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The kitchen can get messy. From cooking traditional food to dessert to holiday meals, both our outfits and our kitchens are a hot mess. We’ve got something that’ll make the task less tedious – and you can look much, much more fashionable while doing it all! Here are some cute aprons for every occasion from our friends over at Flirty... CONTINUE READING 9


by Dominique Fernandez At some point in our lives, we'll all most likely be hosting our very first Thanksgiving. Scary, huh? It's the ultimate family-gathering and food-loving feast of the year, that we all practically crave once November comes around, but the process that leads up to the feast is a whole other story. Whether you’re... CONTINUE READING 15

How to Cure Loneliness

Loneliness should never have to be equated with not being in a relationship - there's plenty of loneliness inside of relationships, and the cure is not to go out and just find a boyfriend. Being alone can actually be a wonderful experience -positive and rewarding, even if it's not always easy to think of it that way. Here's a list... CONTINUE READING 4


April 22nd marks Earth Day! Though Mother Nature has been a little unkind to us lately, we ought to celebrate all that our planet has done to sustain us. Want to do a little more than just host a recycling drive? Consider hosting your own Earth Day party and take a super creative twist on ordinary goods. -Meryl Lumba 1. Decor:... CONTINUE READING 2

Quick Fixes for Thanksgiving Dinner Disasters

If it’s your turn to whip up a Thanksgiving feast for the family this year, chances are you might be feeling a little anxious. Will the turkey turn out dry? Will the mashed potatoes have lumps? Will the pie come out cracked? If these are thoughts racing through your mind, then let us put you at ease. For every disaster... CONTINUE READING 2

Host Your Most Stress-Free Thanksgiving Dinner Ever

Thanksgiving is a time to enjoy good food with family and friends, but for many, it’s a day of sheer and utter panic. There’s that gigantic bird to baste, the dozens of guests to please, the whole house to clean, and through it all, you have to be the very image of party-planning poise. Sounds totally impossible, eh? Nay! We’ve... CONTINUE READING 5

7 Celeb Cookbooks We Always Keep in the Kitchen

We love finding new recipes to test out in our kitchen (some more successful than others!), so we always stock up on cookbooks to get new ideas and inspiration. Sure, there are our tried-and-true tomes like Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking and Irma Rombauer's kitchen classic Joy of Cooking, but we've got a few newer cookbook faves... CONTINUE READING 4

Copy That! Recreate Restaurant Recipes at Home

Ever wonder how your favorite food joints get their popular dishes so perfectly delicious? And how come it’s just not the same when you try to recreate these dishes at home? It’s probably because you haven't found the right recipe, the one with that little somethin' somethin', that key ingredient you've been leaving out. Luckily for you curious foodies out... CONTINUE READING 11

Failentine's Day: Commercial Break-down

A lot of people have a love/hate relationship with V-Day, but last year mine was certainly a day to remember—what with my relationship getting kind of shaky (although I don’t think he knew). See, he was still at bat after I’m pretty sure he struck out, but I couldn’t help but give him yet another swing...a Valentine’s-Day-pity kind of swing. It... CONTINUE READING 9

Betcha Didn't Know: Expert Cleaning Tips for All Appliances

No one really wants to clean those hard-to-reach, hidden areas in and around their appliances, but it really pays off in the long run! After 30+ years of working with home appliances, I’ve diagnosed countless appliance problems that could have been avoided with just a little routine maintenance. Whether you’re a whiz with a mop, a wood-polishing fanatic, or one of... CONTINUE READING 14