Food, Link Party, Photography

Bruschetta That’s Easier to Make Than it is to Pronounce

  It's pronounced BRUSKETTA. I know this because I had to Google it. There is no Wizard behind the curtain here; I have no secrets. Especially when I came up with this recipe a few weeks ago for my friend Rebecca's birthday. I was at the Jewel (a local grocery chain) looking for "fun food"… Continue reading Bruschetta That’s Easier to Make Than it is to Pronounce

Childhood, Food, Link Party

The Easiest Cookie You Will Ever Make

  But you will have to wait three hours for them to bake.  I am upfront and honest because if that is too much of a commitment for you, then this is not your recipe. But let me just say that they are worth that wait time. I love meringue cookies. A little French patisserie in… Continue reading The Easiest Cookie You Will Ever Make

Food, Humor, Link Party, Menopause

Pasta With Cheese So Good You Need to Swear

When my oldest daughter, Anna, was a toddler, I used to read Parents magazine. Then I stopped when I became less of a parenting amateur because I didn't need a magazine to tell me what to do, boss me around and all. But I got a recipe from that magazine years ago when Annie was… Continue reading Pasta With Cheese So Good You Need to Swear

Food, Humor, Link Party, Menopause

Non-Chemical Shitstorm Rice Krispie Treats

I wrote this post a few months ago but wanted to share it because, well, because I feel the need to take you down with me on this pain spiral journey. By the way, I had the weekend of my life this past weekend. A weekend that will go down as likely the weekend that… Continue reading Non-Chemical Shitstorm Rice Krispie Treats

Family, Food, Link Party

Grandma’s Romance Waffles

First published on February 9, 2015 2020 note-While I have made these countless times since writing this post, I made these this summer while my pain was at its worst and they helped heal me yet again. I figured you could stand to be healed too.  When I was growing up, almost everything that we… Continue reading Grandma’s Romance Waffles

Chicago, Favorite Things, Food, Humor, Life, Link Party, Photography

Individual Seven Layer Salads. So If I Make Four, That’s Like One Big 28 Layer Salad. That is How it Works.

I love seven layer salads more than my husband loves ESPN. There. I said it. It isn't something I like to admit to readily. I mean, it isn't like admitting that you love cheesecake more than your children. WHO SAYS THAT? Moving on....... When I was ordering food for my daughter's 8th-grade graduation party, I… Continue reading Individual Seven Layer Salads. So If I Make Four, That’s Like One Big 28 Layer Salad. That is How it Works.