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. Did you know that Ben & Jerry’s recently rebranded a new flavor – Food Fight Fudge Brownie – to raise awareness about mandatory GMO food labels in Vermont? … Continue reading

Posted in The Monday Mix | Tagged | Leave a comment

Boston’s Best: Arnold Arboretum

So far this summer we’ve been lucky in Boston – the heat has been manageable and the weekends have been gorgeous. Seems like all the humidity and rain have happened during the week, which is fine by me since I’m cooped … Continue reading

Posted in Boston | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Recipe: S’mores Bark

Right now the internet is overrun with of pictures of perfectly roasted, gooey marshmallows and S’mores covered faces. I’m a city person though – I don’t have bonfires and beach parties at the ready, and I only go camping once a summer – … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Monday Mix

Here’s The Monday Mix for this week! To visit past mixes, click here. The new Weird Al parody video Tacky is totally making my life right now. I love Jack Black! Half Baked Harvest‘s Quinoa Crusted Baked Three-Cheese Zucchini and Eggplant Parmesan … Continue reading

Posted in The Monday Mix | Tagged | Leave a comment

This Just In: New Taza Chocolate Bars

I’ve written about Taza Chocolate before – they are the local organic chocolatier in our city, located about 2 miles from our house. We’ve been on their factory tour a few times (a must!) and very much enjoy their entire catalog … Continue reading

Posted in Things I Love | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Boston’s Best: USS Constitution

I know I’ve said it so many times before but one of the reasons I love Boston so much is because I love being a tourist in my own hometown. No matter how long I’ve lived here, I always find … Continue reading

Posted in Boston | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Monday Mix

Here’s The Monday Mix for this week! To visit past mixes, click here. As you may know, the 2014 Emmy nominations were announced last week. All in all a well deserved crowd, albeit predictable. However, I am really bummed Tatiana … Continue reading

Posted in The Monday Mix | Tagged | Leave a comment

Recipe: Fluffy Ricotta Pancakes

It’s almost the weekend! Weekends mean late, lazy breakfasts that fill the whole house with a lovely fresh baked aroma. These kinds of breakfasts take a little effort to make, but are the perfect use of your time. You’re starting the day right … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Home Project: Front Room Makeover

There’s nothing like vacation to give you a new-found perspective on life. I came home from this year’s road trip refreshed and ready to take on new things. That said, the second we got home my gaze landed directly on the front … Continue reading

Posted in Home | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Monday Mix

Here’s The Monday Mix for this week! To visit past mixes, click here. Have you heard of Columbusing? It’s the art, or lack thereof, of discovering something that is not new. Sign me up to make these Healthy Brownie Granola Bars … Continue reading

Posted in The Monday Mix | Tagged | Leave a comment

San Francisco to Denver Road Trip: A Full Guide

In May 2014 we drove 1,950 miles through 6 different states (California, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, and Colorado). We went to 5 national parks/landmarks, went to 4 museums, took 2 factory tours, rode a train through the Rockies, went on … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

San Francisco to Denver Road Trip | Day 9: Boulder & Denver, CO

In May 2014 we drove 1,950 miles through 6 different states (California, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, and Colorado). We went to 5 national parks/landmarks, went to 4 museums, took 2 factory tours, rode a train through the Rockies, went on … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

San Francisco to Denver Road Trip | Day 8: Georgetown & Denver, CO

In May 2014 we drove 1,950 miles through 6 different states (California, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, and Colorado). We went to 5 national parks/landmarks, went to 4 museums, took 2 factory tours, rode a train through the Rockies, went on … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

San Francisco to Denver Road Trip | Day 7: Dinosaur & Steamboat Springs, CO

In May 2014 we drove 1,950 miles through 6 different states (California, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, and Colorado). We went to 5 national parks/landmarks, went to 4 museums, took 2 factory tours, rode a train through the Rockies, went on … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

San Francisco to Denver Road Trip | Day 6: Jackson Hole & Grand Teton National Park

In May 2014 we drove 1,950 miles through 6 different states (California, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, and Colorado). We went to 5 national parks/landmarks, went to 4 museums, took 2 factory tours, rode a train through the Rockies, went on … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

San Francisco to Denver Road Trip | Day 5: Salt Lake City & Jackson Hole

In May 2014 we drove 1,950 miles through 6 different states (California, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, and Colorado). We went to 5 national parks/landmarks, went to 4 museums, took 2 factory tours, rode a train through the Rockies, went on … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

San Francisco to Denver Road Trip | Day 4: Nevada & Salt Lake City

In May 2014 we drove 1,950 miles through 6 different states (California, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, and Colorado). We went to 5 national parks/landmarks, went to 4 museums, took 2 factory tours, rode a train through the Rockies, went on … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

San Francisco to Denver Road Trip | Day 3: Lake Tahoe & Reno

In May 2014 we drove 1,950 miles through 6 different states (California, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, and Colorado). We went to 5 national parks/landmarks, went to 4 museums, took 2 factory tours, rode a train through the Rockies, went on … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

