Why Parents Should Play More Video Games…Greek Pasta Salad

by kitchenchaos | posted on: August 27th, 2012 |  11 Comments

Every year I say I won’t do it. But then I do it anyway. Overschedule my kids. Are you the same? It all starts like this: A simple game of Tetris. My life. Probably your life, too. Just as you’re tossing your last dive stick into the pool and squeezing the chlorine out of your […]


End of The Summer Salads…Watermelon/Feta, Tomato Caprese, Asian Slaw

by kitchenchaos | posted on: July 26th, 2012 |  5 Comments

A friend of mine hosted an “End of the Summer Salads” dinner party last week. I was confused at first. Did this mean we were celebrating the salads that sat around all summer and we were going to eat them wilted? Or did it mean we would only be eating salads whose ingredients are available […]


How I Waste Time

by kitchenchaos | posted on: February 14th, 2012 |  1 Comment

I’m sitting at my second office (Panera Bread) doing what I do best — procrastinating and watching other people. It’s an extremely productive way to waste time. Here come two 30-somethings dressed in jeans and cute tops. C’mon, give me something to chew on. No, I’m not interested in hearing about your cookie exchange. Next. […]



by kitchenchaos | posted on: March 17th, 2011 |  15 Comments
Makes all the Momflict just go away...

I don’t like having conflict with other moms. It’s uncomfortable. It’s awkward. It’s juvenile. It’s “Momflict.” But every now and then a girl has to speak up, right? So I did. And it was uncomfortable. And it was awkward. And it was just a weeee bit juvenile. It happened last week when my daughters were […]


Feeding Bob

by kitchenchaos | posted on: December 14th, 2010 |  2 Comments
*You can also add red peppers and water chestnuts for color.

“Bob’s in town from Seattle for the night. I told him he should come for dinner instead of eat at the hotel.” Of course. Um, who the hell is Bob again? “From accounting.” And we are having him for dinner because…he’s your boss? “No, just a guy from the Seattle office.” I get it. Yes, […]