Monthly Mixtape: Name That Movie

Movie kiddos

Lights..! Camera..! Favorite mixtape ever..! (p.s. That’s an old school movie projector toy in Will’s hand. He wasn’t wanting to be my director, though, so- no milk for him!) MOVIES. Favorite thing ever. They take us away to another place, another time, another era, another land. For roughly 90 minutes, we get to experience life […]

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Friday Flotsam

Kitchen Counter Cousins

f                                   r                           i                    day. I accidentally bought flavored coffee so I’m extra murdery right now. WHO MAKES FLAVORED COFFEE? WHY? Why would someone do that to coffeeeeee?! The greatest body fuel of all time! (never mind water, leafy greens, all berries, whole grains, and other yawn-a-licious stuff like that.) But coffee! COFFEE. What is this, […]

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Friday Flotsam

Gremlins making cinnamon ornaments

FRI LA LA LA LAAAA LA LA LA DAY. Do your eyeballs ever wiggle in their sockets? You know like, when you sort of rest your eyes, and they just start boogieing on their own? It’s the weirdest feeling! I can’t decide if I hate it or want to cut a rug with them. It […]

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BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza

BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza / Bev Cooks

Last recipe of the year! You bet your face it’s pizza. But it’s not normal. The pizza isn’t, I am. Wait. Also, look at that slaw! Let’s talk about this. There are two things that make this pizza straight magical. One – it’s slow cooker pulled pork tenderloin. With a packet of dried onion soup […]

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Classic Beef and Bean Chili with J.R. Watkins

Classic Beef and Bean Chili with J.R. Watkins / Bev Cooks

*This post is definitely in partnership with J.R. Watkins, but all honesty and total ramblings are my own. We coo?* YES. J.R. Watkins. As in, the hand soaps. (I’m not cooking with hand soap, by the way. Ha! Wait, am I?) Did you know that J.R. Watkins has a whole new line of gourmet seasonings […]

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Friday Flotsam

Weidner Christmas wrapping - 2016

Friddledeedeeeeeeeee! I WITNESSED A BREAK-IN. And it was the weirdest, I didn’t even know it’s what I was seeing. I mean, I watched a nice SUV drive up to my neighbor’s house, saw a dude get out and walk up to their front door, watched him sort of look around, and then . . . […]

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I Botched a Recipe, But I Have a Song!

Bev and Aaron - 2004

Weeeeeell. What was supposed to be creamy and luscious, turned out oily and separated. What was supposed to take one hour in the oven, took 2 hours and 45 minutes. What was supposed to be seductively tangy and delicately acidic, turned out borderline bitter and pucker face inducing, even producing several under-the-breath grumbles at the […]

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The “Mistletoe and Carrot Nose” Mix

The "Mistletoe and Carrot Nose" Mix - illustration on Big Picture Farm caramel package

Fiiiiiiinally. I have an excuse! You see, it all started on a hot, sticky day in August of 1976, when I was born. Wait, that’s a different story. I’m really, really late on getting you a Monthly Mixtape. But this is what happened! I couldn’t decide on a theme. Which is stupid because it’s December, […]

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Friday Flotsam

Snowflakes on Window

F r  I d    AAAAAAAAAAA     y. I think I’m getting into neck yoga. IT IS A THING, STOP. I feel like the moment my body turned 40, it sent a private DM to Elli (the goddess of old age in Greek mythology) with the subject heading “URGENT!” and a detailed set of […]

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How To Make the Worst DIY Snow Globes Ever.

How to Royally Fail at Making DIY Snow Globes / Bev Cooks

Also known as, the day Christmas crafting turned its back on me. I almost didn’t post this. Because frankly, these DIY snow globes totally blow. But then I thought, “You know what, it’s my job to watch out for fellow crafters out there. Make sure they take no wrong turns in craft life! Lead them […]

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