San Francisco to Denver Road Trip | Day 2: San Francisco & Oakland, CA

In May 2014 we drove 1,950 miles through 6 different states (California, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, and Colorado). We went to 5 national parks/landmarks, went to 4 museums, took 2 factory tours, rode a train through the Rockies, went on … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

San Francisco to Denver Road Trip | Day 1: San Francisco

Get ready, our latest road trip recap posts begin today! I am going to break up each post by day (9 in all) which conveniently enough is mostly by location as well. I will post once a day for the … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Simple Snack: My Favorite Grab-and-Go Snacks

Welcome to Simple Snacks! This feature is a place for simple snack ideas that are healthy, easy, and satisfying. To visit past snacks, click here. Simple Snack #6 – My Favorite Grab-And-Go Snacks! Simple Snacks is all about easy and healthy – and sometimes that … Continue reading

Posted in Simple Snack | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Recipe: Chocolate Chip Banana Oatmeal Bread

I really wish my freezer was bigger. It’s full of leftover waffles, homemade chicken stock, about 6 bags of peas, Omaha Steaks, and a dozen single overripe bananas. Somehow the easiest thing to use up is always the bananas – by making banana bread, … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Monday Mix

Here’s The Monday Mix for this week! To visit past mixes, click here. Say Anything’s new record, Hebrews, is now streaming on Spotify a week before its release date. Really digging this album so far! I’ve been thinking lately about a … Continue reading

Posted in The Monday Mix | Tagged | Leave a comment

Simple Snack: Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bites

Welcome to Simple Snacks! This feature is a place for simple snack ideas that are healthy, easy, and satisfying. To visit past snacks, click here. Simple Snack #5 – Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bites Who doesn’t love chocolate and peanut butter? If that person … Continue reading

Posted in Simple Snack | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Monday Mix

Here’s The Monday Mix for this week! To visit past mixes, click here. Drake dropped a new song yesterday on his website. What are your thoughts on 0 to 100/The Catch Up? I’m loving it. Just in time for all … Continue reading

Posted in The Monday Mix | Tagged | Leave a comment

Simple Snack: Froyo Blueberries

Welcome to Simple Snacks! This feature is a place for simple snack ideas that are healthy, easy, and satisfying. To visit past snacks, click here. Simple Snack #4 – Froyo Blueberries This simple snack is both simple and satisfying, yes – but it’s also just … Continue reading

Posted in Simple Snack | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Product Review: Mastrad Oil Mister

I recently caught an episode of America’s Test Kitchen from last year in which oil misters were the subject of the Gadget Guru segment (watch here). The winner was the Mastrad Oil Mister which I naturally needed to have immediately. … Continue reading

Posted in Product Review | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Recipe: Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chip Blondies

I love that it never matters how long it’s been since I’ve baked, I always enjoy getting back in the kitchen and covered in flour. Though making these blondies on the first truly warm day of Spring did remind me how hot my … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Simple Snack: Road Trip Snacks

Welcome to Simple Snacks! This feature is a place for simple snack ideas that are healthy, easy, and satisfying. To visit past snacks, click here. Simple Snack #3 – Road Trip Snacks As you read this John and I will be on our fourth big … Continue reading

Posted in Simple Snack | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Monday Mix

Here’s The Monday Mix for this week! To visit past mixes, click here. As you read this we will be away on vacation – Road Trip #4 from San Francisco to Denver! I can’t wait to share our adventures with … Continue reading

Posted in The Monday Mix | Tagged | Leave a comment

Recipe: Strawberry Carrot Smoothie

I hate grocery shopping. The people, the lines, the parking lot. No. Thank. You. Thankfully, I have an awesome husband who treks to Whole Foods every weekend on our behalf. The only time I will go to the grocery store … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

And We’re Off!

It’s finally here – vacation!!! John and I are off to the west coast in a few hours. This trip really snuck up on me. We started planning our next road trip right after we got home from road trip … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Simple Snack: Salt & Pepper Pistachios

Welcome to Simple Snacks! This feature is a place for simple snack ideas that are healthy, easy, and satisfying. To visit past snacks, click here. Simple Snack #2 – Salt & Pepper Pistachios I love Trader Joes because they are constantly putting new, creative … Continue reading

Posted in Simple Snack | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Recipe: The Best Chocolate Pudding (with Cocoa Whipped Cream)

Can I confess something? I made my first batch of ice cream of the season a few weekends back and something about it just didn’t satisfy me. Don’t get me wrong, it was delicious, but I just wanted something different. Since then … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Monday Mix

Here’s The Monday Mix for this week! To visit past mixes, click here. Bleachers have another new song out called Shadow. I’m digging it! I can’t wait until their full length comes out. You’ve gotta check out this Hibiscus Concentrate … Continue reading

Posted in The Monday Mix | Tagged | 3 Comments