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How to Gain 5 Pounds in 6 Days (Las Vegas)

How to Gain 5 Pounds in 6 Days (Las Vegas)

Today is the day after I returned home from my trip to Las Vegas. It was one of the best Las Vegas trips I've ever been on. The weather was gorgeous. Warm during the day. Cool at night. My husband and I were alone except for the one evening we got to spend with a college...
Put The Lime In The Coconut (And Add Tuna Sashimi)

Put The Lime In The Coconut (And Add Tuna Sashimi)

Spring is here but I’m already thinking about the summer. Summer means short(er) shorts and bikinis one piece bathing suits. And unfortunately, I’m trending about eight pounds over my fighting weight. Especially since I spent last week on Spring Break.
Best Condiment Ever: Pickled Onions

Best Condiment Ever: Pickled Onions

Sometimes, the best addition to a sandwich, a salad or even a taco is the simplest. And I don’t think anything could be more simple than these: pickled onions I first met the pickled onion last year when we hosted a Mexican-themed dinner party. One of those dinner parties inspired by the monthly arrival of...
Balsamic Chicken: Playing With My New Crock Pot

Balsamic Chicken: Playing With My New Crock Pot

As recently as last year, if I were to free-associate the noun “Crock-Pot”, I would come up with words like housewife, suburban, antiquated and missionary position. None of which I wanted to apply to me. But then I found a recipe posted by my now-friend Meri on her blog The Food Yenta. It was for...
Black Cat Cupcakes (Halloween Baking)

Black Cat Cupcakes (Halloween Baking)

My daughter and I were alone on Saturday. For the whole day. And there wasn’t any nagging about homework to be done or about her room being cleaned up. So she suggested that we bake. Now, I’m not a baker. (Well, lately I’ve been baking bread. That’s not the kind of baking I’m talking about.)...
Temporary Teetotaler (But My Wagon Tilted)

Temporary Teetotaler (But My Wagon Tilted)

I don’t have a drinking problem. Sure I like my vodka, club soda and pomegranate cocktail(s) on Thursday nights. My husband usually has one ready for me after my kids get picked up by their father for their sleep-over at his house. I sip it while I get ready to go out on Date Night....