Liza won the Food Lion Frugal Cook-Off in 2013 — get a behind the scenes look!

  It turns out July 2013 was a very busy month for me, filled with all sorts of good stuff including my birthday and a trip to visit my sister in Brooklyn, where we gorged on all things food and I tried out for the show Home Cooks on Food Network. But the OTHER amazing thing that happened was a little thing called the Food Lion Frugal Cook-Off in Baltimore, Maryland. I was approached that June to participate in the cook-off with a bunch of other local bloggers, two of whom would be on my team. The only information we were given was…

5 Political Myths That Keep People From Getting Involved

  There are a lot of myths surrounding advocacy, politics, and the political process in general. To get started, I’m going to focus this post on five. Before we get to the magical five, though, I need to ‘splain something. I thought a lot about what to write for my first contribution to this gorgeous sexy blog. I have a lot of ideas and am really excited about the opportunity to share tips and tricks for fitting advocacy into your already busy life. Over time, I’m going to share my secrets and more importantly, my screw-ups … because the world…

How To Feed Your Side Hustle: 8 simple steps to get started right away!

  Hold on to yourself because I’m going to deliver a shocking piece of reality … blogging is not my full-time gig. Try to contain yourself. Like many of my cohorts across the globe, blogging is my side hustle. Do I dream of turning it into a full-time job that includes glamorous perks, travel opportunities and rewarding partnerships? Well, who wouldn’t? But for now it’s my passion project and one that I happily do because I love it and it fills my soul. I get a tremendous amount of personal gratification in connecting with others. I would be lost without it. I’m not alone in my…

Eat Local: Rainbow carrots grown organically in Maryland.

  In the United States we’re becoming increasingly aware of how important our food sources are, beyond just choosing organic options from the produce isle at the grocery store. In fact, what I’ve learned over the past few years is that while organic stuff is good, you can eat just as healthfully by understanding where your food comes from, and also how it’s grown—even if it doesn’t hold the coveted USDA organic label. Eating Local So, in case you didn’t know, it’s expensive to be Certified Organic by the USDA. Small-scale farmers often don’t have the ability to pay for the…

10 Times Pumpkin Spice Sucked The Joy Right Out Of Fall

  Did you know that there’s such a thing as pumpkin spice guacamole?! I’m not sure why I’m surprised by its existence, because based on what I know about people and their obsession with all things pumpkin spice, there will literally be pumpkin spice everything by the year 2020. Pumpkin spice mascara? Probably. Pumpkin spice face scrub? Already a thing. People don’t even care about eating it anymore, they just want to rub it all over their bodies and live in it like some sort of pumpkin flavored invisibility cloak. Only, I see you, pumpkin spice addicts. And I can…