This past February, you may recall, I did a quick update in my kitchen and dining room. Laminate flooring, fresh paint, storage cabinets in the dining room, hard-plumbing of my portable dishwasher, new sink and faucet. The kitchen was in a shambles for over three weeks that go-round. I couldn’t do much cooking during the… Read More Crusty, yet oh so soft
I decided yesterday to take advantage of my stuffy nose and stained my little wooden garden enclosure (the smell of stain is nauseating to me) and hit a couple of spots on the deck that had to be skipped last spring because of the growing flowers. I also tore apart the aquarium, but ran out… Read More Scary amounts of healthy
I really need to put a different CD or two into the stereo in the kitchen. I have been listening to so much Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac that I’m amazed I’m not running around in gypsy wear and platform boots. (STAND BACK!) I should probably say that I WOULD be running around in gypsy… Read More I need a little sympathy
I am going to attempt to upload a new theme in the near future – apologies to everyone if I manage to crash the site!
Since the middle of January, I have been seriously involved in the planning and implementation of a kitchen makeover. I’ve finally got the “new” room finished to the point that I am willing to share it 🙂 It all started on a Wednesday afternoon in early January, while doing my big cook for the boss. … Read More It all started with a broken fingernail…
It’s been pretty damn cold this week. Cold enough that: Every joint in my body is protesting…loudly and often. My knees, ankles and elbows crack with nearly every movement. I remember exactly why I hate winter. It’s cold, it’s snowy, it’s icy, and someday I am going to move to Arizona. The garage door ceased… Read More A good reason to run the oven (besides warmth)
The Stepson and I have spent the weekend rotting our brains on our respective Xbox 360s. During the madness and mayhem we enjoyed, I managed to convert another Vault recipe to be gluten-free and tantalize my tastebuds in the process. (I also managed to play Guitar Hero for the first time in my life. It… Read More Breakfast num-nums
Must start this by saying, “Self, stop being such a lazy POS and set up your lightbox before taking any more pictures.” I had shied away from making the family cut-out cookie recipe. I admit it – I am a chicken. They say the first step is admitting you have a problem, right? I decided… Read More Just like I remember them
It seems to be the day for the hairdroppers to do cute stuff when the camera is close by. This time, it’s The Gidge, who often sits in this same spot, in this same position, for 15 minutes at a time. Stone still. No wobbling. She likes squirrels. She wants to play with them. This… Read More Patience
While making the filling for some truffles I am trying, I hear a faint rustling sound. My head tilts toward the left…toward the living room. I hear the noise again, just barely. Stealthy, I creep on tiptoe into the living room and stare at the tree. It wobbles ever so gently as I quietly pick… Read More Naptime?