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A Gift Every Man Needs

Posted on September 21st, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

Is it just me or does anyone else think that the appearance of Christmas merchandise in stores has gotten out of hand? It used to appear after Halloween (acceptable), but now they’re pushing it out there the day after Labor Day (insane)! So, with that in mind, I know it’s a bit early for Christmas-gift […]

Summer is Not Over—Get Outside for Music and Mojitos While You Still Can!

Posted on September 8th, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

Summer is not over, summer is not over… That is the mantra I keep repeating! If you are a northeast Ohioan desperate to latch on to outdoor activities before we get locked up inside for the winter months, I’ve got a great way to get outdoors, listen to music, try a tasty mojito, and catch […]

What Would Civilization Be Without…? (You Fill in the Blank)

Posted on August 23rd, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

“It’s hard to imagine a civilization without onions.” —Julia Child Julia, I am with you on that one! Thanks for summing up civilization for us with the most versatile member of the root vegetable family. There’s nothing like a good onion to spice up a dish or a salad. Onions, you either love them or […]

Eat, Work, Yoga

Posted on August 12th, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

“[My guru] says that people universally tend to think that happiness is a stroke of luck, something that will maybe descend upon you like fine weather if you are fortunate enough. But that’s not how happiness works. Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and […]

Cook and Love With Abandon

Posted on June 3rd, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

“Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.” –Harriet Van Horne, newspaper columnist, radio and TV critic I love this quote. It sums up exactly how I feel about cooking and love. Don’t do it half-assed. Jump in with both feet and get into it! I want to […]

It’s A Nice Day for a White…French Dressing

Posted on May 7th, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

I’m obsessed with white French dressing, the tangy, saucy little sister of the reddish-orange version we all grew up with. If you haven’t had white French dressing, you have got to try it on a salad! It is really popular at restaurants in northeast Ohio, but for some reason I can’t find it anywhere at […]

How To Form A Book Club That Doesn’t Suck

Posted on April 20th, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

I can’t tell you how many women have told me over the years that they are in a horrible book club or would like to be in a book club but are afraid because they’ve heard the horror stories of being involved in one. I won’t lie; there are a lot of associated risks involved: […]

Why Am I Addicted To Sushi?

Posted on March 23rd, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

Why do I crave sushi? It seems like every time I have good sushi, I just want it more and more. My curiosity about these delectable little morsels of raw seafood got the best of me this past weekend, so I went online to see if there was something to these cravings—you know, kind of […]

Oscar Party Recap!

Posted on March 8th, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

It’s very late! Great Oscar show, greaty party, great friends & family – whew I’m exhausted! I need to get to bed – but just wanted to share the details of the menu and a few pics.  You can see all of the pics on Facebook and I’ll be uploading the rest after I get […]

Oscar Party Food Theme – Booze and Raw Beef!

Posted on March 3rd, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

Since I last wrote about my Oscar food theme dilemma this year, I’ve been busy catching the nominated flicks at the Cineplex and on DVD, and as of today, here’s my official viewing scorecard: Seen – 7:  Avatar, Up in the Air, Inglourious Basterds, A Serious Man, The Blind Side, The Hurt Locker, District 9 […]