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Festival of Lights…Latkes

Next week starts the Jewish festival of Hanukkah. It’s the holiday of lights. Let me say that again. Hanukkah. Chanukkah. Or is it Chanukah? Hanukah? Whatever. It’s the HOLIDAY. OF. LIGHTS. So why does my house look like this? When my neighbors’ houses look like this? If my Jewish guilt wasn’t enough to keep me […]



I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again. Football in our house means one thing and one thing only: good snacks. We have no clue what is going on at any point of the game but we like to have it on and yell and scream as we grab nachos and spinach pies and […]

Not sure how the Jews had time to harvest this but I won't get into that now.

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

Been struggling with blog materials lately (Can you tell? The last post was more than two weeks ago) when it dawned on me that Passover coincides with Easter this year. 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 so darn guilt-ridden, […]

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March Madness

March Madness. Hmm…Is there really such as thing a just one month of madness? Isn’t every month madness in your house? Isn’t it? Isn’t it? (please say yes). People talk about brackets this, brackets that. The only brackets going on in my house look like this: Again, I stick with my previous Super Bowl post theme: […]

A crock of New Orleans style blackbeans and rice

Random Thoughts….Rice ‘n Beans

Some questions I’ve already been asked this week: “Mom, how come birds don’t get electrocuted when they sit on power lines?” “Mom, when can I use Teen Spirit so my underarms won’t smell?” “Mom, why does your car sometimes look like a homeless person’s?” “Mom, how come Quincy licks his privates?” “Mom, when can I […]

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Rise Up! Roll Up!

Rise Up. I just like saying that. I don’t know what it means as it relates to the game. In fact, I don’t know a lick about football. I barely know who’s playing in today’s playoff game but I’ll be damned if I’m the only one who doesn’t have the cute gear. So I’ll make this […]


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 […]


My Apologies for Yesterday’s Post…Bruchetta

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 […]

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