Writing and making babies

Dear readers, wow. I’ve been MIA for way too long. To fill you in on why ....more

Porcupine Meatballs

It’s a rainy day outside (rare in southern Arizona), my babies are BOTH napping, I’ve got some relaxing classical piano music playing…. Just the right moment to throw together one of my favorite comfort foods for dinner later today, Porcupine … Continue reading → ...more

Organization Station

I’ve been derelict in my blogging duties–more on why very soon. But in the meantime, my sister Erica has come to the rescue and has written this post! Take it away, blondypants! ...more

GIVEAWAY–Red Gold tomato kit

Hey guys! Red Gold sent me a lovely little kit with various flavors of diced tomatoes, a bright red apron and a wooden spoon (a nice wooden spoon too–thick and smooth and ready to stir some large pot of stew … Continue reading → ...more

Nectarine-tinis with Mint

Post and recipe by Erica, my mahvellous sister. She’s a culinary goddess, so enjoy! ………………………………………………………………. ....more

Bourbon Cherry Ice Cream

Hey guys! So remember my awesome sister Erica? (see here, here or here for a refresher, to give a few examples) She’s a mother of two now, and an amazing cook, and she used her free time to grace us … Continue reading → ...more

Pineapple Coconut Mojito

A couple weeks ago, my husband and I headed out for a spontaneous date. Spontaneous outings are quite rare these days, but that evening my brother-in-law was staying with us and our toddler was sleeping sweetly in her crib. So, … Continue reading → ...more

Lentil Sausage Soup

This lentil soup is pure comfort food. Simple but hearty flavors, our dear Barefoot Contessa has hit the nail on the head again. She’s one of those cookbook writers I can count on to deliver with each recipe–I’ve made dozens … Continue reading → ...more

The source of my favorite outfits (and $20 for you to spend)

I’ve been posting about a lot of heavy stuff recently–and thanks to everyone for all the encouraging comments you’ve left. You guys are wonderful! And today the day has come to post about something just inane and fun ....more

The smell of onions

It’s Sunday evening and I’m cooking Brats and Peppers, a slightly greasy and very delicious meal that takes a while. You start by caramelizing the onions, then add the raw brats (cut in chunks), brown them, add some bell peppers … Continue reading → ...more