SOMETHING OR OTHER

“We can be blind to the obvious, and we are also blind to our blindness.”  Daniel Kahneman, Author of, Thinking Fast and Slow I’ll bet you’re all sitting there thinking that every day I whip up amazing meals from incredible recipes that thrill and delight my friends and family.  Oh, that’s right.  You’ve seen some…

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MY CHOPPER

“We know ourselves chiefly by hearsay.”  Bruce Lee Many years ago, it a galaxy far away (I think it was a Target store) I came upon a kitchen gadget that looked useful.  I thought it was something I might use now and then.  Boy, was I wrong! I’m talking about my Ninja, which I use…

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I LOVE UPS

“Life is hard. Then you die. Then they throw dirt in your face. Then the worms eat you. Be grateful it happens in that order.”  David Gerrold Every now and then my husband and I play a game called, “Who Got the Most Packages This Week!” Yes, we’ve fallen prey to the “Buy with one…

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SPICY PEANUT SAUCE

“Some days I amaze myself.  Other days I put the laundry into the oven.” There is a rather traditional peanut sauce that basically contains, peanut butter, lime juice, something spicy, a dash of salt, and a bit of hot water to get the desired consistency.   So let’s see what I can do with this…

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CABBAGE WARS

“Don’t give up your dreams.  Keep sleeping.” Before people get married they oftentimes forget to ask some simple questions of their intended partner, which leads to surprise and sometimes dismay in years to come.  For instance, when we were dating, my future husband failed to ask me if I played the accordion.  You’d think that…

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PICTURE PERFECT QUICHE

“Have you ever listened to someone for a while and wondered, ‘Who ties your shoelaces for you?'” This is an entry that happened because I had WAY too much coffee this morning (it seemed like a good idea at the time) and started reminiscing about the past.  This reminisce comes from my youthful dating days.…

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BLACKMAILING GRANDCHILDREN

“You mean your real name isn’t Grandma!” I have approximately 20 grandchildren.  Each is unique.  Their parents don’t always use that word when describing them.  Distance adjusts perspective. I, too, remember being really tired! But this isn’t the cuddly grandchild story.  This is about blackmail and the wisdom of taking “cute” baby pictures of each…

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PANCAKE SAGA – Part 2

“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure.  In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.” ― Julia Child I recently posted something about wanting a more bread-like product in my diet (whine, whine, whine) and came up with a mixture of cream cheese and egg with a Penzeys seasoning that fried up…

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PARSLEY

“If a parsley farmer is sued, can they garnish his wages?”  George Carlin I once had breakfast in a restaurant with a “gentleman” who plucked the parsley from his plate as the waitress set it in front of him and threw the parsley at the waitress.  So tell us how you feel.  Obviously, not everyone…

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SPAGHETTI SAUCE

“Penne for your thoughts.” Many moons ago I remembered a spaghetti sauce recipe that was my absolute favorite.  And I couldn’t find it.  But isn’t it funny what turns up when a person starts cleaning out all the nooks and crannies.  I found it!  It was in a cranny. I love this recipe because it’s…

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