Our Trip to the Zoo! (With Wonderful Halos Mandarins)

Our Trip to the Zoo! (With Halos Mandarins) / Bev Cooks

(This post is definitely in partnership with Wonderful Halos, but all ramblings and citrus inhaling are my own. We coo?) Halos! Raise your hand if you bring one or 40 of these bags home from the grocery store every week? (I’m raising both hands. And legs.) I remember growing up what a PAIN peeling an […]

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Friday Flotsam

Flowers

Feh Reh IIIIIIIII deh Aeh Yay. I just now, JUST NOW, this week, a few days ago, JUST NOW learned the exact word to describe my home approach. And of course it’s a weird word to write and say, so I find it very serendipitous to my life strangeness. HYGGE. Hygge! But pronounced Hue-gah. You […]

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Monthly Mixtape: Sprang In Your Thang

Monthly Mixtape: Sprang in Your Thang

19 days until spraaaaaaang! But I’m not excited or anything. Even if it’s been (for us) the MILDEST winter on record (in KC), with two jokes of a snow (here in my town), and temperatures that have mimicked spring (in Kansas City) for nearly a month now (for me in my town), I’m still pretending […]

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Growing Old Gracefully Can Suck It

My Skin Journey with Kansas City Wellness Center and MedSpa

Also known as, I turned 40 and had a Herculean panic attack. It’s one of those things we’re not really supposed to talk about. We might even be trained to feel guilty about it. Or heaven forbid, vain. Because you know, we have to keep our kids happy! Our homes clean! Our marriages solid! Our […]

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Friday Flotsam

Flowers

Fah Rah Iah Dah Aah Yah. I need help! You’re like, “Not this already.” I’m in desperate need of a new weekender bag. And I want something super pimp. I’ve got a few weekend getaways coming up over the spring and summer, and the bags that I have now are either too big, too small, […]

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Chicken Spring Rolls

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Is it obnoxious to post spring rolls a month before spring? I’m pretending that you’re shaking your head so hard your eyeballs are loosening. Spring rolls! How can you not? They’re spring rolls. With GROUND CHICKEN. But let me just say right here and right now, swap in pork or beef if you want. If […]

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Simple Squid Piccata

Simple Squid Piccata

If I break out in “UNDA DA SEA,” are you going to punch me? Look at those tentacles! I’ve never had tentacles on my plate before. I like tentacles on my plate. Don’t tell Ariel I said that. This dish is something ELSE, y’all. I know it might seem a smidge unapproachable, but a) you […]

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Friday Flotsam

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farrrrr EEE DEEEEEE. FELICITY’S HAIR. (I’m jumping right in.) She cut it. Yes this news is 18 years old. Remember, I was living under a giant (indie) rock back then. No TV, fresh out of college, starting my banking career, playing in a band, short bleached blonde hair, cut-up men’s Dickies in my wardrobe. SO […]

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Asian Steak Lettuce Wraps

Asian Steak Lettuce Wraps / Bev Cooks

There’s rice in it, too, so please don’t x out. Lettuce wraps! It’s been a while since I’ve made slash posted lettuce wraps. I always forget about these delightful canoes o’ savory bliss. I know it’s an odd time of year to be posting lettuce wraps, with all the soups and creamy pastas and casseroles […]

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Gnocchi and Chicken Sausage Soup

Gnocchi and Chicken Sausage Soup / Bev Cooks

Bappy Balemtime’s Bay! (yes I’m that troll who still says it that way.) I made you love soup! It’s love soup because you’re going to have a full blown heart attack once you find out what’s in it. Not because the ingredients are heart-attack inducing. I mean, they are. But not like, hospital-gown-open-in-the-back-see-your-bum-style. It’s more […]

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