Just what the hell is an “All-Purpose Cookie Recipe?” Well, I’m glad you asked 🙂
With Christmas around the corner, you’re probably scrambling to clean your house, finalize your Christmas menu, and of course put your decorations up. On top of all that, you have to worry about all the yucky ingredients that are in traditional gingerbread house kits!
Well, not any more! I’ve got you covered…at least in the gingerbread house department! 🙂
This page includes a brief history of gingerbread, templates, a recipe for both the gingerbread and royal icing which will be used to build your structure, and a how-to video so you can make your gingerbread house alongside me! 🙂
Whether you’re rocking around the Christmas tree or snuggling up to your fireplace this year, these 5 Christmas cocktail recipes will keep you feeling warm and festive!
“Congratulations and I truly hope the absolute best for all of you in the future. Ok, final sign off. Bye!”
I have just recorded the final video of my first semester of remote teaching.
I’ve just finished telling my first group of students that I am so incredibly proud of them, that I hope they have so much success in their lives, to turn in any late work, and to stay in touch.
I am sitting in my soft, caramel brown leather chair, still holding my smile. I’m still staring at the camera and the blinding lights. My smile, though, starts to quiver and my eyes begin to well up with tears.
I can’t believe this has happened…I used to make fun of people who ordered a #PSL from Starbucks and here I am…writing a post about how to create your very own Paleo Pumpkin Spice Latte at home…ugh.
Who am I?!?
Besides wanting to be closest to one of the best art museums in the world (Hi, Art Institute of Chicago!), one of the reasons I moved from Arizona to Chicago was because I wanted to experience the seasons.
I definitely regret this decision once winter comes around each year *shudders* BUT I LOVE THE FALL!
The trees are beyond gorgeous when they start to change colors, and the crispness in the air once fall hits is pure magic. It makes you want to snuggle up with a cozy blanket and a nice cocktail to watch Hocus Pocus for the millionth time.
I don’t know about you, but I love creating food and drinks that fit a specific theme, holiday, or color scheme! And the Fourth of July checks all three boxes!
I go all out for pretty much any occasion (like that one time I went to a tiki bar wearing a Hawaiian print shirt and a lei only to be repeatedly mistaken for a server). Whether you are observing the Fourth this year or not, you can still enjoy a delicious cocktail…or 5 🙂
While it’s often associated with Mexican culture, the Margarita may actually be a descendant of three prominent cocktails in America during the 19th and 20th centuries.
I remember it so vividly.
It was the most perfect sunny day. I was on my way to go meet up with some friends at the park. Even though it was a relatively short drive, I still wanted to jam out to some feel-good tunes.
When I put on a random Spotify playlist of contemporary dancehall music, I heard that beautiful, familiar bassline from Nora Dean’s “Barbwire” blast through my speakers.
But then I realized that it wasn’t Dean’s song. It only sounded like it.
Everybody on the planet knows about the leather motorcycle jacket. It’s easily one of the most iconic fashion items and it has been for over a century. (You read that right: a century!) But just why and how the leather motorcycle jacket has remained popular may surprise you.