Month: February 2011

“My New Adventure,” Hybrid Mom Blog, February 17, 2011

My New Adventure Thursday, February 17th, 2011 On my never ending road to…I’m not sure what, I took a canning class last weekend. When I told my husband I was going to spend my Saturday morning doing this, I have to say he did a double take. Unusual maybe, but I am always looking for my “next big adventure”.  I am also dying to learn how to make fabulous ice cream. That will be upcoming I am sure but last week, canning was the new adventure! So the class was held at a little place called The Farmer’s Kitchen right in the heart of Hollywood – Hollywood and Vine actually, a very famous corner. It’s a really cool place that has wonderful classes that promote using fresh produce to create nutritious meals on a budget. The Farmers Kitchen creates an additional venue for farmers to market their goods directly, thereby helping ensure the economic stability of local farmers which is so important these days! If you can find a place like this in your area I highly recommend giving it a try – you’ll learn something new and support a great cause at the same time. I learned how to make different types of jelly’s and jam’s and met some other amazing gals to boot. Here is the delicious recipe for the blueberry jam we made: Ingredients: 5c. blueberries...

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“The Breakfast Club,” CBS Soaps In Depth, February 14, 2011

The Breakfast Club CBS Soaps In Depth, February 14, 2011 These days, DAYS OF OUR LIVES’ Steve and Kayla may be separated by a continent (she’s in Salem, while he’s in Africa) – not to mention a network – but their portrayers, Stephen Nichols (now Tucker, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) and Mary Beth Evans (Sierra, AS THE WORLD TURNS) recently got together for breakfast with a group of loyal fans.  Soaps In Depth was on the scene and chatted with the fan favorite duo about being apart, anniversaries, empty nests and being reunited on screen!                                                                                  ——Michael Maloney Soaps In Depth:  It’s great that you two get together with your fans even though you’re not currently working together. Stephen Nichols:  A week after our event, our coordinator is on us to do another one. Mary Beth Evans:  I always wonder, “Who’s going to come?  “I also have this child who’s a sports dude, and it’s hard to make plans [because he’ll have a game].  But I’m so happy to see people who I’ve gotten to know over the years.  Some make it a road trip to come out here.  They’ve made great friends with each other.  How swell is that?  In Depth:  It’s hard to believe it’s been 25 years since you started working together. Evans:  Yes.  It’s been 25 years since Stephen and I met.  I was...

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“Highs and Lows,” Hybrid Mom Blog, February 4, 2011

HIGHS AND LOWS  February 4th, 2011 by Mary Beth Evans The last month has brought many highs and several lows. Some that are hard to wrap my head around. On the high, my kids were all home for about a month and now that they are adults or close to, we can really enjoy the “people” they have become. We had numerous meals out, laughing and sharing stories…such a delight. Our two older children were just happy to hang out with us, which was very sweet. My oldest son, at 23 now, says he can’t even fathom what all his conflicts were when he was in high school…thankfully neither can we (almost). It was a very gratifying time as a parent. During this happy, “high” time with my own family, we experienced some very trying, “low” times with some friends. My close friend’s husband had surgery and we did as much as we could for him, visiting him often, bringing him food, etc. Watching my friend worry so much was difficult for me and I tried to offer anything I could, even just driving her around to do her errands. Anything to make it easier for her to deal with the stress. While he was in the hospital some very close friends lost their 19 year old daughter suddenly. It rocked our entire town. I still cannot quite wrap...

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