Tagged: traditions

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Bearing THE Mark – Grandma’s Tattoo

Religion and education run through my veins like a river  – whether you look at my adopted side or my birth side –  the lines run deep back through both lineages. They are a...

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Back in the Blogging Saddle – Summer Movie Series

Summer —- even as a grown-up that word causes all sorts of sweet reverie …  late bedtimes, porch living, sprinklers in the hot summer sun followed by ice pops, catching fireflies in mason jars,...

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Creme Wafers

Where I grew up, baby showers and weddings equaled cookie tables! It didn’t matter what denomination or the size and ethnicity of your family. And it didn’t matter if it was your fifth cousin...

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Chocolate No-Bakes

I think one of the reasons I enjoy blogging about recipes is they tell a story the story of where I’ve been, who I am, and who I want to be.  Several lifetimes ago,...

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Rugelachs – A Labor of Love

As mothers, there are things we do for our children because, well – we love them and it makes them happy. Rugelachs for example. I HATE making these cookies. It has to do with...

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Syrian Bread, The King of Breads – Recipe

When I awoke and entered the kitchen as a child to find four sheets, a plastic backed table cloth, and the powder blue bedspread that had the little popcorn-ball looking puffs on it all sitting patiently...

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Kibbee Recipe (or for the Unfamiliar, Lebanese Meatloaf)

Alright Curry clan and Lugar clan … come with me on a journey long, long ago – to the Christmases of our past – in Johnstown, Pennsylvania – in the 1970’s…were there any better...

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Refrigerator Cocoa Snowballs

Like so many families, Christmas cookies are a holiday tradition in our household, and the more the merrier! I believe I mentioned in a previous post, I ask my children what foods do we...

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Fruitcake -Friend or Foe

When I hear the word fruitcake, two vivid images come to mind. The first one is the solid, square brick of a fruitcake that comes in a plastic-lined paper box that is sold in...

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Christmas Letters, Is 2016 the Year???

Dear 2016, Where did you go?!?! It seems like just yesterday we were welcoming you in as the New Year. Alas, as each year passes and I grow (ever so slightly) older, time goes...

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