Every once in a while, we all just want to curl up with a big vat of mac and cheese or bowl of fried chicken and be left alone to binge. Especially as the colder months roll in, best friends and Friday nights become more likely to be replaced by a comfort food feast, and for this you should not be ashamed. But why not mix things up a bit? Check out these recipes that put tasty twists on 12 classic comfort foods, and we’ll see you when you’re out of hibernation.
Margaritas and shandies are great, but in mid-October they’re as rare as a warm sunny afternoon (with climate change, that isn’t that rare these days, but you get the picture). Fall brings with it the kind of booze you can curl up with to watch the leaves change or sip with your friends in cableknit sweaters. Click through for cocktails flavored with spice, apple, pumpkin and other sweet tastes to keep you cozy on fall days!
Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do, alone, are well worth it. Here’s a handy list of awesome things to do this weekend! Keep reading »
So ya wanna go all-natural, eh? Tired’a lookin’ around for recipes, ehhh?
Well here you go! There are about a million reasons to DIY your makeup, self care, and home care routines and it gets even cheaper the more you make (these recipes will bring your cost down up to 95 percent), as you can recycle old makeup containers, including any you end up having to buy the first time. Keep reading »
The key to my heart is through my mouth in the form of scrumptious breakfast sandwiches. Rarely have I met a bacon, egg and cheese that I didn’t like, but some breakfast sandwiches are certainly superior both in taste and in creativity. Recently, I’ve been devouring the Egg & Cheese from Spreads Sandwich Shop, which consists of over-easy organic cage free egg, avocado, black bean chipotle hummus, monterey jack cheese and tortilla chips on a brioche bun. SIGN ME UP, and while you’re at it, find me a gown because I’m about to marry that sandwich. Here are 10 other brekky sammies that will make you drool.
It’s 65 degrees out in Chicago, and that means it’s STEW SEASON! I get really excited about stew because of the variety of accoutrements you can eat with it — rice, couscous, chips, crackers, bread, potatoes. Plus it’s basically thick soup, which is the best kind of soup, with a lot of meat in it, which is something I really like to accomplish with my meals. Plus, every single culture in the world (OK, I’m speculating, but I don’t think it’s a bad speculation) has some kind of stew, which means that stew can be a culinary adventure!
You can make these on the stove, but let’s be real, guys, one of the great things about stew is that if you happen to have a slow-cooker, you are in for a delicious-smelling home all day. More bonuses: Make a big batch, get some tupperware, and freeze portions of stew, and you have lunch for weeks. Get it in your mouth and let it make you feel all cozy!