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  • November29th

    Every family has Christmas memories — some we love, some we don’t love, and many that make us laugh. The funny thing is… we don’t all remember everything the same way. The other day I was telling Hubba Bubba how, at Christmastime in the 80s, my mama kept our George Winston “December” cassette tape playing nonstop. “She was obsessed with it,” I said.

    A couple of days later I was talking to my mom about Christmas songs.  “Ugh,” she laughed. “You always made me play George Winston.


    So on the Third Day of Christmas, in honor of George Winston — whoever’s favorite he is…


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  • November27th

    I don’t get it when parents are disappointed if their child cries in Santa’s lap. Don’t get me wrong; I was thrilled last year when Eleanora sat happily for several snapshots with Mr. Claus. But to me, there is just no better – or more classic – Christmas photo than a child wailing in terror in the lap of the Jolly Old Elf.

    Before you think I sound like a big meanie, check out this photo from several years ago of my sweet nieces, Fiona (screaming) and Emily (smiling). It is my favorite Christmas photo of all time.

    Winter Photos

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  • November26th

    I hope you had a very happy Thanksgiving. We sure did. We were in Philadelphia with Hubba Bubba’s family, where we enjoyed a lovely Turkey Day with family & friends, had a big time at the fabulous Please Touch Museum, and devoured some seriously amazing cheesesteaks and roast pork sandwiches at George’s Sandwich Shop on 9th Street in Philadelphia in the heart of the Italian market. The Guy Fieri types like to highlight Pat’s and Geno’s on Food Network shows, but take it from me… if you ever find yourself in Philadelphia, go straight to George’s and have Mark and his daughter Audrey hook you up.

    Christmas Photos

    And now that Thanksgiving is over… let’s move on to CHRISTMAS.

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  • November15th

    Apple Pie

    Apple pie, as you well know, is considered the classic American dessert. It is SO classic that it’s basically the standard-bearer for American-ness.

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