That explains a few things…

I’ve been experimenting lately with trying to motivate the kids into helping me keep the house cleaner. I was slightly tired of having things stick to my feet as I walked through the house and having to move multiple bionicles in order to find a seat on the couch. I think I have finally stumbled [Read On]

To all the cheesecakes I’ve loved before…

A Caramel Apple Cheesecake with a layer of dulce de leche hidden in the Grand Marnier Cheesecake.               This one’s a white chocolate caramel latte cheesecake with white chocolate mousse.     I am, for all intents and purposes, mourning the loss of my cheesecake portfolio.  All the pictures I [Read On]

Ze-bra-vo cake!

  I was feeling mighty sorry for myself yesterday after a much anticipated trip to my old home turf, Michigan, fell victim to the astronomical gas prices.  After moping around I decided to do something constructive and distract myself.  Did I do what a self-respecting hausfrau should?  Did I clean the cupboards, scrub the floors, [Read On]

Roasted Crickets

…That is what my kids told me yesterday when asking whether I could help them roast crickets and then dip them in chocolate.  That is what I get for allowing them to read books about survival skills.    I have 9 crickets chilling, literally, in my fridge in preparation to roast them.  Mmm hmm.  I [Read On]

(And she smacks her forehead!)

Aidan, age 8, and Ty, age 6,  came flying through the door while I was preparing tonight’s deja food masterpiece.  Aidan, tightly grasping two cups with the open ends pushed together yelled, “Ty just had the BEST idea for dessert tonight, Mom.  Tell her Ty!”   At this point I expected them to show me some wild [Read On]

Scots Bannock

Leif was really looking forward to dinner Wednesday night.  He loves ham (“the pink meat”), garlic bubble bread and homemade pasta.  But he adores ice cream and anything that goes with it.  I had planned this meal to please him particularly.    ” But Mousie, thou art no thy lane, In proving foresight may be [Read On]

Food! It’s what’s for dinner! (Alternately titled: I brake for pneumonia!)

Remember my “in case of illness” clause in the ‘Food!  It’s what’s for dinner!’ project?  I’m exercising it.  I was at the ER twice yesterday with my four-year-old, Leif.  (Actually I was there with all five boys once and my husband was there with Leif alone once.)  First he ran a temp of 104.9 so [Read On]

Food! It’s what’s for dinner! Wednesday, June 11, 2008.

Has anyone else noticed that I’ve botched the dates on every single one of the ‘Food!  It’s what’s for dinner!’ posts?  Of course, I’ve gone back through and fixed them.  I may be the only one who noticed them but my Grandmama taught me it was better to be honest and good than to not.  [Read On]