Those of you who know me know how much I love trying to fix things myself, even though I probably have more losses than wins. So, how do you know? When is it okay to try to fix it yourself? The Kitchn, February, 2017.
Iona: Who Reminds Me That I Only Have to Cook When I Feel Like It
In my latest blog post for Goodwill, I wrote about the importance of old friends in the kitchen. Specifically, my oldest kitchen friend, Iona.The Good Life Blog, March, 2017
This is why I never go out shopping on Black Friday. Moral superiority aside, I spent way too much at Net-a-Porter this Black Friday, but that doesn't count, because I didn't have to go anywhere. The Kitchn, November, 2016.
Funny thing is when you have kids, you're expected to feed them.
My roommate from back in the day (Hi, Mariah!) and I were trying to remember if we ever had food in our apartment. We didn't, but somehow we didn't starve. These days, it's like I'm expected to have food all the time. And here's how I keep it together when life is moving too fast. The Kitchn, November 2016.
Ariel Knutsen likes to party. Apparently.
Somehow her photo always ends up accompanying my posts about entertaining on The Kitchn. This is how I learned to love Halloween, which spawned my micro-famous pumpkin chili. The Kitchn, October 2016.
I love a quiz!
And writing this one - "What's Your Perfect Date Night In?" - was a lot of fun. How often do you get to quote Marvin Gaye and Bad Company in one quiz? (I actually don't know. Maybe it's a lot.) My date night in is almost always me inviting people over, cooking garbage from the fridge, and then drinking too much because I don't have to drive. The Kitchn, October 2016.
My Neighbors Complain About Neighborhood-Hopping Trick-or-Treaters. They're So Wrong.
10 Reasons You're Not Packing Lunch (and How to Change Them)
You know you need to take your lunch to work: It's healthier, cheaper, and it probably tastes better! So why aren't you? I know why, and I'm here to help you change your ways. The Kitchn, September 2016.
5 Strategies for Shutting Down the Party
I want you to stay (which is why I invited you), but I really need to get some sleep. But I wish I could hang! But here's how I shut it down. But only because I have to. The Kitchn, July 2016.