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Bridget Shirvell

How to: Host a Kid-Friendly Cookie Swap
How to: Host a Kid-Friendly Cookie Swap

It’s starting to smell a lot like Christmas: 'tis the season of fresh baked cookies! 


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Kitchen Hacks: How to Store Thanksgiving Leftovers

Let's be honest: when the holiday meal is over, the best is yet to come. For many of us, it’s not Thanksgiving dinner we look forward to all year but the leftovers. Maybe you like to sneak a piece of that pumpkin pie for breakfast or perhaps it’s the turkey sandwiches in between shopping on Black Friday you’re waiting for, or if you’re creative in kitchen, it might be that you’re looking forward to turning that stuffing into frittatas.


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How-to: Make Jarritos Cocktails at Home
DIY Drinks: How To Make Jarritos Cocktails at Home
If you’ve spent time in a Mexican restaurant, you’ve probably noticed bottles full of colorful liquid in a curvy, clear glass: Jarritos. Jarritos are a naturally sweet Mexican soda that came about after World War II when businessman Don Francisco Hill created a new line of soft drinks sold in a larger bottle. Originally offered in coffee flavor only, Hill expanded production after he developed a process to remove tamarind juice extract.

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6 Sizzling Summer Cocktails
6 Sexy Summer Cocktails That Turn Up the Heat

Cheers to cool drinks on steamy nights. 


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Can't Cut It: Guide to Buying Kitchen Knives
Sharpen Up: A Guide to Buying Kitchen Knives

You can’t be a great chef without the right tools and the most important of those tools is a good set of knives. Knives are vital, when you find the right ones you’ll suddenly find cooking is easier: chopping onions doesn't make you cry, slicing through steaks is easier than slicing through butter, and you'll be able to cut through bread and tomatoes without ripping them both to shreds.


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How to Host a Spooktacular Halloween Party
How to Host a Spooktacular Halloween Party!

Double, double, toil, and trouble: dust off your cauldron and prepare to host a spooktacular Halloween bash. All Hallows Eve offers a once a year chance to throw an entertaining party full of food designed to gross out your guests, creative decorations, and tons of games. Ultimately it’s all about putting smiles on faces.


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