Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting


I’m one of those people who can easily spend an hour wandering around Target. The brightly colored home goods beg me to browse through its section. I usually shop for clothes at thrift stores but the women’s clearance rack always needs to be checked because you never know what you might find. And then there’s [...]

An Open Letter to Chocolate

chocolate lust

Dear Chocolate, Are you sitting down? I think you need to sit down for this. Let me just cut to the chase and say it: we need to take a break. And by break I mean I’m packing your bags and shipping you out. It’s been swell and all but this whole relationship just doesn’t [...]

Get This Laptop to the ER, STAT!


My laptop had a stroke. There were no warning signs. One minute all my gigahertz and jigawatts were working fine, and the next; nothing… nada… zippo. It wasn’t a sniffle or a snort. It was sudden death. Sensing that something really, really bad had happened, I immediately called my local Apple store to make an [...]

The Chocolate Vs. Sex Competition


We’ve all seen those reports: over half of women would rather eat chocolate than have sex. Supposedly because chocolate “never disappoints.” And as a mood enhancer, chocolate–at least good chocolate–can certainly do the job better and quicker than a roll between the sheets (or on the tabletop or wherever you prefer). But come on! I [...]

Quintuple Chocolate Pudding Pie


My husband. Great father. Smart. Funny (sorta). And a big geek. Or nerd. Whichever term you prefer.

Milk Dud Brownies

fudgy brownies with milk duds

It only took about 5 dates (if that) for me realize that I didn’t like my future husband’s mother. She was mean, y’all. No, really. Mean. Also? Scary. She didn’t like me back, so it’s cool. We pretended to like each other and one day we just kind of meant it. Fake it til you [...]

5 Things I Just Don’t Get

I often shy away from admitting that I don’t get something because I don’t want to come off like some kind of backwater troglodyte, but I’m going to dive in today and fess up. If I’m a troglodyte, so be it. 1 This is my friend Shanan’s patented WTF look. If nothing else, I at [...]

In the Beginning There Was NY Cheesecake & Chocolate {Recipe}

Don’t tell Anissa, but I am not really a writer. Well, not a good one at least. You can imagine my surprise when she asked me to contribute a monthly cooking column to Aiming Low. I guess we really do “aim low” around here! Seriously though, to say that I am beyond honored to be [...]

Fat Chick Fashion Plea

Dear Clothes Designers, I am a big girl, always have been. All it takes is a look at me or the inside of my refrigerator and it’s obvious. Even at my lightest weight I am still 5 foot 10, broad in the shoulders and with large beautiful breastages thanks to the wonders of no children [...]