Pork Chops with Kale Gremolata, A book about KALE by Stephanie Pedersen

Last night, I was sulking around. A bit. Feeling slightly sorry for my hard working self. I mean, I work hard. And gosh durn it, I’m tired of people (children) always requesting slushees from me and then not wanting to answer my simple yet thorough questions about the days events. I mean really. Do you think if you’re rude and obnoxious I’m going to stop asking questions? Because I’ve been asking the same questions for 12 years now, and I can go another 12 more . . .EASY. Anyway. Like Read more […]

Mexican Lasagna and A Child who Shutters at the Sight of Me. (Plus! A GIVEAWAY!!!)

(Winner announced below)Camera at the ready.My hand cupped the lens. My eye peering through the view finder, searching. Searching.Where is she?I let the camera strap rest around my neck as the camera dangles and I look for her.There she is.Green and white striped shirt. Her back to me. Walking away . . . . down the corridor. Walking away from me.”Shelbi!” I yelled.She turned around and looked at me, but only for a second.Quickly, she swung her head back around and weaving herself into the massive Read more […]

Crazy Good Oven Baked Baby Back Ribs

Currently, I’m addicted to Yellow by Coldplay.It’s all I want to listen to.When I’m at the gym, it’s in my ear.When I’m on the computer, its playing softly in the background.Right now, when I’m trying to type and talk to you, its replaying over and over again in my head.And not just the song.I keep seeing HIM. The lead singer. Chris Martin.And how he is walking down the beach, all by himself. And it’s dark and cold and beautiful. And he’s just singing. His heart completely in it. He’s singing to Read more […]

Happy New Year!!! Black-eyed Peas with Mollasses

I’m going to do it.It’s going to be wrong.But, ah hell. I’m going to do it anyway.My New Year’s Resolution for 2013 is. . . . . .To do all the stuff I know I should be doing anyway, to the best of my ability, even if it isn’t perfect. Or great. or even palatable.Like blogging.Uuuffff.Did you know that I don’t blog half the time because I’m worried it won’t be perfect? Which it never is. Like the pics are crap, or my mind is blank. Or the food is bluk. Or the topic is yuk. Maybe I’m talking too much Read more […]

Completely Easy Barbecue Pulled Pork Sandwiches and Why Marriage is not so hard if you don’t mind working your tail off

I think I suck at a lot of things.Like listening.  I don’t listen well. I always intend to listen when the speaker opens their mouth, but then sounds start coming out which remind me of something else, and soon thoughts pop into my head about weeds, tomatoes, Popsicles, and toilets and before you know it, the speaker is like, “Right? WELL. . . .WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THAT?”  And I haven’t a damn clue.Yesterday at 6:03 am I groggily asked Warwick if mosquitoes were rampant outside, because I was Read more […]

Whisky Baked Beans

Sometimes, I wake up on Friday, stuff happens and then I wake up sometime later on Monday (or Tuesday, as it were) and I’m not sure what I did. Like the WHOLE ENTIRE WEEKEND IS GONE, and I haven’t a clue what happened. AND . . . . . .I didn’t even drink alcohol, so that can’t be my excuse. I mean, I wanted to drink alcohol.  Or rather EAT alcohol. But that wouldn’t be my fate this lovely 4th of July. Because we had to go to a parade.  That started at 9 am.     Then Read more […]

Crockpot Barbeque Pulled Pork Sandwiches

What do you do?When the air is thick, and the clouds are looming?What do you do?When the midnight blue of the sky, marks an ominous feeling in your heart, what can you do?-X-There’s the crack of the bat against the ball as it diligently soars chasing the stars.It makes its arc, turning full circle, and it begins its descent toward the ground.She looks up.Glove in hand.Eyes on the ball.It’s falling, falling, falling.Crack. Snap? Definitely. . . . . WHAP.Right in the noise.There’s blood. Lots of Read more […]

The Cuban Sandwich

This is me airing my dirty laundry. Well, not the dirtiest laundry. Not my unmentionables.  Just the stuff that needs a quick rinse.  And I’m doing it anonymously for the sake of non-innocent parties. Dear Anonymous,I am very, very, very, mad at you.Maybe I shouldn’t use the word “mad”.  My mother says “mad” is for dogs. And I’m not the dog in this scenario. Not that I’m saying there is a dog in this scenario. But if there were, it wouldn’t be me.So, I’ll just say I’m hurt.  My feelings have Read more […]

Corn Chowder

It’s early. Very early.  The sun hasn’t even come out.  I can hear a few birds chirping, but I think they are just yelling at me to go back to sleep.  I’m up, because I’m an “early bird”.  It’s when I get the majority of my chores done.  I roam around the house cleaning up, writing, and getting ready for the day ahead.Though I’ve been up for slightly over an hour, I’m still in a haze. I groggily walk around the house, completely grumpy.  I can see the light turn on through the crack under Read more […]

Smoky Lentil Soup

Please don’t gag when I say this.  I don’t know what has come over me.I think I’m “feenin” for my husband.I don’t know any other way to say this other than he is so completely charming.He is handsome to the T. With stunning dimples. And oh, don’t get me started on is winning personality.  It’s enough to make me swoon.I don’t tell him this enough.  Generally, it’s a one way street with him telling me how much I rock his world. And we both seem to be okay with that. But, we recently went to Read more […]