Entries by Lauren Johnson

Recipe: Screwball Cake (Vegan Chocolate Cake)

Vegans have a rough time with desserts. Eggs, milk, and butter dominate the course and prevent indulgence. But there are still options for those avoiding animal products, such as screwball cake. This chocolate confection earns its name by lacking the three above ingredients, making it a bit “screwy.” Delicious plain or with berries, this cake […]

Parenting On the Go: Treat Yourself

When you’re a busy parent, taking care of yourself always falls behind taking care of your family. It’s a logical sacrifice, but you need to be careful to not spread yourself too thin. If you don’t occasionally take a little while to relax and treat yourself, the stress and pressure will eventually cause major health […]

Six Tips for the Chronically Messy Person

Diagnosis: Chronically Messy Definition: A person who is unable to keep a house, apartment or room neat, clean, organized, or sanitary. Symptoms: Clothes and dishes all over the place, unpleasant odor, tripping constantly, inability to locate important items, frustration, rationalization, and procrastination. Cure: Unknown Sadly, there may never be a complete cure for this affliction. […]

Picking Fresh Produce: Veggies

With the summer season in full swing, everyone wants to feel good and healthy. Any summer diet would be incomplete without one ingredient: fresh veggies. They’re incredibly healthy for you, low calorie, and filling- perfect for keeping you feeling energetic in the summer heat. But finding fresh veggies isn’t an intuitive process, it takes some […]

How to Grill Steak to Perfection

If you’re like us, grill season doesn’t end just because of a little rain…or snow…. or hail… or hurricane. If you’re also like us, you’ve perhaps over (or under) cooked your meat once or twice. Here are a few tips to help you make sure what you’re grilling is always PERFECT (sidebar: if red meat […]

Summer Kebabs

There’s still time to fire up the grill before summer comes to an end…and what better way to warm things up than with some delicious kebabs? Use some of our Jokari skewers and follow these recipes for the yummiest treats on a stick this side of ice pops! VEGETABLE KEBABS WITH MARINADE (Source: Damn Delicious) […]

Using Soda to Make Desserts Pop!

Did you know you can use your favorite sodas in desserts? Here are two recipes that use Pepsi and Mountain Dew to create mouthwatering, indulgent sweets! DOUBLE FUDGE CHOCOLATE PEPSI CAKE (TIME: 55 MINUTES, SERVES 16-20) Ingredients: -1 cup Pepsi -½ cup vegetable oil -1 stick butter -3 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder -2 cups sugar […]

Parenting On the Go: Dinner

As much as we want to give our families home-cooked dinners every night, sometimes it feels like an impossibility. You’re far too busy to prepare even the most basic of meals. But you don’t need a lot of time to create something special if you use these recipes. PORK AND BEANS PASTA You really only […]

Parenting On the Go: Timesaving Tips

When you’re a busy parent, you find yourself wishing for even just a few extra minutes. This is especially true with summer vacation arriving. Whether you’re planning a trip out of town or indulging in a “staycation,” whatever you can do to save some time is extremely welcome. Here are a few ways to shave […]