Do You Know This Guy?

In the Midst of All the Crazy Bearing Down Hard Heat, This Delightful Chap Appeared at Our Window.  Peeking In.     The Indoor Family Cats, Saw Him First.  Perched at Their Posts.     Well, We Think He’s a He. Big Head.  Muscular Body.  Tough Guy.  With a Sweet Smile.   Our First Issue…Mistake(?)  […]

A Mom’s Secret to Bourgeois Summer Dining

Bourgeois Dining on a Rainy Summer Night. “Bourgie” for Short.  Pronounced “Boo-Chee”. Evidently, Very Bourgie. The Menu is Simple and Quick.  The Freshest of the Fresh.  With the Junkiest of the Junk. Ripe Red Strawberries.  Fresh from the Sea Shrimp.  Mango Fruit Smoothies. McDonald’s.   A Bad Mom? Nope.   Not Today.   I’m Told […]

Moon Monday Again…A Whimsical Crock!

Week Night Dinner TIme.  The Witching Hour of the Day. Minutes Swiftly Clicking By to T-Minus Melt Down. We Need to Sit Down to a Nice Meal.   Not in 45 Minutes.  But Now. Moon Cat and I Found a Solution to the Monday Dinner Dilemma. Moon  Monday. Moon Monday Began on a Monday.  Not […]

A Brick Date can be in Your Future

Weekends Wiz By. Filled with Errands and Cleaning.  Shopping and Laundry. Blink Twice and We’re Back to Monday. But Sometimes We Make Time for a Weekend Date.  A Date with Attitude. A Date with a Little Brick Work.  To Create a New Brick Walk. On Friday Night, We Design the Walk. Estimate the Size and […]

The Roots of Comfort Food. Simplified.

Comfort Food.  A Definition. “The term comfort food has been traced back at least to 1966, when the Palm Beach Post used it in a story: “Adults, when under severe emotional stress, turn to what could be called ‘comfort food‘—food associated with the security of childhood, like mother’s poached egg or famous chicken soup.” – […]

Make Perfect California Rolls…Do As We Say, Not as We Do!

California Rolls.  Ever Try to Make these At Home? We Have and We’re Here to Tell the Story. With Some Important TIPS and One Big SECRET for Sure Success. California Rolls were invented in LA in the 1960s for an American palate.  There’s controversy over exactly who did the creating, but no matter…California Rolls were […]

If You Teach a Kid to Fish…

Super Bowl 52. Mr. Doodle Loves to Watch the Game and Celebrate with Super Bowl Food. At Home with His Girls. A Super Bowl Family Tradition. For a Week leading up to the Game, We Plan, Prep and Shop for Party Food. The Menu is Perfect.  🙂 Costco Party Food in All its Glory:  Wings.  […]

Blow Away Mundane Meals…Easy, Fast, Fun!

Sunday Morning.  Just You and Your Buddy.  Everyone Else is Still Asleep. Forget the Ho Hum Eggs and Bacon.  Oatmeal is for the Work Week.  Let’s Do Italian Eggs! Just like Mrs. Castorini in Moonstruck. Italian Bread and Eggs. Place on a Hot Skillet. Eggs Fit Snugly in the Centers. Cook Any Style. Fancy Silver. […]

The Cat Proof Christmas Tree DIY Plan

Christmas Trees and Cats.  Disasters in the Making. Even Thinking about the Tree and this Crazy Cat was making my Head Hurt. Reading about how dangerous Tinsel Eating and Pine Oil is to Cats, I Was Dreading the Whole Christmas Tree Thing. But Christmas Without a Tree?  Not Going to Happen. So over the Last […]

Pumpkin Carving Fails with Candle Flame Magic

Ahhh…the Classic Jack-O-Lantern.  Fun.  But Not for Us. We’re Going All Avant-Garde this Year. And We Have Great Inspiration. Hello Pumpkin Carving Masterpieces! Our Inspirations… A Country Living Magazine Pumpkin Wood Stove.  Love the Orange Glow and Stacked Wood. A Country Living Magazine Pumpkin House.  Bark Door and Roof.   Cotton Puff Smoke.  Cozy. And […]