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Ode to Peeps

A Haiku. Sitting atop the Walgreens shelf, You beg for a squeeze. Marshmallow god.  


Chaos In the Clouds

The airlines have it all wrong. They should pay me to fly. I think I’ll write a letter. After all, I check myself in, I carry my own bags, I bring my own snacks and I even clean the plane. Yeah, I’ve become one of those OCD people who brings Clorox wipes and scrubs the […]

Breaking News! One Flake Has Fallen!

Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. Had some turkey, spent quality time with the relatives, blah, blah, blah….they’re predicting snow tomorrow so get ready for a: No Snow Snow Day (this is a link to a previous recipe because I’m too lazy to come up with a new entry)   I’m recycling this post because I […]

I Won’t Offend You By Posting a Picture

So here’s one that’ll kill any dinnertime mood. COCKROACH. BIG.  FAT. GET THE HELL OUT OF MY #*$***S$%@ HO– USE COCKROACH. I HATE HATE HATE these things. They are rude. They are intrusive. They are freaking scary looking. And they have NO PLACE IN MY KITCHEN let alone my life. So what do I do? […]

A Mother’s Day Thought

Since this is both a cooking and a parenting blog I should probably offer something up for Mother’s Day. Okay. My hope is that I’ll be doing neither on Sunday (cooking nor parenting). My cooking recommendations are as follows: Breakfast: The Four Seasons Mid-morning snack: Haagen Dazs Lunch: The Ritz Carlton Afternoon Snack: Payard Dinner: Daniel And one last before […]


Just Pay For It

No, dad. You can’t put my kids in the front seat of your SUV…together. No, they can’t go to dinner at Chops Steak House at 9 pm on a school night. Um, yes, they should be accompanied by an adult (preferably you) if they need to go to the bathroom at the movie theater. Are […]

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 […]


I Got Nothing For You Cuz It’s Just One of Those Days

On my left I’m staring at a huge heap of laundry that I have been ignoring since Saturday. On my right a pile has appeared out of nowhere consisting of, let’s see…an off-limits poultry shears used for an art project, some beads, an unpacked lunch box, surgical gloves, one sock and a half eaten dog […]

Turkey Dogs Gone Awry

Guess not every night can be a culinary success. Looks like we’ll be ordering pizza for dinner.

How to Be Gone for an Entire Day and Feed Your Family Without Them Actually Knowing You're Out of the House

How to Be Gone for an Entire Day and Feed Your Family Without Them Actually Knowing You’re Out of the House

Black Friday. It’s a day I typically could care less about. Actually that’s not true. I do care. It’s just that I haven’t been to the mall the day after Thanksgiving in about ten years. The reason for this isn’t because I don’t like to shop. It’s because taking an entire day to myself to […]

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