Bubble Boy

I have a kid who is an instigator. His sole mission is to bother everyone around him. He throws emotional grenades and then runs away, like telling his 3 year old sister it's her birthday and then telling her it's not, so she sobs until we all agree it is, in fact, her birthday. I... Continue Reading →

A Few of My Favorite Things

There's a lot of great food in El Paso, but the best food here is Mexican-style burritos guisado (burritos filled with stewed meat until it's soaking and messy and divine) and anything with roasted chiles. We have all manner of chain restaurants and some great burger places (green chiles on mine, please!). We've even got... Continue Reading →

Springtime Feast for New Beginnings

Easter is a religious holiday with secular themes anyone can enjoy, like the promise of a new beginning each spring. This year, the celebration included a sense of relief and anticipation for the possibilities in the remainder of 2021 -- the day before Easter I got my second dose of the vaccine! My husband and... Continue Reading →

An Irish Menu

On the menu this week: Irish favorites! Unfortunately, I don't have any family recipes from my Irish relatives, so the internet's offerings were the best I could do. Using a skillet makes the bottom extra crusty A few weeks ago I made several Russian meals starting with black bread, which served as a "safe" food... Continue Reading →

Eat With Your Eyes

Admire your food before you eat it Holiday biscotti for the kids' teachers Summers in Houston were spent lounging in Grandma's pool and learning to cook in her kitchen. Living overseas, Grandma and Grandpa's ranch style house in Houston was home base, where we'd go for vacation and family time before heading home to Hong... Continue Reading →

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