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September 23, 2004
She wound up doing what her mother had done, and what her mother's mother had done before her, and what every other mother's mother's mother's mother's mother's mother in her family apparently did since the invention of mothers. What she did was this: she managed to rustle up quite a potluck dinner with items found in her kitchen.

Well, it turns out the tradition ends here, ‘cause her daughter didn't quite live through the meal. Funny thing, that. After all, who knew a steak knife, smeared with olive tapenade and baked inside a pie crust, could do so much damage?