Fresh Seasonal Eats for Early September

We're all about seasonal eating and if you haven't hopped on the bandwagon just yet, now is a great time to start. While summer staples like tomatoes and berries are starting to phase out, there's a whole host of new produce popping up on farm stands everywhere and they come their own endless supply of culinary... read more

Just Remember, There’s Always Two Sides to a Story

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There’s nothing more annoying in this life than being misunderstood. Whether it’s simply something you say that gets misinterpreted, or whether it’s a way you see yourself that turns out not to be shared by others, it’s never a pleasant feeling. Even worse is when your partner, the person who is supposed to understand you... read more

Quinoa Bowls: One Bowl, 1000 Possibilities

Lunch and dinner bowls are kind of the best thing going. Not only are they incredibly easy to throw together, perfect for those days when the kitchen is the last place you want to be, they're a great cool-weather alternative to the standard summer salad. Because yes, that's totally something we're starting to think about these days... read more

8 Unexpected Ideas for Your Next Get-Together

Whether you frequently entertain or just want to up your "gracious host" game, it's time to start thinking outside the standard dinner party box. Don't get us wrong, we're huge fans of a classic get-together, but to land yourself the title of entertaining aficionado mixing it up is key. Go Gourmet Instead of serving a full-blown... read more

Get Off of Your Phones and Talk Once in a While

First I started seeing it with groups of friends. Four people sitting at a table in a restaurant together, none of them talking, each with their head buried in their phone. Occasionally one friend might show another something that was on their screen, but that would be the sum total of their physical interaction. Then I... read more

Crispy Baked Kale Chips Recipe

You'll never buy the packaged stuff again after you make this homemade Crispy Baked Kale Chips Recipe -- it's perfect as a back-to-school snack! What You'll Need: 1 bunch of curly kale, rinsed and dried thoroughly 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil  1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper Step 1: Preheat... read more

10 Fantasy Vacation Spots for Labor Day

Another three-day weekend is coming up; while you might be staying local, check out where the rich and famous will be jetting off to. DESTINATION: Portoferraio, Italy WHO YOU'LL SEE THERE: This sleepy-looking Italian beach town attracts mega-stars like Beyoncé and Jay-Z. DESTINATION: Ashford Castle in Cong, Ireland WHO... read more

6 Root Vegetables You Need to Try

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Not to be a buzz kill, but as summer starts to come to a close, all those fresh veggies we love — tomatoes, cukes, peppers, etc. — will shortly be making a grand exit. Yes, you'll still find them (though less flavorful and fresh) all year long in the supermarket, but if you're down for... read more

Don’t Try to Control Your Partner

I’m not a huge gamer, but I do love to play FIFA ’15, the soccer video game. Part of the reason is that there’s a big fantasy element involved. You get to manage a team over the course of however many seasons you choose to play, with transfers and contract negotiations, and prima donna players whose... read more

A Late Summer Blueberry Peach Cobbler Recipe

There are so many great dessert recipes that utilize Summer fruit, but I think homemade cobbler is my absolute favorite. What can be better than sweet cinnamon-scented fruit covered in a buttery, cookie-like topping? Give this Blueberry Peach Cobbler recipe a try this weekend and get baking! What You'll Need: (Serves 6-8) For the Fruit:... read more
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