Yes, Thanksgiving is this week. Now, pasta sauce might not be on your radar. So, do me a favor. If you aren’t like my family which requires a pasta side dish at every holiday meal, then just Pin this for later. Oh! Along with the best dang marinara recipe, too. These are both good recipes to have on hand when you have a cold Sunday to kill and feel like warming your home with the smells of garlic and onion simmering away on the stove all day long. Mmmm. So good! [Read more…]
I know I am breaking every blogging rule I have ever had by posting a pumpkin recipe before it is October. The truth is that I had my mom come over and help me with the gremlins so I could bring this brain child into fruition. And when you have free childcare, you take that chance, cook your pumpkin recipe, and shut the heck up. Plus, it is basically October anyway, right? [Read more…]
Holy moly (in Andy’s words). What a long ass recipe title and what a weekend. If you followed along on Snapchat and Instagram, you know what I am talking about. If not, ummm, why aren’t you following along on, like, the one weekend a year I go out with my gal pals???? I understand. I am sure you live a more exciting life than me so you didn’t want to see all the over drinking and over eating I did all weekend long in my beautiful Chi town. (Recap post coming soon). [Read more…]
What do you guys do when your hypothetical well runs dry? (FYI I really wanted to use the word hyperbolic there but thought that Mike, my English teacher husband/editor in chief would totally laugh at me trying to sound like a smarty pants but totally getting it wrong). When you need a recharge or regroup, what do you guys do? Normally every two weeks, I hit up the nail salon for a little no chip manicure. Just an hour away from the day to day juggle seems to clear my head and fix a bad mood. This month, that is not really doing the trick. So, I need new ideas. [Read more…]
If I think back to my childhood, I can remember my mom rolling out kolaczki. I can remember coming home from school to beef stew cooling on the stove. I remember getting to lick the mashed potato beaters before a big holiday dinner. I can also remember my mom giving me free reign of the hand mixer to help out with a batch of chocolate chip cookies. Um, PS, dough and flour went everywhere. Yeah, don’t worry Mom, I didn’t forget that fun fact.