The Girl Who Chased the Moon

A year or so ago, I fell in love with the books of Sarah Addison Allen. They are lovely novels, full of romance, small town folks, and just a twist of the supernatural. And there’s usually a food focus somewhere along the way. They are just such sweet and wonderful stories that I think you should…

Fish Custard – The Savory

As promised, I also made the savory version of the Eleventh Doctor’s regeneration meal. I cheated a bit. I have a bag of frozen fish sticks from Trader Joe’s. My kids both like fish more than the hubs and I do. While I love seafood, I’m more of a shellfish kind of girl, so I…

Fish Custard – The Sweet

Today’s the day! Doctor Who finally returns with new episodes! Yay! J-man and I will be watching. We’re also going to be enjoying some more Who-themed foods. For the Whovians in the crowd, the choice should be fairly obvious. After all, is there a  more iconic food scene in the revival than Matt Smith’s post-regeneration sequence?…

The Sonic Screwdriver

You guys. You. Guys. Doctor Who is almost back. After a year with no new Who, our long global nightmare is almost over. Well, I guess since the show once went away for years and years, I shouldn’t complain. More accurately, we’re getting more new NuWho… but I digress. To celebrate this momentous occasion my oldest, J-man, and I are indulging…

Happy Birthday Twinkies!

I’m forgoing my usual Thirsty Thursday post to wish a very happy birthday to everyone’s favorite cream-filled cake. On this day in 1930, Twinkies rolled out to the good of the world. Whether saving folks after nuclear annihilation, as on Family Guy, or getting people through the zombie apocalypse like they did in Zombieland, these little cakes are something…

Cooking with the Kids

So, I try to use healthy, real, whole food as often as possible. Sometimes, though, you just have to have a little fun. Especially when you’ve got two young-ish boys that you’re trying to teach life skills. I would love to believe that my gentleman will go off to college with the skills and desire…

Throwback Thirsty Thursday

If you were a kid in the 90’s you remember the artificial citrus-ish goodness of Ecto-Cooler. Well, over the summer it got a new lease on life when the Ghostbusters reboot came out. I enjoyed the new version of the movie. Mostly because I want to be Kate McKinnon when I grow up. She’s my spirit…

St. Patrick’s Day Leftovers Make Good

Being American, St. Patrick’s Day used to be about going out drinking with friends. In college there was green beer. It was gross. Now, after marriage and kids and turning 40, the idea of going out on St. Patrick’s Day appalls me. It’s so peopley out there in the bars and restaurants. And I’d rather…

Leprechaun Bars

Leprechauns may be fictional, but they still need to eat. And this family loves treats. Which you may have noticed. These are simple but super fun. Make treats out of marshmallows and the crispy rice cereal of your choice. Throw in a few drops of green food coloring. Here comes the really fun part…Did you…

St. Patrick’s “Special” Coffee

How do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? I’m not even going to start on any of the political meanings of the holiday…or how we here in America don’t celebrate anywhere near the same way as the folks in Ireland do…or how my ancestors were Protestant and so were associated with the color orange rather than the…

The Grand Brie Burger

The Belcher family, of Bob’s Burgers, is absurd. Truly absurd. However, they love each other. They stick together through good and bad. They have a ton of fun together, even if it’s often because they’ve gotten in to some kind of zany predicament. It’s a cartoon after all, zany predicaments are par for the course. Every show I…

Coffee and Chocolate

I can’t even help myself anymore. I keep reading the cozy mysteries… I think I’m reading them as much for the food references as for the stories at this point. What can I say? I have weaknesses. You knew what you were getting into… This particular book, Jammed, by Deany Ray (affiliate link, but at 99 cents…