how to be the best mom EVER! (for a few minutes anyway)

Her children rise up and call her blessed… Proverbs 31:28 …because she threw frozen chicken wings in a crock pot, smothered them with a bottle of barbecue sauce and cooked them on high for four hours selflessly dedicated four hours to cooking perfect, fall off the bone tender chicken wings dripping in finger-licking good sauce. … Continue reading how to be the best mom EVER! (for a few minutes anyway)

Easter Bunny Cake

CLICK HERE FOR THE UPDATED VERSION OF THIS POST! Growing up, my mom often made an Easter Bunny cake like this one for Easter. (page down for more photos) Easy, not too crafty (thank goodness), I think I’m making one this year. Judging from the number of available photos on Google Images, I’m not the … Continue reading Easter Bunny Cake


Busy, Busy, Busy. The only thing I like better than eating Cream Cheese Chicken is MAKING it. Soooooo easy! Dump everything in a crockpot and come back later. That’s what I’m doing today. But earlier this week I needed something ready in 10 or 15 minutes start to finish. That’s where these come in: We … Continue reading voila!

Chicken Grape Salad

A track meet lasts for hours. HOURS. I suppose I understand. If FavoriteSon doesn’t rest between races, he tends to ralph. But what to feed a runner between races? Too much and again, ralph. Too little and they don’t perform as well. Then there’s getting him to eat something at all. Here’s the scene: He … Continue reading Chicken Grape Salad

egg cube.

I mentioned before that my kids love boiled eggs, but I forgot to mention this little gadget I found at a rummage sale for 25 cents. UPDATE: This post has been featured on another site under the title “15 Weird Kitchen And Cooking Appliances Are Pretty Much Useless.” Of course it’s useless. It’s a novelty … Continue reading egg cube.

PDA Cookbook

Check out my recent purchase! $29.99 for both the desktop and mobile platform! And the license allows me to load the desktop software on both my laptop and desktop computer. I’m a LONG time Palm girl, so the mobile version, on my Centro, looks like this: There’s also a Windows mobile version. It even has … Continue reading PDA Cookbook

fast food food, fast.

Sometimes, I need to feed FavoriteSon fast. Considering what the boy can pack away and how much it can cost, I need to stock some quick, easy, cheap meals. Meatball subs are a hit with him: PinkGirl doesn’t like the sauce, so she dips her plain meatballs in low sugar ketchup. Frozen french fries bake … Continue reading fast food food, fast.

kitchen bouquet roast.

Way back in August of last year, I recommended Kitchen Bouquet. It’s made from “caramel, vegetable base (water, carrots, onions, celery, parsnips, turnips, salt, parsley, spices) sodium benzoate, (less than 0.1 of 1% to preserve freshness).” It has 10mg sodium per teaspoon. This weekend, I found myself making our standard roast with carrots and potatoes, … Continue reading kitchen bouquet roast.

it’s a little “chili”

White chicken chili, that is. I think it may be cold every where in the U.S. right now, and I don’t pretend to be whining. I actually like it. But of course, I have heat and snow doesn’t blanket Florida. I grouse about hurricanes and humidity, not cold weather. The freeze warning last night? You … Continue reading it’s a little “chili”