Owl Throw Up/ Owl Reguratation/ Owl Pellets Or Yogurt Clusters with Raisins, Pretzels, and Peanuts

  Today. I woke up, put on a pair of jeans, a t-shirt, and tennis shoes and brought the 4-year-old to pre-school. No make-up. Hair barely brushed. I dropped her off, got back into my car and decided to spend the next 3 hours shopping for Shelbi’s (13 th) birthday coming up this Sunday. And while I was shopping for perfume, mascara (this is what my 13-year-old dreams of), jewelry, and whatever . . . . . .I kept catching glimpses of myself in the mirror. Black circles under my eyes. Frumpy, baggy Read more […]

Firework Brownies: Easy Blonde Brownies with Sprinkles (made with cake mix!)

The other day Bella took some photo albums off the shelf and sat on the couch to peruse.Little Phoebe climbed up the couch and onto her sisters lap and settled in for the stories of all the wonderful times we’ve had.”And this is the time when you had a birthday party at the zoo. . . .Oh! and remember when you got that fantastic doll for Christmas? And this is the time when you went to Disneyland? Remember that?””I went to Disneyland? I went to the zoo?  I’m the baby! I’m the baby! I’m so cute!!!” Read more […]

Super Bowler Baller Corn: Bacon-Maple-Bourbon Coffee Caramel Corn

[Don’t forget to enter the Edible Brooklyn: The Cookbook Giveaway!]Every year for the Super Bowl we all wonder where the heck we are going to watch the game.The year the Bowl came to Houston, all our friends sat together in my husband’s old neighborhood munching on Brownies, wings, and popping our eyes out of our head as Justin Timberlake ripped Janet Jackson’s shirt the mess off.Usually the children are running around the house completely involved in their own worlds, as the parents take their seats Read more […]

Peanut Brittle and Friendship. . . .Perfection.

“A single rose can be my garden. . . .A single friend, my world.” ~ Leo Buscaglia, Tireless Advocated of the Power of Love (1924-1998) Friends. I love them. They love me back.They make me happy. Last weekend, I went to visit a few of my oldest most dearest friends. And we got are toes done. And our nails done did. You can’t tell it from the picture, but my finger nails have sparkles in them 🙂 And they made me crack the mess up. And they told me my nails were Read more […]

Rocky Road Bars

They say it comes in three’s. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – -A Tale of Freedom – Part IPart IIThursday, 3:50 pm.”On the day I was born the prince of night hid me in his great black cloak of darkness, and during the storm he carried me away, so that no one saw me leave. I was afraid Mama, but the prince of night is very gentle, and he quickly replaced my fears with restful sleep, ” I breathed roughly, as I read from the pages of The Invisible Princess, by Faith Ringgold.”Bella, Read more […]

Movie Night Popcorn

4:30 am, Saturday morning. Quiet. Dark. Can’t sleep. I rolled over and nuzzled my forehead into the open space between Warwick’s neck and shoulder. Perfect fit. Just like a puzzle.I closed my eyes, once again, and waited for the stillness in my mind to return. But, instead I heard the wind whipping against the window pane, and some crazy a** bird singing a lullaby. I flipped over, scooting my tail into Warwick’s side, and fluffed my pillow as I placed it against my cheek.”Go to sleep.” I thought. Read more […]

Gummy Candy

For a few years when I was a kid, my family lived in a tenement in Germany. The building sat on top of this really big hill that we used to run, roll, and fall down. At the bottom of the hill sat a little neighborhood shop. The man who ran the store was short by my standards, with peppered hair and rosy cheeks. He always wore a grey tweed sweater of different variations, with an apron of some kind. He smelled like grass, musty underarms, and gumdrops. Distinct smells separately, but earthy and lovely Read more […]