dia de los muertos

Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is an ancient Aztec ritual celebrated in Mexico and certain parts of Central America and the U.S. On November 1 and 2, wooden skull masks are donned and people dance in honor of their deceased relatives. While holiday traditions vary from place to place, food always […]

an ode to y’all

Y’all: contraction for ‘you all.’ Plural. “I am proud to be from the South – where tea is sweet and accents are sweeter; summer starts in April, front porches are wide and words are long, mac and cheese is a vegetable, and pecan pie is a staple. Y’all is the only proper pronoun; chicken is fried […]

shamrocks

1/2 oz vodka 1 oz green crème de menthe 1 scoop vanilla ice cream 1 shamrock Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend on high for 20 seconds. Pour into a chilled margarita or collins glass. Garnish with a shamrock. Shamrocks are the national symbol of Ireland, as I’m sure we’re all aware of after one […]

vitameatavegamin girl

Hello friends. I’m your Vitameatavegamin girl. Are you tired, run-down, listless? Do you poop out at parties? Are you unpopular? The answer to all your questions is in this little bottle. Vitameatavegamin. Yes, Vitameatavegamin contains vitamins, meats, vegetables, and minerals. With Vitameatavegamin, you can spoon your way to health. All you do is take a […]

sunny side up

Sunny side up may refer to a fried egg, a 1928 movie musical, a childrens’ morning show on PBS Kids Sprout, an old-timey record album by West End Jazz Band, or a rag doll character from Lalaloopsy.  fried egg + a little salt n’pepper +  2 slices of toast + whipped cream cheese + sliced […]

cold comfort farm

Cold Comfort Farm is a fantastic comedic novel by Stella Gibbons that pokes fun at the countless down and out accounts of rural life written during the early 1920s. It is best remembered for a charming little character named Aunt Ada Doom, who insists, on numerous occasions, to having seen “something nasty in the woodshed.” […]