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Pull – Apart Garlic Bread

The temperatures dropped into the 30s on Saturday, which is usually when I take on a baking project. Any excuse to turn on the oven! This pull-apart garlic bread is delicious and went splendidly with the manicotti I had been … Continue reading

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Pot Roast with Mushroom Gravy

My mom used to make this – comfort food at it’s best, and so easy! Take a bottom round roast, place it on a sheet of foil, top with cream of mushroom soup and onion soup mix, seal up the … Continue reading

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Beef and Broccoli

This is a quick dinner to throw together, fits the bill on weeknights, and the fellas love, love, love it! 

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Calexit – The Anthology

My latest book cover – ten stories by ten authors in this anthology collected by J.L. Curtis. When California declares independence, their dreams of socialist diversity become nightmares for many from the high Sierras to the Central Valley. Follow the … Continue reading

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Plywood the Cat

Sunday will mark a year since Plywood has taken up residence in our home. It didn’t take him very long to make himself at home – understandable, since a sofa cushion is much more comfortable than a trash can lid. … Continue reading

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Twenty-One

In 1996, we got all gussied up and hitched at St. Paul’s. It’s been a rollercoaster, but I can’t think of anyone else I’d rather be on that ride with. Happy anniversary, Joe!

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Italian Love Cake

This cake is a total cheat – it’s made with chocolate cake mix, Cool Whip, and pudding mix.  Cake batter is poured into a baking dish, and topped with a ricotta cheese mixture – the layers will switch during the … Continue reading

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Philadelphia: The Great Experiment

An ongoing television documentary series on the history of Philadelphia was being filmed on 9th Street on Monday. Pictured above is actress Olivia Phillips, who portrays one of the period shoppers in the market. SaveSave SaveSaveSaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave

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Philadelphia Columbus Day Parade 2017

Who’s Sorry Now? Not me, I got to meet the magnificent Connie Francis, Grand Marshal of Philadelphia’s Columbus Day Parade held yesterday on Broad Street. Pictured is Ms. Francis with disc jockey Jerry Blavat – “The Geator with the Heater”. More photos … Continue reading

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Looking South – Night Market

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Marbled Banana Bread

A banana bread, swirled with a chocolate batter and chocolate chips. Needless to say, it was a huge hit at our house! 

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Chicken Cakes

I always say, if you’re going to roast one chicken, you may as well roast two. That way, you can throw together a stir fry, enchiladas, or these chicken cakes on the fly. I made it even easier on myself … Continue reading

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Looking South – Repairing Rizzo

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Peach Crumb Pie

Summer is coming to a close, and I needed to bake one last peach pie before my beloved peaches go out of season. The city pools are closed, we’re shopping for back to school supplies – is it me or … Continue reading

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