‘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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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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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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