Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for the ‘Host/Hostess’

Welcome to our multi-part “Holiday Gift Guide” series! We hope that you’ll find some great ideas for all of the folks on your shopping list. As always, let us know if you have gift guide requests in the comments. If the people on your shopping list are anything like me, they’d probably love to receive gifts that might make hosting parties and get togethers a little easier and a lot...

The Pear-fect Martini

I was Karen Walker, aka Anastasia Beaverhausen, for Halloween and no Karen costume would be complete without a strong martini in hand. Rather than toting around a more traditional, dry martini I opted for a fruity version. I’m so glad I did because this has easily become one of the easiest and tastiest cocktails I’ve made in quite a while. INGREDIENTS: 2 ounces pear vodka (I used Absolut) 1 ½...

Autumn Essentials

Call me basic, but I’ve been dreaming of autumn since August. As a kid, I never understood why ‘grown-ups’ were so anxious for summer to end but, let’s face it, I’m basically a grandma and autumn gives me the perfect opportunity to cozy up with a flannel blanket, drink hot tea, and watch Mountaineer football. Because I have so many cool weather must-haves, I thought it only made sense to...

The Cool List: March 30, 2016

Avocado Toast Honestly, avocado toast is on the eternally cool list because I eat it EVERY.DAMN.DAY. Sometimes in the morning I realize that I could catch an earlier bus if I just grabbed a yogurt and a granola bar, but almost every time I choose the toast over getting to work early, which also means I choose the toast over LEAVING work early – THAT is how much it means...