• What I ate in Afghanistan

    Hey y’all! I’m finally back in California, and while I’m still pretty jet lagged, I wanted to share some of my photos with you! Today, I thought I’d share some of my food photos from Afghanistan, since we like to talk about food here. First, I need to talk about the British chow hall at […]

  • So, you want to throw a dinner party? Cool!

    Hello! I’m a friend of Jen’s, my name is Joan. To give a brief explanation; I’m half-English and half-American. One thing I grew up with in the UK – and enjoy doing now, as an adult living in Washington D.C. – is throwing a casual dinner party. It has all the makings of a perfect […]

  • Expeditionary cheese crisp

    Happy Valentine’s Day, y’all! I’m still in sunny (but cold) Afghanistan, but since it’s Arizona’s 102nd birthday, I wanted to share a little AZ-inspired snack I made the other day using ingredients from an MRE. In case you’re not familiar, MRE stands for Meal Ready to Eat, and they come in plastic bags. Each MRE […]

  • Fallen cupcakes 911

    Ever pulled some delicious-smelling cupcakes out of your oven with glee, only to find they’ve fallen and they can’t get up? Or seen a cake go from beautiful to concave in a matter of minutes? I usually just pile on the frosting and hope no one notices the droopy center(s), but wouldn’t it be nice […]

  • Run your first Half Marathon in San Diego!

    ***Hi guys, my name is Bri and you can usually find me over at SanBriego.com. I’m happy to share a couple of guest posts with you this month while the lovely Jen is off being a rockstar in Afghanistan!!*** I don’t remember why I signed up for my first half marathon. I think I was […]

  • Christina’s peach jalapeno margaritas

    What’s more perfect than a margarita? How about a spicy-sweet margarita? I’ve been ordering a lot of spicy cocktails lately, so when I happened upon this peach-jalapeno margarita recipe on Dessert for Two, I definitely wanted to share it. Sadly, I haven’t had time to try it out myself, but doesn’t it sound absolutely delicious? […]

  • CakeSpy’s marvelous marble swirl cake

    Since I’m in Afghanistan, a few friends and fellow bloggers agreed to help me out, so you, dear reader, would still have some recipes and other fun stuff to check out while I’m gone! Today, I am linking to a recipe from the delightful, adorable and oh-so-sweet Jessie (aka Cake Spy). Photo by Cake Spy […]

  • Olive not-so-drab (and an announcement)

    Hello y’all! I have to admit I didn’t love this outfit — it didn’t turn out quite the way I had planned — but I think the photos (from a recent event I covered for work) are the perfect way to lead in to my announcement… I’m on my way to Afghanistan! It’s for work, […]