Monthly Archives: October 2012

Back from the Woods

So much for daily blogging…but Tiger Mom took over the last few days to ensure there was enough food, clothing, water and fuel (not to mention sleeping bags and flashlights) for our annual fall camping trip.  And, to tell the truth, camping is really glamping for our family and an arduous packing experience– Continue reading


Filed under Everyday Cakes, Family, Main Dishes

Hump Day!

Most folks look at Hump Day as the downhill slide toward the weekend– “I’m half-way to party time!”  For me, it signals the end of three days’ worth of thrown-together cooking to feed my son promptly in order to keep the evening (meaning homework) on track. After tonight’s meal, I get to cook whatever I want, chef UNinterrupted.  Continue reading

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Celebrating Summer One Last Time

The beginning of the week is always hectic since my son’s extracurricular activities are scheduled every Monday (art), Tuesday (riding) and Wednesday (violin).  It’s a given that I’m going to follow one of three paths:  1) assemble a casserole of pre-cooked ingredients earlier in the day that I can toss in the oven, 2) reheat a forgotten frozen leftover that displays signs of imminent freezer burn or 3) order pizza/chinese.  If I’m totally desperate for something “homemade,”  it’ll be breakfast-as-dinner. Continue reading


Filed under Baked Goods, Family, Food, Main Dishes, Yeast Breads

Hello world!

Leave it to programmers to default a blogger’s first post to “Hello world!”  I guess it’s their version of an inside joke, so I’ll keep it.  If you don’t get it, don’t worry and savor the bliss of not living your life surrounded by the minutiae of coding logic as I once was, many (professional) lives ago.

Today, I’m an (almost) 50 year old retired-exec-turned-SAH-mom with a tweenie son and a (much) younger husband (he’s the real geek in the family, but cute in a Ryan Philippe way).  So you could say I was a cougar, although I don’t come close to a Demi Moore body– hence the blog title.  What I really am is a recovering workaholic and in my attempt not to turn into the ultimate Tiger Mom (and on the repeated advice of my BFF– “you’ve got to find something else to do than micromanaging your kid”), I decided to blog.

My trifecta of happiness revolves around Family, Friends and Food.  So that’s what I’ll write about on this blog.  Hope you’ll enjoy reading it as much as I’ll enjoy writing!


Filed under Family, Food, Friends