Chocolate Crinkle Cookies - Every Friday I make a little something to treat the staff for a long week’s work. I’m 99% certain that these savory sweets are the office favorite, thus far. In a large bowl, mix together vegetable oil (1/2 cup), cocoa (12 T.), butter (4 T.) and sugar (2 cups). Next, add eggs (4) one at a time until mixed thoroughly. Then, mix in vanilla...
Last night was the first of several presidential debates, and as every registered, responsible citizen should, I tuned in. But, don’t fret. This post isn’t about the economy or healthcare. Of course, the candidates’ positions on these issues are important, but I want you to weigh in on another great debate: couches v. sectionals. I’m in favor of the former, while my...
Asparagus Risotto - Risotto is defined as “a dish of rice cooked with broth and flavored with grated cheese and other ingredients.” In short, the possibilities are endless. Here’s my take. First, add water (about halfway) to a large pot and bring to a low boil. Next, add Arborio rice (2 cups) and cook for about 7 minutes. Then, add asparagus (1 lb.), which has been...
I love television - The X Factor, Modern Family, Franklin & Bash, Awkward, Fashion Police. The list could go on and on (and on). Of course, I realize that it’s not the most productive pastime so I’m slightly ashamed about how much time I spend sprawled out on the couch. But, these television starlets have absolutely nothing to be ashamed about. They were the showstoppers at...
It’s finally Fall, and you know what that means, right? College football, pumpkins, the World Series, boots, Halloween and my anniversary. Seriously, how can any other season compete? They can’t, and that’s why Fall is my favorite. Here are a few other things that I’ve fallen in love with lately:
Chicken & Dumplings - Because my palate has changed so much over the last 5 years, I decided to try a recipe that I despised as a kid…chicken & dumplings. It’s still not one of my all-time favorites, but I definitely like it more now than I did then. First, add the following ingredients to the Crockpot: chicken (4, boneless breasts), butter, (2 T.), cream of chicken soup...
Michael J. Fox once said, “Family isn’t an important thing, it’s everything.” I couldn’t agree more, Mikey, which is why last weekend was so wonderful. We celebrated Matt’s grandmother’s 80th birthday, then met my sister and her husband for dinner and a comedy show. We had so much fun, now let’s keep the good times rolling:
Enchilada Soup - Some people only eat hot soup in cold weather, but this recipe may make them rethink that mindset. It’s simply too good to not eat year round. First, sauté onions (1/2 cup, finely chopped) and garlic (2 cloves, minced) in butter (1 T.). Once golden brown, add to a large pot. Next, add chicken (2 cups, cooked & shredded), can of chicken broth (10.75 oz.), can of...
The Inside Scoop: Closet
On today’s edition of “The Inside Scoop,” I’m giving you a peek in to my closet. Those of you who faithfully follow The Lawyerette know that we’re building a house next year. When my dream closet is finished, I promise that I’ll do follow-up segment, but for a rental property, this closet’s size is not too shabby. Here are my tips for a top-notch...