Monthly Archives: October 2012

Boys Will Be Boys

Last night as I was getting ready to shut down (my laptop), I clicked over to check FB and my email, just because I’m an old techie obsessed with being wired.  In my inbox was a note from my mommy friend Adel; her son Matthew and Ken have been best friends since first grade.  Ken even stayed with them when Kurt and I had the transplant surgeries; Continue reading

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The Sour Cream Noodle Bake…

As I promised earlier, here’s my experience with the Pioneer Woman’s Sour Cream Noodle Bake, but with a guest chef! Continue reading


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Why Are You Acting So Cray Cray?

It’s not that I don’t want to blog every day.  It’s not that I don’t have some story about food or my family to share.  It’s just the convergence of ill-timed events that ultimately preclude my getting any time in front of my laptop.  Not that these aren’t good events, mind you, they just startle me out of my routine of cooking and writing. Continue reading

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Healthy Can Be Tasty!

After the fried food extravaganza last night, namely, fried sweet potatoes and hush puppies (served with melted butter for dipping!) that accompanied the seafood, then the at-home grand finale slice of tunnel of fudge cake, I decided we needed to switch to something lighter aka “low fat” for tonight’s meal. Continue reading


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I’m Hungry!

You know how the experts tell you not to go shopping when you’re hungry? (BTW, there’s actually a hormone called grehlin that makes you hungry and simultaneously focuses you on food to the exclusion of any other distraction).  The corollary for cooks is “Do not surf your Pinterest ‘Recipes I Want to Try!’ board when you’re hungry.”  I must have printed a dozen recipes off my board today just before lunch.  Continue reading


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The Staff of Life

I made my first loaf of bread when I was nine.  Continue reading

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