A Fondue How-To.
Ah, fondue. This mouth-watering mid-century throwback can instantly class up a dinner party. Here's a bit of history to impress your guests and some recipes and party tips to make your fondue night a success. Originally conceived in a 1699 Swiss cookbook, fondue was popularized in America in the 1950s and made an appearance at the 1964 World's Fair, held in Flushing Meadows, New York City. Since that time, fondue has become pervasive enough in American culture that there are
Freezing Rain and Lasagna Soup.
I hadn’t planned to do another recipe post so soon, but today’s weather rather seemed to demand it. As I sit here, the temperature is hovering somewhere around freezing, and rain is falling at a very steady pace. I had a salad for lunch (with fresh avocado—yum!), but had to warm up with some hot Earl Grey afterwards. It got me thinking about the many great cold-weather foods out there. Among my favorites are soups of various kinds. If you’ve ever made soup from scratch, you
Super Bowl Sunday and Taco Dip.
February is a pretty interesting month, when you stop to consider it. The first two weeks alone contain some of the strangest and/or polarizing cultural celebrations out there. Take, for instance, Groundhog Day, celebrated right off the bat on February 2. Why a rodent should be trusted as a meteorologist is beyond my comprehension, not to mention the oft-ignored fact that, regardless of his prognostication, spring will come at exactly the same time. Unless you live in the no
Find inspiration in the everyday.
Happy Saturday, friends! I hope you're having a good one so far. For me, the day is going REALLY well. I finally have my website up and running! Sweet Frivolity has been a concrete dream of mine for a little over a year, but the idea of being an entrepreneur and exploring my creativity to its fullest extent has been with me for most of my life. Until more recently, though, I hadn't known just how to make my dream a reality. First, a little background. My name is Danielle, and