Creamy Tomato and Zucchini Tortellini Soup and some not very good reasons why I’ve been gone so long.

  Before I get into anything at all, I do realize that an apology is in order. I’m sorry. I’m so very sorry that I just flat-out dropped off the face of the earth, like Batman in Batman Begins when that hottie patottie, Christian Bale, leaves Gotham in search of his inner Batman. But he did eventually return to Gotham, ravaged and wretched with havoc, as I have returned to my blog, worn and weary not unlike that fair yet dark city. There was no avengement of paternal deaths 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 Read more […]

Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp and Lemon

Phoebe:  Mommy. Mommy. Mommy. Me:          Yes? Phoebe:    Soledad is so mean. Me:              Uh huh. Phoebe:     Really! She is. Me:              No she’s not. Don’t say that. Phoebe:     Mommy, she said when I was little she stepped on my stomach and then she put a chair on top of my stomach and sat on it and that there are no pictures in the photo books because they were really bad and bloody and you didn’t want to put it in the book. And then Read more […]

Superbowl Sunday: Easy Slow Cooked Tailgate Thai Wings

I run from adversity. I shriek at the mere thought of obstacles, trepidacious territory, or people who I think might yell or not like me. I do not like it. Hard things and grown up things and people who might look me in the face and tell me something that I don’t want to hear, with red faces, jagged teeth, and wild eyes. It’s a horrible, horrible truth about myself. I AM A FEAR MONGER WHO RUNS AWAY AT EVERY WHIM EVEN from THE REMOTEST OF OBSTACLES. Children who won’t listen. Vegetable Gardens full Read more […]

15 Minute Dinner: Marguerita One Pot Pasta and not one darn 2014 resolution.

No 2014 resolutions here. Nope. Not me. Not going to do it. Not because I’m not into it, I totally am. I had a list of things that I was going to tell you I was going to do, but then fail at them.  Which is what I usually do, but no worries, because it never really bothers me much anyway. Which, is probably WHY my resolutions go no where FAST. It never bothers me because I’m of the vain, that everyday I wake up I try to be better. Some days I am better. Other days (like yesterday) I Read more […]