Archive for May, 2010

A good market

There’s nothing better to someone that loves to cook than a really great market.  This morning I went to the farmers’ market here in Evanston and brought farm fresh eggs.  I came home and scrambled a few and I swear I don’t think I’ve ever had such a great tasting egg in my life.  There’s […]

Stuffed Cabbage

Multitask multitask multitask…  that’s what I preach, right?  Well… sometimes I can’t do 2 things at once.  Like yesterday, I was carrying a big mug of freshly siphon brewed coffee to the computer room and, you guessed it, I fumbled the cup, and about 12 oz of coffee spilled everywhere.  Unfortunately it spilled around the […]

Dan Dan Noodles

It’s a dreary day here in Chicagoland. My husband is also home with a man-sized-cold that he caught from the buggery little person that lives with us. Amazing how those little kid germs can take down an adult. Today my son had his 3 year doctor’s appointment.  I almost cried when he stood on the […]


If you live anywhere near Chicago, you know what I’m talking about when I say I’m in the mood for a “slider”.  Sliders are small, steamed, oniony, burgers made at White Castle. They are not exactly healthy, and I’m not a big “fast food” fan, so I wanted to make a healthy version of these […]

Happy Mother’s Day to all Multitasking Moms!

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you crazy, busy, happy, nutty, multitasking Moms out there! I hope you have a wonderful day and know that no matter if you’re the Mom to a little boy or girl, or cat, or dog, or fish, or even a plant… that those you take care of love and […]

The toughest item to sell

Interviews are nerve-wracking.  It’s funny how you can easily talk a friend into buying a product that you swear by, or have them order the item on the menu that you’ve tried and declare it’s “the best”.  But, quite often it’s hard to sell yourself.  It’s the one thing you know the most about, yet […]

Capellini & Carpaccio

Quick Beef Carpaccio and Tomato, Herb, and Goat Cheese Capellini

Cinco de Mayo

Olé!   Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone! Yesterday I realized that if I have an interview on Friday, I might want to do something about the dark roots that are starting to take over my hair… in addition to the fact my once cool looking angled bob is starting to resemble Mrs. Brady … Yep, need […]

I already need a longer week

I have made a list… a very big list… of things I want to accomplish this week.  In addition to that I am trying to sort out finances with the fact I’m still unemployed.  If you add it all together, it equals one very cranky and stressed-out me.  I am getting good at cutting costs […]

Mocking up one of our favorite pizzas

It’s been a heckuva Sunday.  This morning I got up at 6am to run and was so mad when I saw it was raining outside (ok, I lie… I happily crawled back under the covers for another 90 minutes of sleep!).  I took my son to church and then came home and cleaned and did […]