Magical Dutch Oven Bread

Bread has always intimidated me.  What if it doesn’t rise?  How long do you knead it?  What does “proving” mean anyway?  I avoided making bread for years, which is incredible because I love eating bread.  It would make sense…

This Vegetable Soup Costs $10 To Make from Scratch

This is one of my favorite soup recipes because it is so cheap!  It doesn’t have a store-bought broth or any meat, which are the most expensive aspects of making soup.  Instead, this soup has a tomato base…

How to Survive Your First Long Distance Fight

My boyfriend Trent and I have been together since 2011.  During the first year of our relationship, I was actually worried that we would never fight.  We got along so well, but I knew that fights help people build their…

4 Great Florida Spring Break Destinations

It’s that time of year again!  Time to flee the cold March weather and go sunbathe on the beach.  As you prepare for spring break, here are my top 5 favorite places to go on vacation in Florida…

Failing Organic Chemistry Taught Me a Valuable Lesson About Myself

During my first year of college, I decided that I wanted to be a veterinarian.  I loved animals, and I was interested in working in a medical field.  It seemed perfect!  As I began the preparation for applying to vet…

Easy Chocolate Raspberry Cake

I’m on vacation in Florida with my family, and I wanted to make a chocolate and raspberry cake for my sister’s birthday.  But we are staying in an Airbnb, so I didn’t want to…

How to Make Chocolate Frosting Without an Electric Mixer

Have you ever needed to make frosting for a cake or cupcakes, but realized you didn’t have an electric mixer handy?  This week I was on vacation in Florida with my family, and I wanted to make a…

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting College

I want to preface this post by saying that I thought I knew all of this stuff before I started college.  These are the things that everyone tells you when you’re getting ready to go to college.  I thought…