Why I spend $5 on Coffee

by mykitchenchaos | posted on: October 19th, 2011 |  1 Comment
Why I spend $5 on Coffee

Okay, I’ll admit it. I spend a lot of money on coffee. An obscene amount. Almost every day. Sometimes twice a day. Sometimes twice in the same coffee place. Financial advisors would admonish me. Self-help books write chapters about me. But here’s the way I see it. I don’t smoke. I drink wine on occasion. […]

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Grow Up

by mykitchenchaos | posted on: October 5th, 2011 |  8 Comments
Grow Up

  I just read a really stupid article that touched a nerve. The topic: At what age should kids stop trick-or-treating? The comments were actually more poignant than the article itself. Some parents recommended age twelve, the confirmation year. The year that kids are ‘supposed’ to transition into mini-adults. Others suggested the ritual cease at […]

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Floundering on Dinner

by mykitchenchaos | posted on: October 3rd, 2011 |  2 Comments
Floundering on Dinner

Lately I’ve been floundering on my meals. Just can’t seem to make the right turkey chili in the crock pot. Tossing salads (literally) because I’m not satisfied with the outcome. Botching brownies. Making mediocre meatballs. I need some fresh ideas. And once again it’s 5:53 pm and I’m left with my daily dilemma: what to […]

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Best. Marinade. Ever.

by mykitchenchaos | posted on: September 26th, 2011 |  6 Comments
Best. Marinade. Ever.

It’s Monday. Which means there’s no time to do anything. So I’ll cut right to the chase. Marinate that chicken that’s still sitting in your fridge in this stuff and make kabobs. You’ll be everybody’s best friend. No joke. Kick Ass Kabobs *I approximated this at about 1/2 cup for everything liquid…give or take a […]

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Some Follow-Up

by mykitchenchaos | posted on: September 19th, 2011 |  4 Comments
Some Follow-Up

As much as I’d like to say the birthday party went off without a hitch, well, there were a few snafus. Let’s just say that having your eight-year-old in charge of the main activity for 15 little girls was about as frustrating as putting together an IKEA Bjorkin desk with sixteen drawers and extra parts. […]

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Birthday Party Jitters

by mykitchenchaos | posted on: September 15th, 2011 |  9 Comments
Birthday Party Jitters

  When your baby turns six you feel old. When your baby turns six and starts asking to wear deodorant you feel a little older. But when your baby tells you she doesn’t like frosting on her cupcakes, you wonder if she’s really yours. This Sunday is my daughter’s birthday party. At her request, we’ll […]

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Random Thoughts…

by mykitchenchaos | posted on: September 13th, 2011 |  2 Comments
Random Thoughts…

Some questions I’ve already been asked this week: “Mom, how come birds don’t get electrocuted when they sit on power lines?” “Mom, when can I use Teen Spirit so my underarms won’t smell?” “Mom, why does your car sometimes look like a homeless person’s?” “Mom, how come Quincy licks his privates?” “Mom, when can I […]

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Never Forget

by mykitchenchaos | posted on: September 12th, 2011 |  No Comments
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Two Alarm Chicken

by mykitchenchaos | posted on: September 6th, 2011 |  4 Comments
Two Alarm Chicken

Nothing will put a damper on your Labor Day BBQ more than a tornado siren. I’ve actually never heard one before yesterday. But there we were, double fisting tongs and drinks and minding our own business getting ready for our barbecue when it went off. Being the paranoid well-prepared person that I am, I immediately looked […]

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Impressions of Irene

by mykitchenchaos | posted on: August 30th, 2011 |  6 Comments
Impressions of Irene

You gotta love New Yorkers. They spend days preparing for the ‘storm of the century’ and emptying the shelves of Zabar’s in a matter of minutes only to be “disappointed” (and I quote) by Hurricane Irene. Impress us. Show us the power. If you can’t make it make it there, you won’t make it anywhere. […]

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