Food and Drink

New Recipe-Hasselback Potatoes Gratin à la Serious Eat’s J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

I intended to look up a scalloped potato recipe for tonight's dinner with the whole fam-bamily, but got sidetracked by Facebook... Uh oh? No! The first things I came across was a New York Times Food link to one of one of my favorite food site people- J. Kenji Lopez-Alt from SeriousEats.com. Look at this… Continue reading New Recipe-Hasselback Potatoes Gratin à la Serious Eat’s J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

Random Goofiness · Random Newness

Dat Tree -or- If Mamma Ain’t Happy…

Last year's Christmas Tree was too small, I decided. So were the previous trees we have brought into our living room. As a matter of fact, we've never had a really big tree in the house before. I arrived at this decision based on only one fact: the trees are too small because I've not… Continue reading Dat Tree -or- If Mamma Ain’t Happy…

New-To-Me Screen Candy

On Holiday Movies and Generosity…

I don't know anyone who can top my mom-in-law's love of shopping for other people. No home can match the bounty you will find under her Christmas Tree. If you know her, you are remembered. As a goofy 18-year-old, I remember how surprised I was to be included in on her generosity- I had only… Continue reading On Holiday Movies and Generosity…

Random Goofiness · Web and Tech Adventures

“Catchy Marketing Win,” (said in my BEST bad French accent)

Ever see that goofy "Got Milk" commercial with all the tempting, delicious looking sweet treats swirling around on the screen? Are you, like me, then stuck with the equally goofy music banging about the inside of your skull? Especially niggling is the blip of lyric that sounds like French: "maintenant bla bla bla bla..." Fourteen… Continue reading “Catchy Marketing Win,” (said in my BEST bad French accent)

Quotes and Thoughts · Random Newness

On Jealousy, Campus Exploration, and Good Entertainment

"All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts..." Shakespeare, As You Like It I'm pretty jealous of my friend. Her daughters attend the relatively local and highly desirable San Diego State University. They have… Continue reading On Jealousy, Campus Exploration, and Good Entertainment