Easy 4-Ingredient Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork

I tend to be someone who views recipes more as inspiration than gospel. I’m a bit more strict with baking, but when cooking dinner, it’s pretty much a free-for-all. That’s why I was ecstatic to find this recipe for the “Best Ever Pulled Pork Sandwiches” on Pinterest. It only has four ingredients, but you can make an endless number of versions by switching things up. Read More Easy 4-Ingredient Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork

Coca-Cola Cake

Imagine the sweetest, chocolatiest, most effervescent cake you can dream up. Make sure it’s moist like a brownie, but fluffy instead of being dense. Add sweet, sort of crystallized icing. Can you picture it? Do you want to just gobble it all up right now? If yes, or if you’re intrigued by the sheer title of the recipe, click through the jump and I shall tell you all about my experiences with Coca-Cola cake. Read More Coca-Cola Cake

Blueberry Vodka Soda

Are you looking for the perfect end-of-summer party drink? Look no further! For I have the solution to your party-planning woes before me (quite literally) and its name is the Blueberry Vodka Soda! That is its name because I just created it out of things in my fridge and I haven’t had time to give it a proper name yet. I challenge you to think of a fitting name for this drink. Read More Blueberry Vodka Soda

Why Mayor Bloomberg’s Ban on Big Soda is Stupid

Last Thursday, I appeared on Jane Velez-Mitchell’s show on HLN to talk about the public policy hullabaloo of the moment. My sleepy little hometown of NYC made the news when our Mayor for life, Michael Bloomberg, had another brilliant idea for the public shaming of fat people public health – outlawing the sale of sodas in excess of 16 oz. Of course, the rhetoric from the mayor’s office is all about how soda leads to obesity, and obesity is the scourge of our age, worse than the bubonic plague and alien robots put together. (Or something like that.) Read More Why Mayor Bloomberg’s Ban on Big Soda is Stupid

We Try It: Sodastream

A few months ago, I finally caved and picked up a Sodastream home soda maker. I’d been lusting after one for a while but couldn’t talk myself into spending that much money. But when even my small appliance-averse husband suggested I stop talking about it and just get it already, I figured it was about time to try it. Read More We Try It: Sodastream

What’s the Best Way to Get Caffeine?

I don’t know about you, but I think it’s been a long week. It’s been the kind of long week that leaves me wondering about the fastest and most efficient ways to pump caffeine into my system. It’s been the kind of long week that makes me wonder if maybe I could shotgun some Coca-Cola for breakfast. Read More What’s the Best Way to Get Caffeine?

Morbid Curiosity Monday: Mint-Coffee Sodas

Quick! What’s a (legal) substance that’s often considered energizing or invigorating? Peppermint, cry the new-agey aromatherapy types! Coffee, shout the jaded urbanites! Read More Morbid Curiosity Monday: Mint-Coffee Sodas