Laissez-moi tranquille! (I googled that)…Salad Nicoise

by mykitchenchaos | posted on: October 10th, 2013 |  6 Comments
Laissez-moi tranquille! (I googled that)…Salad Nicoise

  Have you read Bringing Up Bebe yet? If so, I’d really like to talk about it with you. I’m so wishing I were French right now for so many reasons, but mostly because having kids who don’t require inordinate amounts of attention and can keep themselves occupied for one flippin’ hour would be really […]

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Everything In Its Place

by mykitchenchaos | posted on: September 30th, 2013 |  1 Comment
Everything In Its Place

There’s just something about The Container Store that gives me inner peace, despite the fact that everything is triple the price of what I’d typically spend on a piece of plastic. Maybe it’s the smell. Or maybe it’s the color coordination of the flatware trays, cylindrical cereal tubes, snappy lunch gadgets, bamboo closet organizers or […]

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Sole Searching

by mykitchenchaos | posted on: September 23rd, 2013 |  2 Comments
Sole Searching

And just like that, there goes another episode of “Jewish guilt on the holidays!” Every year I try not to get sucked in, but as I’ve said before (in this blog and probably to everyone I know), religion just does that to you. Packages just the right amount of festivity and liturgy into a holiday, […]

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Say Hello (and then goodbye!) to Fall…Pea Shoots, Apples and Cheese Salad

by mykitchenchaos | posted on: September 9th, 2013 |  3 Comments
Say Hello (and then goodbye!) to Fall…Pea Shoots, Apples and Cheese Salad

Ohh. Feels like fall! So, quick! Before it regresses back to 95 degrees in the shade, run, don’t walk to the nearest grocery store and stock up on pumpkins, bales of hay, cranberries, cinnamon sticks, and anything else that will get you feeling crispy!! Oh how I love, love, love fall! But alas, I know [...]

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Back to School

by mykitchenchaos | posted on: August 12th, 2013 |  4 Comments
Back to School

There comes a day in every parent’s life when their babies are no longer babies. When they specifically ask that you don’t walk them into their classrooms on the first day of school. That day was today. And that day stinks. I should have seen the signs. It started slowly with comments like “You’re not […]

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Why Parents Should Play More Video Games…Greek Pasta Salad

by mykitchenchaos | posted on: August 6th, 2013 |  11 Comments
Why Parents Should Play More Video Games…Greek Pasta Salad

Every year I say I won’t do it. But then I do it anyway. Overschedule my kids. Are you the same? It all starts like this: A simple game of Tetris. My life. Probably your life, too. Just as you’re tossing your last dive stick into the pool and squeezing the chlorine out of your [...]

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Travel Musings…Pantry Hearts of Palm Salad

by mykitchenchaos | posted on: July 22nd, 2013 |  2 Comments
Travel Musings…Pantry Hearts of Palm Salad

Why is it that people (no matter their age) turn into senior citizens before a trip, consuming themselves with packing, so much so that they’re incapable of doing anything else? This past weekend I took my kids to visit a dear friend in Colorado for her daughter’s Bat Mitzvah. Despite the fact that I’m a […]

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Happy July 4!

by mykitchenchaos | posted on: July 3rd, 2013 |  No Comments
Happy July 4!

No need to post. Just drink and enjoy! Sittin’ on the Stoop and Fannin’ with your 4th of July Cocktail 1/3 ounce grenadine 1/3 ounce peach schnapps 1/3 ounce Blue Curacao   No need to post. Just drink and enjoy! Sittin’ on the Stoop and Fannin’ with your 4th of July Cocktail 1/3 ounce grenadine […]

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Chicken Burgers and a Tantrum

by mykitchenchaos | posted on: June 24th, 2013 |  2 Comments
Chicken Burgers and a Tantrum

If you’re like me, you have no patience. Which means that a tantrum at 5pm is bad news for both you and said tantrum architect. But before you do something you’ll be sorry for later, quickly place junior in a very long time-out and take your aggression out on a nice package of ground chicken. […]

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Drink Your Veggies Ladies!

by mykitchenchaos | posted on: June 17th, 2013 |  3 Comments
Drink Your Veggies Ladies!

Let’s cut to the chase, shall we?  Only in California do you stop by your favorite restaurant for an early breakfast and wind up with this: So what that it’s only 9 am on a Monday morning. That makes it noon on the East coast. And you’re allowed to start drinking at lunch, right? I […]

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