Category: In the Kitchen

Soup Night Soup Recipe

I’m a sucker for Facebook recaps of the year. No matter what mood I’m in–whether I’m feeling overwhelmed or mad or unloved or lonely–I instantly perk up when the magic algorithm chooses photos that bring back vivid memories of what went right through the year. This year, a good number of those memories include Soup […]

The Big Picnic

The statistics are sobering: 1 out of 400 children under 18 in the U.S. has diabetes, and nearly 1 in 3 is obese. Anyone who knows me at all knows that this issue hits home; as a mom who’s struggled with body issues and the effects of emotional eating, I’ve tried to raise my kids […]

Confessions of a Culinary Wanna Be

I haven’t wanted to go out much lately. Call it exhaustion, indifference or the side effect of nursing a recently lacerated heart; the why doesn’t really matter as much to me these days. A new outlook, however, does. I was only half joking when I told a friend that I was embarking on a year […]

Cupcake Frosting, Tighty Whities and the Lessons In Between

I’ve spent the weekend cleaning closets. Purging. Organizing. In the literal sense of course, but probably in the figurative sense as well. My ex husband used to joke that he knew when something was bothering me, because he’d come home to rooms rearranged or the overpowering smell of bleach and Lysol. But this weekend’s work […]

Cupcakes, Sprinkles and One Cool Girl

This week it wasn't Cupcake Sunday; instead, it was Cupcake Wednesday. She chose the recipe, studied it, assembled her ingredients and got to work. She chose the mini size instead of the regular because the liners we had in the cabinet were 'so much cuter, Mom.' She measured, whisked and mastered that mixer like a […]

The Power of Ordinary

I think it's about time for something a bit lighter, don't you? We've had an awful lot of life around here lately, and I think we're all a bit weary from it; at least, that's what I'm chalking today up to. We (the kiddos and I) have been testy, grumpy, annoyed and downright surly for […]

Hello Lover….

With all due respect and mad props to the ubiquitous Carrie Bradshaw, I doubt the heady euphoria she felt as she slid her foot into those slinky Manolo Blahnik shoes was even close to how I felt when the hunky* FedEx man graced my doorstep holding this thing of beauty: That's right! It's a beautiful yellow […]

My daughter, the teacher

Cupcake Sundays continue, even though I don't post about them every single week. They have morphed just a bit….most recently into Pumpkin Whoopie Pies but usually just as triple chocolate cupcakes. That one has won quite a bit lately, not because we're all so enamored with the flavor but because Erin has mastered the recipe […]

Trading In My Cape (for an apron)

Day 27 of the All About Me Challenge: Worst Habits. Oh, Lord, this could be a long post. I've been thinking about this most of the day, and it could be quite easy to list quite a few things; too much sugar, too little water, trading sleep for piddling on the computer, not exercising enough, […]

It just wasn’t Sunday without the cupcakes

  Life happens. You know how it is; you try to establish routines, traditions and sacred time together and, inevitably, obligations and other stuff takes over. Such has been the case with Cupcake Sundays. Birthday parties, holidays and trips to see grandparents all trumped our favorite weekend activity for the past few weeks. But not […]

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I am a freelance writer, ghost author, editor and content strategist. I am a mother to three extraordinarily ordinary kids, the daughter of a genuinely good man, and an aspiring yogi, creative non-fiction and memoir addict, wanna-be world traveler, and work in progress. This is my personal blog.
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