Uppity green bean casserole

Last year's casserole, bottom left.Sauteed thinly sliced mushrooms bathed in a creamy, garlicky bechamel. Fresh crunchy green beans, blanched. Crispy sliced onions....more

It's complicated: Why I prefer to forget Thanksgiving

Am I really being screamed at, literally screamed at, in front of the entire family?This thought ran through my head as my then-fiance (now husband) and I grabbed the folding chairs we had just brought in and hurried through my father’s garage to the car whose engine hadn’t had a chance to cool off yet.Screaming down the freeway, it was 20 minutes before I was able to speak without blubbering incoherently....more

I'm tired of the ugly talk about Ferguson

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A few things I learned about Chicago

 Downtown ChicagoAlthough my most recent trip to Chicago for the Nat...more

Why I'm afraid of Ebola

 Photo by Ryan McGuire of Gratisography. Used with permission.On an airplane, I’m that person. The one who immediately upon boarding pulls out a Wet Wipe (or two) and disinfects all the hard surfaces I might touch during the flight....more

The pretty things I see while lost

 A little morning jaunt in 20-something degree weather thanks to my terrible directi...more

A grateful heart: My favorite tour guide

 Nothing like a little 20-something weather with snow flurries to make a<...more

Calling all teens: Above the Fray wants to know about your online life

 Have social media using tee...more

Random, with a side of controversial

Religion. Politics. Suicide. Feminism. Funeral plans. Ferguson....more

It's okay to hate squash, and other things I like about adulthood

 I tried. Really I did....more
Sunny_WithSass Thank you so much! I'm usually griping about adulthood, too, so you're not alone! ;)more