Why is being a mom so hard?… and coffee cake.

“You shouldn’t hold him so much” said the nail tech as she started my pedicure. The one I had hesitated getting because I had the baby with me and I knew I wouldn’t be able to really relax. If you saw my feet you would know this was a matter of life or death tho….

I cook with alcohol… a lot!

Cooking with alcohol is a major part of… well… cooking. Alcohol and it’s acidity brings out the flavor in most dishes the same way salt does. It can take a dish from good to great. That’s not entirely why I cook with it tho. I mean that’s the biggest reason just not the ONLY reason….

School is closed again?!?!

About 8:50pm I got the dreaded text message “Code Red Prince William County Schools closed for Inclement Weather… High Winds. Ok LOOK… Im about sick and tired of this school closing ONCE A WEEK! At least! I have no problem with my child being at home but they have been out of school a lot….

Year 32…

My Birthday always makes me super reflective about where I was last year and where I am now. Today is no different… Last year I was a mother of one (not yet pregnant with #2), a fiance preparing for a wedding and a business owner selling organic baby food.  I lived in Birmingham, Al which…

You can make anything into Soup…

You can make almost any dish into soup if you’re lazy enough. Trust me… I’m lazy enough. Because food is always on my mind, I’m usually thinking about what I want to eat tomorrow tonight. I make it a habit to pull whatever meat I may need from the freezer so its thawed by the…

I bought a whole bag of potatoes when I only needed one…

Sometimes being thrifty actually makes me a tad bit wasteful…. I can’t resist what I think is a sale. Keyword is think… For an entirely different recipe I needed an Idaho potato. Well in the store one potato was like $1.20 but a whole bag was like $3.50. An entire bag… I could make baked…

Chili isn’t Chili without a Grilled Cheese Sandwich

My mom always, always, always, always made chili with a grilled cheese sandwich. I know no other ways and I am not looking for any other avenues. I will literally pass up chili if there is no way I can have grilled cheese with it. The cheese and the bread types don’t even matter… white,…