Thursday, March 15, 2012


photo eSleep for my little Maisie is still so difficult as she’s still waking up for several hours each night due to congestion.  How she makes it through her busy & demanding days of school and gymnastics practice is just amazing but she is tired.  Maisie’s congestion has improved some since we removed refined sugar and high fructose corn syrup and then yesterday she finished her 30 day course of Augmentin.  Unfortunately things still aren’t right so I’m hoping that tomorrow when she visits the ENT, he’ll be able to look at her CT-scan and have some answers.  This congestion thing is getting really old and the girl needs to breathe and sleep better.

Today I posted my Improv Cooking Challenge recipe over on Cook Lisa Cook.  This month all the participating bloggers were asked to make any recipe of their choosing which included the two required ingredients, potatoes & cheese.  I knew immediately what I was going to make as this Loaded Potato & Buffalo Chicken Casserole recipe has been a favorite in our home for a few years and as I haven’t made it in ages nor have I ever posted the recipe to my blog, well it was time to make it again and post the recipe.  Just click on the picture to be taken to the recipe.


Other delicious recipes posted on Cook Lisa Cook include: Mango Lassi, Stir-Fried Asparagus with Water Chestnuts, Ginger & Cashews, Curried Roast Chicken Pieces with Spicy Sweet Potato & Carrots, Grilled Corn & Bacon Pudding, Oriental Chicken Salad, Potato Salad with Bacon, Coffee Crusted Steak, Home Style Chicken Curry, Watermelon FrostyMango Gazpacho, Toll House Double Stuff Oreo Brownies, Long Beans with Walnuts, Blacksmith Pizza, Rhubarb Crisp, Laksa, Math Book No Bake Cookies, Aloo Gobi, Mint Lassi, Red Curry Chicken, Lamb Curry, Grilled Corn, Avocado & Tomato Salad with Honey Lime Dressing, Baked Egg Cups Two Ways, Thai Peanut Salad, Holy Guacamole, Cantaloupe Agua Fresca, Wallaby Darned, Piggy-Out Cookies, Wicked Good New England Lobster Roll, Long Beans with Garlic, Super Simple Summer Shrimp Salsa Salad, Grandma’s Teriyaki Steak, Watermelon Tomato Gazpacho, Red Chinese Long Beans with Peppers & Red Curry, 24-Layer Crêpe Cake, Fig & Watermelon Salad, Grilled Chèvre & Fig Panini, Spicy Asian Cucumber Salad, Grilled Prawns, Spicy Brown Sugar Bacon, Kicked Up Piggy-Out Cookies, Pesto Pita Pizza, Cilantro Lime Chicken, Nutella Crêpes, Mango, Lime & Chile Spiced Ice Box Pie, Roast Beef & Garlic Herb Cheese Sandwich, Layered Crespelle with Bolognese, Fresh Mozzarella & Basil, Jamaican Jerk Meat Pies, Nutella No Bake Cookies, Velvety Mac & Cheese, Welsh Cakes, Tom Yam Ghoong (Spicy Shrimp Soup), Lime Jewels, Southwest Pasta Salad, Walnut Roca Squares, Uncle Bubba’s Shrimp & Grits, Chocolate Chip Gingersnaps, Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, Copycat “KFC” Coleslaw, Happy 6th Birthday Maisie Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, Caramel Stuffed Apple Cider Cookies, Thin Mint Irish Coffee, Caramel Apples, “Rotisserie” Chicken, Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwich, Mummy Hotdogs, Mango Upside Down Cake, Pork Belly Soup with Collard Greens, Aloo Tikki, Pink Strawberry Cake Balls, Praline Pumpkin Cheesecake, Apple Dumplings, Rum Cured Salmon, Apple, Cranberry & Rhubarb Crisp, Hasselback Potatoes with Garlic Sour Cream, Crunchy Oat, Almond, Cashew & Pebbles Granola Bars, Texas Chicken with Lime Butter, Biscoff Fudge, Eggnog Popovers with Cranberry Butter, Creamed Corn with Cheese and Cilantro, Potato Crusted Pork Chops, Oatmeal, Cashew & Chocolate Granola Bars, Texas Chicken Sandwich, Seared Scallops with Creamy Pesto & Lemon Pepper Pasta, Thai Chicken Noodle Soup, Glazed Lemon Squares, Chang-Style Brussels Sprouts, Maisie “safe” No Bake Cookies, Ponderosa Lemon & Sour Cream Tart, Pork Dumplings with Rice Wrappers, Sweet & Spicy Apple Pork, Dark Chocolate Dipped Candied Lemon Peel, Crunchy Fudgy Heart Bites, Double Chocolate Meyer Lemon Mousse Cake, Malted Pretzel Crunch, Shrimp & Avocado Salad with Carrot Ginger Dressing, Apple Pancakes, Baked Egg & Avocado, Health(ier) Peanut Brittle, Crab Cake Stuffed Mushrooms, Broiled Sushi and Tomato Sauce with Onion & Butter.



  1. Hi there, just a thought...wondered if you'd encased her mattress and her pillow in the allergy cases (covering the mattress with duct tape!)...dust mites are brutal on congestion!!
    Good luck with it.
    Snick :)

  2. Poor lamb. I hope you get some answers today.

  3. Sure hope you're able to get to the bottom of this soon!!

  4. Oh, it makes me sad to hear about Maisie's struggles with congestion and being so tired. Especially considering how busy she is. I really do hope you get answers and Maisie finds relief soon.

  5. Ooohhhh, that food looks delicious!

    I hope they figure out a way to help Maise. Poor thing. Give her our love.

  6. You don't know me but I have followed your blog a really long time. I have a 7 year old from China and remember your referral picture well:) I just wanted to say that I recently developed an intolerance to sugar and even the artificial sugars trigger me. I don't know if you allow any splenda or that type of thing in her diet but if so maybe you could try to eliminate that as well and see how she does.

    1. Hi Tracy, Thanks for following along with us all these years. I do not give Maisie any artificial sweeteners and she really only eats whole foods so no chemicals either. Right now her only sugars come from honey, agave & coconut palm sugar. Thanks though for the suggestion, I appreciate all the help I can get.

    2. I dont give my kids artificial sugars either so I figured you didn't. Just to clarify though-ALL sugar/sweeteners trigger me....honey, fruit, syrup etc as well as the real thing and artificial. Probably not her problem but thought I would clarify since the things you mentioned would be on my list of things I can not have....or shouldn't have....LOL

  7. Poor Maisie. I hope you found out something from the ENT.


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