Category Archives: Food

Amateur Wine Snobbery: Tasting Room Edition

I’ve recently taken up wine tasting as a hobby. And like any hobby from scrapbooking to spelunking, this one is consuming a great deal of my time and money. In fact, I’m enjoying it so much it’s starting to get … Continue reading

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How to Let Yourself Go During the Holidays

‘Tis the season for guilt. From too-many-drumsticks guilt to you-have-a-present-for-me-and-I-don’t-have-a-present-for-you guilt, we all indulge in some good old fashioned self-shaming during the holidays. From the moment the school supplies go on clearance to make way for the Iron Man costumes, … Continue reading

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Operation… and Other Games that Make Us Better

I love pasta. It’s a deep love, a passionate love, a two syllable lo-ove. And sometimes you do crazy things for love. So the other night when I was making a little rotini and one fell ever-so-dramatically under the burner, … Continue reading

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Party Pooper Prevention

My circle of friends adores gatherings. Game nights, cook offs, birthdays, Tuesdays – anything is an excuse to throw a shindig. Sometimes we go big with over-the-top themes, Pinterest-inspired décor, and elaborate menus; but even our simple weekly Bachelor nights … Continue reading

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Wine Math

I was recently perusing a new post, over at the always awesome The Food and Wine Hedonist, that was discussing the trouble with coffee math – the algorithm needed to factor six ounce coffee can directions into an eight ounce … Continue reading

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Last Meal – Happy 12/21/12

One of my favorite ways to get to know someone new is to ask them what they’d request for their death row meal (I’m sinister like that). More astonishing than the range of answers I’ve received – anything from mom’s … Continue reading

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For Your Convenience

  Just for fun, I was recently reviewing bank accounts to analyze my spending habits. So like a kid with Monopoly money, I used Mint.com to color-code my expenses by category, create a fancy chart of my monthly withdrawal patterns, … Continue reading

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