Author: KristaG

Pizza Pies for Pi Day 2017!

It’s that time of year again! March 14th or 3/14, to be exact, is known as Pi Day due to its resemblance to the mathematical constant of π (Pi). Last year for Pi Day, I threw a party and had myriad types of pies ranging from meat hand pies to the most commonly thought of type of pie – dessert! This year, however, I decided to feature one of my favorite types of pie: pizza! Now, I’m not just talking about the basic cheese, pepperoni, or supreme pizzas, but homemade, gourmet pizzas. These are fast, easy, and completely customizable...

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Crescent City Cuisine and Family Cookery for Mardi Gras

As mentioned in my article, “Letting the Good Times Roll: Some Mardi Gras Inspiration for Game Night!,” I went to New Orleans, Louisiana last September. While there, I got to try all kinds of amazing foods that spanned a full pallet of flavors! Some, like the beignets from Cafe Du Monde, were very sweet and others, such as the corn and crab bisque that we were taught to make while attending a lesson at the New Orleans School of Cooking, were hot and spicy! This Mardi Gras, I’d like to pay homage to everything I learned in the Crescent...

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The Key Armory: The Source For Great Nerdy Keys For My Home!

In December of 2015, The Key Armory introduced their first set of key designs through a Kickstarter campaign. Inspired by weaponry from various fandoms including Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, various video games, and animes, the first keys that were announced for the campaign were: the Hero’s Sword, King’s Blade, Kingdom Key, Star Saber, and Halfling’s Blade. Needing to raise $10,000 for their goal, there were also hopes for additional designs to be added as Stretch Goals. I joined in on the campaign in the fairly early stages and was thrilled to learn that the stretch goal key...

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Shark Bait: A Talk Like A Pirate Day Menu

Along with all of the games we will be playing today, my crew and I are enjoying some swashbuckling inspired foods! Some of these are super easy to throw together and others require some serious prep time (there are time saving as well as gluten free alternatives included with my recipes and suggestions!). Many of the recipes are kid friendly as well so no one has to miss out on the festivities. Our menu includes a full variety of foods ranging from one-handed sandwiches to scurvy fighting fruit salads to a treasure trove of desserts and cocktails (mocktails too!)....

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