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By Laura Stec

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About this blog: I've been attracted to food for good and bad reasons for many years. From eating disorder to east coast culinary school, food has been my passion, profession & nemesis. I've been a sugar addict, a 17-year vegetarian, a food and en...  (More)

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Alzheimer's Stole My Christmas Dinner - A New Years Toast
Dec 31, 2013 10:07 am
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We didn't eat Christmas dinner with my father last week. Oh ? he's around at 89. Still "doing anyone I can and the easy ones twice," (famous Dad... More
7 Spoons, 1 Bowl ? Polish Christmas Eve
Dec 24, 2013 5:23 am
Comments: 1 | Views: 25,227

We celebrate Wigilia at the Stec household, a traditional Polish Christmas Eve dinner that begins after sighting the First Star. Kicking off the festivities,... More
Still need a gift? Try culinary.
Dec 18, 2013 10:17 am
Comments: 1 | Views: 28,880

Giving gifts friends and family will actually use is ideal, but it's hard to know what people like. So give em' what they need instead! Try culinary gifts this year... More
Eat Out. Alone. In Public? NEVER!
Dec 10, 2013 8:18 am
Comments: 20 | Views: 45,687

I took myself out to dinner recently?. alone. It's nothing new; I eat alone often. I guess if I didn't, I'd be a whole lot skinnier from all the missed meals. Hmmmm?

I... More
Birthday Selfie
Dec 3, 2013 6:48 am
Comments: 10 | Views: 28,696

OK, I did it. I just took a selfie. Birthday Selfie 2013.

I love birthdays. Life is short, so we got to live it up strong on the day we were born. Besides,... More
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