House guests are coming! Here are some ways to stay sane.
OK, all you Fourth of July barbeque-ers, I give you my favorite exception for July: a super yummy blueberry pie. I was in a debate recently about whether it was more traditional to serve blueberry pie or apple pie for Independence Day. I know apple pie is all-American, but apples are for winter when nothing… Continue reading Blueberry Pie: July’s Exception
Tonight at bedtime, my youngest son, who is three, looked up at me with big saucer eyes over his Chick fil-A Kids Meal book and said, "Why us eat chickens?" "Why do we eat chickens?" I repeated, stalling for time. This was going to be difficult. The truth is, I have been struggling with this… Continue reading My Son, the Vegetarian Who Hates Vegetables
I'd like to start posting more often than I do now, which is probably a long shot given that summer has just begun and no babysitting fairies have nested in my attic. But I'm just going to put it out there in the hopes that my public declaration will help with the follow through. (Oh,… Continue reading Food Good
Leftover pumpkin? Let me help you out. In college I was friends with a girl named Kim, whom I shall forever remember fondly for two things: 1) facing an angry Italian train conductor together when we accidentally slept through our Florence stop and found ourselves Rome-bound with nary a lira between us to pay for… Continue reading Chocolate Chip and Cream Cheese Pumpkin Muffins