For Christmas I gave my sister, and myself, a subscription to Bon Appetit magazine. I thought it was going to be just a bunch of pretty pictures of food I would never make because I don’t have the urge to cook a standing rib roast with confit potatoes nor do I
The sun did not shine, it was too wet to play… Actually it was raining sideways and Mr. Second Helpings had to go out and prop up part of our aging back fence with a spare 2×4. The fence was not the only thing that needed attention. The Little Helping was awash
Standard disclaimer: I am not a health professional. Nothing on this site is ever intended to replace the advice of a doctor, nutritionist, or other certified and licensed professional. Our Lady of Second Helpings strongly suggests seeking the guidance of a professional before beginning a new health plan. I love answering questions!
Five years ago, I was chatting with a co-worker, shortly after “coming out” about my new weight loss regimen. She asked a few questions about how things were going and I proudly shared the number of pounds already gone. She expressed enthusiasm for my progress then followed up with an obvious, but personal,
Let’s dedicate 2014 to kindness. Be kind to yourself and others. Little acts can inspire great change but it has to start somewhere. Be well. Be kind. Be the change.
I have watched Disney’s Mary Poppins numerous times. As a child I stomped around the living room demanding ‘votes for women,’ imagined chortling myself up to a tea party on the ceiling, hopped in and out of chalk drawings, and swelled with the final notes of Let’s go Fly a Kite. It is
Our social calendar is wall to wall Christmas parties this month. Each invitation came with a request to bring a dish. To keep myself from getting bored I have volunteered to bring something different to all of them. In retrospect I probably should have tried to make the same thing across the
After all that talk about cake last week did you wonder if I was going to leave you hanging with out a recipe? Oh no no. I just wanted to give each element it’s own moment to shine. As I shared, the Little Helping requested chocolate cupcakes for his birthday
We have a newly minted 4 year old in our house. He has been practicing being 4 since mid October but now he is the real deal. We avoided throwing parties the last couple of years opting instead to set aside his birthday for a special family outing. A few weeks ago
Last Saturday our family bundled up to spend the morning soaking up Christmas cheer in Downtown Seattle. There are many things to see and do Downtown this time of year but we went specifically to attend a cookie baking demonstration at Macy’s by celebrity pastry chef, and member of Macy’s Culinary Council,