Snowed In

A portion of the 50 vehicle accident a few miles from our place.

You may or may not know this, but I am a big fan of date nights. It’s true, I absolutely love having a night alone with my beautiful lady. What you might not know about me is that every two weeks, I get a date weekend, and I love them even more. This weekend was [...]

My Wife Found Her X Chromosome

Baby? Was I supposed to thaw this out first? It seems a bit rare.

I think she must have cracked up a bit while I was away this time, because when I got home, the house was clean, the dog was still alive, and she was already planning the next night’s dinner. Seriously. I know this doesn’t seem like a big deal to all of you Martha Stewart wannabes, [...]

Do as I say, not as I did

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I’m the first one to admit I don’t know much. But I have learned a couple of stupidly unrelated tips the hard way. Just promise me you’ll file them away until you’re in a similar situation and I promise you’ll have a much nicer time. Trust me. 1. Wear gloves when you handle peppers. Of [...]

Double Cheese and Pepperoni Grilled Cheese

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Fun Facts… April is National Grilled Cheese Month! April 12 was officially Grilled Cheese Day! Where was I the evening of the 12th? Who knows. I don’t even know what day of the week the 12th was. However, if it was a weekday, chances are pretty good that I was leaving the office late, then [...]

Resolution Report Haiku Style

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With new found resolve I’m checking serving sizes after meals and snacks. This is serious. I’m concerned about Hubs’ weight. It’s too close to mine. More than twenty seeds from a single tangerine. I feel accomplished. When you bring the snack clearly mark it GLUTEN FREE so I don’t eat it. Searching Amazon for “_______ [...]

A Hint of Awful

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I am an unfailingly creative, dedicated cook, so every week I try to make a meal out of tortilla chips and fat. Recently I used a new brand of chips. Their particular flavor was mendaciously named “Hint of Lime.” Have you ever obsessively eaten something, because you are so appalled by the flavor you can’t [...]

Dinner: One Meal at a Time

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Liberated woman with domestic aspirations: that’s me. Martha Stewart meets Gloria SteinMart. I cook, but can’t bake a cake that doesn’t end up looking like the Little Rascals threw a shoe in and left it to bubble over like a demonic cauldron. I send crumbly brownies to school instead of napkins because I don’t admit [...]

Bread Therapy

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Bread is good therapy. Three cups of flour, 2 tablespoons of sugar, 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of salt. Two and a quarter teaspoons of yeast. Two and a quarter cups of warm milk and a tablespoon and a half of butter. Mix. Add 2-3 more cups of flour. Mix again. Then knead. Get your hands [...]

Help Wanted: Family of Three Seeks Grill Master

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Area grill masters are invited to apply this Saturday for an immediate week-ends only open grill position with family of three boys, one mother: all hardy eaters. Cooking entries begin at 11 a.m, and are open to the public, professional or non professional. Trials will begin with simple basic meat entree preparation and food handling [...]

Maple Cinnamon Cupcakes

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The other day my 2-year-old said something that made me a little sad but was totally true. Very innocently, after she gave me a hug, she said, “Mommy, your tummy wiggles.” At first I laughed. And then I felt a slight sting to my ego. It’s not like I have or every really wanted super [...]

How to Make Irish Soda Bread

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There are a few things about Ireland that really stand out in my memory: Hanging upside down to kiss the Blarney Stone. Irish passing “lanes” and the resulting gray hairs. Bunratty and the realization I could never drink an Irishman under the table. And of course the soda bread that we’d buy nearly every day [...]

Schmutzie’s Vegan-Friendly Melted Banana Oatmeal Recipe, Microwave Style

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This creation is so rich and flavourful that you’ll swear you’re eating dessert for breakfast. Bon appetit!