I'm a freelance writer, editor, and recipe developer who loves the challenge of writing about something new. There's a book in here somewhere, and one day I'll write it. Until then, you'll find me writing and blogging about family and parenting, food and cooking, books and movies, etiquette and entertaining, and the occasional travel brag or political opinion.
Recent Published work:
“Graceful Vacation Day Drinking” is how Southern Living describes my non-patented method for enjoying a cocktail (or several) on vacation without cutting your day short. They included that method as one of 50 Reasons to Love Summer in the South, and I agree! Southern Living, June 2019
I can’t get down with the whole clothes rental thing, because I’m shaped funny and would always rather pull an old favorite from the closet than buy something new. (See also: I’m cheap.) But getting a perfectly sharpened chef’s knife in the mail every three months and returning the old one with a flick of the wrist and the provided box and tape? HEAVEN. This is everything I love about EVR Sharp. Cool Mom Eats, June 2019
The newest addition to Columbia’s restaurant offerings, the self-described “French(ish)” Black Rooster, is a darn good time, not to mention great food and beverages. I could only choose one dish for the Free Times Bite of the Week, but there were several contenders, and we’ll be back for sure. (Check out one of my other favorite dishes on Instagram.) Free Times, October 2019
If we’ve talked recently, you know I’ve become somewhat obsessed with golf, which I took up late last year. And I’m not good! But this is what I love about it, and also why you should start (and how it’s not as expensive or difficult as you thought). Wilmington Magazine/Columbia Living, July 2019
I love soup, so picking just five was tough, but these are solid. Along with fellow Free Times food writers Bach Pham (mac and cheese), Cam Powell (tortas), Mike Dojc (breakfast sandwiches), April Blake (hummus plates), and Tug Baker (hash and rice), I shared my five favorites around Columbia, South Carolina. Loved writing mine, love exploring theirs! Free Times, September 2019