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Devilishly Chocolate Cake Mix: Secret Recipes and Family Traditions

There is something sacred about cake, an unaltered quality for the people who love it.  Conversations about cake can even have political overtones.  People hold dear, what they hold dear to and no amount of rational discussion can sway them from what they think is best for the cake eating public. Take my dad.  He […]


Mom, wherever you go my heart is attached

When people ask me why I started Among Friends, I have a couple of ways I answer. My one-word answer: is “Shane.” He is my second son, the middle man, whose emotions can run in extremes. (Suzie has her own one-name story: her daughter Olivia.) The longer version of the Among Friends story is that […]