Tag Archives: food

Recreating Paris for My Mommies!

I’m not even going to check the date of my last blog.  “Keep moving forward!” as my favorite movie characters “The Robinsons” say!  So.  Here.  We.  Are. This past spring break, the fam took off for an extended trip to Paris. Continue reading


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Silky Homemade Hummus (Warning: You need a food processor)

My 83 year old mom and my husband Kurt are obsessed with hummus.  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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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

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!


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