All Hallows Eve
Oct31

All Hallows Eve

When I was a kid growing up Halloween was a BIG DEAL! My father, a child at heart, would go all out each year on Halloween. Forget those cheap costumes from the department stores (you know the kind that came in a box with a plastic see through window. The ones where you had a cheap plastic mask with a thin elastic band that when placed on your face smelled of chemicals. I can still smell that smell!) my father ensured that we got well...

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For the love of ice cream!
Sep06

For the love of ice cream!

Maybe soon one of my posts will NOT be about food but don’t hold your breath. I wholeheartedly admit that I spend an inordinate amount of time focused on food. Ask my mom and she will confirm my passion for gastronomy goes back to when I was a little boy. I had my very own chef’s hat and apron I’d wear around the kitchen and I’d profess how I would grow up one day to be a chef. I was proud my magnet of a chef...

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Cinders and Ashes!
Jan19

Cinders and Ashes!

Yesterday Mario and I babysat for a friend who needed a break so that he and his wife could go see a movie. Lucas, our three year old little friend, is really a very easy going little boy. He is easily entertained by cartoons or any of his toys. Today he came with his Cheerios logo adorned race car and a DVD of Thomas the Train. Once we shooed his parents out the door and assured them he would be fine we popped in the DVD and all...

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