The snow was falling.
Everyone had colds.
We were all pretty tired of chicken soup.
It was Valentine’s Day.
We all wanted a piping hot bowl of love and comfort.
I had pot pie on my mind. But, I didn’t allow myself to get too excited.
I had made gluten-free pie [...]
This is what I call fast food.
Fast food without the drive-thru, hydrogenated oils or creepy clowns.
You need only four ingredients. FOUR!
There’s no special technique. Blend, heat, serve. Or, if you have an immersion blender, the order is heat, blend, serve.
I know you’re itching to make it, so [...]
Kale chips take care of those salty crunchy munchie snacking needs while sneaking in Vitamins A, C, K and calcium. (Think kids! That is, if you don’t eat them all first. The chips, not the children.) I like them with straight up salt, but I’ve heard of all kinds of varieties: [...]
Before the nursery rhymes, before even “This Little Piggy,” my husband printed this poem off and gave it to our newborn son. I’d like to have it made into an artful print or woodcarving for him.
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it [...]
This Steubenville Rape Crew business has been weighing heavily on my mind. Partly because the crime was nothing less than horrific, partly because I used to live near Steubenville. Near as in, I may as well call it my hometown. Between the geographics and the fact that I have a daughter, the whole [...]
My kids are the only grandkids, nephew and niece on both sides, so they’re a tad spoiled during the holidays.
This isn’t our first Christmas with kids, so we’ve come to expect an onslaught of toys and games and gadgets and even furniture. It’s ridiculous. In my opinion, our house is cluttered as it is, [...]
My husband wanted to find out if he could learn how to do the thing he was the worst at doing – drawing.
He worked through a few pages of an art skills book, and drew this after three weeks.
He no longer believes in the concept of talent.
The one thing that bugs me about keeping a blog is all the navelgazing.
I know, that’s the point of keeping a personal blog, right? Document, revisit, evaluate, move life forward, remember the past, appreciate the moments worth writing about. It’s a beautiful thing, really.
But this whole introspection thing…I’m over it.
I’m doing [...]
I wrote this up a while ago and just dug it out of my unpublished folder.
The terrible twos weren’t so terrible, I’ve decided as we’re on the eve of the threes. Moms everywhere are telling me that the twos are nothing compared to the threes, so I guess I should get myself a [...]
Remember the cookies and pepperoni rolls? Well, a few days later, Grandma E. came over and made a pan of her “Best in Show” hot rolls.
Then, I baked a truckload of butter cutout cookies and ate half myself. Then I decided I should make gingerbread cookies [...]
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