Meet Marnie

An update since the last is over 5 years old.

  1. Knowledge truly is power. I’m grateful to those who share what fills their brain in an effort to make the world a better place.
  2. I’d be no where with out P!nk, my yoga practice, podcasts (Reply All is my favorite), #theroolife, this chocolate bar, and wine.
  3. I try to do something every year I don’t think I can actually accomplish. This year I gave up chips. It is arguably one of the worst decisions of my life.
  4. My life is complete with my boys, Michael and Skydoo. There is little in life they can’t make better and I get to marry the less furry one in less than 6 months.
  5. I could watch makeup tutorials all day.
  6. Last year I read all the Harry Potter books and cannot wait to read them to my children someday.
  7. I seriously cannot wait to eat chips and salsa again.
  8. My life changed drastically, for the better, after reading this quote. “How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.” Thank you Wayne Dyer.
  9. Life also improved drastically when I decided to try just about anything, at least once.
  10. If salmon is on the menu, I’ll probably order it.

Me? Ok… you asked for it.

  1. I am on Trophy’s website way too much for not living anywhere near Seattle.
  2. Outside of food, if I can’t get it at Target (a.k.a heaven on earth) I probably don’t need it.
  3. I took band in high school to avoid art. I really wish I hadn’t.
  4. I use food as my secret weapon.
  5. Right now, I’m making my first ever batch of banana bread. (Who makes sushi before they make banana bread?)
  6. I try to eat in moderation. I try to work out. I try to cook healthy.  I have good intentions. Sometimes bad is undeniably good.
  7. If  one could make an Olympic event based on the awesome-ness (yes, I believe in “ness”) of their  fabulous friends & family, I would be confident in taking gold.
  8. I judge people who don’t like ranch, peanut butter and cream cheese.
  9. I love comebacks, 90210, NKOTBSB, Bret Michaels and have you seen Jennifer Grey on DWTS?  I could really go on forever here… but you get my point.
  10. I grew up in Texas. We visited New Orleans often as children.

I remember the first time we went to Cafe Du Monde for beignets. You see, my Dad was is one of those dads that made makes us try everything.  All. The. Time.

What a silly rule.

As a 10-year-old, I yearned to remove the onions and peppers from the supreme pizza that sat before me. You can imagine my excitement when I was told we were eating these foreign, beignets for breakfast.  I begged for another choice.  Something. There had to be a croissant in New Orleans. Well, anyone who knows my Dad knows there wasn’t a chance on this earth for one of those option things. It was a rule, you had to try it once.  I placed the unwanted pastry in my mouth with as much hesitation as I could get away with. I took a bite. And I loved it.

What a fantastic rule.

From that moment forward not only did I trust my father with my taste buds but, I looked forward to trying new food.

Thank you Dad.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. kathy says:

    Love it love it love it!!! great job Marnie!! Loved your story about beignets! I was told too that I HAD to try one! well…..i wanted more then one!
    going to try your cinammon rolls! your Mom said they were THE BEST !!! great job! keep it going !

  2. Maureen Morris says:

    Love your stuff, sweetheart! Katie showed me and it looks wonderful! Great recipes! Love u even more since you share my passion-cooking! We should hang out–bring your recipes, and I would love to participate! Love you, Momo!

  3. Michael S. says:

    this makes me feel good…as a father of two young girls (5 & 7), it is heavenly to see a five-year old “eat their veggies” to get the blue cheese, or even as far as the 7-year-old saying she prefers meal worms to crickets because “they don’t get as caught in your teeth as the crickets,” you know you’ve struck gold…OK, OK, no, I don’t make my kids eat bugs, but a entomologist visited their school and offered up some of what “many people use a primary source of protein”…and she dove in!

  4. My dad has that rule, too, and I’ll always be grateful.

  5. Mollie says:

    Marnie – you are amazing. That’s it. Amazing.

    1. Marnie says:

      The feeling is mutual you! (P.s. I think you could sub the pork for apples in the butternut squash lasagna…)

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