Crowded Table

Crowded Table

I have been listening to The Highwomen's Grammy winning song "Crowded Table" on repeat all week. It could be my theme song anytime, but particularly now that my whole family is home. MY WHOLE FAMILY IS HOME! I love a crowded table full of good food, clanging plates and silverware, animated conversation and all the [...]

Thank you for everything, my souper little dumpling

Thank you for everything, my souper little dumpling

On a kitchen table that had seen so many culinary triumphs (mostly at the hands of my offspring), my daughter Molly notched another big one as the last hours ticked away from a tumultous year. Ignoring, or maybe inspired by, all the tumult around her, Molly sat down and serenely rolled, cut, stuffed and folded [...]

Hope in our own kind of who-ville

Hope in our own kind of who-ville

I love when holidays snuggle up to weekends and you can hit the snooze button on life for an extra day or two. I especially love when some of the people with whom you've made holiday memories can stick around a while and savor them with you. In a holiday full of them, one particular [...]