Savory Saturdays: Tomato-Cheese Tortellini Soup

In my feeble attempt this week to derail my carb cravings (and I mean feeble) I made a wonderful soup Tuesday night for dinner. The soup was fantastic and healthy. However, I'm not sure the two glasses of wine and loaf of fresh Everything Bread from Great Harvest Bread Company helped support my detox. I … Continue reading Savory Saturdays: Tomato-Cheese Tortellini Soup

Stranger Danger

I am a friendly person. Strangers do not scare me, in fact, it is not uncommon for me to engage in conversations with random people at the park or waiting in line. Usually I can read people's body language pretty well too, which helps me discern a little, I think , about whether or not … Continue reading Stranger Danger

Intervention Needed

Hello, my name is Emily and I am a carboholic. The shakes start early in the morning after sleeping off a carb coma from the day before. Bagels beckon, preferably Everything or Onion. I crave salt and savory, not sweet. By lunchtime I am in need of a second hit - thick slices of sandwich … Continue reading Intervention Needed

Seriously, you did NOT just say that!

Overheard conversation number one while having breakfast at IHOP, three young moms having some girl time: Mom #1: “I just can’t believe how much weight I’ve gained this pregnancy. 50 lbs already! It’s hard to believe that one baby could add so much.” Mom#2: “I know what you mean – I gained 65 with my … Continue reading Seriously, you did NOT just say that!

Scrapbooking, Friendship and Mike’s Hard Lemonade

When I first moved here almost 9 years ago, the only person I knew was my husband and three-year old daughter. We had no family or friends. DW smartly bought a house soon after getting his first job, establishing credit and a future family. It was a perfect first house for us, in a cozy … Continue reading Scrapbooking, Friendship and Mike’s Hard Lemonade