Author Archives: Domestocrat

About Domestocrat

I'm a lady who enjoys photography, football, cooking, long drives with the windows down, This American Life, cereal, going to shows, scarves, kettlecorn, Gwen Stefani, yoga, my nephews, my cat Reggie, and my home: Boston.

The Monday Mix

Here’s The Monday Mix for this week! To visit past mixes, click here. Today is Marathon Monday here in Boston. Despite the tragedy of last year’s race, Marathon Monday remains one of my favorite days of the year. I love the … Continue reading

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Product Review: Graze Snack Box Update

It’s been 6 months since I signed up for a monthly snack box subscription from Graze. I’m definitely still loving it. In fact, many friends have signed up on my recommendation. My husband even signed up too! The variety of snacks has … Continue reading

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Recipe: Cocoa Rice Krispie Treats

Rice krispie treats aren’t always at the forefront of my dessert game but when I get a craving, it will not shake until I make some. Normally I would whip up my standard rice krispie treat recipe but I wanted … Continue reading

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The Monday Mix

Here’s The Monday Mix for this week! To visit past mixes, click here. I finally watched Dallas Buyers Club over the weekend. I really liked it but have a few thoughts: 1) McConaughey’s free wheeling, bad behavior was much more … Continue reading

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Recipe: Pepperoni and Cheese Bread

John keeps a stash of pepperoni in the fridge at all times – mostly for snacking but I also have a hunch that he hopes it will subliminally inspire me to whip him up something special with it. Well, it … Continue reading

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The Monday Mix

Here’s The Monday Mix for this week! To visit past mixes, click here. I’ve mentioned it in passing here but from December to March I was studying like crazy for a professional certification exam I had to take for work. … Continue reading

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DIY Recipe: Pub Style Nachos

We are nacho freaks. Cheesy, crunchy, spicy, gooey, yummy. We go to our local watering hole just to chow down on their loaded nachos. But, as we know, this is much less healthy than making our own at home. This DIY … Continue reading

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Recipe: Lemon Blackberry Breakfast Cookies

I’ll admit – I’ve been really reluctant to trust this “breakfast cookie” trend that’s happening right now (they are often still full of sugar and butter). However, Iowa Girl Eats’ recipe really impressed me so I decided to give it … Continue reading

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The Monday Mix

Here’s The Monday Mix for this week! To visit past mixes, click here. We finally saw The Grand Budapest Hotel over the weekend and I loved it! It was classic Wes Anderson but a little darker and the storytelling was … Continue reading

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Recipe: Chocolate Chip Waffles

One of my deepest, darkest secrets is that I am not a lover of breakfast food. Give me lunch and dinner, or give me death. I’m not a huge egg fan, I don’t like omelets, pancakes are too heavy, french … Continue reading

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Recipe: Sausage and Kale Stuffed Shells

One of my favorite things about being an avid reader of food blogs (over 50 in my Feedly that I read religiously!) is reading a new post and being completely inspired. When I saw Shutterbean’s recipe for Sausage and Kale Stuffed … Continue reading

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The Monday Mix

Here’s The Monday Mix for this week! To visit past mixes, click here. My favorite pizzeria in the whole world, Frank Pepe’s based in Connecticut, is coming to Boston!!! I cannot contain my excitement! Joy The Baker really needs to … Continue reading

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Recipe: Back to Basics Waffles

In the midst of all the fancy waffle making I’ve been doing I realized I overlooked something very important – an everyday basic waffle recipe! This post is here to remedy that. This recipe is perfect on its own, great … Continue reading

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Recipe: Green Power Salad

Recently inspired by this Power Green Salad from Sprouted Kitchen, I set out over the weekend to make my own version. The goal was to make a salad that was light but substantive enough to serve as dinner. I think this was a … Continue reading

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The Monday Mix

Here’s The Monday Mix for this week! To visit past mixes, click here. Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all of my fellow pasty Irish folk! I hope your Guinness and corned beef are abundant today! Oh Smitten Kitchen, you get … Continue reading

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Product Review: Three Kinds of Eco-Friendly Cat Litter

I’ve talked before about how we live as “green” as possible – we compost, purchase chemical-free household products, make DIY air freshener, etc. Another big way we’re green is by using eco-friendly cat litter. I switched about five years ago … Continue reading

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Recipe: Clementine Marmalade

I love clementine season. It one fruity, summery, glimmer of hope that helps get me through each winter. However, after a few crates I’m looking for new ways to eat my clementines. Marmalade is such an easy thing to make … Continue reading

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The Monday Mix

Here’s The Monday Mix for this week! To visit past mixes, click here. Famed modern home decor designer Jonathan Adler has teamed up with Toms to make a whole line of goodies with his signature color and design aesthetic. So … Continue reading

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Recipe: Breakfast Quinoa Scramble

Let’s take a break from waffles and talk about scrambles for breakfast. This recipe combines all of my favorite things about a leisurely weekend breakfast – eggs, cheese, ans salsa – but it’s totally healthy, full of protein and vitamins, and … Continue reading

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Recipe: Beet Hummus (Three Ingredients!)

