• Card Me

    I’m not a card-carrying member of much but I do carry a lot of cards. Mostly in the form of Nordstrom, American Express, Starbucks and Jersey Mike’s (one more sub and I get a free sandwich!). Flaunting my membership affiliations isn’t something I typically do (save the occasional single school magnet) so I’m always a […]

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    Card Me As in "Hey Girl! I've got four kids and you're still single!" Ha ha!
  • Why, Aren’t We Plump and Perky Today?…Crockpot Chicken Chili

    If my daughter gets her period before age 11 can I sue Costco? I’m not kidding. Because I just happened to be shopping there over the weekend and couldn’t help but notice that every single piece of produce and every single slab of meat looks absolutely perfect. Perfect like this: And then I just happened [...]

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    Why, Aren’t We Plump and Perky Today?…Crockpot Chicken Chili
  • Whine Pairings

    I love going to fine restaurants where food is paired with the perfect wine. There’s just something about having professional direction of your alcoholic intake that’s so sophisticated. Makes the food taste better and makes me feel smart. For instance, a white flaky fish baked with capers, lemon and bread crumbs is delightful with a […]

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    Whine Pairings
  • Anything But Cattle Call Buffet

    mmm…please pass the Salmonella   Whenever I ask my kids where they want to go for dinner they say one of two places:Chick- fil-A or Sweet Tomatoes. Chick-Fil-A is a Southern staple…a place out-of-towners wax poetic about when they visit. But if you live near one it’s just another place to get fat no matter […]

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    Anything But Cattle Call Buffet Anything But Cattle Call Buffet

Costume Advice Anyone?…Scary Cake Eyeballs

by mykitchenchaos | posted on: October 24th, 2014 |  7 Comments
Costume Advice Anyone?…Scary Cake Eyeballs

Right around the age of six it seems that Halloween costumes make the not so gentle transition from super cute to super slutty. I mean, one minute my kid’s wearing this: …and the next minute she’s begging for this: Um. Really? NOT. Over my dead body are you wearing that. Come to think of it, […]

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Don’t Worry Mamma. Tonight, I’m Cleaning Out My Closet…Fall Salads

by mykitchenchaos | posted on: October 8th, 2014 |  8 Comments
Don’t Worry Mamma. Tonight, I’m Cleaning Out My Closet…Fall Salads

It took me about a week to figure out this was a zucchini. Whoops. I really should have noticed that back in July. But life just gets so busy, you know? Plus, what if it had been a science experiment for one of my daughter’s classes? I’d just feel terrible had I thrown it away. […]

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Smoke This!

by mykitchenchaos | posted on: May 4th, 2014 |  2 Comments
Smoke This!

It’s too bad we can’t move our beds next to our BBQs during the summer. That’s how easy they makes our lives, right? No mess, no clean up. Anything you don’t eat you toss (or give to your dog). And these days, I’ll just about barbecue anything to see how it tastes. Peaches, corn, fish, […]

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A Dash of Spring with a Touch of Reality

by mykitchenchaos | posted on: March 13th, 2014 |  6 Comments
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There’s a lot going on in the world right now. It’s scary. If I had more time to read the paper I’d feel well versed enough to discuss it in detail like I did in college. There are wars happening pretty much everywhere, teachers aren’t getting paid enough, kids bring weapons to school, natural disasters […]

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I Don’t Even Know Who’s Playing

by mykitchenchaos | posted on: February 3rd, 2014 |  No Comments
I Don’t Even Know Who’s Playing

…in this year’s Super Bowl but I do know that I’m planning on eating. To me the Super Bowl is about one thing and one thing only: snacks. It’s a day when you can eat snacks all day long and it’s allowed. Cheese dips, spinach puffs, mushroom caps, turkey wraps. You name it; I’m eating […]

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Back to Reality…Artichoke Dip

by mykitchenchaos | posted on: January 2nd, 2014 |  11 Comments
Back to Reality…Artichoke Dip

There’s nothing that’ll catapult you back to reality after the holidays more than this: All that time and energy spent picking out just the right tree, carefully placing it in the perfect spot in your home, hand picking ornaments, coordinating wrapping paper and ribbons, for what? Just to be tossed out in the street like […]

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Why Of Course I Love Spending New Year’s Eve at Home! Why Do You Ask?

by mykitchenchaos | posted on: December 31st, 2013 |  No Comments
Why Of Course I Love Spending New Year’s Eve at Home! Why Do You Ask?

Twenty years ago I watched ‘When Harry Met Sally’ and swore I’d go to one of those cool New Year’s Eve parties like Meg Ryan all dressed up in a funky loft. I’m still waiting. In the meantime, New Year’s Eve has typically become a night where we watch an old movie and cook something […]

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‘Tis the Season…Peppermint Chocolate Bark

by mykitchenchaos | posted on: December 8th, 2013 |  11 Comments
‘Tis the Season…Peppermint Chocolate Bark

It’s always about this time of the year when I’m faced with the same conundrum. Do I or don’t I donate to the class fund for my kids’ teachers? Now before you label me as insensitive let’s flesh this out. And just for the record, I’m overly generous. But maybe you can help. At the […]

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Mack Daddy of Chaos: Thanksgiving

by mykitchenchaos | posted on: November 18th, 2013 |  1 Comment
Mack Daddy of Chaos: Thanksgiving

*disclaimer* The following comments may or may not pertain to me. Thanksgiving. You can’t avoid it. It’s coming. In ten days. And whether you love it or hate it, whether it brings together people you love or people you loathe, there’s one thing that rings true for all. It could possibly be the culmination of […]

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Shelf Life

by mykitchenchaos | posted on: November 11th, 2013 |  No Comments
Shelf Life

Every now and then I look at the items in my pantry and realize I’ve been using them long beyond their expiration date. I write it off as a marketing ploy by the food manufacturers to continue buying their products. But when the cookies are stale, the milk is sour and the meat has been […]

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