"When the stars make you drool just like a pasta fazool, ...that's amore!" Dean Martin said it, so it must be true. I cannot tell you how delicious Pasta Fagioli is. It reminds me of my childhood. It reminds me of my grandmother. It reminds me of why I fell in love with cooking in the first place. This is a sentimental, classic dish for me. I did … [Read more...] about Pasta Fazool (Fagioli) a.k.a. Pasta Frugal
Blasia Modawar is a guest blogger for BOTTLESOUP. An excellent chef with years in the food service industry, Modawar is not a mommy - but she's the kind of friend you keep as a mommy, and she's an excellent resource for all things gourmet. Welcome, Blasia! Thanks for posting your very first article on BOTTLESOUP! Follow Blasia on Twitter @bmodawar for up-to-the-minute recipes … [Read more...] about Tiramisu and he will love you!
Brian and I took the night off from being parents. We dropped Clark at my mother-in-law's house, and we planned on coming home so I could nap and Brian could work on a project. However, Brian's project got postponed, and since Clark was already at grandma's, we figured we would take advantage of the night off. We went shopping and spontaneously grabbed sushi at a snazzy little … [Read more...] about How We Spent Our Baby’s First Halloween
One thing first time parents often worry about is if having a baby will change who they are as a person. And, if it does, is it a change for better, or for worse? There are so many ways your life changes after you have a baby. You no longer have the independence to "drop everything" and play hooky or even grab a late bite. When you look at the clock, and it's 2AM, you're not … [Read more...] about Will Having a Baby Make Me a Different Person?
There are some days when time stands still. A 5AM diaper change transforms from a dirty, gag-worthy chore into moments you'll remember for the rest of your life. At two months old, I know Clark won't stay this size forever. These moments, no matter how precious or filthy, are only temporary. And these moments are distinctly different from all other moments in your life, because … [Read more...] about Carpe Diem, or Carpe-the-Moments-Until-the-Next-Diaper-Change