Saying Goodbye to a Best Friend

I've known a post like this has been inevitable for a while, but it doesn't make it any easier to write. ...more
dcusentino DatewithLucy I have a giant ass picture of my Sammy above my desk top and she has ...more

Pumpkin Cake Cookies

I saw a funny photo on Facebook the other day, and it summed up pretty much everything about this season: ...more

Poached Eggs in Tomato Sauce

Chris and I entered a Snapguide contest with this recipe. The grand prize was a grill and a bunch of swag, and we really wanted it. We deserved it. We spent a lot of time outside in the sweltering heat, taking pictures and making this dish. We even ran out of gas for the grill in the midst of this operation and had to make a trip to get a refill. We lost. ...more

Hello Kitty is a Cat: My Open Letter to Sanrio

In case you haven’t heard, Hello Kitty is not a cat. Well, that’s what author Christine R. Yano was told by Sanrio (the company that owns Hello Kitty and her friends) when she was preparing her script for a Hello Kitty exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum. ...more
If it looks like a kitty and it's name is Kitty than it's a kitty.more

Garlic Herb Bread

My bread machine broke! Long story short, I tried this recipe in the machine, I think the yeast I used was old, and the dough didn't rise. Because it didn't rise, it was too compact for the machine to cook, and the blasted thing overheated and melted the plastic compound under the bread pan, which stuck to the plastic. ...more

Fudge Brownies

I'm sure I've mentioned this before, but I don't have much of a sweet tooth. I prefer salty snacks that dehydrate me and make my fingers swollen. Healthy, I know. Where the line between sweet and salty preferences blurs for me is when I make these brownies. And top them with Ben & Jerry's Cinnamon Buns ice cream. Please note, that if you haven't tried that ice cream yet, GO TO THE STORE RIGHT NOW AND GET SOME. Boy oh boy, you are in for a treat. ...more

Meet Eleanor RigbyCat, Plus Enter to Win $50 From Kroger & Free LUVSOME Pet Food

Brace yourselves. The other day, I got an email from The Bump. If you don’t know what that is, let me clue you in—it’s a website for mothers and mothers-to-be. ACK! I’m neither of those yet. ...more

Mexican Rice

This rice. Oh man. This rice. It’s so good. Do I start a lot of my blog posts that way? I feel like I do. Hey. I’m passionate about these recipes. That should make you feel good. I don’t post gross stuff. ...more

Lentil Salad

Lentils are little tiny pearls of heaven. My husband would disagree, but he is missing out. And anyway, the more he hates stuff like lentils, pickles, olives and beans, the more I get to eat. I’m the winner in this food war. ...more

Slow-Cooker Meatball Sandwiches

On top of my hoagy, All covered with cheese, I lost my poor meatball, When somebody sneezed. Okay, so it's "spaghetti" and not "hoagy," but I had to get "On Top of Spaghetti" stuck in your head while you contemplate the delicious dinner that is about to come out of your slow cooker if you make this recipe. I also didn't lose my meatball when someone sneezed, though that would be okay ... because if someone sneezed on my meatball, go ahead and let that thing roll away, and give me a new one. Yuck. ...more
BlogHer my mouth is watering.more