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Short Order Cook…Chicken Strips with Honey Mustard

I’m not a short order cook. In fact there’s nothing I can’t stand more at mealtime than when my kids tell me they don’t like what I’m making. Because nine times out of ten (only if I’m in a really good mood will I cave) do I make anything other than what we’re having. “Your […]

Breakfast of Champions.

Road Trip…Apple Crumble

It seemed like such a good idea at the time. Two days off of school. Two hours to Chattanooga. 48 hours of action packed activities. Kids museums. Aquariums. Rock Cities. Mountains. Choo-Choos. Ice Cream. Hotel. Late night snacks. So why, why did my kids act like were being tortured the entire time? Granted, I did […]

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Creamy Chicken Corn Chowder

Rain. Wind. Wet leaves. Traffic. Homework. Piles. Dog poop. Wet dog feet. Wet dog feet on nice clean carpet. Christmas music before Thanksgiving. Whiny kids who don’t want to do their homework. Whiny mom who doesn’t want to deal. Time for some thick, creamy, yummy soup. And some Chianti. Chicken Corn Chowder


Year of the Dragon

The Chinese New Year is coming up on January 23, 2012 — it’s the year of the Dragon. According to, “Dragons prefer to live by their own rules and if left on their own, are usually successful. They’re driven, unafraid of challenges, and willing to take risks. They’re passionate in all they do and […]


Dump Soup

It’s Monday. It’s raining. It’s been raining for like five days. I got nothing. It’s a dump soup kinda day. When you’re feeling dumpy you gotta cook dumpy. Dump Soup


Totally Tubular Super Bowl Snacks

Have you seen the Ferris Bueller Super Bowl commercial yet? It’s only on everyone’s Facebook page like they’re the first to discover it…but if you haven’t, go ahead and take a look here. Well? Whaddya think? Pretty choice, huh? I heard Jerry Seinfeld is also doing a Super Bowl commercial with the Soup Nazi. And Madonna’s […]

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Sayonara Stove!…Scrambled Eggs with Scallions and Cheese

Wow, it’s been so long since I’ve posted I almost forgot I had a blog. I think the chaos got the best of me. That happens every now and then. I sort of go into a little funk and disappear, resorting to things that can be boiled or nuked for sustenance. But then I wake […]

Nothing Screams Salacious Sex Like Skirt Steak

Fifty Shades of Skirt Steak…does the recipe even need a name?

So I’m sitting in carpool line minding my own business reading my mom porn, Fifty Shades of Grey when someone knocks on my window to ask me a question about the PTA. Talk about a buzz kill. Excuse me? Yeah, that’s what I said. Mom Porn. Fifty Shades of Grey. Read it yet? You know […]


Retail Therapy…Spinach and Cheese Nachos

I’ve definitely found my match in the form of an 11-year-old. She’s all sassy and competitive and persistent and up early and determined and relentless and god I want to kill her most of the time. And well, I guess I’m kind of the same. Minus the sassy and god people want to kill me […]

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A Mother’s Day Wish…Grapefruit MOMosa

Today’s post is dedicated to Angie Reyer Kotarski, a mom worthy of every collective Mother’s Day wish in the world. Our family met Angie ten years ago when we lived in Durham, North Carolina for my husband’s medical fellowship. We moved into the same apartment complex -right next door to each other- for a one […]

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