Monday September 1, 2014
During a recent family birthday party, my brother-in-law's aunt, an empty nester who travels extensively for work, mentioned that she makes plans for her down time. When I say "plans for her down time," I don't mean weekend getaways or family occasions, per se; she actually has to reserve her own hang-out-in-pajamas, not-doing-squat moments.
Wednesday August 6, 2014
If Mom & Dad are lucky, the prep work for the first day of school will be a breeze: no ill-fitting clothes, lunches will practically make themselves, and there will be no first-day jitters or tears from the kiddos -- or from the parents either, for that matter.
Wednesday July 2, 2014
Summers just bring out our inner kids. The wonderfully sticky-sweet, ooey-gooey pleasures of summertime simply demand their due: ice cream, baby!
Monday June 2, 2014
A crisp, tempting glass of iced tea, sugar-kissed for a Southern sweet tooth, is a mighty fine cure for a Texas summer: a quick pour of strong brewed tea, some garnish and ice. Heavens, yes, lots of ice!
Tuesday May 20, 2014
At a recent weekend barbecue, the party hosts announced that "dessert was on the grill," which turned out to be a produce parade of sliced sweet potatoes, then mango halves and finally pineapple rings.