Nutella Cupcakes

Nutella Cupcakes

Jan 10

image via Adventures with Marzipan I went to a party last night only to stumble on these delectable treats on my way out the door. I must have looked like Augustus Gloop at the Wonka chocolate trough stuffing my mouth with nutella cupcakes as I was leaving, but I didn’t make it to the end of the block without declaring, “Clark, this is the best cupcake I have ever eaten!” So...

The Graduate

The Graduate

Nov 03

{image via Dishbase} I am proud to announce that yours truly has completed her Kindermusik training. All that really means is that I now carry a license to make frog and elephant sounds in a room full of 2-4 year olds. How does one celebrate such an accomplishment? I used to have a friend who would commemorate important dates by buying a new pair of pretty panties. I thought about doing that or...

Chicken Soup

Chicken Soup

Aug 29

While I’m taking a break from crunching numbers in preparation for tonight’s final installment of Financial Peace University, the Head Beasley is watching Sci-Fi underneath more down feathers than one would find in the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. He is so sick, he is utterly incapable of even unscrewing the child-safe top of the ibuprofen bottle. We paid a visit {and when I say...

Nerd Alert

Nerd Alert

Jul 15

Perhaps my last post was a little weighty for a Friday morning. Well, let it not cast a shadow on the fact that today marks a rather important event in the history of a generation. It is the beginning of an end.. an epic conclusion of unrivaled imagination and complexity… a literary saga that has impressed and inspired creative young minds for a decade. Harry Potter and the Deathly...

Make Your Own Sushi

Make Your Own Sushi

Jul 13

  {Image via Cape Town Daily Photo} Have you ever attempted to make your own sushi? The idea has always made me a little nervous. I’m afraid I won’t prepare it properly and I’ll make myself sick. Sushi is not like meatloaf where you would have to be a complete domestic disaster to jack it up. It seems rather tricky, doesn’t it? We’re hosting an Asian-inspired...

Baked Fried Chicken

Baked Fried Chicken

Jun 16

As you very well may know, I married a southerner. Now me being Italian, and a Yankee, this has made for some rather interesting marital moments, particularly in the food department. I had never even heard of a “meat and three” before we met and sweet tea? Besides the fact that I never acquired a proper taste for it {way too sweet for me}, I’d be lucky to find it served in a...