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Marjory Abrams

Entries by Marjory Abrams

Safer Driving at the Flick of a Switch

(0) Comments | Posted February 14, 2013 | 6:36 AM

The weather has been pretty crummy recently in my part of the country, with lots of snow, rain or simply overcast skies. I've been shocked at how many people drive in these weather conditions without their headlights turned on.

It's not just that headlights help you to see better in...

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Meet My Favorite Chef

(0) Comments | Posted January 17, 2013 | 10:29 AM

I am about to make a shameless endorsement for one of my favorite chefs... someone whose recipes and cooking philosophy, frankly, make sure my family gives me a " Thanks, Mom," or "Honey, that was great!" every night of the week.

Who is she? Linda Gassenheimer, an award-winning...

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Resolution: Be Like My Dog

(1) Comments | Posted January 3, 2013 | 3:46 PM

I've read numerous funny emails about how being with a dog is preferable to being with people -- no complaints, unconditional love. This morning, as I was scooping my dog's poop, I realized that I could take a few lessons from my dog...

Always ready. Gingi could be fast asleep...

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The Loss of Serendipity (And How to Get It Back)

(7) Comments | Posted December 26, 2012 | 10:56 AM

The other day, my daughter mentioned an article that was very interesting to her in the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine. A few days later, she handed me the magazine with the page opened to it.

I was pretty surprised by what I read.

No, it wasn't...

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Gifts that Make You More Lovable

(44) Comments | Posted December 21, 2012 | 12:54 AM

My husband and I are not exchanging major gifts this year. There's nothing we need, so why waste our money?

On the other hand, I do want Bob to know that I love him and care about him, and that I put thought and effort into making...

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For Pain in Your Mouth... Chew on This!

(1) Comments | Posted November 28, 2012 | 10:31 AM

One of the relatives at my Thanksgiving celebration was recovering from dental surgery. She arrived at her mother's house with an ample supply of applesauce and the dread that no solid food would be able to pass her lips. Sally was further dismayed to realize that she'd left her pain-relieving...

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Scrumptious Winter Soups for People Who Hate Beans

(0) Comments | Posted November 19, 2012 | 2:38 PM

It all started one Saturday this summer, when we lunched at the home of friends. Maria served a delicious potato-leek soup that my family fell in love with. The next day, the New York Times Magazine featured several summer soup recipes from Mark Bittman (one of...

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Power Outage Prep... Beyond the Obvious

(0) Comments | Posted November 15, 2012 | 4:01 PM

My family and I are still counting our blessings after Hurricane Sandy wreaked her havoc in our region. We only lost power for three days, and had no real damage to our home; just a few random shingles off the roof. Needless to say, millions of others were not so...

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