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here is where I out myself

At a recent trip to my mom’s house, I uncovered a truly embarrassing collection of ‘80s music on vinyl from my youth. What in the world possessed me to purchase such gems as DeBarge—The Rhythm of the Night? Oh yeah, I was a total dork; that probably explains it.   But it gets worse. A […]

you’re so damn hot

Survey says…I’ve got way too much time on my hands. FULL NAME: Colleen Marie Raccioppi DEGREE(S): BS in PR from UF PREVIOUS JOB(S): lots of crappy college jobs, including: late-night hostess/waitress at Denny’s, ad setter at The Alligator, cashier at ghetto Publix; customer service rep at printing company; Naylor sales admin in the old, old […]

eat, drink, sun

I was inspired by Elizabeth Gilbert’s journey of self discovery in Eat Pray Love to try a solo trip of my own (albeit on a much, much smaller scale). I booked a room at this posh resort intending to spend two days alone relaxing, being pampered and doing nothing but what I wanted to do. […]

sweet child of brine

Of all the cooking techniques I’ve learned from Alton Brown, the brining might be the best one.  In my less-experienced cooking days, I’d always considered brining meat to be a complicated, messy, unnecessary step, but the Good Eats Thanksgiving show convinced me to give it a shot. And I’m so glad that I did. Here’s […]