We are two single mothers with five kids between us.  We’ve been friends for more than 20 years.  As the kids went off to college, we realized that Empty Nest might be a cute phrase but its a painful phase.  We saw Julia & Julia at the movies and thought that cooking together on Sundays and always cooking enough to have leftovers to bring to work for lunch might be a step in the right direction.  It was.  We will never have a cookbook or a television show but we have honed our skills and widened our world.  A sense of loss has been replaced by a sense of purpose, pride and pleasure.  While we might still reside in the Empty Nest, there have been some tasty meals at that table.


11 Responses to ABOUT US

  1. Loved your no knead bread. Can’t wait for more.

  2. Clifford says:

    Looks Good
    Love Cliff

  3. Janann says:

    Nice job ladies!

  4. likeitiz says:

    Hello, Sandy and Denise. Thanks for dropping by my blog. We are all kindred spirits indeed. You’re not done yet though. They’re still in college. It changes even more when they graduate and begin to carve out their own little niches.

    I’ve read your posts and I can relate, totally!

    • thank you. you’re right about after college. My two are out – and both are doing things i could have never imagined. louisa is living in melbourne and is a budding winemaker (natural organic wines) and matt is a conceptual artist. denise’s daughter erin is about to start medical school, her son rory is in grad school and leah is a junior in college. they are the gifts that keep on giving if you’re open to what they want to share with you. we love your blog and are following it now.

  5. Barbara says:

    What a great blog! I love that empty nesters find purpose and fun in connecting!

  6. I can’t think of anything more lovely than two friends sharing the “empty nest” and the kitchen. My nest is a long time from being empty but I look forward to reading more of your posts and checking out some of your recipes. Wonderful blog.

  7. likeitiz says:

    Hello, Ladies! I just nominated you. Check this out: http://wp.me/pYeWf-1BM

  8. Karen says:

    Hello Denise and Sandy, Because you’ve been so encouraging to me, the fledgling blogger, I’ve nominated your blog for The Super Sweet Blogging Award at IntoMyWindow.com, July 1, 2013 post. 🙂

  9. thank you so much Karen. We’ve been slowing down lately but this will inspire us!

  10. likeitiz says:

    Hey! Where are you guys these days?

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