Cooking
Leah

My “Secret” Balsamic Salad Dressing

Every time we entertain (translate: never) or we’re invited to someone’s home for dinner, I always bring a salad with balsamic dressing. People love this

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Children
Leah

The Politics of Girl Scout Cookies

We’re just barely into 2011 and already the world is in turmoil. Egypt is breaking apart. California’s economy is a sinking ship. Toyota is recalling

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Children
Leah

A Flare for the Dramatic

I never thought I’d be saying this, but my daughter is somewhat of a drama queen. Yes, young Sophie has a flare for the dramatic.

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Education
Leah

Oprah, Time to Take a Lesson from Yourself

Like many of you out there, I have been watching the new Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). Yep, I tuned in New Year’s Day to watch

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Children
Leah

The Quandary of Vacation Relaxation and Children’s Television

I have a quandary. Here I am, more than half-way through my two-week (stay)cation from work. Sophie is also on a two-week break. Having the

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Cooking
Leah

Baking Gone Wild

Tis the season to bake! And I have gone baking wild in the last week. The confections started with a knock-off version of the Starbucks

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Entertainment
Leah

It’s Hip to Be Jewish

Remember growing up and your parents would say things like, “You kids have it easy.” And, “When I was your age…” These are their feeble

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Children
Leah

Trick or Treat

Halloween started with carving pumpkins. Then we moved inside to build a haunted candy house. This craft required Bryan’s skilled craftsmanship. And little did we

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Entertainment
Leah

No Subsitute for a Good Thing

Sometimes when you know what you want, you just can’t take chances with the unknown. I learned that this morning. I’m on vacation this week

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