Playing Monopoly – For The Win at McDonald’s

The McDonald’s Money Monopoly Game

My family loves games and it’s always fun to get family and friends together to play Life, Scrabble, or, our favorite, Monopoly. Growing up, Monopoly taught me what a mortgage was and why I shouldn’t let my brother ever be the banker. Ahem. As a mom, I like to see everyone engaged and involved and even bickering a little – . . . → Read More: Playing Monopoly – For The Win at McDonald’s

It’s been a Smitten Kitchen Day

This morning there were scones, gorgeous scones, from a recipe on smitten kitchen.

Then, after a morning hand washing sweaters and mending things (I know how to live, right?), another smitten kitchen recipe, chard and white bean stew, when I got distracted by the excellent poached egg tutorial and made poached eggs for lunch. Yum.

Back to the stew, I’m switching the chard out for . . . → Read More: It’s been a Smitten Kitchen Day

Happy New Year Scones

Thank you, smitten kitchen!

Sugar muffins, apologies to Ina – Cranberry Harvest Muffins minus the harvest

Capability Mom's Sugar Muffins

Most days, finding food that everyone likes is beyond my capabilities (snort-laugh here – understatement). Some days, magic happens and I am thanked and complimented and people actually eat the food I prepare. Seriously.  These muffins are from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook and if I take out the harvest, my kids will eat them. I make 3/4 of  a batch plain . . . → Read More: Sugar muffins, apologies to Ina – Cranberry Harvest Muffins minus the harvest