Ode to the Can Opener

Oh, OXO.  You make such a lovely can opener.  ‘Tis a thing of beauty.  Because, as advertised, it opens a can.  No muss, no fuss, just food and fingers intact. Why the big deal about the can opener?  Well, we had a lousy can opener for the last few years.  It was the 99-cent special…

Beef with Veggies–Plenty o’ Options

This week has been a week of trying new versions of things we already love.  First there was ravioli.  Then last night, there was The Pioneer Woman’s Beef with Broccoli.  Yum! The “original” that I fell in love with was beef with snow peas.  It’s a good thing.  It takes less than 20 minutes from…

(Favorite) Texas Sheet Cake

I’ve done a variety of things today that weren’t super fun.  And how will I make myself feel better?  By making my very favorite (at this exact moment) dessert and pretending it’s a kindness for the people around me.   Sure, I am going to give half of the cake to neighbors as a “Thanks…