Non-Consumer Mish-Mash — Links, Beans & Knockoff Skirts

It’s time for another Non-Consumer Mish-Mash, where I write a little bit about this and a little bit about that. Link-O-Rama Mama This April 19th and 20th are days when all American national parks have...more

the costcos

This week my mom and I loaded up the babe and ventured into the big city to visit the costcos...more

Chorizo Corn Chowder

 I love this chowder because it is so sooooo easy  and can easily be adapted for any level of spiciness. If you are sensitive to spice, the chorizo itself will provide a little kick but if you like it hotter, add the red pepper flakes or a pich of cayanne. If you are watching your waistline, you can use lowfat milk but of calories be damned, the heavy cream makes this wonderfully rich....more

Don't forget a towel.

Since turning all of one year old, Liam has entered into the independent, opinionated, active stage of toddlerhood. I've had to put on a new parenting hat. (Which, honestly, I've had to do every few weeks since he's been born ....more

Cream Puffs with Pastry Cream

Can you believe it!?...more

spring WAS here. sigh

Spring did show up the other day. ...more

Spring Break's Gifts and Challenges

Spring Break. That's why it's been a while since I wrote anything.  It is this particular week that both strikes fear in to my heart for the coming summer (and having the girls around all day every day) and thrills me because I get to hang out with my girls and do things like walk the dog and read books in the sunshine and bake cookies.  This week has been a perfect window in to just that. And now that it's Thursday, I'm ready for them to go back to school. And I have no idea how I'm going to survive summer.  None. ...more

hong kong some more

this is where people live in hong kong. densely packed tall tall apartments. we also stayed in one of these ....more

Yes. Another New Diet.

I'm eating protein like it's my job, people. Which, actually, it sort of is. As my mileage has increased with my half marathon training plan, I haven't been doing the best job keeping pace nutritionally ....more

Whole Wheat Banana Chocolate Loaf

I have come to the realization that overripe bananas are a part of my life. I just have to learn to deal with them. This Banana Chocolate Loaf...more