Visit South Walton, Florida

I’ve been very fortunate lately to have quite a few opportunities to pack my bags and hop on a plane ALL. BY. MYSELF. I’ve spent the weekend in North Carolina with girlfriends, three days in Manhattan, and visited BlogHer Food 2014 in Miami. We had a long, cold, hard winter here in Western New York [Read On]

30 Hour Famine: My kids ask for your help in helping others…

You see those wild and crazy young men? This photo is of my three eldest mere moments after they finished participating in a huge community game of ultra-capture-the-flag-slash-tag-slash-full-contact-hide-and-seek.  We’re talking about eighty something kids chasing each other in the mud, grabbing arm bands from each other, tackling, sliding, laughing… They were pumped and muddy and [Read On]

Ham and Swiss Fried Sandwich Pockets | Make Ahead Mondays

My second born son requested my husband’s specialty -fried chicken- for his birthday meal earlier this month. Of course, we obliged, and then found ourselves with a pot full of oil that still had a little life in it. I didn’t feel much like filtering it, so dug around in the refrigerator for something else [Read On]

We interrupt foodie programming for a little life…

When you have five sons like I do, the phrase “Mom, come here! We have a surprise for you!” can make you break into a cold sweat. You could be looking at a very, horribly bad situation or something so Norman Rockwell-ish and classic Americana that it makes you borderline weepy. You can probably imagine, [Read On]

Hey Y’all! Come read me on BlogHer!

I’m happy to let you know that BlogHer (which I recently joined) has syndicated the piece I wrote about choking in Florida. Come on over to join the discussion; there’s a lot being said over there!

An Ode to Silk

Would you like to know a random fact about me? I have spent most of my life trying to avoid drinking milk. I cook and bake with it. I love yogurt and ice cream and cheese, but a glass of milk has always made me feel oogy. When I was little, my mom would hire [Read On]

A Quick Note to Foodie with Family RSS Subscribers

  Happy Wednesday, friends! I warned ya. There’s no getting around it. This is going to be a boring, technical -and mercifully brief- post but I need to give you all a heads-up that I’m undergoing a little technical makeover by switching my feeds from Feedburner to FeedBlitz. This is in anticipation of Feedburner biting [Read On]

Bulk Italian Sausage and Broccoli Sausage Pasta | Make Ahead Mondays

  Have you ever been so intimidated to try making a certain thing in the kitchen that you put it off forever and a day. Then you finally work up the courage to try making it and are stunned to find it ridiculously easy? Such was the story with me and sausage a few years [Read On]