Mother of three, trophy wife, Director of Scholarship Program, dorm mother of 38 boys, graduate school student, world traveler, young at heart 44 year old.

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An Introduction to the Spicy, Funky World of Korean Soups and Stews

I've eaten a ton of these...sometimes I would prefer to NOT know what they are made of...the only one I didn't see was the one with the icy noodles? I don't always know what is in what I am eating but I always ask if it is cold or hot temperature!

Any notable meals in Prague, Vienna, and Budapest?

I loved Kampa Park under the Charles bridge in Prague. It's in a great spot and I loved the beautiful terrace.

What will you make for Easter?

Last year we had a taco fest. This year I have a giant turkey breast and a small ham. Mashed potatoes, rolls, maybe some spring peas or asparagus. We have a hispanic boy from the Bronx and a Taiwanese boy staying with us so we will tradition it up...decorate eggs...the whole gig.

Did you Plan how your kitchen is organized, or did it evolve?.

@LEMONFAIR We both do...part of it is that I am left handed he is right handed. Both stubborn as hell.

What's for breakfast these days?

We make quite a bit of smoothies and when I am running late I just eat in the dining hall. Somedays I am sad when the woman running the grill "kills" the eggs..or if there is turkey bacon..I've gone back to hating on scrambled eggs as well. The fruit bar has been pretty tasty lately. Recently I was late to the game and had a bowl of apple jacks sans milk (ice). It reminded me of being young.

Did you Plan how your kitchen is organized, or did it evolve?.

We recently moved and I organized the kitchen like I like to use it. Then one day I came home one day and my husband put things in different places..where he would like them. I now spend a lot of time looking for stuff and fussing laoud but have not had time to rearrange. The vegetable steamer is gone...he has no idea..truthfully the drawers are ok but the lower cabinets seem to be a hot mess perhaps this summer.

What's For Dinner- Sunday Edition

A friend asked me out for a beer in the afternoon...decadent but awesome! Came home and forgot about a faculty reception..drank more beer. Luckily, I was making the go-to easy dinner in my house. A roasted chicken with a lemon inside, with mashed potatoes, rolls and salad in a bag! No dessert except for me who ate a few Thin Mints I have hid and hoarded!

Where to eat in Nashville & Chattanooga

I second Prince's Hot chicken...also the one near Vanderbilt with the white might have to google it. Rotiers for burgers.

Paleo Diet Craze- Love it or leave it?

Hi CJ! We do it but in a pretty hit or miss kind of way. My husband does a better job than I do but I don't eat big bagels anymore or big plates of pasta..Way more veggies and some meat. I cheat a lot. (Have you thought about Bittman's Vegan before 6? I like that one but I also love hot lunch so it is a bit harder (plus I eat lunch at school).
Sometimes if I am strict on Paleo and then I eat lots of bread or pasta I feel poorly. BigMan's joints feel better on pale (and he has lots of trouble in that area!!).

Open Thread: Do You Lick Your Beaters?

Duh...except chocolate chip cookie the cookies way better.

Behind the Scenes in Max's Home Kitchen

No worries--he has the protection from the evil eye..

What's For Dinner?

Ah it was excellent. This is admissions season so I have been trapped either reading files or arguing over kids in endless meetings. We finished at noon on the 9th and were drinking by 4. My kids (barely remembered what they looked like) picked Bigman and I up at the pub and off we went to our favorite mexican restaurant. Tecate, horchata, and delicious enchiladas. Middle kid tried lengua in his burrito-so proud of him. It's great when OldestSon is home from college-we go to all of our favorite places and cook our favorite foods!!!

Regular dinner in Spain

No, no tears. These suggestions are great! Will be trying them out. She would be living with a family in Zaragosa...lucky duck and of course, we will be able to visit her!

Meat Lite: Polish Cabbage, Potato, and Bacon Casserole

I made something exactly like this when I returned from Warsaw. My Polish children did not want to eat it but my fake Taiwanese child loved it.

The Food Lab: Vegan Nacho Sauce That's as Good as the Real Thing

Is there some kind of Nobel prize for this? Because there should be!

A Valentine's Day Ode to Strawberry Pop-Tarts

Ok I admit it...I had two this morning. I was thinking they had more frosting in the 70's than they do now. Still darn good and darn gross. Love Bugles too.

Show and Tell: Your Favorite Cocktail Glasses

One can find beautiful glassware on etsy if you type in vintage glasses..some cute cat eyewear as well.

Show and Tell: Your Favorite Cocktail Glasses

Beautiful!! My parents had beautiful polka dot glasses but I am afraid to ask my mother where they are because after my dad died she chucked so much stuff...

Beanless Chili - love or hate it?

I am ALL about the beans. I usually put 3-4 different kinds of beans in my chili...