Two Alarm Chicken

Nothing will put a damper on your Labor Day BBQ more than a tornado siren. I’ve actually never heard one before yesterday. But there we were, double fisting tongs and drinks and minding our own business getting ready for our barbecue when it went off. Being the paranoid well-prepared person that I am, I immediately looked […]


Karma-geddon 2011…Strawberry Jam

Well isn’t this just my luck? The one time I step foot in Los Angeles is when they decide to shut down the 405 -only the largest highway system in the entire universe- for a little ‘weekend construction.’ My timing couldn’t be better. In what has already been coined “Carmaggedon 2011” I am reminded of […]


Birthday Party Jitters…Buttercream Frosting

When your baby turns six you feel old. When your baby turns six and starts asking to wear deodorant you feel a little older. But when your baby tells you she doesn’t like frosting on her cupcakes, you wonder if she’s really yours. This Sunday is my daughter’s birthday party. At her request, we’ll be […]

You call that rain?

Impressions of Irene

You gotta love New Yorkers. They spend days preparing for the ‘storm of the century’ and emptying the shelves of Zabar’s in a matter of minutes only to be “disappointed” (and I quote) by Hurricane Irene. Impress us. Show us the power. If you can’t make it make it there, you won’t make it anywhere. […]

Which Came First, the Bunny, the Matzah or the Guilt?…Roasted Asparagus

Been struggling with blog materials lately (can you tell? last post was more than two weeks ago) when it dawned on me that Passover coincides with Easter this year, almost to the day. And while I’m still scouring the shelves to find flour-free products, dodging the bountiful aisles of Peeps and chocolate bunnies because I’m […]

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 […]

Some Follow-Up

As much as I’d like to say the birthday party went off without a hitch, well, there were a few snafus. Let’s just say that having your eight-year-old in charge of the main activity for 15 little girls was about as frustrating as putting together an IKEA Bjorkin desk with sixteen drawers and extra parts. […]

My Apologies for Yesterday’s Post

It was just so wrong of me to leave that last post up for so long. The ‘incident’ with the Windex and the shoes really threw me for a loop . My apologies. There is no place for bugs in a food blog. So it won’t happen again. But I don’t have much to say […]

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? […]

California Dreamin’

I’ve been on a cooking hiatus for a few weeks because I haven’t been in my kitchen. It’s easy to go on a cooking hiatus in Southern California because anywhere you turn you can find amazing food. Fresh…everything. Vegetables. Fruit. Sushi. Ice Cream. Attitude. So I’ll just call my cooking hiatus R&D to make myself […]


Whatever You Do This Summer, Don’t See This Movie

What do you get when you cross a really bad script with really bad actors, no plot, no B-story, and did I mention a really bad script? Let’s see…here are your choices: Robocop 3 Waterworld Anything starring Keanu Reeves Judy Moody and the I can’t even remember the rest of the title it was so […]

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Today’s Post Brought To You by the letter “C”

… as in ‘C’rap, I have no idea what’s for dinner. And ‘C’lutter, since that’s all I see. A daily occurrence, really. It usually hits right around 4 pm when everyone descends upon me. And, unlike my other friends, I haven’t done my grocery shopping for the week because I still have a city mentality […]

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 […]



Sorry. I lied on yesterday’s post. You don’t have the recipe for the yummy chicken burgers. My bad. So how in the world are you going to be able to celebrate your {insert type of pride} pride without the chicken burger recipe? You can’t. It’s impossible. So, here it is. Happy BBQing. *Note* this does […]

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