Fun Food and the Backyard Toilet

Having young kids has its advantages. When your husband makes a sheet pan full of fish sticks, mini corn dogs, with a side of tater tots and Mac and cheese - it takes you back to your childhood. And then your eight-year-old informs you that while you were at work today, your three-year-old pooped in… Continue reading Fun Food and the Backyard Toilet

Southern Pimento Cheese

Pimento cheese is a Southern staple. It was one of my dad's favorites and it just so happens my husband loves it too, especially homemade. You can buy it in the grocery store, and that's great if you are short on time, but really it doesn't take a lot to whip up a batch and… Continue reading Southern Pimento Cheese

Guava and Goat Cheese Pastry

My dad passed away 20 years ago, yesterday. There used to be a Cuban sandwich shop here that made the most scrumptious guava and cream cheese pastries. I would buy them for him on occasion and he LOVED them. I wish I had made this for him. Start with a decadent puff pastry. I used… Continue reading Guava and Goat Cheese Pastry

Halloween Treats

If you are looking for an inexpensive but fun Halloween treat for teachers, co-workers, family or friends - this is for you. I made ten of these candy cones for $20! I bought the cone shaped bags on Amazon and the candy corn and M&Ms from Walgreens. Super easy and a sweet surprise for some… Continue reading Halloween Treats

Make Time for Homemade Family Dinner

Like many parents, I have the desire to make a good dinner for my kids, but not the time to do some fabulous creation. That would look great on social media but they probably wouldn't like some fancy cuisine anyway. So, I try to plan on the weekends for the upcoming week. Yes, I am… Continue reading Make Time for Homemade Family Dinner

Packing School Lunches – Welcome to the Bento Way

I had the same school lunch every day throughout the entire decade of the 70's: a sandwich of deli meat or PB&J, a small bag of chips, a Little Debbie variety, and I had to drink that awful school milk which was never cold enough. Ever. My only complaint (which I never voiced) was that… Continue reading Packing School Lunches – Welcome to the Bento Way

Football is Life for our Family

Raising football players. It's a journey, but it's in their blood...on both sides. No, not me, silly. My dad played for Florida 1949-53 and was drafted to the NY Giants. My husband also played for Florida, as did his dad and a couple of cousins. It is what we know. It's what we live, but… Continue reading Football is Life for our Family