A Diapered Bookworm

souschef "Thank you! Penelope is a true joy to be around, even if at times she can be difficult! ... more

How to Make the Perfect Grilled Cheese Sandwich

This sandwich will change your life. If the only way you've ever had grilled cheese is a kraft single between two pieces of sandwich bread, this grilled cheese will make you weep tears of joy. It is everything you've dreamed that grilled cheese could be, but what no grilled cheese has ever lived up to.Grilled cheese is really easy to make, but there are a couple of secrets that send this grilled cheese over the top. The first secret is...Cream cheese....more
Oh, my, goodness...! Making this is an absolute, definitely, positively a must DO! I am a big ... more

A Marriage Made in the Kitchen

I think it all started with the naked Julia Child impressions. We were newly married and everything was fun. We weren't entirely naked while cooking, of course – aprons were a requirement and oven mitts (worn wherever) were allowed. There were other rules, too – no deep-frying, for example, for obvious reasons. Using plummy, authoritative voices we would do a fictitious play-by-play of dinner preparation: "Place the turkey in the oven for 350 minutes at 120 degrees. Oopsie! [take slug of wine]."...more
I had to smile through the entire reading. A very lovely story, and one that reminds me of days ... more

How To Boil An Artichoke

An artichoke is a mystery. It looks like some sort of Audrey type plant, from Little Shop of Horrors. Sometimes I never know if one day it might open up and just start talking or take a snap at me. Although intimidating, it’s one of the easiest vegetables with complex layers to cook. There are many different methods of cooking as well. For now, we will simply dive into the easiest method of all...boiling an artichoke. ...more
Fromentfree "I will make sure to check out your blog on the mini quiches. Thank you!" more

How To Boil An Artichoke

An artichoke is a mystery. It looks like some sort of Audrey type plant, from Little Shop of Horrors. Sometimes I never know if one day it might open up and just start talking or take a snap at me. Although intimidating, it’s one of the easiest vegetables with complex layers to cook. There are many different methods of cooking as well. For now, we will simply dive into the easiest method of all...boiling an artichoke. ...more
Shamrita_Singh SuzanneStylesZA I've had them and cooked many ways, but baked is new to me. Would ... more

How To Boil An Artichoke

An artichoke is a mystery. It looks like some sort of Audrey type plant, from Little Shop of Horrors. Sometimes I never know if one day it might open up and just start talking or take a snap at me. Although intimidating, it’s one of the easiest vegetables with complex layers to cook. There are many different methods of cooking as well. For now, we will simply dive into the easiest method of all...boiling an artichoke. ...more
I am a big fan of artichokes, and just about anyway they can be cooked. But my ultimate way of ... more

That Time I Became Judgy McJudgerson

This is from my Confession Vault. We all have one of those, right? Okay good. Every Sunday morning, my husband, JB, and I take our toddler twin boys to music class. We have been doing it for a year, but I can still remember my hesitance in the first session. The class’ philosophy is very much about parental involvement and "showing, not telling" your children how to enjoy music -- singing, dancing, playing instruments, pretending you are an animal playing an instrument, etc. In short, you have to be super, super silly. ...more
I love that you can be so honest, Caryn, because I've had to do a lot of that myself lately. :) ... more

Recruiters Using Text To Contact Job Seekers. Really?!

More and more job seekers are receiving texts from recruiters/head-hunters when contacted for the first time. "Found your resume online. Have a position. Contact me.” Really?! Is this considered “professional" conduct? When did we dispense with good form? What happened to introducing yourself through e-mail or even making a phone call when reaching out for the first time?...more
carynstat Thank you for your input, I appreciate hearing others opinion. Texting is a new way of ... more

Recruiters Using Text To Contact Job Seekers. Really?!

More and more job seekers are receiving texts from recruiters/head-hunters when contacted for the first time. "Found your resume online. Have a position. Contact me.” Really?! Is this considered “professional" conduct? When did we dispense with good form? What happened to introducing yourself through e-mail or even making a phone call when reaching out for the first time?...more
souschef  Well, yes, an e-mail with some info would be very nice. Especially if the position I ... more

Recruiters Using Text To Contact Job Seekers. Really?!

More and more job seekers are receiving texts from recruiters/head-hunters when contacted for the first time. "Found your resume online. Have a position. Contact me.” Really?! Is this considered “professional" conduct? When did we dispense with good form? What happened to introducing yourself through e-mail or even making a phone call when reaching out for the first time?...more
HapaMamaGrace "Exactly! A simple e-mail with a quick introduction, and briefly stating their ... more
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