Organization (or lack thereof)

Organization? Thy name is not Karen. I have stuff. A lot of stuff. I have decided that I am ready to let stuff go. Keep it simple. Stupid. I have so many recipes and such that I have cut out, ripped out, torn out of magazines and newspapers and NEVER MADE. I should just throw them … Continue reading Organization (or lack thereof)



How do you celebrate Easter? Even though my kids are older now, and the Bunny has been found out, we still celebrate the holiday in much the same way we did when they were little. I make Easter Baskets of some sort for them. I hide eggs for them to find in an Easter Egg … Continue reading Easter

Back on the Weight Watchers Wagon

I decided to go back on Weight Watchers a few weeks ago. My goals were: Lose 10 pounds. Learn the new PointsPlus Program. That's it. Not lofty goals by any means. I lost weight with WW several years ago and wanted to nip the current weight-trending-upward thing I'd noticed over the past year in the bud. I had my … Continue reading Back on the Weight Watchers Wagon

Mary Ann Esposito’s new book

Ciao Italia Family Classics: More than 200 Treasured Recipes from 3 Generations of Italian Cooks by Mary Ann Esposito My rating: 5 of 5 stars It's by Mary Ann Esposito...what else do you really need to know? Well, here's one thing: follow her on Facebook: she is quite generous with her tips and recipes! View … Continue reading Mary Ann Esposito’s new book

National Homemade Soup Day

This year, it's this week (yesterday, actually) but hey, soup is forgiving!'s some reasons to dive in: Top 5 reasons to make some homemade soup: You've got some leftover turkey (or chicken)  bones from your Thanksgiving (or Christmas or New Year's Day) dinner in your freezer. You are living in New England, it's winter, and you are freezing … Continue reading National Homemade Soup Day


So, there are still a few days left of spring, the time when a young man's fancy lightly turns to... chicks! You know, the kind that come from hens (we're talking flock expansion here). We have been anxiously awaiting the call from Longhorn since last week's false alarm, when the anticipated arrival date (June 11th) came and went … Continue reading Spring!

Homemade egg rolls

  Our friends, the Douangsovaths, came over to our house to teach us how to make egg rolls.  After they arrived, we took a quick shopping trip for necessary ingredients. Lettuce I had growing in  my garden, a tomato was on the counter that i picked up at the farmers market earlier that week...but bean … Continue reading Homemade egg rolls