Homemade Chocolate Mousse

Today, I was a woman ruled by her uterus. That’s right, shark week is upon me, and my uterus was quite persuasively attempting to convince me to EAT ALL THE CHOCOLATE. When nomming away on my clearance horde from Valentine’s Day was not enough to appease the dictator within my abdomen, I knew drastic measures had to be taken: a chocolate dessert.

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P’neers, I Think This is the Beginning of a Beautiful Weekend Open Thread

We are wrapping things up here in the [imaginary, but whatever] P-Mag headquarters. We’ve had a pretty awesome week, and it is time to get this weekend started. I am ready to get chatty all up in this open thread, how about you?

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Lunchtime Poll: Lazy Food

Do you have those moments where you walk into the kitchen and you think to yourself, “What the hell am I going to eat?” I mean, I suppose if that happens you can head on over to the P-Mag food archive if you feel like putting forth “effort,” whatever that is, but I’m talking about those times you know you want food in your belly but you have no desire to prepare food for the purpose. Read More Lunchtime Poll: Lazy Food

What’s For Dinner: Beef and Gravy Over Noodles

This is a little something I came up with one night when I was craving Beef Stroganoff but didn’t have the time to make it. It’s now one of my boyfriend’s favorites, and I normally have all the things needed to make it on-hand. It’s pretty fast to make, too – however long it takes the noodles to boil! Read More What’s For Dinner: Beef and Gravy Over Noodles

The Best Damned Baked Beans Ever

This past weekend, I attended a barbecue with some of the other people in my doctoral program to watch some college football and eat some delicious food. I asked the hostess, who is one of my favorite people ever, if she already had someone bringing baked beans. She made a concerned face and said, “You know, I always have beans, but nobody ever eats them.” Well, challenge accepted, lady, because I will be bringing the best damned baked beans anyone has ever tasted, and everyone will eat them. Read More The Best Damned Baked Beans Ever

What’s for Dinner: Pork with Mushroom Sauce

The other night I needed something fast to make because my boyfriend had only about an hour in which he could eat before he needed to do a training session for his new job. I flipped through some cookbooks and found this recipe labeled at “fast.” It looked delicious, so I was sold. Read More What’s for Dinner: Pork with Mushroom Sauce

Ask the Editors: What Should I Do When…

Hello, Persephoneers. As some of you may know, the editorial staff of Persephone keeps in touch regularly through large (and often quite humorous) e-mail chains. We discuss everything, from P-Mag issues and current events to personal demons and issues with the people we love (read: spouses/significant others and our parents, normally). Since we’re a batch of ten (ten! Can you believe we’re big enough to have ten people running this thing?!) very smart ladies from plenty of different backgrounds, we often come to each other for advice about, well, just about everything. Read More Ask the Editors: What Should I Do When…

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun: OT for 8/25

As a fresh-faced, bright-eyed doctoral student, I know I am staring down the last few days of “free time” and “fun” I’ll have for a long while. So tonight, I’m in the mood to savor these last few hours I have to do whatever I want with, and I’m starting out by having a couch dance party with Cyndi Lauper. Grab a drink and join in!