmen and women . .