“A fun adult imagination is a terrible thing to waste.” I’m not sure if that is really a quote but I guess since I just wrote it in quotes, I could be quoted for the quote. There are a lot of things I imagine. I don’t live in a world of make believe (or maybe I do and none of this is real.) I do like to mock adult realities that just seem to stress people out. I’m not saying I fantasize about the burly young men that have muscles that bulge as they lift my mulch into my car. (I don’t even use mulch.Read More →

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 →

Happy Thanksgiving!  I wanted to take a second and just thank you all for supporting Felt Like a Foodie. You have all touched my life in a way that you will never know.  Many of you know my story but for those of you who don’t, the Post Tribune was kind enough to publish a story about me this past Sunday. The response I have received has been overwhelming.  When I look back at the years when food was my biggest enemy, it seems surreal. Crohn’s disease has challenged my love for food for years and in all honesty challenges me on a daily basis.Read 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 →

Leftover Thanksgiving Soup recipe by Felt Like A Foodie

Thanksgiving is now behind us and I keep running across articles about “repurposing” your Thanksgiving dinner.  This makes no sense to me.  The purpose of the food is to feed you, right?  So why can’t people just call the food exactly what it is…leftovers. Apparently, this is the new “buzz” word that I can’t stand.    Are you familiar with this word?  It is in the same realm as “recycle”.  The best definition I could find is “The use of something for a purpose other than its original intended use.”  (And yes, that is a lame definition so I don’t want mail from all the English majors.)Read More →

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my friends, family and faithful readers of my blog.  I get all choked up when I start to think of things I am thankful for in my life.  The challenges that are presented to me on a daily basis due to my complications of Crohn’s disease have made me view the world in a different manner. I am thankful for the obvious things like a roof over my head, plenty to eat, and some wonderful people in my life.  You probably don’t know how grateful I am for the love and support I have received over this blog.  The foodRead More →

Sweet Potato Streusel Thanksgiving Side Dish by Felt Like a Foodie

As Thanksgiving approaches, I get kind of sentimental about thinking of all of the people in my life that make me thankful.  As I am going down my list, there is one name that sticks out, Brian.  Who is Brian, you ask?  Well to my brother in laws disappointment, I am not talking about him for once.  I am talking about the guy who introduced me to my husband. Brian and I worked together as chemists when I first got out of college.  (Seriously, I was a chemist.  This isn’t just a cute way to talk about a “home” lab.)   He intimidated me the firstRead More →

Thanksgiving is only a week away.  Are you ready?  Some of my readers (okay, it was only two people) have emailed and asked me to help them organize their timeline for the Super Bowl of dinners.  (This is where the OCD people take out their lists and the unorganized people start to roll their eyes!) So given my dinner is only with my imaginary friends and husband, this is how I would plan my next week.  (And yes, seeing a therapist for my issues is on the list.) One week away:  Start organizing your recipes and your cooking times.  I always copy my recipes soRead More →

A thanksgiving foodie recipe for gravy

Choo!  Choo!  All aboard for the gravy train!!!  Thanksgiving is in less than two weeks and there is one thing I demand be made by scratch and that is the gravy!!  It is one of the easiest things to make and one of the tastiest!  It can revive a dry turkey, enrich the flavorless potatoes, and hide that weird mystery dish covered in Ritz crackers your Aunt Thelma brought.  (And no, Aunt Thelma isn’t just a fake name for one of my aunts.  It is the fake name for my mother in law! )  The first stop for the gravy train is your roasting pan. Read More →

In the midst of all my foodie fun, I have got to talk more about my imaginary Thanksgiving dinner.  Let’s face it; the turkey is the star of the show but what about the supporting cast of characters?  You know who they are….the side dishes. The side dishes don’t get enough credit for the role they play in Thanksgiving dinner.  Do you ever see an inflatable bowl of mashed potatoes in the Macy’s parade?  NOPE.  How about a Thanksgiving card featuring the sweet potatoes with marshmallows? NOPE.  But let’s get real here, who goes to dinner and fills up on Turkey?  Not me.  All thatRead More →