Review: AYO Almondmilk Yogurt

FACT. I lurv Almondmilk. Almond-Coconut Blend to be exact. Also Fact. I lurv just plain old almondmilk and plain old coconutmilk and plain old cow milk too. Along with pickled pigs feet, chicken AND beef liver . . .and let’s not forget tripes, as in stomach lining. I’m telling you this, as you have probably surmised, that my palette is welcoming to many different flavors and textures. But ufff. Coconutmilk yogurt not so much. And I’ve tried. Oh how I’ve tried. It just doesn’t Read more […]

Phoebe’s “Favorite” Pineapple – Mango Banana Smoothie

6:11 am. Kitchen.  Me with hair, slightly wild, completely afro, oddly amazing. Eyes tired, holey t-shirt with pajama shorts on. Mild chaos of crumbs strewn about the floor making a not so subtle beach of cheese crackers and tortilla chips. Dishes in the sink from 2 days before. Smoothie acroutements on the counter. Frozen mango, pineapple juice, banana, yogurt.  I’m making a smoothie for my littlest, because she only eats skittles and goldfish crackers. A Pineapple-Mango Smoothie to Read more […]

Cozy, Cozy Muesli with Pecans, Pumpkin Seeds, and Chia

It’s four months later, and we are still dealing with the aftermath of our GREAT FLOOD of 2017. Our 800 year flood, Harvey. Many of our friends have homes that took on over 2 feet of water. This house, thankfully stayed dry,  tho’ during those 7 days, we were panicked at the prospect. A dear friend of mine (Jenny) has a home (two actually :0 ),  that flooded like crazy. Currently, their home is still being renovated and her family of  six is living upstairs until all the dust settles and Read more […]

Orange You Glad it’s Halloween Breakfast Yogurt Drink (with Orange, Banana, and Raspberry)

  This is how I know my infatuation with Halloween is not normal. I have just planned what my children will eat for breakfast 28 days from now. It’s the attention to details that really call attention to the fact that I have lost my mind. Never mind that I didn’t feed them breakfast today. Which isn’t really true, I did feed them breakfast. . . . . at 12 noon. But that was because I needed to go to the store to buy orange juice concentrate to make this to see if they’d like it well Read more […]

Fast and Easy No-Crust Quiche. . . .with Spinach, Ham, and Colby Jack or however you like.

 I am not my mother. It is such a travesty. I am tired. She never was. She is beautiful, well-groomed without reproach. I forgot to comb my hair and take a shower yesterday. She did crafts with me, always made yummy dinners, and made everything in my world special. I speak in a loud voice and say “no!” much too often. Right now, I’m living my life trying to reach for her standards. I’m not there. You can ask my children if you need verification. Monday was my mothers birthday and I called Read more […]

Easy Molasses and Nut Granola

  Sometimes I dream for my kids on a scale that I fear is  much too big. I want them to be strong, and fierce, and smart. I want them to be kind, and loving, and considerate. And I want them to love their sisters with intensity. Forever, and without question. Because your sister is your soul. She can see through anything, and has lived through the very things you had to struggle with. She knows all your bad, and still hangs around to see if you are going to dish out more. I know that Read more […]

Broiled grapefruit with yogurt and granola

  Can I just say something? I need to just get this off my chest, if you don’t mind. I’m not always the best mom. And I can be grouchy. And not brush my hair for days, and totally, completely be over it. Just done. Tapped out. But I never, ever want to be that way. Though sometimes I am. And because I’m that way, I’m trying to teach myself to love me just as I am. Because in some odd weird way, I think it’s all connected. I behave this way, because I’m so stressed out trying to be perfect for Read more […]

Monkey, Monkey, Monkey bread and Felicidades in the New Year!!!

2014 is here!!!!!! And I’ve got to tell you, I feel much the same. Which, I think is a good thing. But, there are still some things I want to take care of in 2014. . . 1. Find out whether monkey bread is one or two words and if it needs to be capitalized. 2. Stop using “…” In my blog posts so much. I think I have a problem. 3. Figure out what the heck is wrong with my bum knee and fix it once and for all (therapy or surgery, whatever). 4. Healthy eating. I’m going to return to it with a Read more […]