Northeast Times

 Articles by Sally Friedman

Cooking for the family is a tasty tradition

Most of the women I know simply can’t believe it.


Taking a family trip down memory lane

I recently got into a discussion with our daughters about their memories. At this stage of my own life, I want to know what “took,” and I thought I did.


Women’s History Month: Yes, it certainly matters

So here it is, National Women’s History Month. Did you know? Do you care?


Memories of The Flower Show are in full bloom

On their very first date, way back in 1931, my parents went to the Philadelphia Flower Show. My mother was a 20-year-old beauty. My father was a dashing young lawyer of 26.


A new era of marriage — the empty nest phase

It’s well after midnight, and I was in the kitchen enjoying a private binge of frozen cake straight from the package. I’m was feeling out of control, fat and guilty. My husband stumbled in, looking a bit panicky.


Timeless friendships

A stranger observing them in the back room of the Country Club Diner on a recent evening might wonder: Was this a family gathering? A neighborhood party? An office party?


A better way to party on New Year’s Eve

My serious mistake had been to believe a friend who had uttered those seven seductive words, “Have I got a guy for you!”


Time to say farwell to 2013… and its calendar

Full confession: I’ve been in love, with my 2013 calendar.


Walking in a winter wonderland is good for the soul

The heating guys have been here. They insist that our system is “balanced” — their word, not mine. They tell us that we’re wise and sensible people to have the whole system checked before the real bite of winter kicks in.


Thanksgiving is a time to appreciate family

It’s the season. The riotous preparations, the rush of homecomings and the 21-pound turkey — all will be taking center stage in our household, and probably yours, this week.