Leftovers: August 2014 Edition

It is NOT already September. Okay? We're not even going to talk about it. We're just going to pretend these are June leftovers and move along. Good? This month I've got a lot of serious Internet reads, for what was, in my mind, a pretty serious month. Isis militants, a war over Gaza, a crisis [...]

Shop with a Purpose: Neighborfood’s 2013 Gift Guide

Shop with a purpose this holiday season! Whether you're shopping for your kids, your dad, your husband, or your sister, I've got a collection of fantastic fair trade products that not only make great gifts, but also support low income farmers and artisans around the world.  With the holiday season fast approaching (read: coming at [...]

Mexican Lasagna for Food Bloggers Against Hunger

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Today I'm joining The Giving Table and over 200 other food bloggers to raise awareness about hunger in America and share a recipe for Mexican Lasagna  that is budget friendly, easy, healthy and delicious. Finding a recipe that fit all four of those requirements was a lot harder than it sounds. But I'm getting ahead [...]

Triple Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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That last post was a little heavy, no? It seems a little odd to just jump into Triple Chip Peanut Butter Cookies after a post about the fact that 1 in 3 black men will spend time in prison at some point in their lives. You don't just "move on" from a statistic like that. [...]

When Statistics Haunt

For the most part, I try to avoid statistics. I’m more of a words kind of girl. Words have the power to etch faces into the fabric of my mind. Stories put flesh on the skeletons of a number. But occasionally, a statistic moves me. It sticks.  I can’t shake it. A number. Chasing after [...]

ONE: The Great Fair Trade Chocolate Chip Experiment

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You may recall The Great Chocolate Chip Cookie Experiment of 2011. With the help of the Mr, I conducted a serious side by side comparison study of two of my favorite chocolate chip cookie dough recipes. We were thorough in our approach. Each cookie had to be baked on the same pan, in the same [...]

A Single Word for 2013

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The dust of the holidays has finally settled. The ornaments are swaddled in newspaper. The lights are bundled haphazardly together. (I dread the thought of opening that tupperware next December.) My Michael Buble Christmas CD is tucked back in its holder, and the little baby Jesus is back in his styrofoam home next to the [...]

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