Fumbling Towards Ecstasy

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As I was driving home from work tonight I made a disconcerting discovery about myself. I am so behind the times. I was listening to my favorite compact disc in my red, portable compact disc player attached to my car tape deck via adapter, when a short in the wires caused the song to bounce […]

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It’s In the Wash

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This weekend I: * Washed some windows * Washed 7 winter blankets * Washed the dog * Washed my face with a brand new bar of my favorite Burt’s Bees face soap * Washed and sterilized my kitchen counters * Watched Aaron wash his nose 794 times * Washed my hair (I no longer look […]

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Hol-ay Mol-ay! (sorry)

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Warning: What you are about to read may be disturbing and unsettling to some readers. It has been rated OMG. Until tonight, I’ve never had mole sauce. Please, before you throw your computer out the nearest window, let me explain. I’m not even entirely sure I knew what it was until this year. And I’m […]

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Debt Prevention Plan

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No, it’s not too early for pasta. You see, here in approximately 15 minutes, I’m headed to Whole Foods for my weekly grocery run. Whole Foods is to foodies what Disney World is to kids. If I’m not properly prepared for this trip, I’ll end up spending my retirement savings on Himalayan pink salt and […]

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The Crying Game

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My house is crying. It looks and feels like someone had surgery a few days ago. It’s calling out to me, begging for attention. I think I even heard a snarky whisper, “stop blogging and start making me pretty already.” I point to the man with the missing nose and say, “do you SEE what […]

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Playing With Fire

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I know. I know. I cooked shrimp like 5 minutes ago. But when the man with the dangling nose requests shrimp with green beans and rice, I obey. I jump up and down like a 5-year old girl about to pee her pants because she loves shrimp so much, then I get to cooking. I […]

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In Sickness and In Health

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Today this happened to my poor husband: Bilateral Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Septoplasty and Turbinectomy. In short, a doctor punched him in the nose. All went well, and he should recover just fine in a few days, given the amount of pain pills his doctor gave him, the pounds of chocolate pudding I bought him […]

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Midterm Marsala

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The election results are in and it’s no surprise that Chicken Marsala is the clear winner for tonight’s dinner. The prosciutto brought in many mental votes while preparing for this meal. Capers, butter and velvety spinach won by a landslide in the accents department. If the staunch policy of this succulent dish is to promise […]

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I Love the Word “Chard”

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Well hello November. You’re crisp, overcast and breezy. Now if you want to stay just like this until March, we’ll be cool, okay? No? Not a chance at all? What if we ask my good friend Andrew Jackson? Still no? Okay the laughing hurts. Baked Chicken Sausage with Cannellini Beans and Swiss Chard: What it […]

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Haunted Polenta Cakes. Sort of.

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Aaah Halloween. The perfect excuse to scare yourself silly watching movies,to eat way too much chocolate and tootsie rolls and to hand out the same sugar bombs to the future of our world. I love it. This weekend was especially nice because we spent the Holiday weekend with our in-laws and sister-in-law. After 48 hours […]

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