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Friday 09/20/2019
Restaurant-style breadsticks

The unthinkable happens this weekend: My kiddo enters double digits.

Posted: September 20, 2019
Friday 09/13/2019
Garden veggie spaghetti

A few weeks ago, my home laptop died on me. It came as a surprise, considering I’d never had a single problem with the machine and it had been out of its box for approximately 5.5 months.

Posted: September 13, 2019
Friday 09/06/2019
Nancy hot dish

This dish is a classic in my family.

Posted: September 06, 2019
Friday 08/30/2019
Mojo pork tacos

This weekend we’ll celebrate Labor Day as a tribute to American workers. According to, Labor Day “originated during one of American labor history’s most dismal chapters” – the late 1800s – when “the average American worked 12-hour days and seven-day weeks in order to eke out a basic l...

Posted: August 30, 2019
Friday 08/23/2019
Chocolate-toffee-hazelnut cookies

A couple weeks ago the hubby and I were both working at the Banner on Wednesday night, otherwise known as production night, when the hubby sent me a link to a Groupon deal for Valleyfair tickets.

Posted: August 23, 2019
Friday 08/16/2019
Grilled shrimp scampi

The hubby has been gone the past few weekends, and although it sounds totally backward, I’m actually more productive around the house when it’s just the kiddo and me. I think it’s because the hubby tends to take care of more things around the house - like laundry and dishes - than I do (I’m usual...

Posted: August 16, 2019
Friday 08/09/2019
Slow cooker country-style ribs

My coworker was good-naturedly giving me grief the other day because I mentioned I’d called the hubby home from work the night before to pour water down the drain in our basement. The drain trap in the basement was getting dry and the house had an odd varnish-like odor; the hubby was working at t...

Posted: August 09, 2019
Friday 08/02/2019
Grilled pork teriyaki

This time of year, my favorite room in the house isn’t my kitchen; it’s my bedroom.

Posted: August 02, 2019
Friday 07/26/2019
Thai beef stir-fry

uge affinity for Thai cuisine. Thai cooking uses a lot of fish sauce, which is overpowering in larger doses, and it can be really spicy. There also are a LOT of fresh herbs thrown in; sometimes the herbs are all I can taste (aside from the fish sauce).

Posted: July 26, 2019

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