FOOD! · Uncategorized

Beignets for one

Learning to cook is an important part of adulting, but learning to make desserts? Invaluable!

One of the best fried dough recipes on this planet. Intimidating and elusive to those who don’t reside in New Orleans (Nawlins?) I woke up with a craving for fluffy fried dough smothered in powdered sugar and selling my soul to get some. Living in close proximity to NYC you can pretty much find any cuisine, any food, to satisfy any craving. I did on my persistent search find many places and then, I discovered a recipe for CafĂ© du monde beignets.

The angels were smiling on me today.


With my craving in full force I decided to dive into beignet making, something I’ve never done before and was a little scared to try because of the frying.

I got this recipe from dessert for two by Christina Lane and let me tell you it is amazing and easy. The bread machine does the dough and all you have to do is roll, cut and fry.

I found that the dough was a little hard to roll, so bear this in mind when you’re on that step. I suggest pulling pieces off and rolling the dough into balls and frying it that way. This recipe makes less than a ton of beignets but I still had an entire bowl full, though they didn’t make it to the next day.

things they don't teach you · Uncategorized

Drunken Antics

You haven’t made it to adult land without drinking and if you have, you’re a unicorn and I’d love to meet you!

Here are a few tips to not wake up regretting that bottle of tequila you went swimming in.

  • Have a ‘go to’ person to make sure you get home alive
  • Wear comfy shoes, for heavens sake you don’t want to have to take them off or have blisters the size or oranges the next day.
  • Pay with your credit card, if you leave it at a bar no big deal, call the company and get a new one. Way better than losing cash or your debit card.
  • Download UBER, for fucks sake make sure you have a way home!
  • Have condoms, yeah yeah yeah, you’re not going to go home with a guy you met at the bar, please let’s be realistic here. And never depend on the guy to have condoms either, you don’t want to end up with the gift that keeps on giving.