• A Serving of Gratitude: From Frankfurters & Beyond

    A Serving of Gratitude: From Frankfurters and Beyond

    If you were to walk into my dining room this morning, you would find me somewhere in the middle of a mix of cups and plates. There's three kinds of tea: iced carrot-top, steamy earl gray, and warm ginger! I have freshly squeezed orange juice, pressed the old fashioned way (without the help of a fancy juicer). In front of that, you'll find a pitcher of water, and sun shining through the glass. I brought out the fancy China set, with golden rims upon pearly white. Cheesy scrambled eggs, fresh fruit, and blueberry pancakes stand like towers across my table. It is as much a feast for the eyes as it is for the tummy. No, it is not "training" for another contest. It is quite the opposite, in fact. This weekend belongs to me. I'm celebrating...
  • Thanksgiving Fixings: Your Guide to Hosting Thanksgiving

    Your Guide To Hosting Thanksgiving

    America’s Eating Contest, (aka. “Thanksgiving”), is nearly here, and you’re grateful. You’ve got family, friends, a cozy life, and a sensational sense of foodie humor that puts the “corny” in “cornucopia”! And for the love of yum, you’ve got your stretchy pants here to see you through the holiday season. Thank you, creators of elastic waistbands! With so much love in your heart and tummy, you’re feeling brave and ready to host your very first family feast! But even with so many mouths to feed, remember that the best things in life are free. Your family and friends don’t care about how well stocked your bar cart or how flourished your decorations are — they’re grateful for YOU! To help show them how grateful you are for them, we’ve put together some helpful tips. From how much turkey to buy, to how to clean up after the feast, like gravy on potatoes, we’ve got you covered.
  • Lights! Camera! 73 Questions with Actor & Writer Jared Nigro

    73 Questions With Actor, Jared Nigro

    November 8, 2017
    Does art imitate life? Or does life imitate art? For Jared Nigro, his life is his art. His latest production, Mouthful of Nothing is a humorous, yet poignant look at what it means to live, to learn, and to love when you're not entirely sure what you're doing... Jared may have intended to write a one man show, but his beautifully acted play brings a much more universal story to life. Take a look behind the scenes, with our friend and curious wanderer - here are 73 Questions with Jared Nigro.
  • DIY Recipes for Your Last Minute Foodie Halloween Costume

    DIY Halloween Costume Recipes

    October 23, 2017
    All Hallow's Eve has arrived. You've stocked up the trick-or-treaters' candy bowl. You've marathon-watched The Shining, Hocus Pocus, Halloweentown, and Harry Potter 2 and 3 (they're clearly the most Halloween-ish of the magical saga!). You've carved your Jack-O-Lantern into the perfect likeness of your beloved pet. You've played Halloween Mad Libs {link}. You think you're safe! Nothing can spook you — you're prepared! And then a harrowing thought creeps up on you… The dreaded realization looms from behind your shoulder, pops up, and shouts, "BOO! You forgot to plan your Halloween costume!!" * Cue Hitchcock's Psycho shower scene stab music! * But don’t panic! You can relax... We've got your back. The year you don't have a costume is NOT. THIS. YEAR. Below you'll find the recipes to a few last minute costumes you can whip up quicker than a werewolf transformation! These foodie-pun-inspired looks won't be too hard to swallow. The best part is, you can create any of them in less time than it takes to listen to MJ's "Thriller." We’re also including party lines that, like a good wine, complement the notes of your costume. You’ll have your Frankenstein friends in stitches! Happy Haunting, friends!