Apparently I like cleaning my outdoor grill about as much as I like cleaning my oven (otherwise known as almost never) – because I had another gas fire while grilling […]
We haven’t had a vacation in nine years, friends. Nine years! We were plagued with one hiccup after another. But we finally got away last week. And we couldn’t have […]
When I get a new cookbook to check out, secretly I’m sort of hoping it won’t be very good. I’m running out of shelf space, and this way I wouldn’t […]
So, apparently it’s not enough that Fabio Viviani is attractive, charming, and can cook like a badass. But he happens to be funny, too. I had the pleasure of getting […]
Winter foods are so comforting. But they also tend to be heavy. They make me sleeeeepy. I’m really trying to get my portion control in check, and also eat lighter. […]
As much as I’ve urged Fall to get here, it remains so stinkin’ hot where I am. So I am still eating things that require little use of my oven. […]
The world can always use more girl power, so I’m excited that my friend Jenna from Jenna’s Everything Blog will be helping out with that. She and her husband are […]
Some things about my kids just make perfect sense. Like how they were both early talkers, not shy, athletic, and high…HIGH…energy. That apple really doesn’t fall from the tree. And […]
Last week, I did something unprecedented. Mind blowing. Shocking. Life changing. I walked into a Trader Joe’s for the very first time.
For all of you eye-rollers who grew tired of me writing about my non-fussy, advanced-eating, miniature-foodie daughter, here is your ultimate revenge. Me bitching about her vegetable-hating, picky-eating, candy-obsessed little […]
Holy knights of Columbus, we are all moved in. Can I get a heck ya?! Of course, when I say we’re “all moved in,” that means our furniture is in […]
A couple of weeks ago I had a dream about Drew Carey. Girthy Drew Carey, not emaciated Drew Carey. He was babysitting the kids and trying to teach them how […]
Trevor: What are you making, Mom? Me: Something called Bruschetta, with strawberries and nectarines. Trevor: Oh, I love strawberries and nectarines. Me: I know you do.
Some people are worth a really long car drive. Some people are worth leaving your kids for the very first time. Some people get you so excited that you actually […]
Just three weeks ago, in Minnesota, our entryway was filled with jackets, scarves, gloves, and snow boots. Now in California, my kids have spent the last two days lacquered with […]
I know a lot of people are excited for the Fall season; thinking about soups and stews and casseroles, oh my. Not me. I am in complete denial. It’s not […]
Paul and I are smart people. Really we are. Although some of our decisions in the last five years would suggest otherwise. Like when we both thought filling out an […]
Other than a particular dip that my mom makes with onion, garlic, and roasted eggplant, I’ve never been a fan of the purple vegetable. And who knows – maybe all […]
Four people – not one, but four (!) – asked me this week for suggestions on what to do with their garden cucumbers. It’s an item that I would love […]
I can’t quite remember when the markets started carrying these gems, but I’ve been devoted ever since. I’m talking about the roast chickens they have slow cooking for hours. Some […]
You may not believe it, but here’s how it happened – One fine summer morning, Amy wondered what to make for lunch. Because she wondered, She entered her pantry. Upon […]
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