Everyone needs a good standby recipe to haul out for the next work barbeque or potluck you don’t have time to attend but feel compelled to because your boss-twice-removed might be there and you need to impress him with how awesome you are (and a good cook too!) so you can leapfrog your boss who, [...]
A couple of months ago, K and I were stressed out, exhausted, and feeling a little sick. I was convinced we were pregnant. Both of us. We were not pregnant. I managed to talk K in to stopping at a Target an hour away from home to buy pregnancy tests and then stand in line [...]
I would like to preface this entire post with the side note that I object to the concept of a New Year’s Resolution. Why should I all of a sudden change my spots come January? Am I that bad the rest of the year? And if 88% of people fail, why bother? Who [...]
This is one of my most prized recipes. I make it about once a month during the cold months. It’s hearty, filling and slow — as in, it’s great in a slow cooker. You’ll want to start this several hours before you want to eat — most days, I prepare the filling on a Sunday [...]
I am feeling somewhat benevolent today, having just received an extension of time to file my brief on Monday (rather than tomorrow) and with the knowledge that it is mostly done at this point anyway. Therefore, I am now sharing my second, most-excellent, Thanksgiving recipe.
As you will have inferred from the title of this [...]
My faraway bestie S told me today she’s making my stuffing recipe for Thanksgiving. She also told me she is making a chocolate-almond cheesecake for Thanksgiving. Here’s hoping she gives the recipe to me (and also sends me a piece — I think FedEx should be fine )
Without further ado, here is my top-secret [...]
I love the change of seasons and as the weather turns a little cooler around DC, I’m thinking about delicious fall food. And nothing says fall like roasted root vegetables. I have used variations of this recipes for everything from Thanksgiving dinner to Tuesday-home-late-from-work dinner. The key is to use a variety of colors and [...]
Take charge advice for work and play every Thursday (except the last 3 weeks)
Idg– I’m 9 weeks pregnant, yay! But I feel awful and am having a hard time pulling it together at work. I can’t concentrate, I can’t eat, and I can barely answer basic questions. I’m scared my team thinks I’ve got [...]
As a kid I hated both tomatoes and cheese, so I can’t say that I really had this dinner all that often…. But somehow it feels nostalgic to me anyway. And with it bang in the middle of tomato season in the Mid-Atlantic, my CSA box is overflowing with tomatoes — and the vine Mini-K [...]
We moved into a real house earlier this year, complete with a large back yard and an uncultivated flowerbed on the South side of the house. With all of the new real estate, the girls and I decided to get on the vegetable garden bandwagon and see what we could do. I also wanted to [...]
We are --
We work hard; we play hard too.
And we drive our husbands crazy --
We can't all be trophy wives.