Back in the Kitchen on Tuesday!

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Just a quick note with an update.

For those of you I haven’t spoken with…my father passed away suddenly about three weeks ago. He was an amazing man, and I know someday I’ll write more about him.

The Angry Chef and I have spent the last three weeks in the country with my mom and family. We wound our way back to Boston just last night.

Thanks to all of you who’ve written to me over the past few weeks to express your concern and kind thoughts. The Internet is a strange thing, and brings people together in unexpected ways. I’m grateful to have bumped into such a wonderful, caring (and hungry!) group of folks.

I’ll resume my regular posts on Tuesday, the day after Memorial Day. Summer’s coming, after all, and we’ve still got a lot of eating to do.


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Jessie Cross is a cookbook author and creator of The Hungry Mouse, a monster online food blog w/500+ recipes. When she's not shopping for cheese or baking pies, Jessie works as an advertising copywriter in Boston. She lives in Salem, Massachusetts with her husband and two small, fluffy wolves.


  1. As much as I have missed your posts and am glad you are back, I am so sorry to hear about your father. I will be thinking about you today.
  2. Just take it one day at a time for now and know that things will get better. I lost my father to cancer 10 years ago and sometimes it still feels like yesterday. But when I'm going through a rough patch sometimes it's like a feeling of comfort comes over me and I'd like to belive it's my dad telling me to pick myself up and keep moving along. :) Whenever we lose a close friend or family member it's almost like we have someone pulling for us in an invisible way.
  3. I was worried about you! I'm so glad to see that you are doing okay. It's completely understandable that you and the angry chef took the much needed time and stayed with your mom and family. Remember we're all here for you! :) *hugs*
  4. Jessie, I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. My father passed away three years ago. While it wasn't sudden, it also wasn't a long drawn out illness either. I remember him at the strangest times, even sometimes think of picking up the phone and calling him. It will be difficult I'm sure. My sympathies and condolences to you and your family. Lisa
  5. Dear Jessie - Very sad to hear of the loss of your Dad and very, very glad to see you back in the kitchen! I know there's a lot of healing and coping with the loss to be done, but fortunately time - and cooking - will take care of this - You've been missed! Cheers! Gabi @ mamaliga.
  6. I can't even imagine how you are feeling - my condolences and hugs go out to you. Take your time, love, we'll be here waiting patiently.
  7. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father and I hope you were able to find some comfort in the time you were able to spend with your family in the country. As much as I know you're probably looking forward to blogging to keep your mind busy, just take it one day at a time.