“Equal Justice under the Law”

The main entrance to the Supreme Court Building of the US is enscripted with the Court’s motto “Equal Justice Under Law.” Should anyone who doesn’t support that statement even be considered to work there?


… but the death of 200,000 Americans (soldiers or civilians) ought never be viewed as a “phenomenal job.”

Let’s just leave it there.

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Series’ finale : Authentic Sicilian Chicken Soup

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Adult assistance needed — Serves 8

This is the final recipe of LTKC Tuesdays, Series 2020. We, Medium and I, hope it helped make COVID19 lockdown days a little easier on families and a little more fun for kids. None of us will…


Art project for launching the new school year: Salad Art!

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Since it’s back-to-school time and kids are resettling into a learning mode, we’ll turn this Tuesday’s cooking into an arts project. Instead of pencils and paper or paints and brushes, our students-who-cook will need fresh ingredients and safe utensils. Once…


A dad and me cookout: hot dogs, baked beans, spicy fries & watermelon salad. This is a perfect menu for a labor day party. Serves 10. Adult assist needed.

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Written for TWEENS & TEENS who cook…

Remember: We always begin cooking by washing hands with…


Split pea soup and grilled cheese sandwiches

Serves 6 — adult help needed

Written for kids who cook…

Remember: We always begin cooking by washing hands with warm soapy water for 20 seconds or as long as it takes us to sing the Happy Birthday song. …


Meatball Salad with Crusty Italian Bread

Serves 4 — adult help needed

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Written for Kids who cook…

Remember: We always begin cooking by washing hands with warm soapy water for 20 seconds or as long as it takes us to sing the Happy Birthday song. …


M. Cappellino’s penne, pesto & protein!

Written for TEENS who cook…

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Remember: always wash hands before handling food.

Only 4 simple ingredients are needed for this dish: 1 pound penne pasta, 1 small jar of basil pesto,* 1 pound of cooked shrimp (substitutes: lb. …


M. Cappellino suggests mini pizzas & fresh green bean salad

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Written for kids who cook…

Remember: We always begin cooking by washing hands with soapy water for 20 seconds or as long as it takes us to sing the Happy Birthday song. Rinse and dry.

This is an easy-peasy meal that can be made way…


The story of American income inequity

Here are the markers of a dwindling middle class. First, your employer paid your health insurance, then you were asked to contribute 25%, now you pay it all. In the 1980’s, you annually earned a respectable $40,000 income. In 2015, jobs available to you…

Marilyn Adamo Cappellino

Marilyn writes social commentary particularly on issues impacting seniors and children. She also authored the Mangia! cookbook series for children.

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