Aaaaaah!laska. That’s what you’ll say when you get off the plane, partly because the airport has taxidermied albino beavers and snarling wolves next to the baggage carousel, and partly because it’s quite possibly the most gorgeous place in the United States. Either way, this vast pioneer expanse of northern U.S. territory will have you making sounds you haven’t made before.
We chose Homer as our destination because we’d heard it was small, quaint. Also, it’s home to mariners and farmers and rough, beardy frontiersmen. The man:woman ratio in Alaska is said to be 107:1, but like they say up there: “The odds are good, but the goods are odd.” Watch tonight’s episode of Tripping Out with Alie and Georgia to see if that’s true.
In the Alaska episode, you’ll also see:
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Pop quiz, hot shot: You’re going to a party thrown by a host/ess who has everything. What do you bring? You could pay twenty bucks for a bottle of wine that will immediately go into the collection of other bottles, or grab some flowers that will require the host to take time out of her busy hostessing schedule to throw them in water, or bring a dessert that the host will feel obligated to put out at the end of the night even if it doesn’t at all go with the menu.
But we have a better idea. Why not make your host a “you partied too hard” package, so that upon awakening to a houseful of dirty dishes and multiple overflowing bags of recycling to be taken out, he or she will have a little something from a special someone (you) to help them power through. We promise your gift will be appreciated more than that cheap scented candle or box of chocolate-covered macadamia nuts.
“You Partied Too Hard” Hostess Gift How-To
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One of the best things about our lives is that we eat for a living. We travel the country for Unique Sweets eating the best desserts each city has to offer, and then we get sent to Manhattan to get made up all purty and talk about what we ate on camera. We sip cocktails at some of the best and most innovative watering holes in the world, and even get to banter with the brilliant bartenders slinging those libations. Before you think we’re bragging, let’s talk about: our muffin tops, dresses that don’t fit, and a general feeling of malaise that comes with eating like you mean it. It’s not all sunshine and cupcakes.
So after our final trip for this season of Unique Sweets — currently airing Sunday nights at 10:30pm ET — Georgia decided that the best way to get back into the swing of things was a good ol’ juice cleanse. (Note: we live in L.A. Can you tell?)
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We’ve all heard the saying, and even the supporting scientific research, that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. While what was probably meant was a healthy serving of eggs, whole wheat toast and other such staples of the modern American breakfast table, we’ve decided that what was meant was actually pancakes. Lots of pancakes.
What evidence do we have to support this flimsy hypothesis? Well, is there a National Healthy Breakfast Day??? No, there is not (we Googled it). On the other hand, there IS a National Pancake Day, and it just happens to be today. So let’s celebrate our favorite syrup-topped morning treat (sorry, waffles) with a hearty helping of some of the best, most interesting pancakes recipes out there. Buttermilk, you can sit this one out.
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It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too.
Last week we shared our adult’s only riff on the Shamrock Shake; this week we’re back with a cocktail best served alongside your favorite childhood snack.
Do you ever find yourself feeling nostalgic for those awkward elementary school days? Do you long to spread Skippy Peanut Butter, the smooth kind, and Smucker’s Grape Jelly on country white bread? The bad news is you have peanut butter and jelly sandwich withdrawal syndrome. Peanut butter and jelly what? Just an highly unscientific term we made up. Nothing serious, no need to fret. It’s easily curable and you haven’t heard the good news: you can have that peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and drink it, too.
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