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Life & Style



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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Nobody Needs Recipes Anymore?

Published Oct. 26, 2017 12:01 a.m.

I Beg to Differ

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It’s Way Too Early for Lawn Reindeer

Published Oct. 19, 2017 12:01 a.m.

But It’s Not Too Early to Start Thinking about Holiday Presents

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A Soup, Perfect for Fall

Published Oct. 12, 2017 12:01 a.m.

Once I feel a snap of coolness, I begin to think about what to cook for the next two seasons.

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Getting Ready for Winter Grill Season

Published Oct. 05, 2017 12:01 a.m.

Last week I bought a new grill cover for my Weber. I was a bit unhappy, since I have only had the grill for just over two years and the cover I bought with the expensive grill is falling apart.

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Adding a Little Something Special

Published Sep. 28, 2017 12:01 a.m.

The last time I moved—although I had gotten rid of four rooms of furniture, 400 to 500 books, and multiple outdoor living necessities—I somehow wound up with around 10 cases of liquor and wine.

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Baby’s Back and Better Than Ever

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

Out With the New, In with the Old

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Mmmmmmm, Mug Cakes

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

A Great Dessert for Just One or Two

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We Bid Adieu to Summer

Published Sep. 07, 2017 12:01 a.m.

But Before We Do...

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