No Job, New House, New Baby and life is still too short to eat bad food
So it’s been a while. In fact it’s been over a year since I published anything, either online or in print, but I have a really killer excuse, in fact I have three. Reason number 1, I got fired. Well technically I was “laid off due to the economic downturn” along with several other people I worked with, but here’s the thing, I sucked at my job. After 15 years in a job that I hated, I had become completely complacent and was doing the bare minimum that I needed to get by. When the time came to axe the dead ...
Recipe: Sensational Pizza
If you are interested in reading about the esteem in which I hold pizza as a go to food, read my simple version comments. I won't go over it again, but suffice to say when it comes to pizza I am definitely a fan. Kids usually are too, however the ones in our family could spot a exotic pizza at fifty paces and are unlikely to be impressed. In fact the chances of a pizza with sun dried tomato and artichokes being deemed "yucky" are pretty high. Kids like the familiar, so you may be safer go with the simple ...
A tribute to the unsung heroes of the dinner party
I recently wrote a post that basically outlined the easiest way to entertain on a Friday night after work. I sited my friend D’s way of coping as a great example of how to deal with weekday entertaining without losing your mind. The piece itself was generally well received. That is with the exception of D’s spouse, who pointed out that he had been instrumental in the success of the evening yet failed to rate a mention. This started me thinking about the role played by most non-cooking spouses and friends in the execution of the perfect dinner party on ...
Five of the most useless kitchen gadgets on the market today
I would love to meet the inventors of some of these products. The person who poured their blood sweat and tears into a piece of useless gadgetry. I can only imagine how much fun a person who was psyched about a Strawberry Slicester would be. For the most part, my issue with gadgets is that they are too specific. Because they are designed to do only one thing, they just gather dust in your kitchen cupboard. There are so many that could make this list,but here are those that are currently my useless top five. EZ egg cracker. If the alarming ...
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