A life list. Have you ever written one?
If you have, you know how difficult it is.
Maybe at the ripe old age of 28 I've simply done it all (sarcastic eye roll). But in all honesty, I like the person I'm becoming each day. I like that I try to be intentional about my life and my work, and when John and I say we want to do something we actually try and do it. I like that we spend every new ... Read More →
I distinctly remember one December in college when my dad took me to his office Christmas party at a dinner theatre. I hardly remember the show, but I do remember the buffet which seemed to extend into eternity with overcooked vegetables.
Among the saddest victims were Brussels sprouts and beets. What is it about these beautiful, delicious veggies that makes people use and abuse them? They are ... Read More →
French fries. We have an on again off again relationship.
Meaning, I stuff my face with them once a month, then swear off them until we meet again next month.
Thankfully, however, I've recently mastered the art of making fries at home super crispy style sans frying. Score! Now the two of us can see each other much more often - thank goodness. ... Read More →
It takes a lot for John and me to fall hardcore in love with a new restaurant, but the minute I dipped one french fry into the whiskey bbq ketchup at Beer Kitchen in Kansas City, it was all over. It had to be made at home. ... Read More →
My earliest memory of eating a PB&J is when I was about 5 years old.
My family lived in New Mexico and my mom would take me to half-day Kindergarten in the morning, pick me up around noon and promptly make me a diagonal-cut PB&J once we got home.
I would eat my sandwich hovering over a towel "place mat" on the floor in front of the television, eyes glued on "Woody the Woodpecker," ... Read More →
If you're anything like me you end up having the same thing for breakfast most days without realizing you haven't branched out in months. Lame.
Not that eating the same thing every day is necessarily a bad thing. But it seems the more simple options I have on hand, the more likely I am to branch out. Enter: these waffles. ... Read More →
OK, can you just indulge me for a moment?
I know what this looks like: Unadulterated, full on fat kid food. That's because it is.
But if there's one thing I've learned about life thus far it's that time flies and life really is short and you've got to take advantage of moments and experiences when you can. Otherwise they're gone in a snap and you wake up one day and realize you never did any ... Read More →