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 […]

Thanksgiving Treat! 10 minute Side Dish and a Movie! Sauteed Carrots with Hazelnuts and Brown Sugar and Silver Linings Playbook~

I keep telling myself that crazy isn’t all bad.When I’m crying while making Macaroni and Cheese for Thanksgiving Dinner, I think. . . .. .I’m not that abnormal. Not that, weird.And even if I am. . . . .I’m thinking that’s what makes me interesting.I cry for no reason.I yell at the drop of a hat.Then, while wiping the snot from my face, I kiss the people I just yelled at.Instability.It’s really rather sexy.David O. Russel brings this exact sensibility to light in his new movie Silver Linings Read more […]

Pepitas! and Homemade Lalaloopsy Vampire Costume

[Don’t forget to enter My Redwood Hill Farm Dairy Giveaway!]Yesterday I yelled at my kid for being too excited for Halloween.I know what your thinking.No, I didn’t really yell. I just raised my voice.But no. I yelled. LOUD.Something like.”I’m so tired i don’t know what to do and you people wont ever leave me alone! and i guess i’ll let you try on your costume if you would just give me a moments peace. so just go try it on and try not to say anything . NO TALKING. NO TALKING. I can’t hear myself think!!! Read more […]

This month in Sports. . . .And Quick Cook Vegetarian Fried Noodles

She caught her!!!!!! This month it’s been sports, sports, sports, sports, sports. The end of some sports, the continuation of others, and the beginning of more.  It has had us in a bit of a tizzy, with not much time to rest between outings. But deep down in my gut I know all the flurry is worth the trouble. This is the only time in their lives where they can play until their hearts are content.  And if they do it now, when they’re my age 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 […]

Juicing In a Blender: Grapefruit Ginger Carrot Juice!!!!!!!

A few days ago somebody lied to me.OK, I think. Let’s move on.But then, they lied to me the next day.Yet and still, Lord help me, I want to move on.But today, they lied again. And I think, this person is a liar. And they aren’t going to stop.And I really don’t like liars, so much.I feel like they are in denial.Or like maybe they are trying to hide something.Something dark.Something bad.So anyway, all of that nonsense has put me in a rotten mood.Slouchy shoulders. Period hormonalness. The whole bit.And 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 […]

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 […]