Category: Domestic Bliss
Tired of Picking Up Socks? What Worked for Me

Of all the brilliant things I’ve put into place in my household, what I’m about to tell you may well be the brilliantest. I know, I know… It’s hard to imagine anything any more brilliant than Ritz S’mores or the Chore System of Awesomeness but hear me out and then decide for yourself. Two words. Three syllables. Are you ready?

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Better Than S’mores
Put baking pan in the oven and bake at 350-ish until marshmallows are golden on top.

I know I always say that I hate cooking and such but listen up, folks, because I’ve made an amazing culinary discovery that is so easy a monkey could make it. They’re a lot like s’mores—but 10,000 times better because they’re not all sickeningly sweet. Prepare to fall to your knees and kiss my feet in gratitude, people. Well, unless […]

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Is it Your Turn to Bring the Dessert?

Then you HAVE to try this…if you’re willing to veer away from plain old pumpkin pie and wallow in some MAJOR gastronomic sin this Thanksgiving! Seriously, I made this last Thanksgiving and Oh. My. God. Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake – Serves 10 to 12 Crust 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs 3 tablespoons light brown sugar 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 1-1/2 […]

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An Easter Confession

I have a confession to make. I’ve never dyed Easter eggs with my kids. Yeah…I know. When my kids were younger and at the right age to be introduced to the spring ritual of gaily dying Easter eggs at the kitchen table, I was like “Noooo effing way! Toooo messy! I’m not some kinda crazy masochist!” and that line of […]

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Oh Crap! Grandma’s Coming!

One might have thought, from the title, that this was one of those wacky, sitcom-esque “Oh no! My mom’s on her way. Hide the porn/bong/vice of your choice!” kind of posts. Heh. If only… The real story is that my stepmom will be here in TWO days. She just called me up out of the clear blue and told me […]

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Veggie Tales of the Non-Religious Variety

I’m not a huge fan of the vegetables. Actually, let me rephrase that… I’m not a huge fan of cooking the vegetables. Or buying them. I don’t know how to tell a good *insert random vegetable name* from a bad one or an overripe one from an overpriced one—actually, vegetables seem to be quite a bargain to me and I’m […]

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This Resolution Sucks

One of my numerous New Years Resolutions: To get more organized—not just with my stuff but in the management of my time (this should probably include not screwing around on the internet so much, yes?) and the running of my household (I know…so lame) Current Resolution Status: For three weeks I’ve been rolling this stuff around in my head, trying […]

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