Excellent Educational Toy!

One evening last week, my five-year-old was in one of those moods where he makes unreasonable demands.  "I have to have my own computer!" he said in an unpleasant tone. "You already have your own computer," I reminded him.  He has one of those toy laptops designed for preschoolers; my uncle gave it to him … Continue reading Excellent Educational Toy!

Jeremy’s Stuffed Shells

Jeremy Halpern is a friend Daniel has known since grade school, who has some good ideas about food.  He gave Daniel this recipe years ago, written on a tiny sheet of paper, which we have carefully kept ever since.  These cheese-stuffed pasta shells have been our Christmas dinner every year since 1997.  Once we'd tried … Continue reading Jeremy’s Stuffed Shells