This Is Why I Cook From Scratch

Another round of food recalls: This time it’s the Campbell Soup Co’s SpaghettiOs with Meatballs and ConAgra’s Marie Callender’s Frozen Cheesy Chicken & Rice.Click here, here or here for more details and to see which products’ UPC codes are affected.Eat safely people! Advertisements

And So It Is Done

Tonight I did one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do: I killed a blog.Ok. Perhaps killed is a bit harsh. The truth is, I indefinitely suspended a blog I’ve spent 2 & 1/2 years developing—one that had built up a respectable amount of community, traffic, subscribers, fans and friends, not to mention… Continue reading And So It Is Done

Season Opener

Summer may not have officially started, but our neighborhood pool is already bustling: kids are splashing and adults are tanning like crazy (all covered with copious amounts of sunscreen, of course). My wish for the season? Long, leisurely, splish-splashy days filled with sunshine and light breezes, tasty meals prepared on the grill, ice cold margaritas,… Continue reading Season Opener


“Move your heart into what you’re gonna be…” Whenever I think of change, I think of those crazy Brady kids who always seemed to have access to every recording studio in California. Maybe it’s because I grew up on a farm in rural Illinois. Maybe it’s because the aerial antenna attached to our house only… Continue reading Rearrange

In Other News

Mrs. Quackers, who joined our household over Easter, was royally knighted, umm err, queened in a special ceremony on Tuesday.    “In Other News” taken with the ShakeIt app for iPhone.