S’mores-ish Cookie Bars


London, England. Home to the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. As well as Diagon Alley, The Leaky Cauldron, and Gringotts Wizarding Bank. It’s also where Sherlock and many Doctor Who episodes take place. You know what my hubby said when we saw a commercial for the Olympics? “I hope that David Tennant lights the Olympic flame.” And that is just reason 5,486,902 why [...]

Cinnamon Sugar Pull Apart Bread

How to make cinnamon sugar pull apart bread

Mother’s Day was yesterday.  How many of us truly got the entire day off from mom duty?  Not many, that’s for sure. If you have to spend time in the kitchen on Mother’ Day, why not make the most of it by having your kids join you. This recipe is perfect for little hands to [...]

A Taste of Summer in the Winter


I am something of an accidental foodie. I realized this when I found myself picking up INGREDIENTS instead of carry out. I think everything tastes better when I cook it, plus I don’t worry about the expiration date on the chicken at the local greasy spoon. So, yes, the foodie thing may have its roots [...]

Pumpkin Crunch

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My favorite time of the year is right around the corner. Pretty soon I’m going to be belting out some tunes from either “Merry Christmas” by Mariah Carey or “Christmas Portrait” by the Carpenters and making warm spiked chocolate beverages. My floor will be covered with wrapping paper, washi tape, and tons of ribbon. My [...]

Oreo-Stuffed Cookie Cups

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It’s not even Thanksgiving but I’ve already started putting together my list of Christmas gifts I need to purchase. Yes. I’m one of those people. I absolutely adore the holiday season. I love the (nearly) guilt free overindulgence. I can’t get enough of all the twinkling lights, lawn carousel snow globes, and rooftop reindeer. I [...]

How to Be A Hippie Earth Mother Crunchy Mom


Listen up chicas, you want to be famous? You want to be on the cover of Time magazine? You want legions of fans who slurp up your words like thirsty wolves sucking at the recently torn jugular of young sheep? (Okay, maybe I need to work on my similes) You want that, you got to [...]

How to Make Quiche Real Men Will Eat

This picture has nothing to do with quiche and everything to do with Easter.

Every Easter, I pull out this recipe. Not only am I a creature of habit, but it’s also a dish that everyone from my vegetarian sister to my manly man father will eat. A thick slice of this quiche is delicious warm or cold and it’s even better re-heated two nights later when you find [...]

Maple Cinnamon Cupcakes


The other day my 2-year-old said something that made me a little sad but was totally true. Very innocently, after she gave me a hug, she said, “Mommy, your tummy wiggles.” At first I laughed. And then I felt a slight sting to my ego. It’s not like I have or every really wanted super [...]

Enter to Win @ThePioneerWoman Cookbook Contest!

Ree Drummand, The Pioneer Woman - Food From My Frontier

I’m lucky to have a very sweet friend named Ree Drummond. Who happens to be a pretty fabulous cook. Who also happens to be amazingly bendy. True Story. She can cook like a mofo. She writes like a badass, too. And her pictures? Don’t even talk to me! There’s proof in the new cookbook she’s [...]

Cheap and Easy Bubble Bath


First, a disclaimer: I’d never recommend that you lean over the tub with a cell phone like the woman in the above photo. Second, if you look that rested anytime of the day or night AND you’re in the tub, I want to point out that this is Aiming Low. You know that, right? That said, [...]

How to Make Okra and a Very Brief Non-History of Zero

Okra Indian Style

There are one of two things upon which every human being on the planet can agree: okra is good or it’s gross. I’ll give you a second to soak up that brilliance. In Pakistan and India, okra is the dish for all the aiming low subcontinent cooks. Of COURSE people “aim low” in Asian countries. [...]

How to Make Nut-Free, HFCS-Free Granola Bars

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Watch out, I’m getting crunchy granola on you now. Well, only crunchy on the outside; sweetly chewy on the inside. This is getting confusing. I’m talking about granola bars, not my life philosophy. Though if I had an actual life philosophy it wouldn’t have high-fructose corn syrup in it. And it would be honey sweet. [...]