Eden M. Kennedy

mission accomplished, pal

Eden M. Kennedy is the co-author (with Alice Bradley) of the book Let's Panic About Babies! (St. Martin's Press).

A former college-radio DJ, Mrs. Kennedy has driven cross-country six times in a 1973 Volkswagen Bug and enjoys standing on her head.

Currently she works a straight job and is just about finished writing her first novel.

Just in case Santa comes back

I assume everyone has already consumed their yearly allotment of butter, but in case you need something to push you into the 99th percentile, here's a good way to pop open your fat pants. My mom typed up some of my favorite recipes and mailed them to me when I became a grownup, in those crazy years before computers, global warming, and teeth bleach. It was a time of nutritional wonderment, when mothers fed their babies jars of Gerber egg yolks GAH.

Seriously, though, these are really good, and they freeze pretty well, too.

Happy new year!