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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Simple Gifts

I had my performance review at work yesterday because I have almost been here a year. I can't believe it. I have learned so much but there is still so much more to learn and do. It helps that I absolutely love it. All the feedback on my review was very positive and I was reassured that I am going in the right direction and taking the appropriate leadership role. My career is very important to me and I am constantly looking for ways to continue growing. But the best compliment I got this week came from a friend.

"I always feel better when I talk to you."

Thanks, Erika. Me too.

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