Life Lessons in Potato Salad

This week's batch of potato salad. My mom made the best potato salad. It was one of my favorite parts of long, hot summers in rural Oklahoma. As a kid I never asked her to make it, but every couple of weeks, a new batch would appear -- small chunks of potato, sweet pickle, egg,... Continue Reading →

Luxury Cruising Tips

All-inclusive cruising at it's best. My wonderful friend Becky Lukovic of Bella Travel Planning recently posted her cruise tips for terrific cruising on large-ship lines. (She's in Alaska right now!) Of course, because they're a little different, I sent her my personal cruise tips for ultra-lux lines. Ultra lux cruises generally feature smaller ships, fewer... Continue Reading →

My 2018 Game Changers

OK, OK, I swear, this is the last round-up post from 2018.  However, it's been my tradition to share a few things that were real game changers for me in the past year.  No surprise they often involve food and drink, and yes, I realize I'm late to the party on many of them. Forgive... Continue Reading →

Four Days in Mexico City: A CDMX Itinerary

We spent four days in Mexico City last January and many of you have asked for our itinerary.   Five of us met there for several days of food, culture, and history (and a fair number of cocktails and bottles of Champagne.)  We left more undone than done, but it gave us lots of reasons to... Continue Reading →

Celebrating the Finish

Growing up in a crafty household made it hard not to adopt a project mentality myself.  My mother always had a project -- cooking, flower arranging, gardening, sewing, and later embroidery. She thought it was important I pick up some skills, too. Cooking (liked it), sewing (hated it), art (terrible at it), dance (pretty good... Continue Reading →

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