Copper Horse Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies

February 5, 2016

Our fridge is way too full lately, with a hodgepodge of leftovers and bottled beverages and trays and trays of meat that Patrick buys on sale. So because I’m such a nice wife I offered to go through and clean out the fridge. One of the items that tragically got pushed way too far back […]

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Repost: Bringing Back Columbia’s Corn Sticks

February 3, 2016

Old school Columbians all have a story about Tapp’s department store and though I’m only 30 I have one too, though it’s fuzzy from it being so early in my life. Travel back in time to the very early 90s. I was about five or six, and I spent most of my waking hours in […]

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What You’ll Eat During A Kitchen Renovation

January 20, 2016

Like most people in these times, I turn to Google with questions. Medical ones, common sense but I forgot the answer ones, and ones I shouldn’t call people about at that time of day questions. So it only made sense that I asked Google what to eat during a kitchen renovation. What I found is […]

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2016 – Year of the Kitchen

January 5, 2016

This is what my kitchen looked like right after Christmas so as you might imagine, I haven’t cooked beyond heating things up in the microwave or toaster oven for a few weeks now. I’ve finally taken the plunge and decided to get my kitchen remodel rocking and rolling. When we bought our house almost seven years […]

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Looking Back at 2015

January 1, 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 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011. 1. What did you do in 2015 that you’d never done before? Went on our honeymoon […]

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15,000 Square Feet of Booze, In Bottles (And Cans)

December 16, 2015

I recently had the chance to preview Columbia’s newest spirits store, Bottles and am way too excited to go spend more money than I need to there. The very first thing I was shown there was shelves and shelves and shelves of ginger beer of all kinds. Seriously, the shelf space for it was wide […]

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Holiday Treats for Sharing at the Office

December 1, 2015

December is a month that requires a lot of food to go other places, like kids’ classroom parties, potluck dinners with friends to celebrate the season, office parties, and little gift baskets for an array of people. And for those of us who have more time than money, homemade treats can be the best way […]

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Quick Trip Report: Publico

November 13, 2015

I wonder if the folks at Publico planned to open on Friday the 13th. That kind of ominous opening might imply that I had a terrible experience there, which is quite the opposite. I left a bit before noon to avoid the parking crunch in Five Points and was rewarded with a spot not too far […]

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Tasting Beer, Getting Certified

November 12, 2015

For those who don’t know, I am involved in the operations of two craft beer appreciation non-profits in Columbia, South Carolina. You wouldn’t think a smaller city could support two, or would even have two, but here’s the sekrit: I also was involved in the creation of both, which proves that if you want to […]

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The Better Side of Vintage Recipes

November 10, 2015

Buzzfeed has been abuzz with articles lately on “vintage recipes” but they are focusing on the real atrocities of the era, like basically anything with gelatin in it or that included the phrase “pour into a mold”. But I love vintage recipes so much that I have an ever expanding collection, thanks to my favorite antique […]

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