Amira Willighagen and Jackie Evancho have voices like angels.
Is it déjà vu all over again? Or perhaps a battle of the angelic divas? Whatever it is, Jackie Evancho and Amira Willighagen are making beautiful music.
Jackie Evancho wowed the judges and the American public in 2009, when at age nine she sang Puccini’s aria “O Mio Babbino Caro” for an audition on America’s Got Talent. Since then, Jackie’s star has risen to fame. She has recorded five albums (two gold, one platinum) and has filmed two solo concerts for the PBS series Great Performances.
Thank you to Squanto and members of the Wampanoag Native American tribe who in 1621 welcomed a boatful of strangers to their land. They didn’t attack or imprison them. Instead they gave them food and counsel, taught them how to hunt, and helped them survive a rough winter.
I found a way to reconcile the homemade v. canned Cranberry Sauce debate. Serve BOTH.
Thanksgiving is a very traditional time for my family. They look forward to the straightforward turkey dinner with all the trimmings – gravy, stuffing, mashed and sweet potatoes, and so on. It’s such a treat, probably because Thanksgiving is the only time any of us have this meal.
For the past few years, I have had the pleasure of hosting upwards of 20 people at my Thanksgiving table. It’s a fun day. I get to cook my heart out watching the annual Macy’s parade on TV (We actually went a couple times when the kids were small), and after dinner we go for walks and play cards.
Every year I like to try out a new recipe for Thanksgiving, just for fun, to see how it goes.
What’s Thanksgiving without stuffing? I mean dressing! Whatever, it’s delicious!
It’s almost Thanksgiving, my absolute favorite time of the year. I love every single thing about it. From crafting the menu to making sure I have enough silverware and chargers for the plates for all the guests coming to my home.
While others are frantically muttering to themselves in obscenely crowded supermarket lines, I’m smiling. I doublecheck my shopping list. Did I get enough Kerry Irish butter? How about fresh raspberries for my lovely niece Lynn, and yeast for Brian’s pepperoni-cheese bread?
Thanksgiving is a great holiday because it doesn’t involve gift giving. It’s all about the four F’s — fun, family, friendship, and food.
50 Years On
He gave us hope, a shining voice
A man of courage and pride
But when he was taken, far too soon
He left us all behind
A little dead inside
Vietnam might not have claimed
A generation’s life
Colleges might have focused on learning
Instead of riots and political strife
We could have had it all, as Adele would aptly say
Rolling in the deep
But instead we got a nightmare
And a country that can never sleep
What might have been
What could have been
A dream is broken, gone
And so we move forward, with repentant tears
50 years on
Jean-Claude Van Damme is BACK!
I think Jean-Claude Van Damme, the “Muscles from Brussels” has a second act in him. He’s finally made it to the A list.