Guilty Pleasures: Complete with “The Slap”

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All My Children | One Life to Live
YOU should have stayed DEAD! [KAPOW]

I have been a life-long watcher of All My Children and One Life to Live. And then ABC went and replaced them with, what – that show that was already cancelled and The Chew?

The Chew. Really, ABC?

But last week, they both returned on Hulu. I wasn’t overly excited at first but now? Bring on the fake pregnancies! The tampered-with paternity tests! The rapidly aged children who left for kindergarten and then came home as college drop-out owners of their own software companies! And those good ol’ Viki/Niki & Bessica/Tessica/Jessica multiple personality showdowns!

And the amnesia. Because no storyline is complete without someone not remembering who she’s married to… and then falling in love with that guy’s stepson.

And I won’t spoil it for you… but there’s already a mystery can’t-see-their-face patient and a kidnapping!

[Calm down, Shawnda…]

And speaking of other childhood favorites…

Books I read in the 5th Grade… and again last month
Next to the original Babysitters Club series, those were my absolute favorite books growing up. I have no idea how many times I’ve read them, but that number went up by 1 last month (thank you, library card + Kindle app). Spooky ghosts, a punky orphan, cats without shadows. Seriously, what 10 year old didn’t love a good Mary Downing Hahn ghost story?

And what 34 year old doesn’t cry her face into a nearly unrecognizable puffy mess at the end of Bridge to Terabithia.

(I’m *this* close to searching for old episodes of Swan’s Crossing and the Alyssa Milano’s The Canterbury Ghost.)

Stolen Kisses by OPI
My current favorite color for flip flop weather. (And it’s super popular with the 3-year-old crowd, too – hot pink toenails are the new sharpie-on-the-wall!)

Chicken Cheesesteak Sandwich

The Chicken Cheesesteak
It rivals a good burger… and some days, it’s even better. Like when someone else cooks it and you get to watch your favorite football players play softball on a picnic blanket from the outfield. Or you can just make it yourself at home… two nights in a row.

Jalapeno Mustard

Texas Pepper Works Jalapeno Mustard
GUYS. You know how to make a cheesesteak more awesome than you ever thought possible? Jalapeno Mustard. (And really, it just makes everything more awesome.) Yellow mustard studded with bites of sweet – and fiery – candied jalapenos. And if you don’t have access to it, it’s easily DIYable. They’re really easy to make, but if you don’t have a surplus of serranos & jalapenos from your garden yet, Texas Pepper Works also makes a mean jar of candied jalapenos.

8 comments… add one
  • ummmm that mustard sounds incredible. Where did you find it? I should have access to it, being in Texas!

  • When I would arrive home from school, my Mom was always watching All My Children. I also remember the Alyssa Milano’s The Canterbury Ghost. I love the Secret Garden which I’ve read to my girls. I will recommend the other two books to my soon to be 5th grader with The Witch of Blackbird Pond.

  • I love candied jalapeños and actually ventured into making them with all of the jalapeños from my garden last year. I’ll definitely have to mix them into a little mustard next time!! Sounds great!!

  • I love me some AMC. My mom has watched since day one and got me hooked as a preteen. Any chance we can get Kendall to eat even half of that chicken cheesesteak? It’s always worried me how thin she is!

  • Haha, love the drama of those soaps! So juicy. And speaking of juicy… I could go for a hot dog with that jalapeno mustard! Dashing over to HEB this instant to find me some!

  • Those are some of my childhood faves too! I recently re-read The Secret Garden and it made me want to re-read lots more. Also, I was recently gifted some jalapeño mustard and am HOOKED!

  • Joanna

    I just got super nolstalgic seeing ‘Wait till Helen Comes’!! I read that book sosososo many times and I STILL got chills every time! And I am def going to try beer glazed carmelized onions!! Thanks so much for the suggestion!! 🙂

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