Posts Written OnJanuary 2016

5 Beauty Resolutions Every Woman Should Make!

  Smart people begin taking care of their skin when they’re young. Like, before it shows signs of aging poorly. Kind of like those investment-savvy college friends who were contributing to retirement accounts while the rest of us were busy drinking beer and playing hacky-sack. They’re in a sweet spot right now, while the rest of us try to play catch up! As women in our mid-life part of the aging journey, we’re cool with getting older—and looking like we’re our actual ages (h/t to Carrie Fisher for recently broadcasting the importance of that). We love the little crinkle lines that show we’re silly…

Braised Dijon Chicken Thighs With Crispy Skin - YUM!

  Even though I love using my slow cooker, sometimes there’s a recipe that requires more than just letting food simmer at a snail’s pace for hours on end. Like, when I need to sear and meld flavors, deglaze the pan and bring a sauce to a boil stove top—grabbing all those yummy bits at the bottom of the pan—and then cover everything to braise for a while. Enter, the Dutch oven. A Dutch oven’s equal parts saute pan, soup pot, oven-safe pan. It’s a universal cooking vessel that has a dozen or so uses around the kitchen, which I…