Daddy or Cake

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At two years old, my daughter Samantha is absolutely in love with her daddy. Her eyes light up when she sees him and he will openly admit to everyone that she has him wrapped around her finger. [ Read More ]

The Post Office Let Me Down in My Time of Need

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February 1, 2014– Dear my most beloved Secret Diary.  I like the folks at our neighborhood post office, and they always do a nice job.  However during my visit there the other day, they let me down in my time of need. [ Read More ]

The Nutcracker

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My grandmother was very special to me. She made me her first assistant when it came to making challah. It seemed like magic to me when she took a large lump of dough, kneaded it, and when it came out toasted from the oven, it was incredibly delicious. [ Read More ]

Who’s Bringin’ the Beano?

I have a similar story to the Anacin story posted on this website.  Prior to meeting my husband, Jim, he was invited to a dinner party where everyone was asked to bring something. He was asked to bring the “Beano” and dessert. My husband thought this was odd, but just assumed someone was bringing a … [ Read More ]

The Thanksgiving That Almost Wasn’t

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While studying abroad in the Czech Republic, Amelita agrees to cook the turkey for a dorm-wide Thanksgiving feast. But she had no idea how hard it would be! [ Read More ]

The Chopstick Conundrum

Back in high school, my friends and I would often spend the after school hours hanging out at each other’s houses, or as our parents would call it, much to our annoyance, on “play-dates”. Sometimes, in desperate attempts to get us outside of the house and away from breakables, our parents would take us out … [ Read More ]

Cute Babies [PODCAST]

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Mike tells a funny true story about when he and a friend pulled a prank involving babies at a restaurant in order to get better service.  How can babies and good restaurant service be related? Listen to the full story here! [ Read More ]

A Salad Unlike Any Other

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My wife and I were having dinner at a fancy Italian restaurant. The waitress took my wife’s order, then went through the usual options for the side dishes. I wish I was paying attention because I could have avoided a rather embarrassing situation. [ Read More ]

Q&A Tuesday*: Shouldn’t “Fun Size” Candies Be Big and Not Small?

Fun Size

Today on Q&A Tuesday, ASMs asks: [ Read More ]

Caffeine Makes Everything Faster

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Who doesn’t love caffeine? I wouldn’t even call it a day if there wasn’t caffeine running in my bloodstream. Do I consider the cafe as my second home? Sure, why not? [ Read More ]

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