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Life & Style



Dining at Home? Never Disappointing

Published June 21, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Two recent dinners out on the town cost me little more than the realization that sometimes it is better to eat at home.

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In Defense of Food Network Magazine

Published June 14, 2018 12:01 a.m.

At the final evening of the food series at the Groton Public Library, four food writers, including me, were asked about our favorite food magazines

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Aunt Fanny’s Cabin Squash

Published June 07, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Sure, It’s Squash, But It’s Actually Good

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Staying Ready for Connecticut Weather

Published May 24, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Sure, Hang the Hummingbird Feeders and Turn the Heat Off, But Keep This Recipe at the Ready

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (Minus the Raisins)

Published May 17, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Take Something Away, Leave Room for Something Even Better

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Karma, Kismet, and Meatless May

Published May 10, 2018 12:01 a.m.

I woke up early one day recently, and the sun was shining.

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When an Old Recipe for a Homemade Meal is Just the Thing

Published May 03, 2018 12:01 a.m.

I visited Pittsburgh recently for a memorial service for my brother’s wife. They had been married for almost 60 years, and I had been their flower girl.

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Going Bananas

Published April 26, 2018 12:01 a.m.

I always try to make sure that, if I buy anything, I get rid of something else. My kitchen is a galley kitchen, nothing like the bigger one I had in my old house, but it is a better place for cooking. What I don’t have is much storage.

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Celebrating with Family Over a Meal that Was Beyond Delicious

Published April 19, 2018 12:01 a.m.

As quiet as Easter and Passover were at my house, things were a lot more fun at Greek Easter in Somers, at the home of my daughter-in-law’s parents’ home.

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Bringing the Heat when the Weather Won’t

Published April 12, 2018 12:01 a.m.

When I returned home from Pittsburgh after the 18-hour, four-day journey, I was truly exhausted.

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On Family, Disagreements, Death, Tears, and Food

Published April 05, 2018 12:01 a.m.

A few weeks ago I drove from the shoreline to Pittsburgh and back in four days.

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Planning for Passover

Published March 29, 2018 12:01 a.m.

My corned beef and cabbage dinner turned out better than I had expected, mostly because I actually liked the corned beef.

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With Patio Weather on the Way, Farewell to Winter

Published March 22, 2018 12:01 a.m.

And We’re Not Talking a Fond Farewell Here

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Baby, Look at You Now

Published March 15, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Love Ya, But Not Enough to Brave Boston on St. Patrick’s Day

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Sorry! Not Sorry ...

Published March 08, 2018 12:01 a.m.

I’m Talking Chili Again, Thanks to Chion

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What to Do When That Craving Hits?

Published March 01, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Well, Give In To It, Of Course

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When You Can’t Beat Dinner Out and a Movie

Published Feb. 22, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Some weeks are for cooking, and some weeks are for movies and eating out.

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A Stew Bowl that All Can Appreciate

Published Feb. 15, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Super Bowl was not a good day for me. I began to watch football when my daughter was a little girl. For many years...

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Ah, Valentine’s Day

Published Feb. 08, 2018 12:01 a.m.

It’s Coming. Break Out the Blowtorch

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Old Reading Habits Die Hard

Published Feb. 01, 2018 12:01 a.m.

I don’t make New Year’s resolutions any more. I know who I am better than anyone knows me and if it takes a resolution, I probably won’t follow through.

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What Do You Really Need to Be a Great Cook?

Published Jan. 25, 2018 12:01 a.m.

A Viking stove with eight burners, or just a simple sheet pan?

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A Pie for When You’re Tired of Sweets

Published Jan. 11, 2018 12:01 a.m.

My, it’s been cold. I did grow up in upstate New York and lived in Ithaca and Rochester.

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A Warming, Filling Antidote to Winter’s Weight

Published Jan. 04, 2018 12:01 a.m.

My friend Katrina used my four-mold Bundt pan to make rum cakes for family and friends. I used to make full-sized rum cakes during the holidays and, about a decade ago, I bought that mini-sized mold.

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Christmas Traditions, Old and New

Published Dec. 21, 2017 12:01 a.m.

Having grown up in a Jewish family, I had little knowledge of what really happens on Christmas morning. During my first, rather short, marriage, we did have a Christmas tree.

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Let the Instant Pot Adventures Begin

Published Dec. 14, 2017 12:01 a.m.

Yup, It was Instant Love

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A True New England Dessert for the Holidays

Published Nov. 30, 2017 12:01 a.m.

I have two holiday parties on tap before Christmas, along with a holiday party for my book club. Because the Jewish...

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Not Left Out, and Looking Forward to Leftovers

Published Nov. 23, 2017 12:01 a.m.

Holidays Change from Year to Year, But There’s One Thing That Stays the Same

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Want to Make Thanksgiving Memorable? Here are Two Ways to Do That

Published Nov. 16, 2017 12:01 a.m.

Once These Recipes Would Have Made Me Giggle. Now I Adore Them

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When Running Late, Let Them Eat Cake

Published Nov. 09, 2017 12:01 a.m.

I have been spending a lot of time in the kitchen, primarily playing with my new counter appliance, an Instant Pot. Am I good with it by now?

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A Cookbook for the Ages

Published Nov. 02, 2017 12:01 a.m.

For All Ages ...

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