Archive for the 'Projects' Category

Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil!

Sunday, June 12th, 2022

I recently threw out some dinner ideas to the husband and he dismissed some of them as being too heavy. I stay inside all the time, I forget that we should change up dinners based on the weather. It’s pretty much always 70F in my world, I forget about the people who spend time outdoors. […]

A followup

Friday, June 10th, 2022

We really liked the Hawaiian banana bread. So much so that I decided I wanted to make some more to take along on our vacation to share with our friends. Only, I was too impatient to wait for the bananas to ripen. I found tips online telling me that I could speed ripen my bananas […]

Are you sure this is diet?

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

My blood sugar is way high. Like bordering on taking insulin high. I decided it was time to do something about that. Plus, my knee has been bugging me since I gained this last 20 pounds. So, it’s time to cut some sugar and lose some weight. I started taking a diet pill and following […]

plague life

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

We eat damn well for end times. All this working from home has left me more energy for cooking, plus we’ve not been able to go out, so I cook more. When the whole lockdown started, we stocked up on ramen and tuna and soup. Things we could make easily. We’ve barely touched any of […]

from the vaults

Friday, May 29th, 2020

There was previously a recipe linked here that I loved and the website died. Sadness, I’d lost my recipe! And so many other yummy things, lost to the aether. I did some digging around, because I was craving it and found something close. I actually combined a couple of recipes to get here. I won’t […]


Friday, December 27th, 2019

When I was a kid, we went to my Gran’s every year for Christmas without fail. My neighbors had a leisurely Christmas, in their jammies, playing with their new toys. I was jealous of this. I liked hanging with my family, but longed to spend the day at home. Sometime about 1992 or so, I […]

a tiny light in the darkness

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019

I don’t want to jinx anything, but I may be ascending from the depression. At least slightly. At least, I made a craft project and have cooked a couple of good meals. I am putting in some effort! Let’s do this in chronological order, shall we? Valentine’s Day marked mine and Sparks’ 13th dating anniversary. […]

dead from lack of interest

Friday, January 25th, 2019

I think the depression has a serious hold on me. It seems that no matter how much wellbutrin I take, it keeps it’s hold. Today though, I feel a bit perky. Probably because for the first time in months things at work are going my way. Life on the homefront is quiet. I’m too quiet, […]

sweet chili burning

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Ok, the burning only occurs when one adds Sriracha, aka Hipster Ketchup. Otherwise it’s just sweet and garlicky and yum. I found this recipe via pinterest and have been eyeballing it for a couple of weeks. I finally decided that it was time to make it and Kroger had just the amount of precleaned shrimp […]

Stuffed Bread

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

Back in the mid to late 80s, there was an Italian restaurant in town called Enza’s. I never set foot in the place, but every so often my Pop would bring home a loaf of their stuffed bread for dinner. Enza’s has existed in Lexington at various times over the years, most recently they were […]