As you can tell by past posts, Riley is an, um, unusual puppy. And just one of the different and cute things he does is that he plays Santa year ‘round with my stepdad. How does he do this? Well, for some reason unknown to us, Riley loves to carry items from throughout the house […]
Dear Readers—I know you’re out there, and sometimes I even hear from you. Such was the case when Essex resident Howard Sheckells wrote to me. He suggested a column topic that hits close to home for everyone—especially if you’ll be heading to the grocery store to shop for Thanksgiving dinner.
My late mom was an excellent cook. She made amazing lasagna, stuffed cabbage, spaghetti sauce, chili—the list goes on and on. But the one treat she made each Christmas season, the one that everyone desired, was her creamy, rich chocolate fudge. She would make tons and tons of fudge and give it out to the […]