Are you doing Dry January this year, or otherwise trying to stop or decrease your consumption of alcohol? Let’s talk about all the tasty things you can drink instead…
I happened to be looking at Cup of Jo recently and noticed that had a whole series where the site’s various writers were sharing their signature dishes for the holidays. (These brownies look ah-ma-zing…) I immediately knew what they were talking about — my Grandma Kay’s Cranberry Cake!!! — and thought it might be a … Read More about What Are Your Signature Dishes for the Holidays?
I feel like I am constantly trying to get into a good routine for workouts and eating — so I thought it might be a fun discussion for today. What are YOUR health and fitness routines, ladies? What about other self-care — do you do it as needed or do you try to routinize it? … Read More about Open Thread: What Are Your Health and Fitness Routines?
I’m a bit of a weirdo in summer in that I absolutely HATE to turn on the oven — so if I need to cook anything I always use my toaster oven. Actually, if I’m being honest, I use my toaster oven whenever possible, at all points throughout the year, because it’s just so easy … Read More about Coffee Break: Convection Toaster Oven
If you’re like us, you bring your lunch to work when you’re trying to save money, meal plan for healthier eating, or to be more eco-friendly and avoid all of those takeout containers. If you want to do those things, plus maintain a professional look — even if you’re just eating at your desk or … Read More about Bring Your Lunch With These Environmentally Friendly and Stylish Office Lunch Containers
Here’s a question for today: if you have to work late at the office, what do you eat? Do you have a budget from the office or the client that you can order food through an app like Seamless — in which case, what do you order? Do you consciously order enough food for leftovers … Read More about Eating Late at the Office
Last week’s discussion of what to put on your wedding registry made me think fondly of all those crystal wine glasses I never use… so I thought it might be fun to have a discussion about what you’re drinking these days. What brands are your favorite for wines, spirits, and others? Any mixers you absolutely swear … Read More about What’re You Drinking in 2018? (Open Thread)
It’s been ages since we talked about healthy snacks for the office — let’s hear about your favorite snack ideas for work, ladies! During my legal eagle days I spent so much time at the office that snacking was par for the course — I used to keep a banker’s box on my window filled with … Read More about Snack Ideas for Work: Great Snacks for the Shelf, Office Fridge & Freezer
If one of your holiday gifts last year was a new pressure cooker or slow cooker (Instant Pot included), or if you just haven’t been getting enough mileage out of either or both of these kitchen appliances, we thought we’d round up some recipes for inspiration. Here are five all day crockpot recipes and five … Read More about 5 Super Slow and 5 Super Fast Recipes For Long Workdays
2018 update: We still think this is a great discussion about how to build good habits, but you may also want to check out our post on how to stay fit in winter. Readers, what are your tips on how to build good habits? Which healthy habits have you successfully started? Have you found that … Read More about How to Build Good Habits: Tips & Tricks
I can’t believe I’m about to write these words, but they’re true: I’m getting into tea. For years I have resisted tea, hating the “bitey” taste of green tea, and not seeing the appeal in black tea. The closest I came to “liking tea” was either with fruity blends of crushed/dried flowers and fruits (without any … Read More about The Best Teas: What to Drink to Wake You Up, Calm You Down, and Maybe Even Replace Your Wine
2018 Update: We still think this was an interesting discussion of Instant Pot tips for busy ladies — but you may also want to check out our more recent update of super fast Instant Pot recipes (great for long workdays!). All right, readers — who’s a fan of the Instant Pot? Which are your favorite … Read More about How Do You Use Your Instant Pot? An Open Thread for Busy Ladies