PWI–Parenting While Intoxicated

…on good food, questionable judgment, and making life work

Be a Beef Hero

So, our  nuclear family holiday wound up being really quiet, low-key, and pleasant. No big gifts, no electronics, and hopefully I stunted a few expectations (I’m not trying to be … Continue reading

December 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Housewifery 3.0

In spite of my sometimes crippling anxiety, I’m generally a pretty happy, contented person. It’s probably a defense mechanism that I picked up when I was going through the typical … Continue reading

December 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

Just a Generic Post

I was raised generic. There was a grocery store that my mom frequented when I was growing up in Rochester, NY called Bells. And this store carried the real generic … Continue reading

November 13, 2013 · 6 Comments

Baking Means Something Entirely Different in Your Late 30’s…

…and it’s far more utilitarian. I don’t really care for sweets. People look at me sideways when I confess that. I’m not into chocolate, I don’t go in for sweet … Continue reading

November 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

All I Want Is Some Perfection–Is That Too Much To Ask?

So, last night was Halloween. I have three kids–the oldest is close to aging out of the holiday, and my youngest is just now hitting her trick-or-treat stride. I’m not … Continue reading

November 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Air Hugs Are A-Okay

Yeah, yeah. I recently went on and on about how much I love this time of year; the perfect weather, bbq, soups… It’s also cootie season. The season where the … Continue reading

October 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

We Smoked It

In my part of the world, we’re in the midst of that most enchanted season–that which encompasses both grilling AND soup season. It is a magical time; the humidity is … Continue reading

October 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Extreme Moderation–Vegan Much?

I know moderation is the way to go for a healthy life. The problem is, I’m lousy at it. I’m an “all-or-nothing” kinda gal.  I dabble in extremes–I was a … Continue reading

October 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Don’t Fear the Grocer, Asian Edition

This is a tough post. There are exactly two ways I can discuss my very favorite store in Knoxville (and perhaps anywhere): succinctly or gushing. I have no middle ground … Continue reading

October 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Don’t Fear The Grocer

Repeat after me–the smells are not frightening. They’re just unfamiliar. If you are lucky enough to live in a place that has ethnic markets, you really should utilize them. If … Continue reading

September 30, 2013 · Leave a comment
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