Coffee Pot Soup

I’m always looking for ways people can cook when they have limited access to the typical kitchen appliances. I’m also perpetually skeptical of lifehacking tips & neat ideas floating around the Internet (may… Continue reading

No Food Wasted: Leftover Pasta, sausage, and Mac -n-cheese= pierogie casserole 

We had pasta with sauce one evening . I serve pasta and sauces separately , letting each person add what they want to their pasta. I have one kid who can’t eat tomatoes… Continue reading

Snap News: NC cuts work requirement waivers and Maine institutes the asset test

    NC Senate votes to cut food stamps after GOPer promises it will make lazy people go to college This bill prohibits waivers for work requirements. Usually, states allow waivers to able-bodied… Continue reading

You can’t see every disability 

It’s Invisible Illness Week. I feel like I often have to remind people that not every disability or illness is a visible one . The topic usually comes up for me when others… Continue reading

Winter is Coming

Welp. Looks like this is what we’re heating the house with this winter. I haven’t named it yet. Does anyone else name inanimate-yet-productive things that are a daily part of your life? No… Continue reading

I finally made it to Aldi’s and didn’t swoon (and other thoughts on food shopping w/out transportation)

All the people who told me that I needed to go to Aldi’s if I really needed to save money on food will be relieved to know that we got a car a… Continue reading


   Like… food stamp and austerity challenges to see what it’s like to be poor instead of just listening to poor people tell it like it is. 

No Food Wasted: Leftover Spinach Salad= Greek-ish Omelette

The phone rang and I have ADHD, so my omelette scorched , then plain just fell apart but you’re not here for pretty food photography, right? This is the reason I prefer to… Continue reading

Our Rented Homestead

If someone made me sit down and write a “How I Spent My Summer” essay, it would read more like the lyrics to a woe-is-me country song. Thankfully it would be missing the… Continue reading

PAF Playlist : Kill the Poor

Listening to Dead Kennedy’s back when I was in a teenager, this song didn’t register quite the same way as it does today.