Chocolate: the ultimate love language

#RavsRecipes: Molten Truffle Brownies

In the spirit of melted chocolate and simple, decadent expressions of love, I made a little treat for my friends.

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Dear Daughter, I Let You Down

Most days I am confident with how I look and how I feel, but I worry I may never be able to completely banish those thoughts about my flaws and imperfections. I know that every time you catch me focusing on my physical insecurities, you learn a lesson that could hurt you, or force you into this battle I face.


On Mother's Day: What Mama Said

After 365 days of kid-topia time, Mother's Day is finally upon us!

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Eat A Donut, Ladies—And Stop With The Sweets Guilt

It's National Donut Day. Forget what society keeps telling you, and live a little.


High On History: Cronuts Be Damned—Are We Living In A Dessert Dark Age?

Growing up in ruralish-surburbanish Middle America, my restaurant experiences consisted largely of Applebee’s and its many iterations.


The Racial Undertones of Calling Women "Vanilla" and "Chocolate"

Hot vanilla. Sweet vanilla woman. Break me off a piece of that vanilla girl! Nope. Nobody says that.