Alisa. 37. New Hampshire. Married for almost three years to this wonderful, funny, smart guy. Previously married. Went through in-vitro fertilization to have my five year old magical son Keegan. Stepmother to the charming Isabelle (6). Gushingly in love with our baby boy Harper(1). Policy Wonk and dreaded bureaucrat. Lover of fine cuisine, honeybees, truly romantic moments and the underdog.
Curried Beef Short Ribs

Note: I found this was more realistically four servings.

Finishing this dish with lime zest and juice brightens its rich flavors.

Yield 6 servings (serving size: about 3 ounces ribs, 2/3 cup rice, and about 2 1/2 tablespoons sauce)

2 teaspoons canola oil
2 pounds ...continue reading

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Before The Dawn

Remember that rug I mentioned? Well there have been some tugs on it but I standing firm. You know what is the most surprising thing about going through my divorce?
I still believe in the concept of marriage. I am all about the partnership, the monogamy and the lifetime commitment. So I'm going to pass on my membership card to the bitter divorced club. I still don't know how you stand up again and make a promise to someone after everything you've been through. But I have hope. I figure when the right person comes along this time I'll be wiser and it will no longer feel so scary.

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