Recipe: Emergency Birthday Treat

My youngest son turned two last weekend. And knowing that he was going to be two, and not remember how well or poorly I planned his birthday, I choose poorly. I filled his room with balloons, fed him sugar, took him to the toy store- all things that took little-to-no planning. And when I thought... Continue Reading →


Recipe: Babycakes Wonder Buns

With the discovery of Kasjen's food allergies, no more standard meals without exceptions, it would logically follow that I would begin to cook more. But usually that happens two ways. First way, I purchase every single ingredient ranging from $.40 to $12.99 and attempt to recreate a recipe for three hours that goes horribly array.... Continue Reading →

Dinner: Fancy Fridays

  How to make dinner on a Friday night. Warning: All of these things are seemingly fancy, but only before some probing reflection. Make gluten-free spirals with black olives, leftover roasted chicken, and marinara. Serve by spreading it directly onto the table. Pray that your guests are as adventurous as toddlers. Use words like "fusilli"... Continue Reading →

Maple Pecan Bacon

Walking into a coffee shop this Sunday, I thought my toughest decision would be whether I wanted an iced coffee or piping hot mocha first thing in the morning. Little did I realize I would discover this candied bacon, that would then be captured and devoured when I wasn't looking. Shame on me for leaving... Continue Reading →

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