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Let’s Have Some US Candy

Let’s Have Some US Candy

Back in 2004, I found out that MMs had started doing personalized MM candies.  There were only a few color options and you could only add words.  I thought it was a neat concept – very new and different from anything else out there.  ...
What Have You Done for Your Neighbor Lately?

What Have You Done for Your Neighbor Lately?

Moving to Los Angeles was such a culture shock.  There was so much to do, so much to see, so much to learn.  But the people, whoa.  That was a doozy of a difference.  People were laid back, but they just weren’t as friendly as I was u ...
Look out Food Network. Here We Come!

Look out Food Network. Here We Come!

Our wedding ceremony set the tone for how my marriage would be – simple and thrifty with hints of humor in unsuspecting places.  Father Ken, the priest who married us, shared a tidbit of information that DH had shared with him…  ...
Get Your Own Salad. This One is Mine.

Get Your Own Salad. This One is Mine.

Back in the days when I was a new mom, I recall a surprising trip to McDonald’s.  I sat and watched as a mom and her toddler enjoyed their lunch together.  You’re probably saying to yourself “What’s the big deal abou ...
My Appetizer has an Identity Crisis

My Appetizer has an Identity Crisis

When I was growing up, my paternal grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins all converged on one house at Christmas to exchange gifts and eat. My dad was the oldest of eight children (no, they weren’t Catholic) and despite living in a ...
Sensible Trumps Peer Pressure

Sensible Trumps Peer Pressure

When the school lunch calendar comes out each month, DH sits down with Miss M and they decide which lunches she would enjoy.  They mark them on the calendar then all the others are cold lunches.  For the longest time, Miss M would pick whic ...
A Turtle Walked into a Bar

A Turtle Walked into a Bar

I haven’t figured out why my mornings are so chaotic, but I think it has something to do with having a kindergartner that doesn’t move very fast in the mornings.  After getting her off to school, I grab a quick yogurt or piece o ...

My Cup Overflowith. With Chocolate.

I remember when I was growing up, Halloween was a special day where we would drive from neighbor to neighbor and get candy.  Yes, I said drive.  We lived on an acreage and the houses weren’t close enough to walk to – especially ...

The Couch is Reserved for Eating Popcorn

When we lived in Los Angeles, our kitchen table was pretty much a place to stack the mail.  We had a formal dining room that was only used when company was in town.  In other words, only about 3-4 times per year.  The kids ate their food in ...

Feeding the Cookbook Addiction

If there’s one thing I have a soft spot for, it’s cookbooks.  While at the library book sale or at yard sales, I can’t help but buy them – even if they aren’t something I would normally cook.  What’s funn ...