Things that go on in my house

Happy “I Can’t Stop Sneaking Those Snack-size Treats and Hope There Will be Some Left For When the Kids Show up” Day

There's a lesson to be learned here, people, DON'T BUY YOUR HALLOWEEN CANDY EARLY. A couple random Halloween thoughts.... My mother, for reasons we never quite understood, always called the little Trick-or-Treating kids "Halloweeners" instead of "Trick-or-Treaters". Let me tell you about my most memorable Halloween.  In 1969 (yes - 1969!!!!!) the year before we moved overseas,… Continue reading Happy “I Can’t Stop Sneaking Those Snack-size Treats and Hope There Will be Some Left For When the Kids Show up” Day

Baking · Recipes

Saturday Morning Baking – Blueberry Muffins

Muffins are a perfect food. They’re quick, easy to make, generally cheap. Except when they’re not. I get frustrated when they’re more like cupcakes. Using every bowl in your house? Multiple kitchen appliances? 11 individual steps? All kinds of strange and esoteric ingredients? Two hours of your life? Le Sigh. The muffin should be a… Continue reading Saturday Morning Baking – Blueberry Muffins

Cooking · Recipes · Salad

Weeknight Supper – Chicken Milanese with Arugula, Apple and Walnut Salad

I have to share this – it’s so damn delicious and I’m going to apologize in advance for the fairly imprecise measurements and preparation technique. I found myself in the kitchen one night with a package of thinly sliced chicken breasts and really not sure what to do with them (they’re not my favorite thing… Continue reading Weeknight Supper – Chicken Milanese with Arugula, Apple and Walnut Salad

Food Holidays & Traditions

Happy “Sandwich Made on Long Bread” Day

Also known as "Oh....So That's Where You're From" Day. Let's take a vote on the matter. Anyhoo....if you haven't made lunch plans, here's the perfect opportunity to indulge! P.S. - My favorite is meatball with provolone and lots of sauce. P.P.S. - A Cheesesteak does not count. It's its own beast. P.P.P.S. - The meatball… Continue reading Happy “Sandwich Made on Long Bread” Day