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By Pam Parker Erie Times-News staff blogger
Pam Parker's blog takes on everything from women's fun to momisms to lifestyles around Lake Erie and real estate. She'll take you down Memory Lane, up through sports and fun and off the grid. Get ready for laughs — it's more than just Pam. It's Pamdemonium.   Read more about this blog.
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Posts tagged ‘Martha Stewart’
Posted: January 4th, 2013

fea_snapshot0815photo1Comfort food, here we come! Whether you make it yourself or head out to your fave Italian restaurant, today’s a day to mangia on spaghetti — as a nation, thanks to the ultimate holiday site. 

Need some recipe ideas? Check out Jennie Geisler’s Loaves and Dishes blog right here. She made spelt pasta last year for all of us in the newsroom — it was incredibly delicious. It’s good for you, OK for non-gluten folks, and if she hadn’t told us it was spelt, we would have guessed it was real pasta. Here’s her story on it. It’s a Martha Stewart recipe — click on it here.

And if you are looking for some other days to dig into pasta this month, try these:
L’ASAGNA TASTING at Union Station on Jan. 13 at 1 p.m. — it benefits L’Arche. Admission $15.

Spaghetti Dinner on Jan. 20 at noon at Saint Andrew’s gym. Adults $8 and children $3.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one.

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Posted: December 1st, 2012

After having the pleasure of watching Sandy Blazek of Trellis decorate Packard Manor Estate, we put up our Christmas tree. I looked at Packard tree photos and scoured Martha Stewart articles that would show me what to do with what I had. So technically, Sandy Blazek and Martha Stewart helped. I have glass ornaments, shiny stuff, angels, silver and gold stars, snowmen, sports ornaments, collectibles, antiques, Ninja turtles, Disney, and I think you get the picture. I put it all on the tree that my husband and I cut freshly from the halls of Macy’s. It needed something — color. I could almost hear Martha and Sandy shout “Ribbon!”

So off I went in the Parker sleigh to get enough red ribbon trimmed in gold to bundle the house. Cheap stuff. I wrapped the tree in it with folds that catch light and add dimension. It still needs a topper because I have melted the insides of most of the angels we used in the past. And I broke a few of them too. Dr. Parker, my husband, runs the nutcracker, ornament and angel hospital here. He can only do so much.

If you need some true tree inspiration, check out this week’s cover story in House to Home. It suggests adding craft store finds like silk roses, hydrangeas and magnolias to your tree branches and topping it off “with richly textured ribbon.” Hmmm. I think I need more ribbon! It’s a good thing.

Happy decorating!

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one.

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