Fancy Spring Mix Salad with Candied Pecans and Balsamic Vinaigrette

This is the THIRD time I’ve written this post. I’m going to spare you the gory details, but the first couple of times were a bit boring and depressing. Something about being fat and tired comes to mind. And if I remember correctly, I think there was a bit about feeling sick and gross and tired.   I walked away from my screen, because I was boring myself while I was getting ready to wear you down with dullness. When I returned a few hours later, I saw this glorious picture Read more […]

Super EASY Green Bean and Tomato Salad with Spicy Mustard Vinaigrette

Oh yesterday. I’m so glad you’ve gone away. With pissed off feelings and angry eyes 20 second sighs and lies after lies. Oh yesterday, thank you for going home, to that far off place where only memories roam. Today I will sit in gratitude of the goodness that abounds and remember that my heartache means that love surrounds. me. — –  – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Gah! The past few days have been a doozy. Resulting in me writing A LOT. My coping mechanism. This Read more […]

General Joe’s Chopstix Salad Copy Cat Recipe

It’s been awhile. To say the least. Almost 35 months to the DAY, that I haven’t typed a single word to you my friends. I’ve missed you terribly

EASY Spicy Asian Chicken Salad . . .in minutes.

I hate to break this to you.But I’m in a real bad mood.Nothing lately seems to be working out.We tried to sell our other house (not the one we currently live in). . .and that fell through.That sucked big.Not the house.The situation.I’m so ready to be rid of that thing.And my husband is finalizing the plans for his 20 year high school reunion. . .its this weekend.He’s planning the ENTIRE thing BY HIMSELF.So you can imagine. . .my life is a horror.Oh.And my kid. My 12 year old kid. . .is gone.At her Read more […]

Fingerling Potato Salad, A Note to Nana, and CLEAN FOOD by Terry Walters GIVEAWAY!!!!

Dear Mommy ( I call my mom ‘mommy’, sue me.),Sorry. I meant to share this with you last month, but alas time has gotten away from me. These are photos of Phoebe’s first Musical Program, and I thought you’d get a kick out of all of her silly expressions. The first photos are of her getting ready for the big event.I’ll narrate as I post the pics.She poses now. For every. single. picture. Just like her big sister Soledad. Whom she screams at. ALL THE TIME. Yet, she acts just like her. I know. I know. Read more […]

Low-Fat Buttermilk Caesar Salad Dressing

What I think I have learned today.. . .I could cut the lawn with scissors, but that would be stupid.Likewise, I could dry lettuce with a million paper towels and then stick it into a bowl with more paper towels. Then, I could stick it in a collander and hope it doesn’t wiltBut really, aren’t I just basically cutting the lawn with scissors.Why not buy a salad spinner?They cost like $20. $15 at TJ Maxx.No. Seriously.I’m asking,  “why?”.Why have I lived the last 13 years of my domestic life, thinking Read more […]

Corn with Mayo, Paprika, and Parmesan Cheese & Kids who are blinding themselves senselessly!

My friends.I’d like to tell you a story.A Christmas Story.A story about love, patience, and a yelling screaming lady.Oh.And a blind kid. Around these parts (my house) when dusk hits, the lights go out (we turn down all the lights, except for the holiday lights and walk around a semi-dark house with twinkling Christmas colors). On a perfect day, homework will be done, and I will turn off the Christmas music (that plays non-stop) and turn ON the television. To something that has to do with Christmas. Read more […]

Spicy Sesame Vinaigrette over Flank Steak Spinach Salad

Me:  Soledad, can you please get your sister and go on a walk to the Enchanted Forest? When you get there, take a left at the wicked witches cabin, and then without her noticing cut some basil from her garden. I need four cups of it. Oh. And watch out for Scallywags and snails. They’ll be the death of you.Soledad (6) : OK! For sure!Soledad dressed in a Genie costume speedily grabs her sister (who is dressed in a fairy outfit) and they run into the backyard with scissors (probably not the best idea) Read more […]

Raw Kale Salad with Peanut Honey Dressing and a GIVEAWAY ~ Edible Brooklyn: The Cookbook

Yesterday. My, oh my. Yesterday.It was a doozy.I went to a kick your hiney abdominal, legs, arms, crazy lady class at the gym. I figured out that I don’t know what a ‘plank’ is, but more importantly, I CAN’T DO ONE. I need to figure out what do when I’m in an exercise class and I discover that I have no abdominal muscles and my arms don’t work. Hint: Don’t cry.Also. . .against my better judgement, I went to Spin Class. And I spun. But, and as warned, it did feel slightly like I had a rod up my rear, Read more […]

Simple Corn Salad with Tomatoes and Bacon

“So, wait. Say that again.” I said listening intently as I pushed my grocery cart down the aisle stopping to mull over whether or not it was cheaper to buy a 15 oz jar of sliced pickles or purchase the 30 oz, and slice them myself. The Christmas music was playing louder than usual, Mariah Carey’s All I want for Christmas is You. I couldn’t quite concentrate on shopping, because my phone conversation and the music was humming in my ear. “Okay, okay. That sounds good. Really firm, but logical. Read more […]