Category Archives: In the Kitchen

Cook ‘n’ Blog

It may surprise you to learn that I don’t just bitch and pontificate all day long, I also cook! I’ve been experimenting lately with vegan cooking.  I’d call myself a “weekday vegan” at this point, I’d like to be a … Continue reading

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Shopping List

Tabasco Sauce Tabasco Habanero Sauce Tabasco Green Pepper Sauce Tabasco Garlic Pepper Sauce Tabasco Chipotle Pepper Sauce Tabasco Sweet & Spicy Pepper Sauce Praise the baby Jesus that Tabasco is allowed under the NutriSystem. It all kind of tastes like … Continue reading

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Should have seen it coming…

Remember this picture? from this post, way back when? Well, since then, Hope has gained — oh, I don’t know, about 3 pounds. Guess how many I’ve gained? Enough to lead to this…. For the record, the “Giant Book of … Continue reading

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Thrive…then hide

Tonight is my last night at a volunteer gig that I’ve held at my church for a couple of years.  I’ve been coordinating a community meal that we serve to both members of our congregation and the neighbors that live … Continue reading

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Sprouting

All of the sudden Hope has decided to grow up.  I mentioned a few of her most recent accomplishments last week, to which I can now add two more:  she has made it abundantly clear that she has had it … Continue reading

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OMG!!!! Pancakes!!!

I’m back to obsessing over pancakes.  The Atkin’s jump start didn’t last as long as I’d hoped.  In my defense, by Friday of the first week I was practically falling over.  I guess old people just need a carb every … Continue reading

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My Christmas miracle

My most cherished holiday tradition is baking Christmas cookies.  When I was a kid, all of my cousins, my sister, and I would go to my Grandma Hope’s house and bake Christmas cookies all day long then have a slumber … Continue reading

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