Monthly Archive:: July 2012


Uninspired Monday

  Tomorrow will be my last day cooking at the daycare. I have mixed feelings about wrapping up my time here. I do not have mixed feelings about the food I am serving today. I flat out do not like it. I am working without an assistant and the pantry resources are


Tortilla-less “Enchiladas”

Life in the Second Helpings household continues to be a whirlwind. Mr. Second Helpings and I are back from our grand adventure in New York City.  We are both honored and grateful that Weight Watchers gave us the opportunity to be both in New York and featured as success stories for their website.


Still Cookin’!

I’m in NYC getting ready for the Weight Watcher’s photo shoot tomorrow but I thought you might like a little update on the menu at the preschool kitchen. Guess what? I am still cooking at the daycare. Raise your hand if you saw this coming. The cook who has been away on


Somebody Pinch Me!

The other day Mr. Second Helpings hung up the phone with his mind totally blown.  Then he called me and blew my mind too. Back Story: Pam, our Weight Watchers leader has been encouraging us to officially submit our story to Weight Watchers for some time.  Several months ago we finally took


“Knowing Where to Tap”

We just said a grateful farewell to the emergency freezer repairman.  Mr. Second Helpings and I arrived home from work and discovered a puddle of melted ice on the kitchen floor. The contents of the freezer were cold but no longer frozen.  Sound familiar? We quickly moved most of the items to


No-Bake Piña Colada Pie

I have a problem. It isn’t a real problem except that it is – for me.  I can’t stop making non-essential foods.  Foods like cookies, muffins, cakes, and now pies. I swear up, down, and sideways that I will not be baking anymore treats. I tell anyone who will listen that baking


It’s Friday? Already?

You know those weeks where you are focused entirely on making it from waking to sleeping with as much of your sanity in tact as possible? Then you blink and it is Friday? That is the sort of week I am having.  The random (and extremely loud) midweek holiday, the warmest weather


Gimme S’more Pie!

The Fourth of July is just a few days away. It is the ultimate camping holiday for those of us in the U.S. of A. who are into that sort of thing. Folks it’s time to air out your tents, re-stuff your sleeping bags, top off your camp stove fuel, and check


Days 4 and 5 – In which I slice more than bread

Thursday was pretty awesome. Many classes were out on field trips. I spent the end of the day Wednesday making a creamy sauce to serve over cheese ravioli so all I had to do was bake the pans of ravioli. The sauce was a riff on the clam sauce I made at

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