big birthday bash!

You are cordially invited to my BIG BIRTHDAY BASH The first of February at Grotto Pizza 36 Rehoboth Ave, RB Delaware. Don’t know if you saw the post on Facebook a month ago when I asked what I should do for my birthday. Winning idea was a party to benefit a cause. So that led to the second post to

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holly stories |Chef Gretchen Hanson

holly stories

Holly stories When my daughter, Holly, was five, a town in El Salvador flooded, leaving all its residents homeless, and many of the children orphans. The church we belonged to in Baltimore was sending a cargo plane down 24 hours later, and put out an emergency call to all parishioners to help fill the plane with supplies. Food, clothing, tools

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#metoo | Chef Gretchen Hanson


#metoo Exactly three years ago this week Anne Coulter made a statement about campus rape stating that “women who say they are raped are just trying to get attention.” She further elaborated on this paradoxical statement by stating, “what crime do people keep to themselves” because if they do, a real crime obviously didn’t occur. She continued on to state

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quick and easy party tricks!

Quick and easy party tricks to make entertaining a breeze! PLACE TO BUY THE REALLY COOL SPICES! ARTICHOKE OLIVE TAPENADE 2 cups green manzanilla olives plus juice to cover 1 cup artichoke hearts drained 1 cup roasted red peppers drained ¼ tsp red pepper flakes ¼ tsp oregano ¼ tsp white pepper   Puree everything in food processor

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a little bundle of white fur named adele

Adele When my daughters were six and twelve we decided to get them a dog. I’m not sure whose idea it was first, mine or Hadyn’s father, but we decided it would be a good way for them to adjust to our changing family structure since I had just moved in with Michael. Their father started watching the rescue websites

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