Risotto

We’ve been enjoying a lot of the foods that go along with this season, hot teas and cocoa, soups, homemade breads and muffins, and I’ve been coming up with some interesting combinations as I work through my pantry.  In one of my ‘what will I find in here today’ searches, I found a lonely cup [Read On]

Are the humans coming? How ’bout now?

This is sweet Leif.  He likes to be where I am.  Or where his Dad is.  If I step backward without checking, there’s a better than average chance that I’ll step on him. He’s my right elbow guy (because that’s his preferred location.) We were confabbing at the grill while I whipped up some hamburgers [Read On]

Happy Independence Day!

I hope you are all having a great Independence Day full of all the most fantastic things. I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for visiting me here, talking with me, and generally making my life a little more wonderful each time you stop by. I appreciate each and every one of [Read On]

Why I’ve been a little distracted…

How in the world am I supposed to sit down and write when I keep seeing these all over my yard and house?   And they’re attached to these… …And all those want is to be fed.  How in the world am I supposed to say no to feet- I mean faces- like that?  My will [Read On]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Muppet style.

I’ll toast all your health and wealth with a nice glass of Nyquil tonight. At least it’s still green. In the meantime, enjoy this classic: Sláinte is táinte! Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig! [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCbuRA_D3KU[/youtube]

Eggs in A Basket: Baked Eggs in Toast Cups with Melty Cheese

Update:  This recipe was submitted as an entry in the NYC Eggland’s Best Recipe contest… Yesterday, Bacon Toffee.  Today?  Eggs in a Basket.  Bacon and eggs.  See?  I’m practical… And this dish?  It hits all the right buttons. It is flavorful, cheap, easy to prepare, simple to customize, cheap, and kid friendly.  And did I mention [Read On]

Chocolate Chip Drop Scones (A.K.A. Breakfast Cookies)

I am about to let you in on a secret.  I routinely lie to my fourth born child.  But I confine it to food and hope that since it’s with the end design of nourishing him that eventually I’ll be forgiven.  He has such strict (and arbitrary) rules about what he will and won’t eat.  He won’t [Read On]

So do I believe him or don’t I?