Sunday Morning Coffee Musings 2/4/18

To some people, the only thing better than MORE is ALL. I collect cookbooks. It started simply at first, an innocent wish to have more than a Betty Crocker cookbook and also to stop borrowing cookbooks from the library and paying fines for returning them late. I don’t remember...

#TBT The Musical Fruit

Small confession – until I was an adult, I absolutely hated beans. To be fair, my only exposure to beans as a child were in four dishes; succotash, bean soup, three bean salad, and Boston Baked Beans. We did not eat chili as kids, so I was not exposed...

Love is…

When I was younger and engaged to be married to my first husband, I made a lot of mistakes. I was truly living in what I like to term my “Barbie” bubble. The kind of thinking about marriage and life that results from years of watching sitcoms, reading romance...

Variations on a Theme – Slutty Brownies/Dirty Boys

Some years ago a recipe ran across my radar, not just because of the name, but also because it combined three things I love – Chocolate Chip Cookies, Oreo Cookies, and Brownies. Yes, the triple-threat, the Slutty Brownie, or as some of my friends call them, Dirty Boy Brownies....

Sunday Evening Cocoa Musings 1/28/18 – Gratitude

What a difference a week can make. Last week my Dad was in the hospital. He had the flu, they put him in ICU 2, he was there for three days. They moved him out of ICU. They did a chest x-ray to see if he had pneumonia. I...

#TBT Pay Attention! Or why Vicky had no eyebrows for a while…

So, I am going to share another cooking fail. When I was in 7th grade, and my sister, Mindy, was in 6th grade, our parents were both working. Mom worked first shift, Dad worked second shift. Sometimes Dad would be home just as we got home, and he’d leave...

Dynamite Napoleons!

Sorry I missed yesterday’s Variations on a Theme post. It’s been a hell of a week, and things are still changing. My entire childhood was not fraught with frugality and food insecurity. When Mom and Dad were both working, we did pretty darn well. We did well enough that...

Sunday Evening Cocoa Musings – 1/21/18

Another week, another post that didn’t get done until the evening. If you have issues with your parents, you may want to give this one a pass. Life can come at your pretty fast sometimes – I think that’s what Ferris Beuller said. In the last eighteen months, it...

#TBT Hotdog Soup

Throw Back Thursday posts are sometimes the place where I write about food that I was forced to eat as a child that I swore I would *never* eat as an adult. We saw how well that worked with the Sausage-stuffed Acorn Squash. And broccoli. And mushrooms. And pea...