A Steady Regimen

So we took the dog to the vet the other day.

And I’d been kind of thinking she was getting a little pudgy because whenever you looked at her from above she looked kind of…tubular.  Like a tube sock, or a sausage in its casing.  Pretty sure dogs are not supposed to look like that.

And I [...]

Pondering the Tough Questions

Do you ever think that Bill and Hilary look around at their lives and all they’ve accomplished and say, “Yeah, but when is Chelsea gonna give us a grandkid?”

5 Secrets to Making A Great Thai Curry at Home

The other day I was, for some reason, going to link to the Thai Red Curry recipe I had posted on this site.  That I was sure I had posted to this site because we make it so often, how could it be possible that I had, actually, never posted it?

Because after much searching and [...]

Cake for Crows

Andy went out of town for the weekend.  Three days he was gone, and in that time I started talking to the dog; tried to rescue an injured feral cat that clearly did not want to be rescued despite his piteous yowling & three-legged hobbling; and I tried to make friends with the crows by [...]

Case in Point

Me: I thought Randy Jackson was a country singer.

My Guy: No.  Randy Travis and Alan Jackson are country singers.

Me: Oh.  Then who’s Randy Jackson?  A baseball player?

My Guy: I think you mean Reggie Jackson.

Later that week:

Me: So, Powdermilk Biscuits isn’t a real thing, right?

My Guy: No.  It’s like [...]

Wasabi-Soy Glazed Tofu Recipe

I wish I could say that I was a master of tofu recipes, a guru of soybean curd cookery.

And I wish I could also say that I loved tofu every time I ate it, in every permutation.

And while there are so many different things you can do with it—burgers! stir-fries! vegan cheesecakes!—most all of these [...]

The Best Way to Start Sweet Potato Slips

If you are my neighbor, specifically my neighbor on the south side of the house, I would just like to let you know that I am not, in fact, growing marijuana.  But I am worried that you might assume so given all the cords and grow lights and seedling flats so clearly visible in the [...]

No Boil Pasta Bake Recipe

We make a lot of pasta around here.  And we also make a lot of casseroles.

So it seems only natural that we’d end up making baked pasta casseroles, too.

One of the first dishes I ever learned to make was lasagna.  I mean, how hard is it, really?  Lasagna just falls into the ‘tedious’ rather than [...]

Mama P.’s Spinach Dip Recipe

Pretty certain I will never be a hand model as there is always dirt under my fingernails. Sorry.

Yeah, I know what you’re thinking.  You’re thinking, geez, couldn’t you have posted this recipe before the Superbowl, so that I could’ve had something easy and delicious to eat while we watched the game commercials?

Well, yeah.

But [...]

Shit My Guy Says: Landfill Edition

My Guy: Did I ever tell you about the time I found a person’s leg at the landfill?

Me: Oh my god, you found what?  A leg?  A human leg, like a murder victim?

My Guy: No, it was a prosthetic leg.  It still had the shoe and sock on it and everything.  I was like, ‘Who [...]