What’s the name of that round purple girl from Willy Wonka?

In honor of my two sisters coming into to town, I made Beef Stew with Leeks and Vermouth. It’s a 2-day process that involves big words like ‘deglazing liquid’. It’s pretty awesome. Sure it takes a long time. Sure it … Continue reading

Try not to discuss your Muffin Topping at dinner

I’ve been muffin-topping lately. NOT HAPPY. What’m I doing about it? Upping my gym-time. Stocking up on veggies and salads. Attempting to eat less. *sigh*…same as everyone else on the planet.   Today I decided to have 2 über veggie … Continue reading

Try not to drop the jar of Garlic…like I did.

I’ve been meaning to write up, like, a billion blogs over the last few days. Each and everytime I make some FABULOUS meal though, I have been caught up in the moment and *totally* space taking photos. And puh-lease. How … Continue reading

Forget it. You won’t like these. Nuh Uh. Not ONE bit.

Two Words: HOMEMADE. MARSHMALLOWS.   E and I both agree that you won’t like these. Not one bit. Nope. Nuh uh.   This morning, while the babies took their nap, E and I decided to make marshmallows. We thought they’d be … Continue reading

Doin’ the Candy Dance

Two days ago C asked me if I’d ever candied ginger before. “Um,” I replied, “I’ve eaten candied ginger….Does that count?” And so the quest for candied ginger recipes began. Can you guess who came to the rescue? None other than … Continue reading

Fish Tacos – a la Jamie Shupak!

..and OF COURSE I forgot to take pictures of the fish. AGAIN. *sigh* Apologies. I gotta tell you though, Jamie’s fish taco recipe was a STELLAR one. And I only made ONE SINGLE substitution (I swapped out the Agave for … Continue reading

Fake Sour Cream made my daughter cry

*sigh* Tonight I made a Frittata. I think everyone makes some version of Leftover Surprise. Some people mix leftovers into bread dough and bake it. Some mix all their fridge findings into mashed potatoes. Others turn their bits and pieces into a … Continue reading

…It’s kinda like the Jewish Halloween

Tonight is the beginning of Purim – a holiday that I often describe as kinda like the Jewish Halloween. We dress in costumes, eat junk food, gather in groups to hear a story being read aloud and shake noise makers. Picture … Continue reading

Chicken-Mushroomy-Spinachy-Joy

Know what sucks? Yesterday the babies decided they were done with two naps. *sigh* I mean, I knew it was gonna happen at some point… but so SOON?? I was really starting to get the hang of the two-naps/day deal. Now … Continue reading