Home Chef Box Review: Crispy, Creamy, & Light

Y’all, I really struggled trying to come up with a title that could summarize this box. It’s ALL OVER THE PLACE. I also had a hard time picking three for the box (you will never see me pay for shipping, Home Chef! NEVAR!) but I had to have a box this weekend or face starvation. Yes, I’m home alone (lol jk I have three dogs with me) so the probability of an entirely-snack dinner is high. Hence: Home Chef. Because if there is real food in the fridge that needs eating, I’ll cook. Not just if I’m hungry, or because it’s the right thing to do. No, it’s my aversion to waste that brings my butt into the kitchen. Continue reading “Home Chef Box Review: Crispy, Creamy, & Light”

Make 10 DIY concrete incense holders for under $20. Alternative bachelorette party favors, birthday presents, or just an unusual and handmade gift idea.

DIY Concrete Incense Holders

All the cool kids are decorating with concrete. It’s a dope material, tough and durable, and heavy as hell. Concrete is gorgeous because of all its crack and crevices and color variations. It means business and looks both super industrial and ultra modern/minimalist all at once. Have I convinced you yet? Then stick with me and learn how to make your own concrete incense holders. Continue reading “DIY Concrete Incense Holders”

Reviews of Blue Apron's Smoky Seared Cod w/ Potatoes & Dates, Miso-Butter Chicken w/ Freekeh & Carrots, and Pork & Cabbage Tacos w/ Pineapple Jalapeno Salsa

Blue Apron Box Review: By Land, Air, & Sea

I know I always say this, but BLUE APRON I MISSED YOU SO MUCH! For real, it seems like every time we take a week off from meal kit deliveries, I feel totally wiped out and ready for someone else to do the thinking and shopping for me again. This time at least I can blame SXSW and spending my weekend volunteering on my feet for the masses. It’s so draining to have entitled tech ~professionals~ (and college kids pretending to be them) yell at you for 6 – 8 hours a day. Continue reading “Blue Apron Box Review: By Land, Air, & Sea”

Surprise! ModCloth kills it with their ~MYSTERY~ deals every season. See what showed up as my Stylish Surprise accessory and apparel items for Spring 2017!

ModCloth Stylish Surprise Review

Remember when I got that KWAZY sample box from Influenster and wrote about everything inside? Yeah so that was a blast and I wanted to do it some more. This is a bit less fun since I had to pay for my ~STYLISH SURPRISE~ items using my own money (rather than getting them gratis to review) but whatever. I have been ordering stuff from ModCloth’s mystery sales for as long as I can remember. I’m SUCH a sucker for a mystery anything. This goes way back — remember white Airheads?! MY REASON FOR LIVING IN 4TH GRADE.

Normally I’m one of the first weirdos to get to ModCloth’s Stylish Surprise page and I get one of everything, thankyouverymuch. But I’ve been burned before! Continue reading “ModCloth Stylish Surprise Review”

Sweet (red) vermouth, dark rum, and honey simple syrup make up this cocktail that's sweet, herbal, and perfect to end your day with.

Red, Rum, & Honey Cocktail

For reasons unknown, I’m having my vermouth moment. Vermouth intrigues me, partially because it’s an alcoholic mixer. Partially because I can keep it in the fridge and not stress about it going bad before I can use it. And, on top of that, I’m into it as a way to make other alcohol BETTER. So yeah, I guess vermouth and I are “talking.” Which is why I figured out how to use the sweet kind in this new, simple cocktail. Just red, rum, & honey. Hang tight, you’ll get it in a second. Continue reading “Red, Rum, & Honey Cocktail”

Raspberry Green Tea Banana Bread

Raspberry Green Tea Banana Bread

Let me level with you: I have a shopping problem. Well, not really a problem, maybe more like a pattern. I read about something cool then I immediately start doing research on this cool then. THEN, I buy the thing if the research pans out even a little. (Research consists 99% of Amazon review-reading.) This pattern is how I came to be the owner of a 2 lb bag of matcha powder after reading that it is good for your skin. It’s bitter AF and tastes like sad grass, and I’ve been trying to use it up for three years. I’ve hit my limit of seeing it in the pantry, so I’ve been making green tea everything to try and use it up. This is how we get to today’s recipe: raspberry green tea banana bread. Continue reading “Raspberry Green Tea Banana Bread”

History & recipe for the Sazerac: rye whiskey, Peychaud's bitters, absinthe, sugar cube, and lemon peel. Learn to make it properly and thank me later!

Serious Cocktails: The Sazerac

There are a lot of different types of cocktails out there. Bubbly cocktails. Fruity cocktails. Cocktails that require straws. Cocktails that are best shared. Even some that are better made by the pitcher! (These are rare.) But I would remiss if I didn’t, from time to time, call out the serious cocktails. Cocktails that are about the booze, front and center. They deserve to be hailed in a class of their own, and I intend to do so, starting now. This is the first post in a series I’ll be working on about SERIOUS COCKTAILS. And, with Fat Tuesday just behind us, what better place to start than with the Sazerac? Continue reading “Serious Cocktails: The Sazerac”

Home Chef Box Review: Welcome to Sauce Town

The apocalyptic cold season of February seems to have abated. (Thank God.) I feel like I lost about 4 days, just gone, to being sick. Definitely one of those weeks where having Home Chef take care of the bulk of meal planning and shopping is ideal! I was again surprised and impressed by their predominantly meat-and-veggies options for this week’s box:

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