This is my first time hosting Thanksgiving and, incidentally, not on Thanksgiving Day. My sister lives down south and must work on Friday so my family will be celebrating this weekend. That means you get to benefit from my trial and error as I learn along the way. I considered I would share some of the cheap, simple little touches I am placing on the event to help remember Thanksgiving which makes me feel damn … Read the rest
We hope you enjoy these hearty soups for the cold weather as much as we do! These are simple to make for busy moms and kids approved. I usually review recipes on Sunday afternoon or evening, then plan out my meal for the next 3 days and create a shopping list.
Running to the store each and every day (especially with the kids) takes too much of my time. Shopping as we all know with … Read the rest
My mother is an Italian woman, so I grew up eating plenty of authentic Italian meals. One of my favorites as a child was pasta with homemade pesto sauce; I could eat large heaping bowls of it, oil dripping down my chin, and want seconds and thirds.
When I first began learning to cook, I purchased the jarred stuff (which is still tasty) not having any idea how easy it was to create from … Read the rest
Often times, I serve my son natural fruit beverages that I make in my blender; he also eats Lucky Charms coated in artificial flavors which are stuck into my dirty floor.
Occasionally I wake up before my son, bath and get dressed in something besides sweatpants, appearing halfway acceptable if I should proceed to leave the boundaries of my home; occasionally I opt for stretchy waist trousers, use deodorant rather than a bath and cancel … Read the rest
I really like anything dealing with chocolate, such as chocolate ice cream, chocolate pudding, and chocolate brownies, just like most moms in the world; plus I have a weakness for Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies. I decided that I would try my hand at combining a few ingredients into one delicious chocolate parfait.
The final result is nothing short of incredibly decadent (without a ton of calories, I might add.)
These parfaits are … Read the rest