Oven Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

Some nights are just roasted brussels sprouts kind of nights.  Last night was one of them.  I know there are all kinds of fancy bacon, cheese, lemon juice add-ons, and goodness knows I love all of them.  But when you’ve got a Costco sized bag you need to quickly roast (read: expiration date quickly approaching) and […]

Thanksgiving x2

Making Thanksgiving calories count.  That’s what matters when it comes to Thanksgiving food.  Eating full-on Thanksgiving dinners twice; once with Chans and then with Woods.  This takes 2 full days dedicated to each family to get this kind of no-holds barred eating done. No low-fat substitutions, no dieting; cheese alone and on everything. Fried turkeys […]


I am thankful for so many wonderful blessings that fill my life with so much happiness. I am overjoyed by the innocent, fearless, pure love and kindness that my boys show me each and every day.  And so proud of them for exhibiting those same emotions towards every person they interact with.  Other than the […]

Cranberry Sauce Recipe

This is actually one of my favorite (and easiest) Thanksgiving dishes from my artillery of recipes for Stuff-Your-Face Thursday.  You can make it in advance, refrigerate and then serve at room temp.  You don’t even have to measure much, so a saucepan is the only dirty dish casualty…oh, and the spoon you stir with.  But […]