It's been a while.  A very long while.

Instead of blaming outside forces such as...
  • a new baby boy
  • sleepless nights
  • more sleepless nights
  • returning to be a full-time working parent
  • a slow computer
I'll just own up to the fact that HungerHabit took a back seat in my new world of motherhood.  So here's what you missed:

Photo Courtesy of Helen Killeen

Leo Thomas Killeen was born on March 19th, 2012, which makes him almost 10 months old now.  I can't even believe I'm saying that.  It feels like yesterday.  He's the cutest, sweetest, funniest little person I have ever laid my eyes on.  I'm clearly biased, but he's pretty damn amazing.  He's also developed curls.  Quite a few, in fact.

I stumbled through the first few months, trying to find my rhythm in a completely different world.  This world is filled with joy.  It's also filled with poop.  Lots of poop.  

I rarely cooked, I rarely ate, and I definitely didn't feel like blogging about my lack of food inspiration.

I went back to work.  I tried to get my brain working again.  It took a while, but after lots of love and support from my husband, family and friends, things started to resemble normality.  A new normal.  

Today, I am definitely back in the kitchen, cooking for us, cooking for Leo and cooking for family and friends.  It feels good.  It feels like home.

I've been doing my best to start Leo on the path to foodie stardom- testing his palate with homemade, organic goodness, many times with epic failure.  His scrunched up nose leads to the offensive new dish ending up in the bottom of his bib.  Hunger always wins out, though.  It doesn't hurt that he has a man-sized appetite.  His thighs are evidence alone of a tiny HungerHabit in the making.

It's January.  A time for resolutions.  Get fit, get healthy, stop drinking so much.  At first I thought my resolution would be to start blogging again.  The more I thought about it, it's really just a resolution to get back to what I enjoy and what makes me happy.  Cooking makes me happy.  Now I just have one more mouth to feed.

Here we go.

Happy 2013, everyone...HungerHabit's back.


  1. Welcome back Hungerhabit - good to see you!
    Looking forward to seeing new exciting recipes and posts.