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Apparently the holiday season is already taking a toll on this happy fellow. I guess my kidlets have been more naughty than nice that our Elf on the Shelf has resorted to having his own bottle of wine!
For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved being in the kitchen-not just to eat, but to actually cook! When I was a toddler, I could spend hours sitting on the floor with the pots and pans cabinet doors open, playing happily with a wooden spoon and stirring up my own creations. As I got older, I would help my mom out on Sundays as she cooked our big Italian family meal. It wasn’t too long before she handed the reins over to me to do the whole Sunday shebang myself. Over time, I perfected my Sunday sauce (I like to use both pancetta & anchovies), meatballs and pasta dishes. As I developed my culinary skills, I was soon cooking all of our holiday meals, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, Flag Day…you get the idea. I guess I turned out to be a decent cook! After I got married, I enjoyed treating the hubs to a romantic meal…and after our two kidlets came along, cooking became even more challenging! I still love to find new and exciting recipes and discover new foods to try as well as incorporate into tried-and-true recipes. Continue reading
This past weekend we went as a family to go grocery shopping. Normally, grocery shopping falls to me, by my own choice. I’m one of those crazy couponers – I look at it as a game to get the groceries … Continue reading
The Harried Mom is honored to be one of the many wonderful moms & dads profiled on The Parent DuJour. The Parent du Jour is the brainchild of entrepreneurial, work-from-home mom, Lisa Duggan, and freelance journalist and stay-at-home-father of three, … Continue reading
With Thanksgiving just a little more than a week away it seems appropriate to reflect upon what one is most thankful and grateful for. I’ve been seeing and reading lots of lists and figured I should give it a … Continue reading
All my life, I’ve enjoyed reading. I mostly like to read biographies. It really doesn’t matter who it is, I just like learning about interesting people and the events that shaped their lives, what they achieved, even if they had … Continue reading