My first Date

I was a strange kid! So glad I am normal now,err sorta. I was born in Kankakee, Illinois. There was not a lot going on there in the 80’s. There  was 1 place off of the last exit on Interstate 57– The Redwood Inn  it was not a Buffet it was a SMORGASBOARD! It seemed … Continue reading

Chinese Green Beans – “sisterslice” style

When I visit a Chinese buffet (which admittedly is quite often, especially when my msg levels feel dangerously low) I head straight for those long, seasoned, glistening green beans. I’m a green bean lover anyway, I’ll eat em right out of a can when I get a chance even. I was craving them this week and … Continue reading

A Serving of Garlic Breath…

I’ve wanted to try this recipe for eva but didn’t. Until It was two days before pay-day and I was running out of options. I have a bag of garlic (yes, a 1 1/4 lb bag – I heart garlic) and a whole chicken (which I can’t touch without gloves). A bag of frozen peas … Continue reading

Nervous Breakdown before Dinner

Yesterday started like every other. Up and at’em early, coffee, breakfast, swattin’ (flies that is). I got a lot done and I took a nap with the baby! The hubs took the boys over town on errands and the baby and I were gonna spend the afternoon cooking and cleaning–the usual. It started out great. … Continue reading

Sweet&Savory Sausage Saute

My paternal Grandma Marge loved her sweet and savory. She was a good cook even though we only really tasted it on Christmas Day. We had a distant and formal relationship with her and when we did share a meal outside of Christ’s Birthday it was at a restaurant. She also loved garlic – so … Continue reading

Skirting around Summer

 When we were younger we would wait and wait for summer. School would never end, we would wait and wait for Memorial Day and we would spend the holiday in a garage, shivering and watching our Dad grill in the rain. Camp, fourth of July at Uncle Chris’s and before you knew it–it was Labor … Continue reading

When Skies are Gray–Part 2

I like to cook. It is my happy place. When I am chilled and sad I love something bubbling away on the stove. It soothes me. My Midwestern Momma Lasagna I am making 1 9×13 to give and 2 8×8’s to keep. THE SAUCE 1 pound fresh ground pork 2 32 oz cans crushed tomatoes … Continue reading