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September Edition: A Note from the Editor

A Special Note from the Editor Fashion. Books. Home. Food. DIY.  These are all things this site promises to deliver, but it has not really…

Kitchen

A Spiralizer is the most important tool to have in your kitchen arsenal if you want to eat healthier.  Swap out spaghetti with zucchini noodles,…

The Best Meatball Recipe You Will Ever Try

I am not a huge meatball fan.  That is, not until I tried this recipe.  There are two ways you can try this recipe, you…

East Meets West Sweet Potatoes – How to Get Sweet Potato Haters to Love Sweet Potatoes

My brother hates sweet potatoes and I don’t blame him.  When we were kids, sweet potatoes were gross.  The usual fixings that go along with…

Roasted Pumpkin, Squash and Peach Recipes for the Foodie

With the cooler fall temperatures here, it is time to shift our focus to pumpkins, squash, apples and more.  For foodies, the best way to really…

Focusing on the Passion and Making It the Mission

Over this past week, I’ve been pondering what I would like to do with this site.  My friends assisted me with the items they would like…

When Life Gives You Lemons: Preserve Them

Growing up on a farm, my mother used to can everything she could. She learned to do this when we were living in the Appalachian…

Gwyneth Paltrow’s “It’s All Easy”

Back in April, Gwyneth Paltrow stopped by the Baruch Performing Arts Center to discuss her new cookbook “It’s All Easy.” The cookbook is a beautiful display…

PS Must Have: June 2016

The June 2016 Popsugar Must Have box is one of my favorites, including items I can definitely use. What’s in the Box All of the…

Weekend Reading: Feel Good Stories and More

How is everyone’s summer so far?  We’ve been graced with this absolutely perfect 70+ degrees weather in NYC.  With Father’s Day this weekend, I’m sure…

Eat Smarter: The New Way to Pasta

I am absolutely addicted to spiralized noodles!  A friend of mine had become obsessed with zucchini noodles and wanted me to try it out, so…

Perfectionist Guide to Starting 2016

Happy New Year, Everybody!  I hope you all had an amazing holiday season. You’ll find over these next few months a few changes to the…

The Martha Stewart Gift Bag & Giveaway

Ever wonder what Martha Stewart would give away in her gift bags?  Well, here’s a look inside what we received during the American Made 2015…

Martha Stewart’s American Made 2015

A few months ago, I received an invitation to attend Martha Stewart’s American Made 2015 Summit.  I was a little shocked I received the invite,…

The $1.50 Challenge End and Results

The $1.50/day challenge ends tomorrow.  For me, it ended sooner than I thought it would.  Even though it did, I have to say that this…

Day One: $1.50 A Day Food Challenge

I decided to do this $1.50 A Day Food Challenge a week earlier and post up my results for each day of the 5 day…

A Day in Someone Else’s Shoes

How would you like to spend a few days in someone else’s shoes? Over the weekend I received two challenges to live on $1.50/day.  At…

Mastering Coq Au Vin

As I’ve been spot checking the site to see what needs to be updated, I was going over my About page and remembered that I…

A “How to” Buying Guide: Caviar and Pâté

Ever been mystified by the whole caviar and pâté experience? I was.  So I decided to go out and educate myself on how to buy…

French Food Made Easy: Laura Calder

Before moving this site to a new platform, I experimented with a topic last year to see how it would be perceived.  Each month would…

Try The World: Paris Box

My latest Try the World box is the Paris Box.  Who doesn’t love French food? This box included La Mère Poulard sablés (cookies), Maison D’Armorine…

Marshmallows and Little Friends

Oh, the weather outside is frightful.  But the fire is so delightful.  So why don’t you pop a marshmallow on a stick, toast them over…

Subscription Box: Try The World

There are a lot of subscription box services out there lately, but nothing that is as close to representing the foodie side of “Perfectionist Wannabe”…

November: The Month to Give Thanks

Even though I have 5-6 sites to write for, I’m going to try and put in daily content here, so I do apologize for not…

An Easier Risotto?

For those who have made risotto, you know how tedious it can be.  The constant stirring and adding in cups of broth makes you understand…

Mediterranean Pasta

What’s great about Mediterranean food is that the dishes are very simple and focus on fresh ingredients.  I decided to take some inspiration from Heather’s…

Mason Jar Cookies!!!

For subscribers of PopSugar Must Have, they received a little pouch from the Mason Jar Cookie Company filled with cookie goodness in their box (among…

Week One in the Kitchen: Using What You Already Have

I was just going over with a friend what I made this weekend and she kept asking me, “Where did you get…” and I would…

Italian Cooking: Week Four

To round off this month, I wanted to add a pasta dish I’ve never tried before.  This one just happened to be one of those…

When You Just Don’t Feel Like Italian Tonight

After eating Italian leftovers galore, I decided to do something a little different this weekend.  I took the Italian ingredients I had on hand and…

Italian Cooking: Week Two

The challenge for every foodie or individual that wants to be a master cook is to find a unique recipe that makes you savor the…

Italian Cooking: Week One

I didn’t get a chance to upload photos like I promised, but hopefully I’ll be able to get to them this weekend.  As for last…

French Cooking: Week Three

For those that have read the book (or have seen the movie) Julie and Julia, you may be aware that there’s a nice little added…

The History of the French Dip

Show of hands…how many of you thought the French Dip was a French sandwich? WRONG! It is 100% an American sandwich. It’s okay.  I didn’t…

French Cooking: Week Two

After week one of figuring out the French method for cooking, I decided to do things a little differently by not sticking to the recipe…

French Bistro Fare in NYC

One great thing about going to a French restaurant is that you can sample the various dishes out there that you have never tried before. …

Creating Your Own French Pantry

As I’ve been reading through cookbooks and ‘French Entertaining’ books, I’ve had to make a list of items I needed to purchase for this month’s…

French Cooking: Week One

Over the weekend, I learned two things: 1) French cooking can be very difficult or it can be relatively simple; and 2) my cat loves French…

A French Palate

Starting now through the end of June, we’re going to explore the French culture and the amazing things the French have had to offer to…

Friday Loves New Finds

1.  Global Festival.  Time Out New York just emailed me about the Global Festival.  The Headliners: Neil Young with Crazy Horse, Foo Fighters and The…

Upcycle It!

If you’re a pinner on Pinterest, you may have a little bit of an obsession with the millions of ways to use Mason Jars.  I’m…

Day One: Hello Venice!

Some of the best inner journeys start with the passport-stamped kind. (Whole Living, July/August 2012) Most of this journey across Italy was a bit of…

Friday Loves Being Home Again!

I’m back in the States.  The trip will be told in the coming weeks (be prepared to read a lot…it’s currently 40+ pages and I’ve…

Friday Loves The Summer DIY

Ah…the summer.  Hockey season is FINALLY over.  The Stanley Cup has finally been lifted and I can go back to my normal life… Oh wait…my…

Friday Loves

1. Frozen Planet.  I am all about the BBC’s “Frozen Planet” this week.  It is probably the coolest and most intriguing documentary I have ever seen. …

Friday Loves

1. Fresh Day, 38 W 48th St (between 5th Ave & Rockefeller Plz), New York City. I am a tad bit addicted to this Manhattan…

My New Motto

Have Fewer Things, But Better Things. — Suzanne Rheinstein — I’m not sure what magazine I clipped this quote from, but this motto just really…

My Favorite Soup

As a new addition to this site, I am happy to announce that FOOD will be discussed on here…at least once a week.  I’ll even…