Category Archives: Holidays

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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10 Steps to Crafting Your New Year’s Resolutions

The toasts have been toasted, the kisses have been kissed, and it’s officially a new year. This is going to be your year – because you’re going to resolve it. And 365 days from now you’re going to be your … 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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It’s Beginning to Sound a Lot Like Christmas

Just like you know it’s officially Halloween when evergreen wreaths and glitzy ornaments replace grills and acrylic tableware on store shelves, you know it’s officially Thanksgiving when Bing and Nat replace Justin and Taylor. It’s been “the most wonderful time … Continue reading

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Peep Show

My mantra has always been, “if it’s not chocolate it’s not worth it,” so when Easter candy makes its annual appearance about four days after Christmas I eschew the jelly beans and hard candies in favor of, well pretty much … Continue reading

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How to Fake a Gourmet(ish) Meal

Growing up as the only child of a single working and MBA-earning mother, I learned to “cook” at an early age. The infamous Alphabit/Lucky Charms medley was my specialty, but I could also make a mean peanut-butter-on-a-spoon. As my skills … Continue reading

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