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Twenty-Below Pea Soup

Hello from the frigid north! It's officially hit zero degrees here pretty regularly, which means that I'm writing this while sitting inside underneath two blankets, hissing at the outside world. It's too cold to do much of anything, so we've been doing as much as possible while inside. My long afternoon ...

Recipe Round-Up: November 2016

Last month, I began a new segment on the blog called Recipe Round-Up, where I share with you the recipes that I have been using that I found yummy enough to recommend. For November, my butt was saved at several family functions by these recipes, and I am eternally grateful for ...

Let’s Talk About Weight

Is there anything that bursts a foodie's bubble quicker than mentions of the scale? After sifting through hours of food porn and cake recipes, it brings us back down to earth so fast that we see stars. While browsing Pinterest and dessert blogs, I can create a world for myself where no food is off ...

The Ups and Downs of Test Baking

Since finals are coming up quickly and I can feel that familiar stress demon wrapping itself around my neck, I've been using baking as a way to escape my worries (there's a reason I'm not a size zero, guys). In order to distract myself, I set out to create an easy chocolate chip cookie recipe, because ...

Parmesan Mushroom Pasta

In case you haven't read the first two installments of my Veggie Virgins series, you can find them here and here. I started this series as a way to help people who feel intimated by cooking vegetables for the first time. I know I've mentioned this before, but I took a vow at the beginning of the year to ...

DIY Thanksgiving Tea Towels

Thanksgiving, to me, is like a pre-Christmas. Except it's even better, because I don't have to spend a lot of money on presents and everyone is talking about food. It's basically the most wonderful time of the year. Full Disclosure: I haven't been sewing for very long at all. In fact, I have only had ...

Cold Weather Tips

Having grown up in one of the coldest places in America, I can honestly say that I have learned a thing or two about how to deal with the cold. Every winter I find a new way to keep myself warm. Sometimes of these ideas are great, sometimes they are silly and don't last long. I decided to take a look at ...