Found: New York’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookie

When I first moved to New York, I had a lengthy to-do list. An incredibly unusual to-do list. Most people can’t leave the city without hitting up the Empire State building or Statue of Liberty, going to a Yankees or Mets game, or doing classically New York things, like hailing a cab or eating $1 pizza.

Not me. My entire list was desserts-focused. Blame it on running a food blog in college, read more

Trying Something New: Going “Bro-Country” For A Night

There’s a dog on the stage, singers are swilling whiskey straight from the bottle, and my husband and I are definitely the only people in this 30,000-person arena who don’t know a single word to the songs they’re singing. In fact, we’ve never heard most of them before.

We don’t even like country music. At least, I’ve never considered myself a fan. And yet, we’re having the time of our lives.

Florida Georgia Line
Florida Georgia Line (Photos: Candace Braun Davison)

So how did we end up here? Well, at the beginning of 2017, I made read more

These ‘Swamp Thing Brownies’ Will Be The Hit Of Your Halloween Party

There are so many reasons to love these brownies: They’re stuffed with Oreos. They’re like Thin Mints in fudgy dessert form. They’re topped with googly candy eyes. They’re delightfully kitschy and absurd. And you can’t fail at making them.

To be honest, these Swamp Thing Brownies happened serendipitously. I had a package of mint Oreos, and they were too dangerous to keep around, just sitting on my shelf, tempting me. I needed to turn them into a dessert I could share read more

IT is about to get real with this Pennywise costume

In 1990, Tim Curry starred as Pennywise the Dancing Clown in a mini-series adaptation of Stephen King’s novel IT. And thanks to this film, the entire generation of Millennials grew up somewhat-to-completely horrified of Clowns.  Now, 27 years later Pennywise (AKA It) is back with the promise to terrify the next generation’s youth.   It feeds on the fears of children (and spoiler: It also feeds on children) and a group who calls themselves “The Losers Club” read more

Channel Your Inner BA With This ‘Atomic Blonde’ Costume

Charlize Theron logged hours a day in the gym, bruised her ribs and cracked two teeth preparing for her role as secret agent Lorraine Broughton in this summer’s spy thriller, Atomic Blonde. Thankfully, you don’t have to repeat her regimen in order to steal her look for Halloween (unless you plan on busting out some sick fight-scene choreography, in which case, uh…you do you).

These ‘Riverdale’ Costumes Are Even Better Than The Archie Comics’ Reboot

If you cringed at the thought of the Archie comics being revived as a teen drama on CW, you weren’t alone. As much as I loved the series (particularly during painstakingly slow grocery-store checkout lines as a kid), I couldn’t fathom how it’d translate to 2017 without going Fuller House-caliber cheesy. There’s only so much “aw, shucks” the silver screen can handle.

Riverdale‘s showrunners understood that, and took things in a dramatically different read more

Taylor Swift “Look What You Made Me Do” Costume Ideas

Choosing just one costume out of Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” music video is like choosing just one Illuminati-esque hidden symbol in it to obsess over. You don’t want to stick to one thing, but somehow, you must.

Swift lampoons all aspects of her image — both current media headlines and every persona she’s portrayed and been portrayed as over the past decade — in the clip. As she drags out her most popular looks, it’s as good a time read more

What To Read Next: ‘Final Girls’ By Riley Sager

Sometimes you need a dark, decadent thriller. You know it’s not going to inspire any earth-shattering bits of wisdom or provide you with groundbreaking insights into the human mind. It’s just, well, thrilling, as you flip from page to page, rushing to outwit the author and figure out whodunnit before the big reveal at the end.

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“I’m Not Gossiping, I’m Venting” And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves

There’s that tension building up inside of you. With each frustration, it mounts. You tell yourself it’s not a big deal, it’s nothing, and then — bam! — you’re seething, and you’ve got to tell someone, anyone, what a colossal frustration you’re forced to put up with.

Maybe that’s not you at all. Maybe you’re a perfectly well-adjusted human who deals with annoyances head-on, or never gets annoyed. Can we meet up for coffee sometime so you can teach read more

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