Tour de Cocktails (San Francisco Trip)

A view from the end of the Golden Gate Bridge looking toward Sausalito.

“I have always been rather better treated in San Francisco than I actually deserved.” – Mark Twain Last month, I had the pleasure of joining two friends, Kevin and Jamie, on a journey to San Francisco. Departing from Chicago, we would’ve taken any weather over 40 degrees, but were fortunate to have landed on the first more »

Trader Joe’s Best (Addicting) Items

A round-up of my favorite addictive snacks from Trader Joe's

This isn’t one of those “here are the healthiest items at Trader Joe’s” or “you can make a week of meals for $25 with this Trader Joe’s grocery list” article. This is a binge-worthy “you must try these foods if you have a soul, a stomach, and you’re not lactose or gluten intolerant” type of article. more »

MORE Zing and Pep Cookies

MORE Zing and MORE Pep Cookies

While pondering what to name these cookies, I thought about how a reasonable person likely never would have made them. MORE MORE MORE is my motto. Chocolate ice cream with caramel swirls and sea salt and raspberries and hot fudge and sprinkles and cookie dough and brownie chunks? I’m in. Moderation is for punks. Okay, okay, I don’t more »

New Year, Same You

Hi! Wanted to let you know, you don’t have to radically change your life just because some Roman decided to make a calendar based on the moon and the tides and his sister’s period or whatever. You really don’t have to change. You can, and I totally support you (maybe just in spirit, I really don’t have the time), more »