This post is part of the Blogging From A to Z Challenge. I loved my mother’s fresh squeezed lemonade. She added canned evaporated milk, the one with the red and white label and flowers, and so much sugar and ice cubes that I could hear the sugar scraping at the bottom of the plastic pitcher and … More Love in the Lemonade
This post is part of the Blogging From A to Z Challenge. Ok, fine. I confess. I drank the Kool-Aid. Not literally. I haven’t had a sip of Kool-Aid in years. Ever since I started “adulting” years ago (years behind schedule), I make more of an effort to drink real juice. If I don’t see “100% Juice” … More Kale is a Superfood & Its Special Power is Tasting Bad*
This post is part of the Blogging From A to Z Challenge. What’s a childhood without Jell-O? Incomplete. I’m glad I grew up in the 80s with gluten, artificial flavors, sugar, sugar and more sugar. So much so, that I barely like it now. wasn’t an Army brat as a kid, but I moved around quite a … More J-E-L-L-O!
This post is part of the Blogging From A to Z Challenge. I feel like I’ve been deceived my whole life. All those times I thought I was enjoying butter, it was buttery spread. Recently while grocery shopping, as I reached for a small tub of Country Crock in the butter section of the dairy section, I noticed … More I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter
I am sick of dieting, cleansing, refraining and abstaining from certain foods. Food, like life, should be enjoyed. Sometimes I’m just not in the mood for baked skinless chicken breast sprinkled with juice from half a lemon, and side of steamed broccoli; I want fried chicken—leg, thigh and wing with the skin intact—with mac & … More Food is My Friend
This post is part of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. When I was in high school, I read Upton Sinclair’s novel The Jungle about the meat-packing industry. I stopped eating meat for about a month. More than once I’ve heard someone say that if I knew what went into hot dogs (and sausages), I … More Hot Dog? Hot Dog!
This post is part of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. On one side, I keep hearing about the obesity epidemic that’s sweeping across America. On the other side, it seems like I’m constantly being bombarded with “healthier version of” suggestions in the form of e-newsletters in my inbox, TV segments on some of my favorite … More Greek Yogurt: Not Your Mother’s Mayonnaise
This post is part of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. There’s nothing worse than limp French Fries. Well, yes, actually there are about a million and one things that are worse, but for the purposes of this rant there’s nothing worse than limp French Fries. I would rather have cold, stiff fries, than fresh-from-the-fryer, … More French Fries: A Rant
This post is part of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. I once knew a co-worker who was allergic to eggs. I felt sorry for him. Every month we had a cake cutting for employees’ birthdays that month. He couldn’t partake, so they bought him his own small pint of ice cream. I can’t imagine … More Eggs: Incredible, Edible and More
This post is part of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. Dear Doritos, If anyone were to ask me my favorite snack, I would say you, Doritos. Nacho cheese to be exact. Not spicy nacho, not cool ranch. Nacho cheese Doritos in the red bag. Ever since I was a kid, I loved your salty, … More Doritos: An Ode