Category Archives: Miscellaneous

20 Times I Loved As A 22-Year Old

Tomorrow’s my birthday. If I have the energy I might make a carrot cake or a flourless chocolate cake. More likely I’ll yelp a bakery where they sell gluten-free cupcakes and call it a day. Here are 20 times I’ll miss from being 22, but I know there are 40 more waiting for me at…

Cowboy Caviar

My favorite recipes all have two things in common: They’re easy and they’re delicious. This one’s both. This dip’s about as easy as it comes. There’s no cooking or processing. Just mix all the ingredients and voila! (Or whatever the Mexican equivalent of voila is.) Make sure to soak the onions before adding them to…

Creamy Avocado Onion Dip

Stonyfield partnered with Late July this month to challenge their Clean Plate Club members to make a perfect dip recipe using Stonyfield Greek. When it comes to dips, sour cream and onion is a clear winner for me. It’s just the right amount of sweetness and tag. But it’s also probably as unhealthy as you…

Storytellit For Social Media

I usually avoid blogging reviews and non-food topics these days but this one’s a little different. The company I work for, Likeable Local, recently launched a new app called storytellit and I’d love to share it with you and get your feedback. Storytellit is a free social media tool you can use on your desktop…

#NYCWFF 2013

Unpictured: Anne Burrell, Sunny Anderson, a stocked swag bag, a wine glass necklace, some Instagrams, a handshake with Justin Warner, a ton of sampling and 3 trips to Tito’s Vodka’s booth. Thanks so much to Shelly and Erin and the Big G cereals team at General Mills for the invite and showing me around the…

A Q & A With the No Meat Athlete

Last week I got the chance to meet up with Matt, the No Meat Athlete, in New York after getting an early copy of his new book(!!). The last time I met up with Matt was when he was running the Boston Marathon; since then he’s run a 100-miler and started plans to run a…

10 Signs I’ve Moved To NYC

1. I no longer go to the M&M store every time I’m in a 5-block radius. 2. $8 for a drink seems like a good deal. 3. The hardest commitment I’ve made in the past 2 weeks was deciding which gym to join. 4. I Instagram photos from the Today Show(but am not working for…

Now Better With Ziplist

I’ve had a really great time with this blog for the past 3 years—obviously I wouldn’t still be posting if I didn’t love it. But there’s only been so much I could do with a blog, a camera, and minimal knowledge of technology(seriously, you don’t learn enough about html coding when you get a degree…

Ina Garten’s Caramel Sauce

I like to think I can make most things without looking up a recipe. I can’t. More than a few first attempts end up in the garbage or down the drain. I don’t think it’s a waste though whenever you try something new and learn from it one way or another. Cooking’s an art, right?…

What Makes A Good Cookbook

This week #confessyourunpopularopinion was trending on Twitter and here’s mine: On the whole, I hate cookbooks. For starters they’re clumsier and more limited than looking up recipes online, but that isn’t the real problem. What’s worse is that most don’t actually teach you how to cook. If a cookbook just gives you a long ingredient…

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