GMS: Guilty Mom Syndrome

The anomaly of “Mom Guilt” is something a non-parent could never understand.  I can’t speak for dads, as all parents have their own dynamic, but for this mom, right here, it’s real AF. We spend so much time plotting and planning for our brood… only to find out that no amount of planning helps you…

Burger Basket Soup

We’ve just had our first few cool days and nothing screams FALL like a hearty soup! This chunky, creamy deliciousness will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters! How in hell did I come up with soup that was fit to be called Burger Basket? My plan had originally been to make a broccoli cheese recipe…

Hashtag Me Too

Me too. This is where we are. This is who  we are and a true testament to how far we haven’t come. We are reduced to sharing hashtags and status updates to prove that sexual harassment and assault are real and rampant. Because apparently, if enough of us copy and paste a status on Facebook, we’ll…

Leaving Home

My father sat on the porch across the street, refusing to help load the truck while a dozen close friends wrapped, lifted and loaded the collective belongings of my family of four,. I really couldn’t deal with him right then.  He was being ridiculous and I had SO much to do! My mom was helping,…

The Femme Fatale

This drink is just like my favorite women, strong, beautiful and delicious! It’ll also knock you on your ass if you aren’t careful!  What better way to surprise your valentine than with this gorgeous and equally delicious cocktail. The name is perfect because the St Germaine and the rose water give it an incredibly unique…

Burger and Fries Bites

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL? Super Bowl is almost here and this little bite is bound to please your crowd! Food, beers and bets! We are all going to crowd around TVs and watch the spectacle that is Super Bowl LI this Sunday. Whether you are at home with your family, at a pub with…

Cheesy Bacon Tot Kabobs 

Super Bowl Sunday was just as important as any other holiday in the Foley house. Lots of food, LOTS of drink and lots of gambling! I have tried to re-live that experience in the years since we moved to LA but it’s never been quite the same. On the contrary, getting folk to gamble with…

Blueberry Lime Gin Smash

What do you do when the country has clearly lost its marbles and reality TV rich guy is being sworn in as your new loud-mouthed tweeter in chief? You make cocktails of course! Because this (much like the next four years) will need to be handled with libations, humor and a whole lot of moral…

Women’s March Los Angeles

Yesterday I had the pleasure, the honor and the priveledge to march alongside 750,000 likeminded individuals. There were a massive number of men in attendance, which I found to be both surprising and uplifting. Every race, religion and creed was represented in droves.  I was worried that it would be a “poor me” fest of…

When life hands you Fritos…

I had this idea to do a sort of healthy nacho bake. My big kid loves nachos and well, so do I. We needed to health it up a bit, though. The idea was to serve it up atop lettuce and make a saladish concoction. The Rock Star went to the store for me. He’s…

Orange Vanilla Rum Punch

Lawd… it’s been a week! TGIF n’ shit. Is it Miller time??? Ok… we can do better than Miller. I mean, High Life IS the champagne of beers but I digress. I have no plans tonight. It’s gonna be a low key  night. The Rock Star is traveling and the boys and I are in…

Dark Chocolate Covered Banana Cake

Oh hell yes. I made a cake, bitches! I haven’t made a layer cake in SO long! I woke up Saturday morning, late because my son’s basketball team had a bye (can I get an amen?) and I looked that same kid in the eye and said “I wanna make a cake”. Of course he…