Culinary Cellar Homecoming

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First and foremost, I can’t say enough how much I appreciated hearing from so many of you over the past three months with emails, cards, gifts, and flowers.  The comforting support and prayers from my family, friends, and readers is what gave me the strength to heal both physically and mentally.

So very briefly, here is what happened.  In my last written blog in February, I mentioned that I would be absent for about two weeks.  What was supposed to be two laparoscopic hernia repairs developed into a three-month situation of unexpected complications, but I am finally feeling well enough to start writing blogs again.  I also need to thank the incredible nurses at the hospital and my visiting nurse, and my nurses at home who are my husband Bill, and daughter Kristina who came here to help.  Daughter Kara called daily with FaceTime visits so I could see her and my two precious granddaughters.  It lifted my spirits so much.

I am looking forward to writing blogs again and hearing from everyone!  All of your past emails and comments will finally be answered soon!  It feels more than good to be back.





18 Responses to Culinary Cellar Homecoming

  1. Lisa Keys May 15, 2020 at 8:30 am #

    I have been looking forward to this <3

    • Debbie May 15, 2020 at 9:01 pm #

      My dear Lisa- thank you for all the help you gave and kept up with reports from the girls. You are the best.

  2. Janice Elder May 15, 2020 at 8:35 am #

    Can’t tell you how happy I am to see you posting again! A very good sign. Sorry for all your trials but delighted you are back and better. Answered orayers!

    • Debbie May 15, 2020 at 9:00 pm #

      Answered prayers for sure, Janice. My wound care nurse who comes in three times a week said I healed much faster than expected with my kind of large wound and other complications along the way. I’m feeling like a new person!

  3. Rosanne Grant May 15, 2020 at 8:42 am #

    I was JUST thinking about you this morning and planned to check to see if there was anything new! This is THE BEST news! So happy that you’re recovered and feeling well enough to return to the cellar. Can’t wait to see what wonderful ideas you find down there!

    • Debbie May 15, 2020 at 8:57 pm #

      Thank you for those kind words, Rosanne. Watch for some really fun books and recipes in the blogs to come!

  4. Anna May 15, 2020 at 9:19 am #

    Glad you are back!

    • Debbie May 15, 2020 at 8:56 pm #

      Thank you so much, Anna!

  5. AmyM May 15, 2020 at 10:10 am #

    So happy that you’re feeling better Debbie! Missed you so much!❤️

    • Debbie May 15, 2020 at 8:55 pm #

      You are so sweet, Amy! I missed everyone too.

  6. Dawn E. Lowenstein May 15, 2020 at 2:12 pm #

    It’s nice to have you back, Debbie!

    • Debbie May 15, 2020 at 8:54 pm #

      Thank you, Dawn. Nice to see you too!

  7. patrice May 15, 2020 at 6:39 pm #

    I’m SO GLAD to hear the worst is behind you! What an ordeal, but you’re back and healthy enough to get back to what you love doing … happy, happy!

    • Debbie May 15, 2020 at 8:52 pm #

      Thank you, Patrice! I am so happy to be back.

  8. Elaine K. Wallace May 16, 2020 at 3:56 am #

    What a GREAT feeling this morning when I opened by emails and saw there was one from YOU! Hugs and blessings, you have been in my prayers also. I’m sure you have an army of friends that have sent prayers for your recovery. I’m also happy that Bill is recovering. Sometimes dear friend it seems like when it rains…..but a rainbow is always coming.

    • Debbie May 16, 2020 at 6:33 am #

      Elaine, I think that rainbow is coming! Thank you for your always wise and comforting words, and of course, for all your fabulous cookbooks. You helped to transform The Culinary Cellar, for which I am forever grateful.

  9. Lisa Barger May 18, 2020 at 5:06 am #

    I don’t know how I missed this but so glad you are feeling better! Sounds like quite an ordeal! Stay safe!

    • Debbie May 18, 2020 at 7:12 am #

      Hi Lisa- so good to hear from you! Hope all is well in your family.

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