Do you like idioms? Some of you are refraining from answering because you are googling “What is an idiom?” That is okay, I’ll wait.   Are you done? Your spell check just looked up “What is an idiot?” (Not the same thing but you may think differently after reading this post.) An IDIOM is an expression, word, or phrase that has a figurative meaning or the associative or connotative meaning.   An example would be a phrase like “chip on your shoulder.” Chip on your shoulder which is supposed to mean being angry or having an attitude about something…wait…I do have actual chips on my shoulder…I’m a messyRead More →

I have not written a post for over a week. I have to admit, I haven’t written because I’ve been kind of angry. I don’t feel well….again. It is rare that I have a pity party that lasts more than a day but this one I’ve had trouble shaking. Just as my energy started to become a little stronger, something due to my Crohn’s Disease has hit me and knocked me on my butt. (And if you have seen my butt you will know there isn’t much padding for me to land on.) This little setback has made me furious. I have cancelled dates withRead More →

There was an interesting discussion with my husband, Earl, last week concerning my New Year Resolutions.   No, he didn’t want to add things like wear high heels more often or give him massages every night. (He has been asking for those things for YEARS and they haven’t happened!) It was the part about baking. He read that resolution about baking and immediately said “Hooray, I get cookies EVERY month!” I looked at him and said bluntly “Baking doesn’t mean cookies.” This was the moment I realized I am married to the Cookie Monster. He just stood there and said “No Cookies.” The look of sadnessRead More →

Life is a like a playground. You can swing up high and feel like nothing can touch you. Or you can swing and jump off when life gets too scary. You can make the choice to only go down the slide that is straight and narrow so you know what awaits you at the bottom or you can go on the twirly slide and just enjoy uncertainty of the ride. It is a constant teeter-totter of ups and downs.   And depending how you look at it, it can be good or bad. (Unless someone jumps off the teeter-totter when you are in the up positionRead More →

Why wouldn’t you want a cobbler to run for office? Odds are he’d be im”peached”.   That was hysterical! Do you want another joke? Or do you think my peach jokes are the pits? (I’m here all night!) So with peach-a-palooza going on in my house right now, I decided that I needed to make some sort of yummy dessert for my peachy husband. (He is kind of fuzzy like a peach.) I wanted something in the cobbler family and then I started reading about crisps and crumbles too. What the heck? I really never knew there was a difference until one of faithful friendsRead More →

“She’s my cherry pie Put a smile on your face Ten miles wide Looks so good Bring a tear to your eye Sweet cherry pie” Do you remember those lyrics from 1990 by the band Warrant? I have had the song in my head ever since the June Bon Appetit arrived in my mailbox. I immediately thought “I’ll have so much fun writing a post that ties the song to the recipe.” Won’t that be cute? Now I am not prudish by any means but I did rewatch the video. It is a little naughty (probably not naughty in today’s standard by any means) butRead More →

I am an aunt.  Have I ever told you that?  I am not just an aunt because my siblings have had kids (I think we have 12 between both of our families) but I am an aunt to my friend’s kids. I am not the crazy-spoil your kid kind of aunt.  I am more of the say silly stuff; give you food treats kind of aunt.  (Sometimes I am the grumpy aunt who will frown when behavior or manners are lacking.) I am also the aunt who discusses underpants because it makes the little kids laugh.  (It also makes me laugh because of the memoriesRead More →

2:34.  2:34? 2:34!  Why the heck did I wake up at 2:34?!  Now according to my husband, I was not fully awake.  I would have to agree.  I remember lifting my head, looking at the clock and plopping my head back on my pillow. I know I didn’t fully go to sleep for a few reasons.  First, my husband said I kept muttering it was a “bad time.”  I don’t know what that means.  Unless it is what a wife usually says to a husband in the middle of the night when she is trying to sleep.  (In his defense, I don’t think that wasRead More →

I can’t believe it is already November.  It is one of the busiest months of the year with the election tomorrow, Food and Wine Chef Showcase and CHILL next week.  (And for those of you who have asked which Presidential candidate I am supporting….I can only give you a hint…it is a man.) November is also home to the biggest food event of the season….Thanksgiving!!!! I love when people talk to me about this holiday.   Some people go into long history lessons about Plymouth Rock and the Pilgrims.  (I actually know some of this history because the Brady Bunch AND the Waltons did an episodeRead More →

I hope everyone had a great Valentine’s Day.  My favorite way to show the love I have for my husband is by slipping on the sexiest thing in my wardrobe…my apron!  (He will disagree with that statement.) I am one of those women who believe that food is love and the most direct route to a man’s heart.  (Once again, my husband may disagree about the directness of this route.) On my path to my husband’s heart, I have learned a lot of things.  One of my favorite qualities about him is that he is an adventurous eater.  Earl has his favorite foods but heRead More →