I have had breakfast in bed precisely once in my life (if you don’t include being brought jello when I was sick, or the hospital breakfast when Kiddo was born). That one time? Kiddo got up, made toast, and brought me a slice of lightly toasted white sandwich bread.
In my quest for a citation in the OED (that’s the Oxford English Dictionary, to the non-English majors among you), I am seeking to appropriate the phrase “to Batman” for the purpose of describing when you totally nail something on the head, you pick it up [...]
Growing up Mom always had a special breakfast for each major holiday. Thanksgiving and Christmas got the family favorite: Fruited Coffeecake, a wonderful, yeasted, sweet bread recipe with raisins and candied cherries and nuts. Now, when we get together with my family at those holidays, she makes it nut-free [...]
Growing up in the Church of Christ, Lent was simply not on my radar. Eventually I had friends who were Catholic and they celebrated Lent by annually giving up something. Usually it was Coke, or ice cream, or something like that; [...]
File under “first world problem,” I suppose, but it can be difficult sometimes to find a filling meal option at many restaurants as a wheat-restricted vegetarian. Often, the only truly vegetarian option is a pasta of some sort, which is problematic if eating that much wheat makes you itch [...]
An unexpected discovery, this fast and easy fruit dip has become something of a recurring character in my dessert rotation. Given, there is not chocolate involved, so its claim as a dessert is tenuous, but there is a sweetness to it that will sate a post-meal hankering. It’s got just [...]
Oh, guacamole, I love you so. But you are a temperamental lover. You brown so easily. And you are sold in such large portions, I can only love you so much at once. Ah, guacamole, what are we to do?
For some strange reason, Hubs and Kiddo are not fond of avocados or [...]
Kiddo swears he doesn’t like carrots. I know better. He eats them all the time and he doesn’t even know it. Because I serve up a nutrient-dense, veggie-packed marinara sauce chock full of carrots. Shhh! Don’t tell him, just yet, that his pizza has a full serving of vegetables [...]
I <3 potato skins.
No, seriously, ya’ll. I love potato skins.
And then I discovered those jokers in the restaurants are frying my skins! Ugh.
I decided to take things into my own hands. (Besides which, I only know one place near me that will serve me [...]
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