The Peanut Butter and Jelly Wars

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People of the Internets, my family needs you. We are a house divided, and everyone knows that a house divided cannot enjoy a picnic together. Our problem centers around the classic American cuisine: the peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Or rather, the problem centers around the peanut butter and peanut butter sandwiches that my husband [...]

How to Throw Your Money Away: A Comparative Analysis


There are hundreds of invigorating ways to throw your money away. You could spend a few nights in Vegas, invest poorly in real estate, lease a Mercedes, or use your cable TV dollars watching “Dancing with the Stars.” The options are limitless. But for the purposes of this study, we are going to focus on [...]

How To Roast a Chicken without Burning Down the House {Recipe}

Roast chicken with veggies is one of our favorite family meals. It is delicious, comforting, and a classic. It’s even a great dish to serve at a dinner party. Any cook worth her weight needs to know how to roast a chicken. The good news is that even the laziest, most inexperienced cook can roast [...]

EZPZ Household Recipe Book


I joined Weight Watchers a couple years ago, and found that if I just stuck to more reasonable portions and eliminated adjusted my fast food cooking habits, I could lose some weight and help my family make healthy choices. Win! I’m pretty cheap though, so I stuck with it for a couple of months and didn’t renew. Before I dropped it, I printed as many recipes as I could and threw them into a three ring binder. It’s served us pretty well, but I am ready to take it up a notch and create a family recipe book. Project EZPZ Recipe Book is ON!

Father’s Day Recap

The Quarter-Mile-High club

A retrospective of Father’s Days to come.

Life Lesson 4397: Don’t Keep A Skinny Mirror Next To Your Refrigerator

I may have quit smoking and drinking, but a healthy muffin top and a lumpy butt have moved in to take their place.


Sorry PETA. Don’t hate me.

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My daughter Quinnlin was recently granted a wish that has been in the works for over 2 years. She was recommended to the Make-A-Wish Foundation by her Child Life Specialist and health care team at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta because she has a chronic, life-threatening illness (recessive polycystic kidney disease) like her brother and has [...]

Miss Piggy is Wrong About Artichokes

So I was scouring the web the other day trying to find a pithy Julia Child quote to share with you guys, when I came across a very disappointing quote by someone that I have been a fan of since I was a little girl. Miss Piggy says…and I quote…”After all the trouble you go [...]

The Lollipop Thief Speaks


Most new moms are very picky about what goes into their babies’ stomachs. This is a good thing. But at some point, your child will be introduced to junk food. Junk food is so much a part of our culture, that unless you live on a commune (which would probably be a good thing), your [...]

The Act of Cooking Is Not Unlike Masturbation (Unless You’re An Exhibitionist, In Which Case This Metaphor Doesn’t Work At All)

I’ve always assumed that my need for privacy while going about my business in the kitchen was a common one, but I’m starting to think that I should work on the stabby aspect of my particular cooking style.

The First United Church of Cookies

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Some people might have a handful of M&M’s or indulge in a candy bar. Those people are amateurs. I could write a whole, long post that was an ode to comfort food, but REALLY? I think the picture says it all. SNACK ALTER Yeah, the writing is all backwards, don’t ask.

In the Beginning There Was NY Cheesecake & Chocolate {Recipe}

Don’t tell Anissa, but I am not really a writer. Well, not a good one at least. You can imagine my surprise when she asked me to contribute a monthly cooking column to Aiming Low. I guess we really do “aim low” around here! Seriously though, to say that I am beyond honored to be [...]