An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound (Or Ten) Of Cure

“What you gonna do with all that junk? All that junk inside that trunk?” -The Black Eyed Peas “My Humps” Growing up in an Italian family food was kind of like the other sibling in the house. It was always around, eager to hang out, and impossible to ignore. I’ve been a foodie since before the term foodie was coined. I love the kitchen; it’s my favorite room in the house. I love the smells, the sounds, and the genial mood that usually accompanies a night of fine food and endless drink-be it standing up around my granite island or sitting around my well-worn farmhouse table. As my paternal grandmother, my grandma Goodie, would always say, I’m a true kitchen rat. I embrace this now-as a w

Perspective

"Hold on to sixteen as long as you can, changes come around real soon make us women and men" -John Cougar Mellencamp, "Jack and Diane" Ahhhh, the wisdom of rock and roll. A lyric can capture a moment in time like a snapshot, and every time you hear it, you are immediately transported back to that time in an instant. The song “Jack and Diane” always reminds me of a simpler time. When I hear it now I can still see the teenage girl I was back in the summer of 1982; heavy metal on my teeth and Maybelline’s Nautical Blue eyeliner ringing my dark eyes. I spent my days at the community pool hanging out with my friends as we wondered what life had in store for us. Would I become a famous fashio

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