Raised in the suburbs of Baltimore County, I was the middle child of five with a Jewish father and Italian mother. As a result, I grew up to appreciate the diverse customs and foods of each, as well as the parties that came with celebrating them. My mom loved to bake, but when it came to cooking, forget about it! Her mother, my grandmother was another story; everything she made had such great flavor. Cooking was her passion. Naturally, I gravitated to my Grandmother’s style of cooking, which has influenced me to become the Italian-style cook I am today.
I married at the age of 21 and was blessed with two amazing children, Leah and Brenden. Sadly, my marriage didn’t work out, however Muriel and I maintain a wonderful relationship and always will, as aside from Dave there is no one in this world I am closer to.
Dave and I joined forces 1999. We had so much in common from the start, as we grew up in large families, had unconventional mothers, down to earth fathers, and were previously married with children. Also, we both share the love of family, friends, entertaining, good food, antiques, decorating, style, fashion, travel, and the list goes on.
The idea of the blog came from our children. How lucky am I to be so fortunate to have such a wonderful family? I hope you enjoy our blog! Cheers!!


  • Posted November 19, 2013
    by sheri brill

    love this blog. what a great idea.

    • Posted November 19, 2013
      by The Dads: Harris & Dave

      Thank you!!! ~Melissa

  • Posted November 20, 2013
    by Nancy Kutz

    At 6am in the morning while drinking my coffee, I decided to look at your site again! I really like what you’ve done and enjoy the videos of you both! Am looking forward to even more! Dave…you and Harris ROCK! Now I have to get ready for work.. 🙁

  • Posted May 1, 2020
    by Michael Nusinov Serio

    Harris, I knew you were a Mensch when I first met you many years ago at C & P Telephone Co. You have always been a true gentleman. I love your ” Soft Spoken”, Blogs.

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