No Cow Chocolate Banana Bread: $2/GNC

Mornings are becoming earlier, blearier, and grumpier. We’re far from a night-owl house, but before there’s enough a touch of color in the sky, Louise recently has taken to wiggling and chatting with stuffed animals, … read on …


Skinny Girl Lemon Swirl: $1.49/Kroger

Rang in the New Year drinking some lemon spiked bubble water carbonated can thing that was shoved into my hand upon arrival to a festive (and thankfully kid-friendly) party. Men in tuxes and their wives … read on …


Bobo’s Oat Bar Maple Pecan: $3.99/Higher Grounds

A belated rectangular Christmas greeting. I had a restful holiday week at my parents with such rectangular activities as holding rectangular cards playing Gin Rummy with my Dad (I kindly let him beat me a … read on …


Oh Yeah! One Cookies & Cream: $1.20/Publix

White rectangles lighting up drowsy faces as seen through foggy glass rectangles framed in yellow. My morning jog had me passing four counties’ worth of school buses between 5:45 and 6:30 a.m. this morning, and … read on …


Belvita Cranberry Orange: $3.49/Box of 5/Kroger

I make a wicked cranberry salsa for the holidays that has cilantro, roasted pineapples and onions, with lime and orange juice. I wouldn’t eat it any other time of the year because every fruity/sweet/smoky/tart bite … read on …


Plum Organics Jammy Sammy Grape: $4.99/Box of 5/Publix

Grape so seldom makes its way into the flavor spectrum of bars, maybe because its overly-purple, sweet and artificial taste evokes a smashed peanut butter and jelly sandwich found in the bottom of a crumpled … read on …


Ansi Cheesecake Chocolate Peanut Butter: $1.99/Whole Foods

Ansi Cheesecake Chocolate Peanut Butter bar is so dense it leaves pronounced teeth bite marks just like the mold that you bite into at orthodonist or dentist (do they still use those?) for marking your … read on …


Oh Yeah! One Peanut Butter Pie: $2/GNC

My air conditioner was recently repaired and it’s kicking on and off with cool air bursts, and yet yesterday heralded in an early morning bite in the air resulting in everybody smiling a little broader … read on …


Kellog Pastry Crisp Blueberry: $2.99/Box of 5/Kroger

My conversational French is pitiful, tres mal. On occasion, I’ll put on something in French on Netflix without the subtitles and can squeak by, but for the most part, my knowledge of the French language … read on …


Brookside Blueberry Dark Chocolate Acai: $1.99/CVS

Not long ago, I was aburst with a new job opportunity joy and despite my car warning me of “required maintenance” based on the 535 miles that I put on the sweet gal driving to … read on …