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Cooking with Olive Oil

My head is spinning from the craziness of the past few weeks. Last week my sweet Princess was strutting her stuff on stage for a fabulous production of The Little Mermaid. Mommy and Daddy and a slew of family members cheered and shouted with pride and joy. I’m relieved to see the hectic rehearsals over, […]

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Happy Holidays: Win an iPad Mini and More!

December is here and what a year 2013 has been. I have been blessed with so many wonderful people in my life and I am so very thankful for their love and support. From farm tours to ebooks and now seeing my olive oil book become published, I am forever grateful for you, my readers […]

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Save Sophia: Become a Bone Marrow Donor

There are times in our lives that we are forced to stop from your busy day-to-day lives and reflect about what is really important in life. Sometimes, it is as basic and essential as life itself. It is not so shocking to hear that an elderly relative is sick, but when a baby has a […]

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Why We Love Our Pets: “Golden Angels” Book Review

When I was growing up in Texas, my brother and I convinced my parents to get us a dog. We had a large yard, we were willing to share the pet responsibilities, so why not get a dog? My mother set her rules, the dog was only allowed in the kitchen and outside. The dog […]

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A Love Letter to My Family

Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays where many of us shake our head in confusion. I have expressed before my husband’s personal disdain for this “Hallmark Holiday,” and I don’t completely disagree with him. But having young kids, who are still wide-eyed and without cynicism, I find myself (and my husband) celebrating this day […]

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A Day of Remembrance

A Day of Remembrance

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Autumn's Bounty: Red Pears

Autumn’s Bounty: Fresh Red Pears

Just a little note to tell you that tomorrow marks the first day of fall. Doesn’t that make you want to open your arms up wide and say, “Hello, Fall! How have you been? Give me some love!” My family and I will mark the occasion with these gorgeous red pears I found at the […]

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Salad Olivea (Persian Potato Salad with Chicken)

A Little Bit of News…

It’s not that I don’t love you, but I had to take a little break with the blog. Between my niece’s wedding, my eldest struggling with 4-hours of homework every night since he began middle school and my latest project, things are a bit chaotic in my household! Of course, this seems to be our […]

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Remembering 9/11 and The Note

Every September 11th will be raw for me. I was lucky. I did not lose any loved ones that horrific day. But I did sit in front of my tv, with my 4-month old baby in my arms for a week, crying my eyes out. Every September I go through the same emotions. The pit […]

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Yes, I’m Still Here.

My title says it all. Yes, I’m still here. Things have been a little quiet here on the blog, not because I have quit cooking, blogging or photography. I have been taking a little selfish break. As I stated on a previous post, my resolution for 2012 is to take some serious me-time to get […]

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