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Using the Instant Pot to Keep the Oven Off

Using the Instant Pot to Keep the Oven Off

We're slowly feeling the mercury rise as it slides towards summer, and as we all know, one of the worst parts of summertime is having to cook in its heat. That's why I'm extra excited about my Black Friday purchase of an Instant Pot ($99 normally, $69 on Black...

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Goodwill Writing

The reason my posting here has waned considerably over the past year or so is because my writing elsewhere has been increasing. One of my favorite clients to write for is the Good Life Blog, which features ways to live well in a thrifting world. Since I haven't been...

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Lavender Infused Milk for Cheerios

Lavender Infused Milk for Cheerios

It was a random night a week or so ago when I came across a Facebook post from my friend Nichole of Gap Creek Gourmet. Continued below in the comments, someone mentioned infusing lavender into the milk and I haven't been able to stop thinking about it. Lavender is...

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Looking Back at 2016

Looking Back at 2016

I love looking back at these reflective surveys each each and seeing what I was thinking, feeling, and experiencing at the time. Some things never change, and some things do, radically. Here are ones from New Year's Eve 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011. 1. What did you do...

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Less Formal Friday Fashion

Fashion is such a fascinating thing to me. I both love and hate it at the same time. I want to want fashion to be my top priority, but comfort always wins. It just does. If I am able to enjoy an event in flat shoes rather than suffering through a bit of it before...

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Thanksgiving Office Potluck Ideas That Don’t Suck

It's the best time of the year... office potluck season rings in soon! There's a ton to celebrate between now and the end of the year and most offices where people like each other fill a conference room table full of their favorite goodies to enjoy together for a few...

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Eat Them Gators!

Eat Them Gators!

Ever hated your opponent so much you wanted to just… eat them? Unfortunately this year, the Gamecocks’ schedule is full of mascots that would result in a cannibalism charge — you can’t just chow down on a pirate or a minuteman. But it’s totally acceptable to take a...

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Grain + Vegetable + Sauce = Dinner

Grain + Vegetable + Sauce = Dinner

Autumn produce has inspired me lately in the dinner department, but while describing it to someone recently I realized how formulaic my epic-looking dinners are. They are just a grain (or grain-type) base, with roasted, grilled or sautéed vegetables, and a...

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April Blake edits web content by day and writes by night, usually about local food, unusual flavors, and craft beer. Please follow me on Twitter, but not in real life.

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