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Happy Rosh Hashanah!

We’re celebrating Rosh Hashanah, September 4 – 6!

Resting on Labor Day is Hard Work

During a recent family birthday party, my brother-in-law's aunt, an empty nester who travels extensively for work, mentioned that she makes plans for her down time.

The Great Coffee Caper

Why, oh why did I decide to cut down on coffee right before the school year madness? Where will I be without a morning commuter fix of Sumatra cafe au lait, followed by a mid-morning iced hazelnut latte and post-lunch Turkish coffee?

Hi-ho, Hi-ho, It's Off to School We Go

If Mom & Dad are lucky, the prep work for the first day of school will be a breeze: no ill-fitting clothes, lunches will practically make themselves, and there will be no first-day jitters or tears from the kiddos -- or from the parents either, for that matter.

Save a Taste of Summer

Kitchen nostalgia is a powerful thing. Some of our earliest cooking memories consist of glass Ball jars on the counter, awaiting an array of harvested fare: figs to make preserves, yellow squash with onions, chile peppers to be added to vinegar, and of course, the ubiquitous summer tomato -- the unofficial fruit of the South.