That remembers to put the sheets in the dryer before it’s time to go to bed. One day I will organize the bathroom drawer that babyzilla rifles through every day instead of just wondering why he keeps hunting down pregnancy tests and waving them at me. Continue ReadingRead More »
Why, they were all discovered/inspired by dreams of course! Sleep may not solve everything, but it sure solves a lot. Unfortunately for most of us, getting enough sleep can be, er, challenging to say the least.
Maybe, like me, you went into the whole parenting gig thinking that the phrase “sleep like a baby” indicated actual sleep was going to be had by all. You might even have taken some optimistic sleep/snuggle photos when your sweet babe arrived . . . Continue ReadingRead More »
The striking dense and chewy, crisp-around-the-edges texture of these delicious cookies has made them a favorite at our house around Christmastime. Zimtsterne, which means “cinnamon stars,” are traditionally made with ground almonds and sweet spices,
but without wheat, so they’re naturally gluten free. Make your own powdered sugar without fillers like cornstarch or wheat, and they’ll be grain free too. Continue Reading
Obviously they’ve never been to my house, where chaos is pretty much inevitable. Frogs clog pipes, goats escape their pens and eat my rosebushes, and babyzilla tries to topple his older brother’s building block masterpieces.
Thank you to everyone who pledged with me to make memories this holiday season! You won’t regret putting down the “to do” list for a little while, I promise.
And also, I want to say a big ole’ THANK YOU to Mighty Nest for inspiring and supporting mighty living, and for supplying real foodies like us with sprinkles we can actually feel good about. Continue ReadingRead More »
To whip up a batch of eggnog just like grandma used to make – with loads of high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, stabilizers and carrageenan.
What, NO? You say that is not how your grandma made it, and that she didn’t make hot chocolate from a pouch, either? Well then, I suppose we will just have to put our noggins together and figure out how to get along without those things. Continue ReadingRead More »
. . . . again. You see, copies of gorgeous cookbooks are multiplying on my shelf like bunnies and the most logical explanation is that they’re having babies, right? Okay, maybe not, but it’s definitely the most fun.
As much as I adore all the new arrivals, the truth is I only cook from a handful of them on a regular basis. Destined to be on my short list is The Grain-Free Family Table, a new book from Carrie Vitt of Deliciously Organic. Continue ReadingRead More »
When you were sixteen? Neither do I, but I can tell you that was the year my mom ended a huge argument between us by shoving her fist into a raw chicken, treating it like a puppet, and refusing to answer questions unless I directed them TO THE CHICKEN. Continue ReadingRead More »