You read that correctly — Salted. Caramel. Chocolate. Chip. Cookie. Bars. And, yes, they are as amazeballs as you think they are. Continue reading
If I wanted to live in a winter wonderland, I’d move to Buffalo, Michigan, or one of the Dakotas. Between the polar vortexes (vortices?) and what seems like unending snow storms, I’m this close to packing all my shit up and moving to Florida. Continue reading
When this song came on the radio today, my coworker came out of the office and pointed up to the speaker. “Are they really playing ‘Creep’?” Continue reading
It sounds like a weird combination, but this soup is a tradition in my family. It came from a restaurant that one of my uncles worked at in the ’80s. My mom’s family goes bonkers for it. Especially my great-uncle, who one year, hid the big container that my mom had brought to my grandmother’s for everyone to share at dinner so that he could take it home with him. It’s light and creamy, and the saltiness of the clams works perfectly with the spinach. For me, it brings back strong memories of preparing holiday meals with my mom. Cooking with her is still one of my favorite activities. Continue reading
Not to get all nostalgic on you all (I’m totally going to get all nostalgic), but the ’90s were a fantastic moment in music. I may not have fully appreciated ’90s pop when I was living in that time period (punk phase and all that), but I certainly do now. Continue reading
Some days, you’re on top the the world, and others, you’re hanging on by the thinnest of threads. Continue reading
I thought I had done everything right. Heat set a bit higher, cabinets were left open, faucets left on a trickle for the last three or four days. What I hadn’t thought of was flushing the toilet every few hours through the night, and having the hot water trickle as well as the cold. So I woke up to no hot water and a frozen toilet. Continue reading
Going home for the holidays? Staying home? Is everyone coming to you, or do you have to do a two-day, three-city tour to visit family? Big parties for New Year’s Eve, or a night in wearing your pajamas?
What are your plans for the holiday season?
I have terrible workout habits. I go several weeks without stepping foot in the gym. And then serveral days with my gym clothes in my car, so that I can go right after work (we all know how that goes). Tonight, I went for the first time in about two weeks. There were lots of squats. And lunges. And a terrible thing called a burpee wall-ball, as if burpees aren’t awful enough, someone got the genius idea to add throwing a medicine ball into the mix. Continue reading
Today was “BAKE ALL THE COOKIES!” day. I made ricotta cookies, and chocolate marshmallow crinkle cookies (from a Williams-Sonoma mix I bought for my husband a few months ago). The house smells AMAZING. There are five or six dozen cookies cooling on my kitchen table, some to be taken to work, and some to be left at home because I would rather not make Mr. qSS cry twice this week. Continue reading
My store put up the holiday trees and started the 50/50 holiday music a couple weeks ago. For the first time in my life, I actually don’t mind. If I’m completely honest, I kind of like it. (I know, I know. I don’t even know who I am anymore. First Brussels sprouts and now this.) Continue reading
Today was my day off, so I made the most of it by chipping away at the mountain of laundry that is consuming my bedroom and cooking. Typical adulting nonsense. Continue reading
Robyn is my hair icon. I’m currently growing my pixie into one of her asymmetric ‘dos. Continue reading
I noticed this video making the rounds last week and it is so incredible. Dolly raps on The Queen Latifah Show. It is as ridiculous and amazing as you would imagine it to be. Continue reading
This song has been stuck in my head for the last three days. The video has me a little perplexed, but I’m intrigued. Cosplayer desert road trip, perhaps? Continue reading