Why Everyone Needs a Book Club

I had the pleasure of hosting my bookclub this past week. Playing host to this group of women is not a role I take lightly and hence revel in the opportunity to plan, cook and dote on my friends when it’s my turn to host. Let me be very clear though that hosting is just…

New Traditions: A Blended Family Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. Growing up my family would travel from Chicago to Tucson where my Dad’s extended family gathered around my Great Aunt Liz’s home to spend the holiday. I have such vivid memories of pulling through her gravel driveway once we arrived and walking straight through her back…

Shanah Tovah – the power of food and community.

Rosh Hashanah arrived especially early this year, the end of summer and back to school rush seemed to leave little time for holiday preparations. The week leading into the New Year I received news that one of my oldest childhood friends tragically passed away. While we had grown apart over the years, I felt a…

Tips for a Fall Feast

Rosh Hashanah has been my holiday to host for over 10 years. What started as a small gathering of close friends who like us, don’t live near immediate family has turned into a full on feast filled with new friends and old as well as our close and extended families. It’s a holiday purely about…