A Super Bowl Champion

This year we’re ordering out the main meal for the Super Bowl party, so the pressure for perfecting a calzone or mathematically figuring out how much pulled pork each person will eat is off. I decided tackle (!) one of my favorite desserts – gooey brownies. They’re really simply to make, but emotionally it feels […]

If you can’t cook a turkey,

You’re not alone. I am deeply terrified of trying to cook a turkey. I’m no vegetarian, but just solo cooking a giant bird seems a bit horrific to me. Instead, I prefer to bring apps, sides, or a dessert to any Thanksgiving events I attend. If you’re responsible for appetizers, you might try one of […]

Sliding into Mudslides

There’s only a few weeks left of warm summer nights, and I plan to make the most of them! One of the best ways – for crews 21 and older – is to mix up a blender full of mud slides and enjoy a backyard fire pit. I first had a mudslide a few years […]

Pop bottles – or cans

While I have no complaints about prosecco, I have one or two thoughts on the containers. The small bottles are adorable – and I strongly encourage them for bridesmaid proposals – but they’re not quite the right size. A big bottle is too much to drink on your average night by yourself, and unless you’ve […]

Slowly Slowcooking

It might be a deep-rooted paranoia, or just maybe a lingering concern from all of those “stop, drop, and roll” trainings we had as kids, but I’m terrified of crock pots. I’m so nervous to leave them on at home while going to work. I literally unplug all of our appliances when I leave for […]