New Year, New Possibilities!

As any of my past readers know, my wife and I have recently relocated to Salem, MA. This move was one that we’ve wanted to make for a very long time, but the holidays brought up some emotions we hadn’t thought about. My wife has spent many holidays away from her family because of factors…

Pancakes That Keep The Holiday Season Going

Whether it’s a Saturday morning or a snow day, pancakes are a great way to start a lazy day at home.  This pancake recipe can be made throughout the year, but I especially like to make it during the winter.  It’s my way of keeping those tastes of the holiday season alive and well long…

Starting Off the New Year Right…With Lasagna!

I grew up in the South and New Year’s Day there means eating black-eyed peas to bring good luck in the coming year.  This is one tradition that I’ve never really embraced because they are not what I want to start out my year eating.  To me, you should start out a year by eating…

The Best Gifts are Homemade and Edible!

Just in case you’ve missed it, the holidays are here!  From the week before Thanksgiving (early grocery shopping) to Christmas Day evening (cooking dinner) I never seem to stop running.  There’s cookie baking, decorating, shopping, mailing, wrapping, Christmas cards (taking the family photo with the pets seems to take an hour or two by itself),…

Learning to Appreciate the Small (Important) Things In Life

Life is a game.  That may sound like a strange thing to say, but it’s something that I’ve heard all of my life.  When I was younger, one of my favorite games to play was the Game of Life.  It all seemed so easy!  You make your way around the board with your life getting…

Thoughts About Labor Day Weekend and the “End” of Summer

With the unofficial end of summer upon us, I felt as though I needed to share some thoughts about this special time of the year.  First of all, a quick history lesson.  Though Labor Day means a lot to us now, we need to remember that it became a Federal holiday all the way back…