Pasta Purgatory

Help me before I Classico again!  I have been doing up a pasta meal once a week, just as a go-to meal that we can make whenever (freeze the ground beef or turkey, and use one of the many packages of noodles we have on-hand) but now I am finding we are eating pasta twice … Continue reading

Zoku Watermelon

Why can’t I ever follow the directions? I spent a long time figuring out how to make these watermelon popsicles, but I just couldn’t bring home a watermelon and cut it up myself. That is a man’s work: the melon is so heavy, and the knife is so huge! So I tried to make my … Continue reading

Summer on a Stick

After obsessing for several months over this kitchen gadget, I finally purchased a Zoku. The Zoku is a popsicle maker that works in about 10 minutes. Yeah. It really works. You put it in the freezer, and then you can pour in any kind of popsicle ingredients, like juice, or yogurt, or pudding.   It freezes … Continue reading

Crisis for Dinner

There’s really only one way to turn 40 — regress! And so I threw a Twilight-theme party that was worthy of any sixteen year old girl. I wore my Twilight crown from Burger King’s Twilight promo last summer. Here was the menu: ravioli bake, bread with oil & balsamic vinegar to dip, salad, and cranberry … Continue reading