Waiting Bites....

Just a quick update, since I'm currently on throw-up watch. Unfortunatley it's not mine. Bryson has a killer cough that has been making him ill all morning. So, not sure I'm knocked up, but I'm sure eating like it....more

The DIY Chef


Celery, Cashew & Sherry Soup

I have a bunch of celery in my fridge right now!


TV’s Traveling Chef

Anthony Bourdain continues to question other chef’s skills, write books and still has time to wander the globe in search of good food on his Emmy winning Travel Channel TV series, “No Reservations”.  Now in his 6th season, our traveling Chef doesn’t use the word “gourmet” – but, he does intone the word “simple” a lot. Plain simple French bistro eats, simple, fiery Indian street food, plain simple family style Italian food, and so on....more

Weekly Round Up

It’s been a crazy week here at S.T.O.P.--Safe Tables Our Priority!  I have been getting ready to head out to Washington, D.C....more

Today's the day my teddy bear had a picnic

The best laid plans of mums… never go according to plan. ...more

Peanut Butter Puppy Dog Pancakes


It’s time to reconsider the broad use of antibiotics in farm animals

Antibiotics are currently used widely and irresponsibly in raising farm animals.  These antibiotics are meant for treating humans and this use in animals entering the food chain breeds antibiotic resistant bacteria that make people sick, and are much harder to recover from....more

One Meatless Sandwich for the Whole Family: Egg and Pepper Sandwich With Hot Mayo Sauce

Chicago seems to have a thing for egg-and-green-pepper sandwiches -- not quite like this one, though. You can get them year-round in some places, and other places seem to save them for Lent. Instead of fish on Friday, it is an egg-and-pepper sandwich on Friday. Your corner sandwich shop doesn't have these adorable retro beauties. You can't beat them for thrifty, fun and tasty, though! ...more

I love these ideas. I just posted about an egg salad that I made with mint chutney. I love ...more

Lemon & Sour Cream Pound Cake