Our favorite neighborhood restaurant, Highland Kitchen, has one of the best appetizers around: the Mediterranean hummus plate. It’s three different hummus offerings served with cucumber and grilled pita bread. We went recently and they had changed the dish to include … Continue reading

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The Monday Mix

Here’s The Monday Mix for this week! To visit past mixes, click here. The final 8 episodes (Part II of season 5) of Breaking Bad are finally up on Netflix! I’m all about this Power Green Salad from Sprouted Kitchen. Doesn’t … Continue reading

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Me, Lately

Whoa, it’s March! Anyone else a little flabbergasted about that? 2014 started off with a bang and has been go-go-go ever since. Here’s what I’ve been up to lately… Thanks to my Timehop app I recently celebrated 1 full year … Continue reading

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Recipe: Pita Bread

I have been meaning to make my own pita bread for years. I can’t believe I haven’t before now. For this recipe I riffed on Smitten Kitchen’s pita post but ultimately came up with my own ingredients and method. Domestocrat’s … Continue reading

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Recipe: Healthy “Spaghetti” Carbonara

You’re familiar with traditional pasta carbonara, right? It’s pasta cooked in butter made with a thick egg and cheese sauce covered in bacon. So tasty but, unsurprisingly, really terrible for you. I’m always looking for ways to reboot classic recipes in … Continue reading

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Hustle, But Hustle In The Right Direction

I posted this link (9 Lessons in Entrepreneurship From Shark Tank) last week in The Monday Mix and have been thinking about it a lot. I’m not an entrepreneur, and never plan to be, but found this article just to … Continue reading

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Recipe: Apple Cinnamon Waffles

I love a recipe that smells up the whole house. These waffles lingered in the air all morning – the crisp apple, the warm spice of the cinnamon, the sweet breadiness of the batter. I know apples tend to be a … Continue reading

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Recipe: Quinoa Hash Browns

Leisurely weekend breakfasts are something we can all get behind. I’ve been going bonkers lately with waffles since I got a waffle maker. This past weekend I decided to switch it up a bit and whip up these quinoa hash … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Squash 101

For some reason the spaghetti squash had eluded me until very recently. This winter has been all about discovering new gourds and root vegetables for me, and the spaghetti squash was number one on my list. Spaghetti squash is velvety … Continue reading

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The Monday Mix

Here’s The Monday Mix for this week! To visit past mixes, click here. Canada’s Olympic House in Sochi has a beer fridge that only opens with Canadian passport. I’m loving Dimly Lit Meals For One. Definitely click on that if you … Continue reading

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Recipe: All Hail Kale Caesar Salad

I wasn’t joking when I said that massaged kale is the greatest thing since sliced bread. I have made this massaged kale caesar a dozen times already and it’s my favorite. The tender kale leaves are perfect for this salad: … Continue reading

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Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Waffles

I know pumpkin recipes should be reserved for the Fall but I couldn’t wait on these. The second I got my new waffle maker, these were the first recipe that I whipped up. Domestocrat’s Pumpkin Spice Waffles (makes 6 waffles) … Continue reading

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DIY: Massaged Kale 101

Kale is one of those foods I love to order when I’m out because, for the life of me, I cannot figure out how to make it palatable at home. Boiling/blanching/steaming removes the bitter flavor but does nothing for the … Continue reading

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State Of The Art (And A Shutterfly Review)

After we returned home from our most recent trip to Las Vegas, and I processed our pictures from the Neon Museum, I really wanted to print some out to hang around the house. I had ordered some 4×4 Instagram pictures … Continue reading

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Recipe: Almond Joy Waffles

I promised yesterday with my review of my brand new waffle maker that recipes would soon follow. Well, what better time than now? The Northeast is currently getting pummeled with yet another snow storm. There is little else that I … Continue reading

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Product Review: Calphalon No Peek Waffle Maker

On a recent cleaning spree of our office I unearthed an unused $50 Amazon gift card we got for Christmas. Woot! I had my eye on the Calphalon No Peek Waffle Maker for some time (it’s the same one Joy … Continue reading

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