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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A Snowball's Chance

I will post about the weekend which was wonderful. But I must share this news. Guess what was waiting for me in the mailbox when we got home today?


That's right kids. I freakin' got in!!! I am thrilled. Scared but thrilled. I am not even going to think about how hard it is going to be until I enjoy this for a few more days.
There I was holding that big envelope, tears in my eyes and my hands shaking. And that was after I opened it and saw the acceptance in the first line.
So I have belly full of filet mignon and I am about to go eat my cheesecake. Because I really wanted to celebrate. And every time I think about it I get tears back in my eyes.

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