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 […]

Cinnamon Streusal Muffins, Baking Basics and Beyond GIVEAWAY, and Texting with Love. . . .

Nana just got an iPhone.She loves it.I love it.She has a Words with Friends Game (similar to scrabble) going on with EVERY member of my family. Except Phoebe, and as soon as Feebs gets an iPod touch, I’m sure she’ll oblige.I told her, “Mommy, I’m really busy, I don’t have a lot of time to play games, but I’ll try.”And it took me like two weeks but, now I’m in and I’m loving it.Also, she sends the funniest texts.Whenever she types, “Oh, boy!” It comes out “Ho Boy!”, which makes me chuckle every. Read more […]

Spinach Pesto IN A FLASH!!!

All I want is for my girls to get along.To love each other.To take up for one another.To know that if there is anyone in the world who they can depend on, it’s their sisters.They don’t have to like each other.But I want them to, with every inch of their little souls, LOVE one another.More than they love anyone or anything.That is what I want.And this is what I’m up against.I found this on the kitchen counter yesterday. A poem written by Shelbi.  A poem about her sisters.She  got a 100 on it.- – 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 […]

Super Bowler Baller Corn: Bacon-Maple-Bourbon Coffee Caramel Corn

[Don’t forget to enter the Edible Brooklyn: The Cookbook Giveaway!]Every year for the Super Bowl we all wonder where the heck we are going to watch the game.The year the Bowl came to Houston, all our friends sat together in my husband’s old neighborhood munching on Brownies, wings, and popping our eyes out of our head as Justin Timberlake ripped Janet Jackson’s shirt the mess off.Usually the children are running around the house completely involved in their own worlds, as the parents take their seats Read more […]

Smoothie for Your Heart: Orange Vanilla Protein (Tastes like an Orange Julius)

 It just occurred to me that in September, I wrote and cried and slobbered and prayed to you about my Poppy Pops. I cried about his heart transplant surgery and how I felt like I was dying inside. I moaned about my regrets, wishes and hopes,  and I how I needed him HERE to be a part of all of that.I needed him NOT to die.And he almost did.In fact, if you ask him, he would tell you he almost did. More than once. From fever. From kidney failure. From a crazy one-eyed heavy-handed nurse. That’s another Read more […]

Thanksgiving Appetizer: Easy Oven Baked Chicken Taquitos

[ Don’t Forget to Enter The Green Valley Organics Giveaway Ends 11/8]It’s a happy time.It’s a sad time. Teef are falling out left and right over here.This is Soledad yesterday. With a weird wiggly toof about to fall out.This is Warwick trying to pull out the said tooth.This is Soledad running for the hills because apparently he wasn’t doing it right.Bucky Beaver is now staring into the mirror trying to decipher how she will excavate the goods.And now she’s just lost all train of thought as she admires Read more […]

Anarchist Granola and/or Cookies

My husband thinks I’m staging a rebellion.A coup of sorts.One that will resort to a state of Anarchism. Total lack of governing bodies. The governing bodies that govern Halloween, Halloween Decor and Halloween Fright.Real important stuff.All because I got this FABULOUS idea, to construct this GREAT GIGANTIC THING.But now this great big enormous Halloween thing, is lonely. And I think it’s only right that I make more GREAT BIG HUMONGOUS THINGS to go with it.  And this. . . .is the problem.  The Read more […]

Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies with Flaxseed, Walnuts, and Chocolate Chips

What I said:Dear Principal:It has come to our attention that our daughter Soledad Woodard, a kindergartner at XXXXXXElementary, is being bullied by a boy named XXXXX(second grader) on the bus ride home.On numerous occasions, since the beginning of school, he has ostracized Soledad for her hairstyles, calling her names like the “weird girl” and strange. He uses this language as he taunts her in her face, as well as laughing and encouraging others around him to join in. She has two older siblings Read more […]

Peanut Brittle and Friendship. . . .Perfection.

“A single rose can be my garden. . . .A single friend, my world.” ~ Leo Buscaglia, Tireless Advocated of the Power of Love (1924-1998) Friends. I love them. They love me back.They make me happy. Last weekend, I went to visit a few of my oldest most dearest friends. And we got are toes done. And our nails done did. You can’t tell it from the picture, but my finger nails have sparkles in them 🙂 And they made me crack the mess up. And they told me my nails were Read more […]