Going to waste — this step mom’s frustration with picky eaters


After many biscuit recipes, my favorite one for its low fat content and ease of prep is this one (http://www.cooks.com/recipe/ye0wb8po/easy-drop-biscuits.html). However, I use all whole wheat flour.

Yesterday morning I got a bee in my bonnet when I opened up the kids’ lunch boxes and found (yet again) food that had spoiled because it hadn’t been eaten in time.

I often get cheese sticks returned, too warm to be safe to eat. Yogurt. Etc. All seemingly high-interest, perishable foods. Today it was homemade potato and vegetable soup (with a base that looked and tasted much like chicken noodle) packed in a thermos.

This was followed by Austin asking the kids if they wanted berries in their waffles. Two said no, and I wanted to flip my shit.

“I’m only putting in four or five berries,” I said, in a whisper to him.

To which Austin replied with an apologetic look, “Yeah, but they won’t eat it.”

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You see, I went to church…

If you’ve known me for a minute, you’d know that what happened today is quite unusual. You see, I went to church.

Yep, you read it right.

Buuuuuuut don’t worry. The world isn’t ending, nothing is upside down. It all makes sense when you read the full story.

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Homemade Ginger Beer/Ale Recipe

Freshly bottled ginger ale --- can I wait two weeks?!

Freshly bottled ginger ale — can I wait two weeks?!

Ginger ale (referred to as ginger beer in the recipe) is probably my favorite fizzy beverage besides soda water, fresh lime and salt.

A couple years ago, I used the same recipe that I used tonight with two different results. The first batch turned out incredible — the best ginger ale I had ever tasted. Naturally carbonated, lots of ginger flavor and just a hint of sweetness. It made incredible cocktails, too.

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Righteous Foods


Well, it’s been another little while.

I’m going to do my best (seriously, how many times have I said that?) to blog more this next year.

Earlier this week, I enjoyed the not so chilly Texas winter on a patio with my love and some yummy coffee.

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