Food, Humor, Link Party

Dill Pickle and Ham Dip is the Best Thing Since Dill Pickle and Ham Dip

  I enjoy eating. This should come as no surprise to anyone who knows me. But I LOVE appetizers. I want to have a long, sordid, and steamy threesome with Reuben egg rolls, guacamole, and queso. And maybe a paltry affair on the side with some cheese fries topped with bacon and sour cream. I'm sorry,… Continue reading Dill Pickle and Ham Dip is the Best Thing Since Dill Pickle and Ham Dip

Freezer Corn
Family, Food, Link Party

Freezer Corn is Good For the Soul

  Recently, my mom had told me about this amazing sweet corn that she found 20 minutes away at a farm we usually go to for strawberry picking and pumpkin chucking. She loved it so much that she had suggested we make frozen corn from this amazing sweet corn so we could enjoy it year round. I… Continue reading Freezer Corn is Good For the Soul

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

Childhood, Food, Recipes

Mom’s Shrimp Dip Reminds Me of the 70’s. Without the Shag Carpeting Aftertaste

  I have vague fond memories from the '70s. I say vague because I can only remember bits and pieces as I was only ages 0-9 within that decade. But I do have strong memories of things such as the music that played throughout our home, the clothing that my parents wore and of course,… Continue reading Mom’s Shrimp Dip Reminds Me of the 70’s. Without the Shag Carpeting Aftertaste

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.

Food, Life, Motherhood

Sometimes You Just Need Pancakes

  Can I just say THANK YOU? To the friends who called, texted, emailed, sent packages and love from afar in response to Ellie's kindergarten "woes". You do not know, how much it meant to me.  I got a card from a long-time friend on Saturday and I just wept. Happy tears. I feel loved.… Continue reading Sometimes You Just Need Pancakes