Author Archives: TimeMachineTasteTester

Take A Look, It’s in a Book: “The Potty Mouth at the Table” by Laurie Notaro

It has been a summer of reading… Psych! I get mine from the library because I’m trying to be more frugal. BUT I’ll have you know – for this book, I put in a special request for the library to add it to their collection, so it’s kind of like I indirectly bought a copy. […]

Foodie Pen Pals – August’s Haul

  I’ve written before about this fun program, Foodie Pen Pals – check it out, you can opt in a month at a time, so you’re not signing your life away to participate.  This month my Foodie Pen Pal was Carly from Maryland. She treated me to a selection of her favorite items including:  Cheddar […]

My Writing Elsewhere – Dragon Con edition

Today my first piece for Eater Atlanta was posted! Check it out HERE. It may seem cray that it’s about Dragon Con and I’m posting in on this blog, but it’s about where to EAT and DRINK while attending my fav people watching event of the year! Here are a few oldie, but goodie fav […]

What a Crock!

But seriously, I stopped dead in my tracks during a recent target-ing (new verb!?) when I saw these beautes: My insane thought process upon finding this display: “I need these… all of these. What are they? What is happening here? I must buy them” “No, I have all of these appliances already.” “but mine are […]

Take Note – Notebook Paper Napkins

I first came across these cloth napkins from Leaf Cutter Designs that look like notebook paper in Food Network magazine over the weekend. I thought they were cute, but had to check my emotions when I saw the $32 price tag. Whaaaaaah! And then, today in the miraculous $1 bin at Target I found them… […]

Foodie Pen Pals – July’s Haul

After an awesome start, I had to take a quick break from Foodie Pen Pals to focus on a few work events. I love Foodie Pen Pals – such an easy fun way to connect with others and do you own homemade “of the month club.” This month, I was lucky enough to receive my […]

Pickle Pickle Pickle Jar

I made some pickles this weekend. They are so dang easy! I remembered my Grandmother making these awesome microwave sweet pickles. I grabbed some cucumbers at the Marietta Square Farmers Market this weekend (check out the glam bebe taking a sippy cup break at the market to the right), googled a recipe and got to […]

Judging Kids Cooking – I was skeered

A few weeks back I had the pleasure of judging a kids cooking competition at The Cook’s Warehouse.  To be honest, I was a little scared. What was going to be on the menu? Booger sandwiches? Kids are gross, I know because I have a baby boy and he is often gross/trying to feed me […]

Vintage Jello Salad Gifting

One family recipe you will find at any and all holiday gatherings is our Cranberry Salad. I’m not 100% where it originally came from, but the copy we prepare it from came from my mom in my maternal grandmother’s handwriting. As my Mom’s birthday was coming up, I knew I wanted to do something with […]

The Cronut / Doughsant experience

Whatever you call it – I ate one today!  Have no idea what I’m talking about? Read this.  I’ve been hot on tracking down my own cronut to try for about a month. My sleuthing has included:  gently mentioning to my pasty chef friends (please make me one, please  make me one) asking my friend […]