The history of…the donkey and elephant

Democrats today say the donkey is smart and brave, while Republicans say the elephant is strong and dignified. But where do these emblems come from? Elephant Well, it is thought the Republican elephant was first used like this by an Illinois newspaper during Abraham Lincoln’s 1860 election campaign – perhaps as a symbol of strength,…

My Top 10 Disney Movies

With so many to choose from, this list was changed many times, but as of right now, here are my top 10, must-watch, watch over-again, seriously watch these movies, Disney movies. 1. The Lion King A retelling of Shakespeare’s Hamlet told through the eyes of a young lion cub, The Lion King is a groundbreaking look…

101 Halloween Costume Ideas

It’s October and that means it’s almost Halloween! Whether you are going trick-or-treating, heading to a party or just hanging around with friends, figuring out what you want to dress as can be hard. Here are 101 Halloween costume ideas. A League of Their Own American Gothic Beanie Baby Birth of Venus Bonnie and Clyde…

Summer Drinks Recipes

With beach days, picnics, barbecues, and all kinds of fun in the sun, it’s no secret that summer is the best time of the year. A drink with an umbrella is nice in February, but you aren’t fooled. So while it’s still summer, try some of these refreshing, and summery recipes. Blueberry Mojitos  1/2 cup…

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

August 4th is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! What a wonderful day to be alive, although in my opinion everyday is chocolate chip cookie day. If you are looking for a new recipe, or want to mix things up, here are a few recipes to try. Original Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie  2 1/4…

Must Eats in Baltimore

Baltimore is one of the coolest cities in the United States. It has an amazing historical past, abundant culture, a beautiful harbor, cool neighborhoods and plenty of food. If you are lucky enough to be in Baltimore in January/February or July/August, Restaurant Week is a fun way to try new places and explore the city….

Zesty Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad

Super easy recipe that you can make in less than 20 minutes. Refreshing and light, this salad is perfect for summer. 1/4 cup chopped red onion 2 limes, juiced 1 tsp olive oil 1/4 teaspoon 1 pound jumbo cooked and peeled shrimp, chopped 1 medium tomato, diced 1  medium avocado, diced 1 jalapeno, seeds removed,…

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

These are always a hit. I have friends who are actually offended if I go over to their house and don’t bring these. Easy to make and perfect for any situation. 1 pound fresh strawberries 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract Optional: Graham crackers and melting chocolate  …

Weird Laws in Each State

Let’s be honest, the majority of us don’t understand how laws are made or abolished in our country. So in the name of “education” here are a few laws you might not know about. Alabama – You can’t wear a fake mustache that causes laughter in church. Alaska – If you see a sleeping bear,…

Make boxed cake taste like a bakery!

Using a boxed cake mix makes the baking process easier and quicker, but it doesn’t taste as good as its homemade counterpart. Luckily there are some tricks to make the boxed mix taste like it’s from a bakery. Add one more egg There aren’t a lot of things out there that beat a nice, rich…

Adopt Don’t Shop

Man’s best friend. There’s a reason dogs have been a part of our lives for over 10,000 years. It’s estimated that 78 million dogs are owned in the United States with nearly 50% of all households having a dog. So for all the love, loyalty and dedication they have given us, it’s staggering to know…

Chocolate Truffle Cookies with Sea Salt

These cookies are absolutely delicious. The sea salt amps up the flavor of the chocolate, so be warned these are addicting. 1/4 cups flour 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips for melting, 1/3 cups to mix into dough 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 eggs 1/2 cups sugar 1…