Suzette Cooks

I'm makinga strata for brunch today. When I first started making these, I congratulated myself for being supercool because I was  incorporating something from another culture, something that I didn't grow up eating, into my meal plan rotation. Now I congratulate myself for being superlazy because these are so easy and forgiving to make. I…

Birthday Pictures

This is the seaside restaurant where the fam took me for a nice birthday dinner yesterday. Really it is a lovely setting when the windows aren't streaked with rain and the waves aren't violently crashing in the background. No wonder I was bummed out last night. It looks more like the opening scene of a…

Tomorrow is my birthday. I'm chewing an extra-strength TUMS and drinking tap water out of a plastic tiki mug. Birthday 2008 Wow! Birthday 2007 Today, darlings, is my birthday Birthday 2006 A Snapshot of Our Domestic Bliss Birthday 2005 In honor of the occasion, I will now give a gift to you and it's a…

Huffpo or Onion?

A popular online "news" outlet is reporting that June 3rd is National Fist Bump Day.  But which one is it – the satirical and fictitious Onion or the off-balance but utterly fascinating Huffington Post? Why,  it's Huffington Post!  (Clicking that link will also put you in the right place for an in-depth and  contemplative review…

In Which I’m Talking To Myself Around Here

Facts that I could assemble into a story if I had any energy left: I haven't worn makeup in so long, I can't find my makeup pouch. My husband has always told me that he thinks I look better without makeup on than with. There are certain things about my face that benefit from being…