Starving Artist graduates college in less than three weeks. Graduation is at the Lincoln Center. My entire summer wardrobe is jeans, loose shirts and flip flops. After an hour and a half in the consignment store, I’ve decided I’m too fat and old to go to NYC or to be seen in public anywhere.

Frozen Cherry Salad

When I was about 11 or 12, my grandmother took me to Miss Daisy’s Tea Room in Jackson, TN. I was less than pleased with the absence of burgers and fries on the menu, so my grandmother was thrilled when I finally found something on the menu that I enjoyed. I enjoyed it so much […]


We have actually had women at our cookie booth who remember their mothers making cookies to sell. The original Girl Scout cookie recipe seems like a good place to start this year’s cookie recipe collection. *1 cup butter, or substitute *1 cup sugar *2 tablespoons milk *2 eggs *1 teaspoon vanilla *2 cups flour *2 […]


Last night we all went to the Boy Scout Pinewood Derby. As the half a dozen fathers finished getting the track ready, Evan decided he was thirsty. I am not shy about breastfeeding, but since Evan has decided it’s fun to spend his mealtime trying to remove my shirt and popping off the breast to […]


It’s Girl Scout cookie time in East Tennessee. When you see the girls in front of the store, please be nice. You don’t have to buy the cookies, just don’t be rude and hateful. You would not believe the awful things that people will say to Girl Scouts trying to sell cookies. You’re on a […]


“Lockdown is so stupid. We put a table in front of the door and the door opens out so the table does nothing. Then we sit under our desks silently with the lights turned off and everyone text messages on their phones.” I remember crawling under the desk for earthquake drills and sitting along the […]


Girl Scout cookies arrive tomorrow. They are delivering them to troops in the mall parking lot. I think we have figured out how we are getting 117 cases (12 boxes per case) of Girl Scout cookies from the mall to our house. Now I need to decide where to put them so that preschoolers and […]