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Too Many Piles: BBQ Brisket

I don’t know about you but I have an inordinate amount of piles in my house. Piles that get shifted to various locations depending on the goings on of the household. Typically mail piles are pretty much everywhere unless people are coming over. Then they get shoved into drawers. Which is really bad because bills […]

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Back to School Jitters…Cornflake Crumb Chicken

I’ve been unusually anxious over the past few weeks. You know, your typical can’t eat, eat too much, yell too much, stay away from me or you’ll be in time-out for no reason, and just a general feeling of unease. Didn’t quite know what it was until it hit me while watching a Staples commercial […]

Chicken Burgers and a Tantrum

Chicken Burgers and a Tantrum

If you’re like me, you have no patience. Which means that a tantrum at 5pm is bad news for both you and said tantrum architect. But before you do something you’ll be sorry for later, quickly place junior in a very long time-out and take your aggression out on a nice package of ground chicken. […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Eat Something PINK!

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. […]

Horizontal photo of single pouched egg with few water bubbles on surface after boiling and flowing orange yolk. Egg is placed on black slate stone with nice surface with red ketchup and green herb.

Friends with Benedicts

The title alone of this post is worthy of the post itself. So I’ll cut to the chase. I have lots of friends. But there are only certain ones with whom I’d share ‘Benedicts.’ Because Benedicts fall into the category of Very. Special. Friends. Friends with whom you can share Very. Personal. Food. Examples of such […]

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Back to Reality…Spinach Artichoke Dip

There’s nothing that’ll catapult you back to reality after the holidays more than this: All that time and energy spent picking out just the right tree, carefully placing it in the perfect spot in your home, hand picking ornaments, coordinating wrapping paper and ribbons, for what? Just to be tossed out in the street like […]

Perfectly Logical Meal and Budget Planning

Soup and a Side of Fryes…Chicken Soup

As a non-meal planner, I don’t spend my Sundays writing lists. I’ve never taken one to the grocery store and so I usually forget at least six things when I come home. I stare at those women with the coupons filed neatly in the organizers and I wish I could be like them.  Alas, the […]

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Whine Pairings…Stuffed Mushrooms

I love going to fine restaurants where food is paired with the perfect wine. There’s just something about having a professional direct your alcoholic intake that’s so sophisticated. Makes the food taste better and makes me feel smart. For instance, a white flaky fish baked with capers, lemon and bread crumbs is delightful (there goes […]

Makes all the Momflict just go away...

Momflict

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 […]

nuff said.

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

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