The Stink of Summertime

Mamacita says:  My kitchen smells like cantaloupe.  I can’t work in there till it goes away.  My husband loves melons and in the summer, he buys them as often as he can.  In his family, people fought wars over who … Continue reading

Homemade Pizza, Anyone?

Mamacita says: Pizza was originally a quick and easy dinner for a busy Neopolitan housewife on baking day. She saved out some dough from her family’s weekly bread and made a quick, nutritious dinner for her family by adding sauces, … Continue reading

It’s Hoosier Persimmon Pudding Time Again!

Mamacita says: It’s beginning to edge onto autumn (translation: it will soon be autumn) and here in southern Indiana, and that means it’s time to start thinking about persimmons.  It’s time to think about pawpaws, too, but this post is … Continue reading

BlogHer 2012: My Perspective

Mamacita says:  I’ve only just returned from New York City, where the best BlogHer conference yet was held.  While I may be home now, my head and heart are still mingling with the 5,000 women (and men) in the Hilton … Continue reading

Black Bean Lasagna

Mamacita says:  People are asking me for the recipe for my vegetarian black bean lasagna, so here it is! Ingredients: lasagna noodles (uncooked) 3 1/2 cups spaghetti sauce 1 cup sliced mushrooms (canned or fresh) 1 green pepper, diced 1 … Continue reading

The Queen's "We" Loves Morel Mushrooms

Mamacita says:  It’s that time again.  That’s right; it’s finals week. Oh wait, that wasn’t what I meant to say. It’s that time again.  The morel mushrooms are here. My husband still speaks wistfully of the day he and the … Continue reading