Dark Chocolate M&M Trail Mix and Knock Down, Drag Down Fights.

{Enter the Good Housekeeping Cookie Lover’s Cookbook Giveaway!}I could hear her feet as they hit the ground.Their bareness slapped the tile floor as they stomped toward my room.She stopped in the doorway.She was too angry to entirely enter a space that was completely ours.”I hate her! And all the stupid noises she makes! She’s just sitting there grunting and slopping up her food. In her stupid annoying way.””Excuse me. You had better watch how you speak about other members of the family.” I spoke Read more […]

Honeycrisp Apples Taste Like Yum. And roadkill tastes like ick.

Early morning. The clouds are low. The sky is a hazy steel gray. 7:34 am. I’m driving Shelbi to school. She’s 12 now. She proudly sits in the passenger seat of the car, head tilted back on the head rest, staring out into the the fields as we drive by them. Shelbi: I think there is some road kill out here. Me: Oh yeah. Shelbi: Yup. Down this street. Wonder if we can find it. Armadillo, I think. And so we continue on down the street. Both peering out the window to see if we see Read more […]

Pepitas! and Homemade Lalaloopsy Vampire Costume

[Don’t forget to enter My Redwood Hill Farm Dairy Giveaway!]Yesterday I yelled at my kid for being too excited for Halloween.I know what your thinking.No, I didn’t really yell. I just raised my voice.But no. I yelled. LOUD.Something like.”I’m so tired i don’t know what to do and you people wont ever leave me alone! and i guess i’ll let you try on your costume if you would just give me a moments peace. so just go try it on and try not to say anything . NO TALKING. NO TALKING. I can’t hear myself think!!! Read more […]

10 year Old Zombies, CHIA Snack Bars, & Chia – The Complete Guide to the Ultimate Superfood COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY!!!!!!

When she was a Zombie she never would have screamed at me to “STOP IT!”She never would have walked into my bathroom at 6:17 am in the morning and asked me to blow dry her hair. And then act as if she was doing me a favor.And if she did. . .surely when she was a Zombie she would have appreciated the fact that it’s 6:17 am and although I’m her mother, its still nice of me to blow dry her hair straight and then flat iron it at 6:17 am when I’m tired and I have breakfast to make and 2 other children Read more […]

Tortilla Pizza and My Birthday Highlights

  I waited in line at the DMV for 45 minutes to renew my drivers license. I was by myself. I chewed a piece of gum and didn’t share. .. .and. . .I read a book. It was nice. While I was at the DMV, Lucky peed on the floor and rolled in it. Warwick said he didn’t smell, but he did. So I gave him a bath and he stood moderately still. We ate SUSHI for lunch!!!! Nobody ever wants to eat Sushi with me, but on my birthday. . .not one single complaint:)We early voted. I love pretending that I’m republican Read more […]

Mango and Blueberry Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Bacon & What To Expect When Your Expecting: A Movie Review!

  Well, I can tell you what I wasn’t expecting.To like this movie, that’s what.What is that saying? Too many chickens in the coop. All trying to rule the roost. . . .Or be bossy. . .Or steal the limelight. . . ..I’m not sure, but you know what I mean.Too many mega stars. . .in one location, can make me a little nervous. . .Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Chris Rock,  Dennis Quaid, and Matthew Morrison. . . . . . . .I can happily report,  ALL played nice.  Stellar in fact.  They done good. They Read more […]

Northern Lights by Cider Sky & And Liver Pate on Rye with Provolone and Pickles

Every time I close my eyesi can touch the colors around me.suddenly i realizeeverything i thought was impossible is here.my heart sings in world so incredible.and everything burns much brighter. . . . ..  .i wanna fly into this beautiful lifei think it’d be nice with you.i wanna flyinto this beautiful lifei think it’d be nicewith you.with you. oooo. oooooh.That must be how he thinks.HE. HIM.I really think that HE THINKS this life is BEAUTIFUL ALL THE TIME.He’s always doing well. Swell even.It’s Read more […]

Cinnamon Streusal Muffins, Baking Basics and Beyond GIVEAWAY, and Texting with Love. . . .

Nana just got an iPhone.She loves it.I love it.She has a Words with Friends Game (similar to scrabble) going on with EVERY member of my family. Except Phoebe, and as soon as Feebs gets an iPod touch, I’m sure she’ll oblige.I told her, “Mommy, I’m really busy, I don’t have a lot of time to play games, but I’ll try.”And it took me like two weeks but, now I’m in and I’m loving it.Also, she sends the funniest texts.Whenever she types, “Oh, boy!” It comes out “Ho Boy!”, which makes me chuckle every. Read more […]

Last Minute Superbowl Party Dip: Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Dip and The Ninja Professional Blender

It’s five o’clock in the morning.On Superbowl Sunday morning.I should be sleeping.Dreaming about what confections I might eat tonight.How many wings I might eat.How many cherry bars I’ll be able to shove down my throat.But instead. . . . .I’m practicing my Yoga breathing techniques and breathing slow and deep.Wishing I knew Karate so that I could go all Ninja crazy Kung Fu on these jokers in my house.WHO ALL wanted a Superbowl Party. WHO ALL said we NEVER have anyone over.  WHO ALL were at home 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 […]