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Friday 10/11/2019
Italian tortellini soup

When my kiddo was a baby, he was always the first one to catch any passing cold or stomach bug, followed by me and then the hubby.

Posted: October 11, 2019
Friday 10/04/2019
Green chili pork tacos

A few months ago I received a credit card alert notification for an online purchase that was made with my card. (Yes, I’m a little paranoid. But when you’ve had your credit card number “borrowed” by someone buying first-class plane tickets from Nigeria to Newfoundland, it’s warranted.)

Posted: October 04, 2019
Friday 09/27/2019
Apple-cinnamon bread

We had my son Jack’s 10th birthday party with family last weekend, and as my Jack went to hug his (not-so-short) Grandma Short before she left, we realized that he’s quickly gaining on her in height.

Posted: September 27, 2019
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

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