Monthly Archives: November 2012

Long Overdue Absence Explained!!

Hello, Everyone,

I know it’s been months since I had a new post. I first want to apologize for not giving you all a heads up. I assure you, there’s a darn good reason for my absence. So, here’s the story:

I’m pregnant. Now, up through the 4th month, it wasn’t an issue, even with the minor bouts of morning sickness, severe aversion to chicken and extreme acute sense of smell. However, at week 17, my doctor notices that I was funneling. Without going into too much detail, I was given a cerclage to keep from miscarrying. The same thing happened to during our last pregnancy, but it was too late and we miscarried our first son at 17 weeks as well.

It took about 3 weeks to completely heal from the surgery, and, after, I was put in bed rest. No standing for longer than 5 minutes. I can only describe the last 17 weeks as excruciatingly heartbreaking. My husband is a full time, active duty soldier. A very good cook in his own rite, he just didn’t have the time, nor did his 12-16 hour a day schedule allow him to prepare home cooked meals. Needless to say, We’ve been living off fast food, take out restaurants, frozen foods, the hubby’s yummy culinary delights (when possible), and the kindness of a great friend of mine who is also a wonderful cook. (For the record, my hubby did make Thanksgiving dinner complete with a brined turkey, mixed greens, homemade gravy and other super tasty sides.)

All that being said, I would like to thank everyone who has continued to support me and visit the site. Even without updates, I’m over 3000 visits!! And here I thought I’d been forgotten.

Within the next month, and hopefully within the next couple weeks, I will be giving birth to a healthy baby boy. My husband and I could not be more excited or more thankful. I assure you all that I will be back in no time, with some super simple, super delicious meals and dishes for your table. In the meantime, if there are any tips, shortcuts, or advice you’d like, or recipes you’d like to see, feel free to leave me a comment or e-mail me at:

I look forward to hearing from you and getting back into the kitchen once this little guy is born. Until then, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!