January 2015 – A New Era

I have not posted on here in ages. My mom died April 1, 2013 and I just lost my energy. It has taken me over a year to get reinspired and talk about the book and Alzheimer’s again. We have celebrated 2 Christmas’s without her and have started new traditions by spending Christmas in Vermont with my friend Rima and her son Afif. They used to come to our house for Christmas; now we are...

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Cookbook Review: Food and Fond Memories

Check out the latest book review for Recipes to Remember at the Food and Fond Memories Blog. Check out this review by clicking on this link.

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Cookbook Review: Recipes to Remember

Barbara’s Recipes to Remember has been reviewed in the cooking blog The Chocolate Bottle – Recipes and classes for people of all ages. Check out this review by clicking on this link.

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60 years of marital bliss?

For richer, for poorer, in good times and bad, in sickness and health, till death do us part- wow! My parents have lived the vow of marriage they made to each other 60 years ago. My mother is now having difficulty walking and is not recognizing people. Her decline is significant. Dad has hired help five days a week. He certainly is fulfilling his vows and taking care of her as this ugly disease...

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Ft Lauderdale woman preserves memories lost to Alzheimer’s

Thursday April 19, WPLG, channel 10 in South Florida, aired my interview with my mom. We cooked together and ate together on the interview. My mom, at 85, looked so beautiful on TV! My dad looked great too and my friend Liam who photographed all the recipes gathered around the table to eat the food I prepared that were mom’s recipes. I cried when I saw the interview. It is so sad this has...

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Good Friday

I remember growing up that Good Fridays were always very sacred. It was the last day of Lent and so a meatless meal was in order but preparation well on it’s way for Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday dinner. Pizza Rustica was made for Holy Saturday – a 7 layer meat infused pie that was baked in crust and Easter Sunday was always Leg of lamb. This Easter I am with friends in Aspen....

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