National Chili Day

Apparently there is a great debate waging across the states that I was unaware of until recently, and that is whether chili should have beans or not. Growing up on my mom's chili (*recipe below*) all my life, I honestly never knew there were so many different types of chili, and that it could be... Continue Reading →

Happy Galentine’s Day!

Because Valentine's Day is meh. Actually its origins are kind of dark, which is about the only thing that makes it even remotely interesting. So instead of celebrating the martyr of some dude(s) named Valentine, or the ritualistic sacrificing of animals and whipping of women in ancient Rome, gather your girls and go all out... Continue Reading →

National Blueberry Pancake Day

Breakfast is usually neglected in my life on weekdays, more often than not consisting of me grabbing a granola bar as I'm running out the door. But on the weekends, it really gets the attention it deserves. So, it was a very happy coincidence that National Blueberry Pancake Day should fall on a Saturday, and... Continue Reading →

National Hot Sauce Day

Today, it's all about the sauce. Sometime in the last year, my boyfriend introduced me to a YouTube show called Hot Ones, where celebrities are interviewed while eating chicken wings of increasing heat. If you've never seen it, it's definitely worth a watch (a few of my favorites: Key & Peele, Terry Crews and Eric... Continue Reading →

National Hot Dog Day

While there was one local hot dog place I was intrigued to try in celebration of this day (Up Dog, I mean come on, the name itself is hilarious) it unfortunately didn't fit into my schedule this week, so I settled for some grilled at home on the good ole electric grill. I did, however,... Continue Reading →

National Ice Cream Day

I spent National Ice Cream Day doing everything you're supposed to do on a perfect July summer Sunday: hanging at the pool, grilling some amazing chicken thighs and topping it off with a sweet treat, all in the company of good friends. And when you're already so comfortable poolside, why leave to go get ice... Continue Reading →

National Waffle Iron Day

Finally, an excuse to break out one of the lesser-used appliances gracing the highest cabinet in our kitchen, the waffle iron. It was the first time my boyfriend and I used it together, and the last. Instead of going the easy route suggested by said boyfriend and buying a pre-boxed waffle mix at the store,... Continue Reading →

National Pineapple Day

To me, the pineapple is the most cheerful fruit. It's sweet, tropical and an exuberant shade of yellow. One simply can't be sad while eating pineapple. To find mine, I headed to the downtown Kansas City fruit and veggies mecca: The Farmer's Market at the Historic City Market. I decided to walk there this past... Continue Reading →

Corn on the Cob Day

Growing up, corn on the cob was a summertime staple. My mom always made it very simply, but very well. Boiled on the stove, slathered with melted butter. While you can't go wrong with a classic, I wanted to try something a little different. We grilled our corn on the cob, probably about 15-20 minutes,... Continue Reading →

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