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 […]

This month in Sports. . . .And Quick Cook Vegetarian Fried Noodles

She caught her!!!!!! This month it’s been sports, sports, sports, sports, sports. The end of some sports, the continuation of others, and the beginning of more.  It has had us in a bit of a tizzy, with not much time to rest between outings. But deep down in my gut I know all the flurry is worth the trouble. This is the only time in their lives where they can play until their hearts are content.  And if they do it now, when they’re my age 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 […]

VEGAN Real Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

Enter the Baking Basics and Beyond Giveaway. And bake beyond. . . .Why I think I had a pretty good week last week.My sweet Bella had a report to present week. While most of the class did theirs on Puppies, pop stars, and modern day pop culture icons, my kid did hers on Jackie Robinson.  I didn’t even know,  she knew who he was.Again, Bella hit the ball out of the ballpark (like how I did that?) and made her First Reconciliation ( you know – where you go sit in a booth next to a priest and confess Read more […]

Superbowl Party Food: Uber Easy Oven Baked Meatballs with Flaxseed Water instead of Egg. . .Yum!!!!

{Last Day to enter the Edible Brooklyn: The Cookbook Giveaway! Ends tonight Feb. 1, 2012!}[2 Days Ago]Okay.I sat down to type to you, and tell you some other stuff but I’ve got some serious heavy business on my mind that just can’t be escaped.I was shopping the other day at TJ Maxx looking for new pillows for my couches . . . .to match a new painting on my wall. . . .and I found a purse.Mustard.Hobo-esque.Genuine Leather.With pockets for glasses, and keys, and make-up. Inside pockets. Outside pockets. Read more […]

Tortilla Crusted Catfish. . .and all the things I love.

[Don’t forget to enter the Edible Brooklyn: The Cookbook GIVEAWAY!] — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Do you know what i love? Lavender and Rosemary and the scent it leaves on your fingers when you brush it lightly. I love pretty things. And babies. That aren’t quite babies anymore, but little souls roaming around my house causing havoc. White dogs. That love so hard, that they often get in trouble for it. White dogs that stink. White dogs that smell like soap. White dogs that turn brown Read more […]

Winter Vegetable Soup, Fishing in the City Pool and A GIVEAWAY: The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook By Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge with Sandy Gluck

 Food Photography by Paulette Tavormina It’s raining catfish and dogs today.  I’m laughing hysterically to myself, even if you didn’t quite get the joke.I’m laughing because, as I sit here staring out my study window I’m . . .A.) Reminiscing about what a fun time we had this weekend watching our 3 girls play in their season opener basketball games.B.) Fondly remembering how Shelbi wrestled her a 3 pound catfish that she unhooked and grabbed with her bare hands from at our annual City Pool Read more […]

Best Slow Cooker White Chili

What I learned this past week:1. My husband knows how to River Dance. Well. And he’s not afraid to do it at his Company Christmas Party.2. I have no balls. When I tell a hairdresser to cut my hair just above my shoulders, and she cuts it just below my ears, I will emphatically proclaim I love it, because I don’t want to hurt her feelings, and then I will go home and slap myself around a bit.3. My husband thinks my new short hair is cute. . . . . .because he thinks I am cute.4. I love that guy in Read more […]

Thanksgiving Table – My Absolute Favorite Macaroni and Cheese

I don’t even know why I’m mad anymore.Maybe it’s because everybody always blames everything on me. Right now, I should be calling my husband on the phone but I’m a little ticked off. He left this morning without kissing me, and that is no way to start your day off. A kiss from me could cure world hunger, create world peace. I’m just sayin’.Anyway it’s probably because I yelled at him. Because he said my daughter could get crabs.Him: Does Shelbi have on those new jeans we bought this weekend? Me: Read more […]

The anatomy of a Christmas Card, Butternut Squash Dressing, and The Vegan Holiday Kitchen GIVEAWAY!!!

Update:  The Winner is. . ..Nerissa Maldonado 6 days ago My favorite Thanksgiving Dish is my mom’s Cheesy Jalapeno Cornbread.  Yummy my taste buds are watering just thinking about it. She has given me her recipe several times over the years but mine never comes out like hers (my kids are quick to point this out to me too).Oh well! I try. Please contact me in the next 48 hours at nickiwoo.thehomeguru@gmail.com to claim your prize, or another winner will be chosen.- – – – – – – – – – – – – – – -November Read more […]