Writing a food blog around Thanksgiving is really a funny thing. It is one of those holidays you just don’t mess around with because people are really set in their ways of what needs to be on the table. Do you only have mashed potatoes or is it okay to add some scalloped? Maybe you don’t want parker house rolls and you surprise your guests with a hearty whole grain roll. Heck, I’ve even known people who skip the turkey and just plop a chicken on the table. (I only went to that house once for Thanksgiving and then I never went back because franklyRead More →

One of the best things about being a blogger is that I can find out fun facts about food and then relay that information to my readers. (And everything I say must be true because it is on the Internet.) So today I thought I’d share some thoughts on egos…kale egos. I don’t think most people know but the kale ego is very fragile. Even though kale has gained popularity over the years, it still has some issues. Apparently, there are people out there that still don’t like it so it makes Kale feel “inadequate.” There is a lot of skill to stroking the kaleRead More →

I don’t like change. I’m not talking about coin change; I’m talking about adapting to something new. We experience change every day in the weather or what we eat or which undies we are wearing. (I like changing underwear; it is so refreshing. Don’t you think?) I do okay with daily changes but unexpected changes just throw me for a loop! One of the biggest things I have trouble with is when a restaurant has a menu change. Since we do live in a smaller town, I pretty much know most restaurant menus by heart and have my dinner picked out before I even sitRead More →

Can you believe that it is September already??? Did everyone have a great Labor Day weekend? Did you have your grills going? I didn’t barbeque this weekend because I did a family BBQ last weekend for my husband’s birthday, which his mom coincidently calls Labor Day too. (Actually there should be a National Holiday for HER given the size of my husband’s melon!) Our BBQ had the regular fare with the exception of the abundance of grilled veggies I made for the crowd. Hubby loves his veggies and insisted that we have plenty on hand for all of our guests. But you know what? WhenRead More →

Happy Bastille Day to all of my French Readers!!! (Unless you only read French and then you probably don’t follow Felt Like a Foodie.) I actually don’t know much about Bastille Day. (I’m a lousy historian.) After about 30 minutes online, I still didn’t know anything about Bastille Day. (I also have a lousy attention span when it comes to anything to do with history.) It isn’t that I don’t care about the French or their history; it just hasn’t been a huge part of my life. We do have some friends with French genes but we don’t see them much. (It is fun toRead More →

Have you ever met someone who is map impaired?  If not, pleased to meet you.  I can’t find a route on a map no matter how hard I try.  I was thrilled when I got the PMS (Point Me System) in my car.  It helped me get from here to there with little thought or skill.  (I do know how to spell which is important when typing in the destination so there is a little skill involved.) I have that feeling of being lost sometimes when I try to make a new food.  I’m not sure that I am following the directions correctly and feelRead More →

Halloween freaks me out.  I am a huge scaredy cat and everywhere I look I am terrified.  I can’t drive down my street without seeing my neighbor’s decorations of skull heads and monsters.  I turn on the TV and there are hair-raising marathons of Friday the 13th or Nightmare on Elm Street. It will only be worse next week when as the holiday gets closer and I see costumed witches and vampires roaming the aisles of the store in search for deals on candy and gruesome treats to bring to work. This eerie feeling keeps me on the constant look out for zombies, ghosts orRead More →