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Abundance

I recently started a ritual with my kids each morning in which during breakfast I tell them a story about my childhood. They sit perched on the edge of their chairs, waiting to hear about the silly things I did when I was their age. I think at the ages of 6, 4, and 2, […]

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Bring Something Fancy… like Jello!

You know you’ll be attending a very kid friendly event when the hostess asks you to bring something fancy, and by fancy she means jello. My college roommate, Mikki, invited us over to their house in Lee’s Summit to watch the K-State/Rutgers bowl game last night. When I spoke with her earlier in the week, […]

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Is it really okay to eat Puppy Chow??

“Is it really okay to eat Puppy Chow?” This is a question my almost 5 year old son asks me anytime I make this delicious snack. He just can’t get over the fact that we are eating something named after dog food, and that looks like dog food too! I wish it bothered me more […]

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Chocolate-Dipped Shortbread Cookies

I am constantly making meals for people. Some people donate money, some people scour their house and pack up things to fling to Goodwill, some people volunteer their time, some people have charity auctions. I do those things as well, but what I find myself doing at least once on a weekly basis is cooking […]

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Next time, we’re drinking!

My friend Angie came over yesterday to make our annual cookie plates. Several people who make cookie and goodie trays for friends and neighbors during the holiday’s spread it out over the course of several days. Not Angie and I. We decided this year that we would knock it all out in one afternoon. Now, […]

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The Bad Day Cure – Chocolate!!

I had a bad dad today. I won’t even get into it here… if you are that curious, check out the other section of my blog (Dine and Dish Family Style) and you’ll get the complete scoop. What does a gal like me turn to on days like this? OK…let me rephrase this. What does […]

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Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

While browsing the enormous Food Blog world this week, I happened upon a great blog with several great recipes and product recommendations. I finally had to stop reading through past posts because my list of recipes I wanted to try kept getting longer and longer! The site is Nosh with Me and it’s managed by […]

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Pumpkin Pie Dip

The first official Christmas party that I will be attending is tonight. We were asked to bring an ornament for the ornament exchange and an appetizer. I decided to go with something sweet instead of an appetizer. I mean, it’s all women… I know how women love their desserts! This recipe is from Recipezaar. I […]

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