Just Chill…

by mykitchenchaos | posted on: April 22nd, 2013 |  4 Comments
Just Chill…

A Monday Dilemma: Your child has a complete meltdown upon arriving at school at 7:45 am. Claims a stomach ache is the culprit. Stomach ache was not present throughout entire weekend. But child also rarely complains of a stomach ache. Child proceeds to hold up entire carpool line requiring not one but three teachers to […]

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Spring is for Berries…Creamy Berry Smoothie

by mykitchenchaos | posted on: April 15th, 2013 |  18 Comments
strawberries

I love Farmer’s Markets. Good ones. Big ones. Ones that don’t have booths selling auto insurance. Ones where people walk around with straws coming out of coconuts eating mangoes on sticks. Ones where random bands play random songs, and people say hello and walk their dogs. Ones where you buy herbs you’ll never actually plant […]

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Why I spend $5 on Coffee…Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

by mykitchenchaos | posted on: April 4th, 2013 |  2 Comments
Why I spend $5 on Coffee…Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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 daily on […]

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Matzah Mystery

by mykitchenchaos | posted on: March 25th, 2013 |  8 Comments
Matzah Mystery

So here’s a question. If the Jews were in such a hurry to get out of Egypt and didn’t have time to let their bread rise, wouldn’t it have been much easier to make tortillas? Seriously, I’m really trying to figure this out. Take a look at this: And now look at this: If you […]

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Soup and a Side of Fryes

by mykitchenchaos | posted on: March 24th, 2013 |  8 Comments
Perfectly Logical Meal and Budget Planning

As a non-meal planner, I don’t spend my Sundays writing lists. I’ve never taken one to the grocery store and so I usually forget at least six things when I come home. I stare at those women with the coupons filed neatly in the organizers and I wish I could be like them.  Alas, the […]

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Acting Our Age

by mykitchenchaos | posted on: March 18th, 2013 |  2 Comments
Acting Our Age

There’s nothing funnier than watching a bunch of 40-something adults act like drunken teenagers. I think that’s why god invented St. Patrick’s Day…to get a good laugh watching his peeps try desperately to preserve their youth. I spent a good portion of yesterday afternoon at an outdoor music festival observing hundreds of scantily clad/beer belly […]

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Bring Back Lucille Ball!

by mykitchenchaos | posted on: March 11th, 2013 |  3 Comments
Bring Back Lucille Ball!

I’m having a really difficult time concentrating on work this morning. Probably because my daughter is home from school sick and she’s watching a marathon of the dumbest show in the history of dumb shows: Jessie. Look, I’m as guilty as the next girl of watching every episode of Full House and Saved by the […]

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Whine Pairings

by mykitchenchaos | posted on: March 4th, 2013 |  4 Comments
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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It’s Still Raining.

by mykitchenchaos | posted on: February 27th, 2013 |  9 Comments
It’s Still Raining.

We’re now going on day 35 of rain. Okay, maybe not 35 but it’s been raining so much and so hard and for so long that I’m starting to feel like I live in Seattle. Except the sushi’s not as good. It’s amazing how many emotions rain can evoke at once: frustration, anger, the feeling […]

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Nomadic Musings

by mykitchenchaos | posted on: February 19th, 2013 |  8 Comments
Nomadic Musings

Being a freelancer is a bit like being a nomad in the desert. You’re always wandering around setting up your tent, working on all kinds of projects with all sorts of interesting (feel free to interpret liberally) people until the job is done, and then you move on. You’re also a bit of a chameleon, […]

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