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One year later…from the bottom of my heart...

Updated: Dec 10, 2022

How do you measure a year?

according to Jonathan Larson and the renown Broadway Musical Rent

Five hundred, twenty five thousand, six hundred minutes

Five hundred, twenty five thousand moments so dear

Five hundred, twenty five thousand, six hundred minutes

How do you measure, measure a year?

In daylights,

in sunsets

In midnights,

in cups of coffee

In inches,

in miles

In laughter,

in strife

In five hundred, twenty five thousand, six hundred minutes

How do you measure a year in a life?

How about love?

Well, I'll let them tell you. (Let the video play while you scroll...)

Food is my way of showing people I care about them.

The first thing out of my mouth when my kids enter the house, "are you hungry?" "Have you eaten?"

This is what led me on this fun food blog journey of mine.




Some experts believe there's a sixth omnipotent love language — food.

“Food incorporates all the other five languages and all five senses. It's a very powerful way of creating a connection and expressing love,” relationship and human behavior expert Patrick Wanis, Ph. D. suggests.

It truly is one of the reasons why I love to cook. I want to show those I care about just how much they mean to me. Food is one way I do that.

The other is big giant long hugs. Well, I like being the recipient of those even more than giving them.

As a young stay at home mom I took my job seriously. We did a lot of baking and cooking at home as "fun" projects. With only one salary coming in, projects had duality-- cook and bake for fun and for dinner.

I didn't worry about the mess-- that could be cleaned up. Remember that old needle point poem?

cleaning and scrubbing can wait til tomorrow for babies grow up we learn to our sorrow, so quiet down cobwebs and dust go to sleep, I'm cooking with my babies (rocking my baby) and babies don't keep.

I took that a bit further and figured I'll always have laundry, I'll always be cleaning, but I won't have kids in the kitchen for very long.

Turns out all three of my kids love to be in the kitchen like I do.

And that makes my heart happy. I know that they at least have an understanding of cooking for themselves as the get older and more independent.


I've been amazed at the outpouring of support from you on this food blog journey of mine.

In one year:

54 blogs

6,351 blog views ... and counting.

198 members

59 products in Shop (shameless plug)😜

9 cooking classes

5 contributing writers

hyperlocal newspaper publishing

regional publication sharing

1 humbled and grateful creator


Here's to year two being even more fun...thanks for coming on this ride with me.


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