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Some Girls’ Mothers Are Bigger Than Other Girls’ Mothers

By On May 12, 2017

Why yes….I AM referring to The Smiths song about the realization of all the various contours of  women.  But, I am also proclaiming that my mother was indeed huge.  I don’t mean… Read More

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Mallory Mathison: Big Little Design Dreams and Momma Monteigne’s Artichoke and Olive Chicken Salad

By On April 23, 2017

In 1976, a 5 year old little girl, with messy hair, wearing a nightgown that bordered on mu mu status, and sleep in her eye, woke early on weekends to play with… Read More


Recipe Building In My Purple Socks

By On April 16, 2017

This is me in full meal planning mode; my bed, my meal planning socks, a sip (hot tea, iced coffee, or sparkling water…spiked or not), magazines and cookbooks for inspiration, weekly planner,… Read More


Let Me Sleep and I’ll Give You Quiche

By On April 9, 2017

Lazy Sunday mornings are for sleeping in, lounging in my pjs in bed with a cup of java and a tall slice of warm egg pie.  Except, I don’t usually get to… Read More


Favorite Things: Daydreaming and Watermelon Salad

By On April 2, 2017

I had a few weeks to relax, take a break from work, and spend time with my beautiful kids and handsome hubs.  Having time like that truly translates to having lots of… Read More


Vegan Taco Salad

By On March 13, 2017

I am finally back home for a few weeks but without the kiddos as they are headed on a much deserved vacay with their dad.  I’m excited to have this time to… Read More


Roasted Cornish Hens with Brown Basmati Fried Rice

By On March 9, 2017

As I prepare dinner, I think about what my family is doing for THEIR dinner back home.  I think about how I can make my dish vegan for Brandon.  Tofurkey instead of… Read More


Honey Garlic Dressing for Any Salad

By On March 1, 2017

Honey Garlic Dressing 2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely diced 1 tbsp raw organic honey 2 tbsp olive oil juice of 1 lemon 1 big pinch of kosher salt fresh cracked pepper… Read More


Salmon Burgers with Smashed Blackberry Salsa and Miso Creme Fraiche

By On February 26, 2017

Sweet and salty is one of my favorite flavor combinations.  With this dish, you get that sweetness from fresh fruit instead of artificial sugars…. damn those sugars.  They’re awesome though, right?  Hell,… Read More

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Courtney Brown: Grandma’s Asado de Puerco

By On February 23, 2017

There is something to be said about being a “creative”.  After years of denial, I have accepted that I am.  I also recognize other creatives when I see them.  Courtney Brown, indeed,… Read More

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