Seaweed Wraps with Rice Noodles, Peanut Sauce and Pickled Beets

I’ve got a Monkey on my back.Or a kid on my desk.Or a headache. And I keep forgetting to do things.And I think my butt is getting. FAT. TER.Not flat.I could deal with that.But fat. Uuuuh.BUT. BUTT.Things are appearing around here.Like lovely, marvelous books that smell of cardboard and scotch tape. Filled with gorg. Recipes that make me, want to ‘want’ a less fat butt. And then. . .this showed up on my doorstep yesters. Yelling at me.YOU CAN DO IT.AND IT’LL BE SO EASY.LOOK HOW GOOD THIS LOOKS! Read more […]

Meal on the Go! Simple Summer Sub Sandwich

Guess what everybody.It’s the summer.It’s Summer Olympics Time!And Black People Can’t swim!Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of footage on how black people can’t swim.I think it’s because (fantastically enough) there are three black swimmers on the 2012 US Olympic Swimming Team, which is adding much needed diversity.I think the point the media is trying to make is that a high percentage of black people don’t know how to swim. Which, my friends, is very, very different from flat out NOT BEING ABLE 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 […]

Memorial Day Meal: Santa Fe Oven Fajitas with a Pineapple and Red Bell Pepper Salsa and A GIVEAWAY!!!

Update:  The deadline for the giveaway has been extended until June 2, 2012!- – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – -I ummmm. . . . .screwed up.I met my husband at softball practice at 6:00 pm.I chatted with my friends, made jokes, and piddled around for 45 minutes while my other kids climbed the bleachers.I packed up my 5 year old, and drove her to her basketball game 10 minutes early.I opened the door to the gym and noticed her team on the court all sweaty, with 9 seconds remaining 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 […]

Sweet and Sloppy Joe’s

I apologize. My mind has been a little pre-occuppied lately.And not about what you think.About other things. About scary things. Spooky things. Things with magical and creepiful powers.And quite frankly, I don’t want to think about anything else. Which is why my kitchen and living rooms are a mess. Which is why I’m wearing a tank top that doesn’t match my skirt. Which is WHY I started crying in Home Depot, in front of the Handy Helper Guy.I was trying to explain to Mr. Woo about my big plans for Read more […]

Lawry’s Spicy Summertime Recipes and A GIVEAWAY!!!

UPDATE: 8/30/11And the winner is. . . . . .Ashlee:I like to cook…just not during the week, since I don’t like to be rushed while cooking.  So, my favorite thing to eat during the summer, is my husband’s yummy grilled steak…that HE cooks! Ashlee, please contact me at nickiwoo.thehomeguru@gmail.com in the next 48 hours to claim your prize!- – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – -I don’t consider myself a lucky person.And, I don’t consider myself a griller.But Read more […]

Cristina Ferrare’s Big Bowl of Love by Cristina Ferrare and GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!!!

I don’t want to make you jealous but. . . .Recently, I’ve had two very impressive brushes with fame.First, I went to the NCAA All-Star Game and practically got to sit on Greg Gumbel’s lap.You’re probably not jealous yet.Okay, let me try again.This week, I read a book called Cristina Ferrare’s Big Bowl of Love, by none other than Cristina Ferrare.She knows Oprah.  Knows her like they have shared meals together.She and Oprah are real tried and true friends.Cristina has cooked for her.Maybe even Read more […]

Black Bean Veggie Burgers

I was really excited to go to my 1st graders Field Trip. It was at the local Aquarium.  Scared senseless. . .of a shark looming overhead.One kid wasn’t so lucky. Looking at some creepy sharks circling above. That’s a crazy big shark mouth behind them.  If you haven’t guessed my favortie part was the shark exhibit.I was TOO excited.Excited like, I kept dreaming about how much fun it would be.And checking the calender to make sure I had the date correct.I took a 8pm run to the grocery store Read more […]