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Stories Served Around The Table December Update

   Welcome to​ Stories Served Around The Table  December Update. It was a month of celebrations, family, and love. Christmas Cookie Traditions Festive December Martin Re-Cap Christmas Party-ing Christmas Magic Holiday Review Check out my television interview with Linda Frank for The Writer's Dream at LTV studios Part I and Part II Book Club Chats and Journaling the Journey  Workshop dates are available.… Continue reading Stories Served Around The Table December Update

Weekend Coffee Share

Holiday Review #Weekend Coffee Share 12-30-18

Good morning, Everyone! Join me for an early cup of coffee. Dawn will soon break through. If we were having coffee, I would tell you that my house is very quiet now. My daughters, son-in-law, and grandkids went back to the places they called home.  It was a great holiday. The big Family Christmas Party… Continue reading Holiday Review #Weekend Coffee Share 12-30-18

Ramblings & Writing

Christmas Magic

My daughter and son-in-law live in South Carolina. When they visit with the kids, Lily, age almost five years, and Teddy, a 14-month old busy toddler, a whirlwind of activities must squeeze into a short amount of time. This Christmas was no exception. Parties, cookie baking, and visiting clutter the short time together. This time,… Continue reading Christmas Magic

Ramblings & Writing, Weekend Coffee Share

Christmas Party-ing #Weekend Coffee Share 12-22-18

Good Morning, Everyone. Thanks for stopping by for a quick cup of coffee. It is Christmas time. I have pods of espresso and am not afraid to indulge. I intend to offer espresso as an after-dinner treat with dessert, but now that they wait in the pantry, resisting is impossible.  This coffee share will have… Continue reading Christmas Party-ing #Weekend Coffee Share 12-22-18

Ramblings & Writing, Weekend Coffee Share

Martin Re-cap at #Weekend Coffee Share 12/15/18

Welcome to Weekend Coffee Share. If we were having coffee together, I would quickly tell you that my kids and grandkids will be arriving within a very short week. SO excited. I have been checking off shopping, decorating, cooking, and to-do lists. There is still so much to do. It is going to be a… Continue reading Martin Re-cap at #Weekend Coffee Share 12/15/18

Book News & Events, Weekend Coffee Share

Festive December #WeekendCoffeeShare 12-8-18

Welcome to #Weekend Coffee Share. How was your week? Do you have a your cup of coffee? If we were having coffee together, we would definitely agree that it is that time of year to gather with people we cherish. We will celebrate the 2018 accomplishments, and look forward to 2019 life’s adventures. My house… Continue reading Festive December #WeekendCoffeeShare 12-8-18

Book News & Events

Holiday Hug Pack Giveaway!

In the spirit of the season and hugs, I am offering a Holiday Hug Pack Giveaway.  To enter the Holiday Hug Pack Giveaway, fill out the signup form share a memorable hug in the Memorable Hug field. We will compile and share the memories on Stories Served Around The Table blog.   A Holiday Hug Pack… Continue reading Holiday Hug Pack Giveaway!

Ramblings & Writing, Yesterday's Stories

Christmas Cookie Traditions

It is December 4th--National Cookie Day! Cookies are a big part of the Christmas tradition. My mom baked the best Christmas cookies with her hand blender and metal cookie press. The pantry shelves held five-pound bags of sugar and a colorful array of sprinkles and candied fruits. A crock was filled with flour. Mom’s specialties… Continue reading Christmas Cookie Traditions

Ramblings & Writing, Yesterday's Stories

The Macaroni Tradition

I grew up celebrating Thanksgiving Italian-American style. When I was a child, my parents piled their five kids into the station wagon and traveled over small road bridges, through the Belt Parkway and into Brooklyn where Grandma lived. Wafts of warmth and garlic could be breathed in as we climbed the stairs to her second… Continue reading The Macaroni Tradition

Ramblings & Writing

Happy Thanksgiving 2018

Happy Thanksgiving, My Everyone. The day dawn crisp and very cold with light winds--a perfect scenario for Thanksgiving Day. I am up early picking up where I left off last night in prepping the big meal. Love this holiday. It is all about gathering around the table with people I love, enjoying favorite foods, and… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving 2018