Tag Archives: food

Take Your Turkey and Stuff It: Four Thanksgiving Foods that Should Be Banned

So I fell off the NaBloPoMo horse for a few days. Big surprise there. Seriously, the fact that I’ve managed to log in more than three times this entire month is nothing short of miraculous and I owe it all to the copious amounts of coffee I’ve been drinking. If you smell something off, it’s […]

Remember the Time…we made the food?

An alternative title to this week’s Remember the Time prompt could be “Remember the Time…Emily put recipes on her blog?” Those were some good ol’ days, back when I had time to actually cook new, interesting things and then work up enough enthusiasm to write posts about them. The last time I posted a recipe […]

7 Ways Waiting Tables Prepared Me For Parenthood

When I was in the final stages of my pregnancy with Wee Cee, I remember thinking that I hadn’t felt so tired since I had worked a swing shift on Mother’s Day at a restaurant in Chicago. Little did I know that I would be reliving some of the best and worst moments from my […]

Om Nom Nom: “Chili” Pasta Salad

It is a fact of life that chili is a nearly perfect dish. It’s hearty, it’s spicy, and its vegetarian versions actually taste delicious if prepared properly. One problem that it does pose, though, is that it isn’t exactly suited to summer consumption unless you are trying to clear your sweat glands. Despite my Southern […]

I Shouldn’t Have to Tell You This.

I shouldn’t have to tell you these things about eating out at a restaurant. Most of you are couth (Is that the opposite of uncouth?) members of society who know how to compose yourselves when dining out with the rest of us. This post should just serve as entertainment for you. But as a former […]

Things I’d Like to Retire

There have lately been a few things that I would kindly like to be taken out to pasture. Here we go: 1. Mom Jokes It’s Target, not “Tar-jey.” No one thinks you’re French. No one thinks you’re clever. 2. Obsession with bacon I think the awesomeness of bacon is pretty evident. Ron Swanson put that one […]

The Things You Miss

Sometimes I fear that this space is becoming a shrine to the places where I am not. When I’m not decrying Fayetteville, I’m planning for the Bebe and all that she’ll bring to my future. There’s nobility to that. Expectation, longing, and love. How could you resist meditating on a blessing, albeit mysterious and possibly […]

Turkey Burgers! Om Nom Nom

About a hundred years ago I thought I would post recipes and food stuff more regularly here, but then I felt constrained to impart numerous jewels of wisdom (ie how Korean kids like to poke your bottom) that I have accumulated through my extensive travels from places as vast as Walmart and Korea. To those who subscribed thinking that […]

Nom Nom of the Week: Perfect Choco Chip Cookies

Remember when I was harping on eating healthy and putting nutritious things in my body during my pregnancy? Well, those kinds of dishes aren’t as fun to blog about. Maybe on a slow week I’ll share with you a recipe for a kale salad or something. If you are pregnant, you need no excuse to occasionally […]

A Study in Pregnancy Guilt: Coffee

I’m pretty clueless about the whole pregnancy thing. Among my close friends and family, I am the first person to have a baby in a really long time. The last baby I spent a lot of time around – my cousin Maddie – was born in 2000, and no, I can’t recall a lot more […]