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Three Fine Gents

Yesterday I had lunch with three fine gentlemen. Gentlemen No. 1- Jim. I have known Jim since the late 1980’s. He was a client of mine and over time we morphed into great friends. Over the years we have kept in touch via impromptu in person visits, Christmas cards, Facebook sharing and occasionally, an unexpected phone call that lasts for over an hour while I drive to Rochester. Gentlemen No.2- Donald. Donald and I have known each other and worked…

Are you worthy?

I am not referring to being worthy of a kidney so just hear me out…. Recently a group of friends and I were discussing some of our favorite snacks and foods that we cherish and protect- from arguably unworthy food thieves and takers of private treats. I cannot totally recall how the conversation came about amidst the roar of laughter transpiring at the time. Interestingly enough, we all confessed to hiding “treats” from our loved ones, friends, roommates and office…

The Diet Saga Continues.

Thursday night, I went to the nutritionist.  It's like sitting before judge, jury and executioner. Instead of a guillotine, it's a scale. "How have you been doing with the food plan?" she so calmly asks. I reply, " It's great!" (she is not buying it) After a few pleasantries, she says, "OK let's just see what the scale says." I am sweating.  I know I am up 1.6 pounds.  She weighs me with a 'hmm'.  "Humidity can do this", she says,     "This weather…

Here’s to…..

Blogger's note: As you will soon read, I began this post very early Christmas morning. Shortly thereafter, time took on a face of it's own and my poor little Amelia ended up without an appendix, but with a holiday story of her own to tell. So below is the original post with a few more added 'here's to' comments.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Good morning and Merry Christmas everyone. This Christmas morning it's me and Izzy, sitting by the…

Hot & Spicy Monkey Pizza

Chip and I have been known to knock off a few pizza creations on a Friday night.  You can find some of them in the recipes section of this site.  This morning, we were talking about what to make and the combination of ingredients came together as Hot & Spicy Monkey Pizza. I don't use a real monkey but you will find the ingredient that gives the pizza this name. Ingredients 1 pound of Pizza dough.  You can buy it…