I've been a strong supporter of LGBT rights since my sophomore year of college. That was the year I attended my first gay-straight alliance meeting. It was also when I felt my eyes well up with tears hearing someone talk about their experience being the victim of a hate crime...Read More
Now now... I know what you're thinking. Let me clear up any confusion: I did not get married. I haven't found "the one" just yet...and by "the one" I mean some tall, dark and handsome chap, preferably bearded and non-diabetic, who finds my brand of weird quirks adorable instead of annoying, thinks beer & burgers make for a perfect first date, speaks fluent sarcasm, isn't afraid to be a complete goofball and volunteers to wash the mountain of dishes I leave in my wake every time I turn on my mixer (does such a man exist? or is that level of dish-washing sacrifice only reserved for saints?).Read More
Before we get to these delicious gluten-free sugar cookies, let's take a little flashback, shall we? Two years ago, I went to my first food blogging conference. I had just graduated from graduate school and decided to treat myself to Eat Write Retreat, an intimate conference for food bloggers focused on learning new skills in things like writing, food styling, photography and blog PR/social media practices. It made me realize that blogging could be more than sporadically posting yellow-tinged pictures of my dinner with a brief description underneath. It could be a thing. With styled pictures and sensory, evocative descriptions. I met people who were doing it, and doing it big. I even had the opportunity to work with brands, promoting their products and giving my own "brand" exposure...Read More
I have an IMMENSE amount of UConn pride. Though I never considered going to the University of Connecticut until my junior year of high school, it was one of the best decisions of my life. And though I grew up not paying any attention to college basketball (despite having a father obsessed with the women's team), within a few minutes of being on campus, I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. I drank the kool-aid and it tasted extra sweet... like historic double national championships.
After 2009, I learned NOT to bake for a team I'd like to win, as I baked these UConn cupcakes for the men's basketball team in the Final Four and I felt like it was a jinx!Read More
Admittedly, I'm stubborn. I don't like doing things the easy way. I take on too much. Worse still, I rarely cut myself slack. I realize this isn't healthy, nor is it wise, but it's a part of who I'm inclined to be and something I need to learn to change. Yesterday was a great day to start...Read More