THIS FAT OLD LADY GETS HER IRISH ON

Today I finally did something I’ve been meaning to do for a long time. I made us some Irish Soda Bread. Nom, nom, nom. It is so easy to make and it is so yummy.  So why don’t I make it more often? One word: Buttermilk. Who has buttermilk just hanging around in their fridge?…

THIS FAT OLD LADY VERSUS SHREDDED WHEAT CEREAL

I like shredded wheat cereal – especially the little bite-sized frosted kind. Yum. However, I recently learned that this breakfast can be fraught with danger – if you have to sneeze. When you eat shredded wheat cereal, unless you wash it down with a liberal dose of whatever morning beverage you prefer (in my case,…

THIS FAT OLD LADY GETS COOKING

Both of my sisters are really good cooks. The kind of cooks who can make everything from scratch. The kind of cooks who can make a meal out of whatever is at hand in the kitchen. That is so not me. I can cook – as in I can follow a recipe. I can even…

THIS FAT OLD LADY LOVES FRESH PINEAPPLE

For the first time, I bought myself a fresh pineapple. I cored and skinned it and cut it into pieces and put the pieces into a zip loc bag in the refrigerator. It was a lot of work, but ooooohhh – fresh cold pineapple tastes soooooo good. Unfortunately, I have learned that while my tastebuds…