What’s the Plan? 

On New Year’s Eve afternoon, I got a text message from my friend Jenna that I haven’t yet answered:

text from Jenna

I didn’t reply, because my answer is… I don’t know.

As anyone who has followed this blog for any length of time — which at this point I know is pretty much down to my mom, sister, cousins, and maybe a few friends — has undoubtedly noticed, I haven’t exactly been the most prolific writer in the past couple of years. I’ve been so bad, in fact, that I’ve been teetering on the edge of pulling the plug altogether for quite some time now. Every time a bill comes in for my domain registration or WordPress upgrades, I ask myself, “Why am I still paying money for this little piece of internet I’m not even using?” Continue reading

Bring This to Thanksgiving Dinner and You’ll Be Everyone’s Favorite

Cranberries three ways -- salsa on the right.
Cranberries three ways — salsa on the right.

We’re a week out from Thanksgiving Eve, so it feels like the right time to re-share my all-time favorite seasonal appetizer recipe. Put this on your shopping list before you head out this weekend — it’s an easy, delicious way to make yourself a popular guest or host.

Cranberry Salsa

1 ½ cups cranberries
1/3 cup sugar
2 scallions, chopped
½ cup cilantro
juice and zest of one lime
1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
2 teaspoon chopped, fresh ginger
1/8 teaspoon salt

Chop all ingredients together in food processor. Let flavors blend for an hour or more. Serve with brie and water crackers.


If this seems familiar, it’s because I originally posted it back in the first year of this blog’s existence as Best. Thanksgiving. Appetizer. Ever.

Recipe is courtesy of my former coworker/current friend Mary, who got it from… somewhere else.