Do you ever eat something and then become obsessed?  Maybe you go eat it multiple times.  Maybe you use the google to find out recipes or restaurants that you can find it at.  Maybe you dream about it and wake up with your pillow in your mouth.  (My husband wakes up that way sometimes…..but it is because I try to smother him in his sleep…wait…I shouldn’t admit to that…this isn’t admissible…is it?  It is a blog…there is no truth in blogs…remember that, Judge…I mean, readers.) I’ve had a couple of things that I’m obsessed with but know I can’t write about them EVERY week.  (IRead More →

Stupid…..stupid…stupid..stupid.  This is what I was saying on Friday night.  We were going to have weekend company and I thought I would try something new for dinner.  Nooooooo!!!  You are NEVER supposed to do that!  What happens if it doesn’t turn out?  What happens if it is overcooked? Now a normal person would not go into hysterics if dinner is ruined but I think we all know by now I’m not normal!  Let me rewind and play back the whole scene for you…… Some friends were coming for the weekend and planning on being here around dinnertime.  (Honestly, it doesn’t matter what time you planRead More →

I’m fine but I’m whipped. I am so lucky that I have friends who care so much about me that they realize I’m sick when my blog and Facebook posts decrease. So, because I can’t keep up with the emails/messages….my Crohn’s is having a bit of a flare right now and decided to bring along a wicked cold for company. I’m not doing much more than running to tests, appointments and the pharmacy. (And Starbucks because I’m sick, not dead.). I have felt worse and I have felt better this is just how it goes. I really miss having a furry friend to keep meRead More →

I hope everyone enjoyed my Chicago Northwest Restaurant Week preview. I had debated on writing a Valentine’s Day blog in the mix of all of that but decided against it for one reason… Valentine’s Day was kind of awful this year. Now before I start getting the inquiries asking about the state of my marriage, we are more than fine. My husband is my heart and soul and I love him to bits. (I can hear all the single guys who read this saying “Dang it” and a few of the gals too…you know who you are…wink…wink.) My husband and I pretty much have Valentine’sRead More →

How did you learn to share?   Does it go back to your earliest memories of childhood where you didn’t have a choice but to share with your siblings?  Were there things that you wanted to keep to yourself only to share them later because it was the right thing to do?  As an adult, sharing is a part of life.  Sometimes it is what we want to do and sometimes we do it grudgingly. It can be as simple as sharing our thoughts with a friend or coworker.  Or it can be as challenging as sharing a belief on religion or politics.  You can shareRead More →

Do you have an extra freezer? I do. I really love having the convenience of buying things on sale or bulkier items and have a place to put them. The problem is that they can be overwhelming at times. I looked in mine the other day and just had so many thoughts go through my head. I first thought, why do I have so much bacon? Apparently, I buy bacon on sale and freeze it for a rainy bacon day. I have thick cut, thin cut, cherry smoked and duck bacon. (No…there is no turkey bacon…because plain and simply…I hate it.) I also found someRead More →

Let me start this off by saying that I am in no way, shape or form saying there is anything wrong with the classic BLT. It is probably the most perfect sandwich in the world. (Peanut butter and Jelly lovers please don’t send hate mail.) There is just something magical that happens when crispy bacon is paired up with a garden fresh tomato and crispy lettuce on bread dotted with mayonnaise.   (Seriously, I just made my mouth water.) The problem is when you grow tomatoes the splendor of the summer BLT gets…dare I say…boring. GASP!! For me it has become the missionary position of sandwiches.Read More →

Moist. Mooooist. MOIST. MOIST!!!! I have just read a bunch of articles that state that the word “moist” makes people feel uncomfortable.  (This article from Mental Floss was my favorite.) Apparently, it is now a word that people avoid at all costs….but not me…the word moist is not the worst word out there right now. Election….that word sends chills down my spine. Every time the news, Facebook or a friend brings it up, I want to run and hide. I’ve tried avoiding controversy and have told people I don’t talk politics. It doesn’t stop the chatter….it just gives a platform for them to just talk…andRead More →

Okay, maybe that isn’t very “eggciting” but I thought the egg reference was appropriate because I feel like an egg right now. First and foremost, my shell is definitely cracked. This last little medical blip makes me feel like humpty dumpty. It is truly like I fell off a wall. My doctors are in the process of putting me back together but it doesn’t seem to be working.   Think about when you crack an egg. Even with all the duct tape in the world, you aren’t going to find all the pieces and put it back together. I am sure it is as frustrating forRead More →

Where did this week go? I am thrilled that it flew by because it was a bit cold and dreary. Add to that, my hubby (Earl) has had to work a lot and I must say that I missed the guy. I am actually looking forward to the weekend so we can have a little time together. (Look for a blog on Monday where I say I am so glad the weekend is over so I can have some alone time.) Besides the quality time together, I love that Earl is in charge of meals on one of our weekend days. As much as IRead More →