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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sweet Potato Casserole

Me:  look, I’m not your Secretary. Stop sending me things half a**ed.Him:  I told you I sent the Christmas list earlier today to your hotmail address.Me:  No. You said you thought you sent them. And that you couldn’t find them in your outbox. And that you needed to look for them further.Him:  No. I said I found them. 2 hours ago. . .when I sent them.Me:  Well. I’m not your secretary. And that is not what you said. And anyway, I don’t know why you keep sending me stuff and telling me to do ‘this 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 […]

Honey -Lemon Watermelon Salad & A $25 H-E-B Gift Card Giveaway!!!

Finally. I’m starting to work on my garden. In my garden. Around my garden. But. . . . Geez Louise. I’m late. Last year, all my plants were in the ground by April 4th. Oh. Woe is me. But then I looked again, and in 2010, I didn’t get around to it until April 16th. Guess what today is? Yeah buddy. April 17th. I’m right on time for being behind. What a relief. It was stressing me out a bit.  I kept telling myself, gardening is a hobby. Don’t stress crazy cakes. Just plant and be happy.  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 […]

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 […]