It's easy to make a Lemon Drop martini

If you’ve been around here awhile, you know how I love a delicious, fancy cocktail … especially when they are as big as my head. I’m not a fan of straight martinis; I don’t actually like to taste the alcohol. Instead, I gravitate toward the sweet Kool-Aid varieties: Appletinis, Cosmopolitans, and Lemon Drops. Brian and…

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World's BEST toffee!

You guys, this recipe makes the world’s BEST toffee! It’s a bold statement, I know, but I’ll stand behind it until my last breath. Which, honestly, will probably be due to overstuffing my face with this toffee. I make this toffee every year, and the best part, besides the fact that it’s the world’s best…

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Guys. I know. It’s been AGES since I posted but here’s the thing: my daughter wanted to make a Texas sheet cake yesterday and  when I went to Pinterest to look up the recipe my pin LED ME BACK TO MY BLOG. To the following post. A post from three years ago that — as…

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Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know I’ve been silent for the past month (or so) and haven’t really delivered on that whole “I’m motivated to write more!!” thing I was spouting about in my last post, but it’s summer, ya’ll, and as you can see, I’ve been busy. So what’s motivated me to turn away from…

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No need to adjust your antennae, refresh your browser, or rush to the DMV to get your vision checked, you guys. You’re absolutely seeing this correctly. Post #2 in the same week. It’s practically like the first years of YMFT, isn’t it? You know, the years between 2012 and 2014 where I took the oversharing thing…

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♫ Have yourself a merry little Cosmo… ♫ It’s that time of year, my friends. Time to deck our halls, spread good cheers, and be filled with the Christmas spirits. Which means it’s also the time of year where I raid my liquor cabinet and wreck wrack my brain to bring you a few new cocktails…

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Well hello Friday! It’s good to see you again! I don’t know how your week has gone, but mine has f*l*o*w*n by as quickly as the leaves are flying from the trees in my wooded backyard. Good for my week, sad for my trees. While this week brought a definite fall chill to my Minneapolis suburbia…

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“Pictures or it didn’t happen.” It’s not just how much of America’s youth — which is how I now describe the under-40 set — lives life these days, but also pretty much become our motto around here over the past few years. I’m not kidding, I take pictures of everything. My food, my cats, my…

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  For as long as I can remember, I’ve been an all-in kind of a girl.(That’s what he said.) What I mean is that I’m easily — too easily — consumed by things. All kinds of things. Things like television shows and brands of chips and buying sporty clothes that make me look like I work…

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It’s that time of year again, folks. Time for gluttony and indulgence and feeling like shit about yourself when you wake up in the morning and realize how you spent your evening. That’s right, it’s The Bachelorette season. But while it’s easy to feel guilt over the two hours of your life you sacrifice each week,…

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