What is LarkLife?

April 26, 2012

“There’s more to life than hitting a ball.”  Serena Williams “There’s more to life than increasing its speed.”  Mahatma Gandhi “There’s more to life than dancing, you know.  But not much more.”  Larkspur Dance & Choreography, who stole and then tweaked this quote from Steven Morrissey. This page is where you will find the “not […]

Take Your Child To Work Day

April 25, 2012

Hi, my name is Connor   🙂  Im off of school today because its take your child to work day! I get to see what my mom does she made me watch a dance competition video it was fun! She made me make a list for her meeting with Maggie from Liberty about the Kansas City […]

Take Your Child To Work Day Part 2

April 24, 2012

My name is Reagan.  I’m off school today because it’s take your child to work day AND because I got bit and fell off a horse.  And I won third place in a horse show not too long ago with the same horse that bit me.  I had to get stitches caused by the horse’s […]

“Natalie Made This And It Was Good” Salad

September 14, 2009

Natalie has celiac disease which means she can’t have gluten.  Gluten is in everything it seems like, except for plants.  So, she eats plants a lot.  One night we had dinner at Natalie’s.  I brought beef and chicken kabobs with rice, and she made this yummy side dish.  Very healthy.  Very tasty.  We all liked […]

My Chicken Salad Recipe That Mishra Really Liked Because It Doesn’t Have Nuts In It

September 13, 2009

4 Chicken Breasts with the bone and skin on 2 stalks celery, chopped fine 1/2 green pepper, chopped fine 2 cups grapes (I like to use red or black seedless), cut grapes in half if they are huge 2 large wooden spoonfuls mayo (I use Hellman’s Light) 2 tbsp sour cream (again, I use light) […]

Natalie Talks Teeth

September 12, 2009

Natalie graduated with a bachelor’s of science degree in dental hygiene from one of he top 10 dental schools in the country.  Yeah, she’s way smart.  She was also voted Student of the Year, a fact that pleases me to this day!  She knows a lot about teeth.  We don’t, and we don’t care to, […]

Tamara’s All-Time Favorite Thing to Eat Ever (Tomato, Mozzarella, Basil “Caprese” Salad)

September 10, 2009

Some small tomatoes, about 3 handfuls  (I like to use grape tomatoes and leave them whole, or large cherry tomatoes and you can cut them in half) About 1 lb fresh mozzarella (They have these little fresh mozzarella balls that are really convenient.  I’ve even used feta.  You just need a white cheese that’s on […]

Mishra Talks Digestion

September 9, 2009

Mishra holds a dual certification in Holistic Health Counseling from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and Columbia University.  Below is one of her wonderful and informative blog entries from Nutrisults, her innovative wellness company.  Check it out! I have made it a rule to give every tooth of mine a chance, and when I eat, […]

Ham and Broccoli Strata a.k.a. That Breakfast Casserole That I Fed You Every Morning When We Did The Whiskey Girl Thing

September 8, 2009

12 slices white bread (I know, I know.  White bread is evil and must be destroyed, but it’s perfect for this) 12 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and drained 2 cups cooked ham  (They actually sell cooked, cubed ham.  It’s usually in the same section as the […]

Mel’s Award Winning (no joke) Spicy Oatmeal Cookies

September 6, 2009

In 2005, I submitted this recipe to the Kansas City Star to be considered for their annual Christmas Cookie Contest.  I got so tired of seeing these women win this thing.  They were always from Overland Park, Kansas, and just so smug.  I entered this recipe and I won 2nd place in the Drop Cookie […]

Mishra’s Brown Basmati Rice

September 5, 2009

Before the LarkLife page starts reading like a cookbook entitled Hey, Let’s Get Really Fat!, I’m going to insert another blog entry from Mishra’s website Nutrisults. Brown rice, with its sweet nutty flavor, provides four times the amount of insoluble fiber found in white rice because it is a whole grain that has not been […]

Sir Mix-A-Lot Chocolate Chip Cookies

September 4, 2009

This is another cookie recipe that people just love.  It’s basically the Nestle Tollhouse recipe, but it’s been tweaked a little so that they stay soft and gooey.  There’s actually just a conventional amount of mixing involved, so don’t be scared off.  I just love these cookies so much, and that is why my butt […]

Janet Jackson Salad

September 3, 2009

Here’s that salad we ate at Cassie’s before the Janet Jackson concert.  That night it was heavy on the dressing, but I was probably just so excited to see Janet and also couldn’t wait to continue rifling through Cassie’s record collection.  I love this salad.  So versatile. You will need: Some lettucey greens.  I use […]

The Paula Deen Ooey Gooey Butter Cake Natalie Made Before She Got Celiac

September 2, 2009

Cake: 1 18 1/4-ounce package yellow cake mix 1 egg 8 tablespoons butter, melted Filling: 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 8 tablespoons butter, melted 1 16-ounce box powdered sugar Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine the cake mix, egg, and butter and mix well with an electric […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

September 1, 2009

Oh.  My.  Holy.  God.  In.  Heaven.  Mother Teresa would sell her soul to the devil for these cookies!!!!  Okay, probably not, but they are so very, very good.  My butt is getting fatter just thinking about them.  This recipe is a Hershey’s Cocoa, Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips group effort. You will need: 2¼ cups flour […]