51 Cooking Myths That Are Actually False

I was shocked by a lot of myths that I’d been subscribing to, but Eat This, Not That! published a list of 51 Cooking Myths That Are Actually False.  I mean, I knew not to oil or rinse my pasta and that over-cooking a steak is a sin, but I had no idea that keeping…

Kitchen Gadgets

Don’t hate me, but when I saw this awesome post from Eat This, Not That!  I had to share it.  Check out 25 Weird Kitchen Essentials You Never Knew You Needed.  My Amazon cart was full after that one!


I was just playing my nightly live game show, HQ (which you should totally check out–and use my share code “nikkiebutt” when you download it so I get an extra life 😉 ), and one of the questions was about the origin of the world “malapropisms”.  I couldn’t quite remember the high school English lesson…

Foods Can Exacerbate Allergies??

Lately I’ve been getting so much great info from Eat This, Not That.  I had no idea that some foods were making my already terrible seasonal allergies even worse.  Check out the article here.

Interesting Language Stats

I found this great info-graphic on world languages that I thought I’d share from Stephen Liddell’s Blog. Photo credit: Australian Business Traveller

Help Eliminate Food Waste

Here’s a really awesome infographic on America’s food waste problem.  Knowledge is power, now you’re armed to fight it. 🙂 I found that on UpWorthy, check it out here.

Post-Christmas Purge

I came across this article and it’s a pretty good idea. Post-Christmas Purge – i Dream of Clean.

Beard Hats are a FAIL?! Really Cosmo?

So I was skimming through Cosmopolitan Magazine, and they have a page called “Fun Fearless… Fail!” — they basically pick categories such as “Acts of Kindness” or “Pricey Bras” (examples from this issue) and make a quick little comment about 3 current stories that apply to the categories + one is “Fun” one “Fearless” and one…

Sketcher’s Toms Shoes Rip-Off

I finally decided it was time for me to purchase a pair of Toms Shoes – they’re cute and trendy, comfortable, and support a great cause… what more could I ask for? (photo credit http://www.adoredaustin.com/2010/11/toms-vs-bobs-there-is-difference.html *article below) So in searching for them online I came across this very interesting Fast Company article about the Sketcher’s knock-off of…

Better Blogging

Although the rush of excitement from creating my first real blog has far from subsided, the idea is finally sinking in that this website bears my name and has to represent me.  The day of experimenting with WordPress themes and clicking new buttons is over, and I’m left with the reality that I have to create…