Passover Pandemonium

I have officially learned my lesson.  As the undisputed winner of the procrastinator award of the 21st century, I decided it would be a totally great idea to cook for 18 Passover guests on the same day as our seder.  You see, I’ve never really cooked an entire meal on any holiday.  Usually, my mom cooks …

The Short Order Cook

There is no such thing as the traditional family dinner at my home. Sure, when we go to restaurants, we all eat together and select our favorite meals – me a salad, my hubby, a burger, and the kids – one gets chicken fingers and the other prefers pasta with butter. At a restaurant, it’s …

Cat Tales

In my haste to keep a day job, side job, kids and husband happy and well-fed (big shout out to Balducci’s and California Pizza Kitchen for that one), I’ve found myself neglecting one member of my family and frankly, I just don’t know what to do. Now don’t worry, I’m not ignoring one of my …

Overcommitted

I don?t know what it is about me and the word ?yes.? Somebody asks me to do something and rather than say, ?You know, I?m a bit busy this month,? I smile and say, ?Yes, of course, I can do it, no problem at all.? Sure. No problem if I didn?t have a job, a …

The Escort Service

I run a personal escort service. Okay, get your mind out of the gutter. It’s not that kind of business. I’m my four year old son’s personal escort. If he has an urge to go to the bathroom in a restaurant right when our food arrives, he glances at me, his personal escort and declares, …