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Finding My Joy

At last I can say I truly have joy. Joy of Cooking, that is. One of the best-selling cookbooks of all time, yet I never had my own copy. Still wearing its $35.00 price sticker from Williams-Sonoma, I found it at my local Goodwill for $5.99. The Joy of Cooking was first published in 1936 …

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Tipping: Not a City in China

The topic of tipping was in the news a few weeks ago, due to an incident in which a customer declined to tip a server and then compounded the offense by writing a rude note on the receipt. Another server posted a photo of the receipt online and was fired for it, producing a firestorm of protest online and an epic display of bungled PR on the restaurant’s Facebook page.

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Whatever Happened to Ice Cream?

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In my last post, “Budget the Luxuries First,” I finished off by saying that a good rule for a happy home is to own an ice cream maker. I have since come to learn it’s more than a good idea, it’s an absolute necessity, since apparently commercial ice cream no longer exists.

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Celebrating Julia Child


Pasadena kicked off a six-week long celebration to commemorate the 100th birthday of native daughter, Julia Child. It began on her birthday, which was August 15, with a citywide Julia Child Cocktail Party and costume contest.

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