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Comment on foolproof cacio e pepe by Erika

I make this all the time and my boyfriend LOVES it! I always have pecorino in my fridge cause it’s such a great recipe to make when you are almost out of groceries too.
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Comment on foolproof cacio e pepe by Erika

In reply to JP. Thanks for the reply! I had the right consistency to start but it seemed to get stringy so I added more (apparently too much!) pasta water. It was delicious all the same. I was able to get it to mix back in a bit by putting it back in the pot and heating and stirring a lot. Will definitely give it another try!
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A Reminder To Take Care of Yourself And Others During Mental Health Awareness Month

May 1st kicked up Mental Health Awareness Month and now more than ever it’s important to bring attention the mental health. I’m of those people that’s annoyingly positive all the time and if something does get me down I tend to let it go very, very quickly. I’m ever always optimistic about everything in life. But during quarantine I came into contact with a wide variety of people online that weren’t as hopeful, confident, and positive as I was about life. I also became friends with people th...
Tags: Beauty, Erika, Don, Musings of the Day, Mental Health Awareness Month, Tiktok, ContouringChanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Natural


Starbucks' CEO says employees are in good spirits, but some workers say the chain's benefits don't make up for understaffed stores and low pay

A barista prepares a drink at Starbucks' Vigo Street branch in Mayfair, central London. Stefan Wermuth/Reuters Starbucks CEO said the chain had low turnover and was mostly unaffected by worker shortages. But baristas and managers across the US told Insider that their stores are understaffed. Starbucks says it offers a "world class benefits program." See more stories on Insider's business page. Starbucks executives say the company isn't feeling the effects of a labor shortage t...
Tags: US, Trends, United States, Ohio, Starbucks, Mayfair, Louisiana, Johnson, Kevin Johnson, Arizona State University, Midwest, Erika, Daniel, Mary Meisenzahl, COVID, Starbucks Vigo Street


Comment on foolproof cacio e pepe by Erika

Deb – what do you call a person who can’t make a “foolproof” recipe turn out right?! I followed to the letter and ended up with a glob of peppery cheese surrounded by a tangle of noodles. I mean…it tastes good but where did I go wrong??
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Comment on crispy spiced lamb and lentils by Erika

This recipe was fantastic. I’m not usually a lamb fan, but the boyfriend is, so I took a chance – and I loved this! I used a full pound of lamb and it made about 4 adult-sized servings. Half pound wouldn’t have been enough for us. (Double the spices if you do the same.) The tomato-cucumber relish was absolutely worth it. I bought pre-made tzatziki at the store and skipped the tahini sauce (I’m not a huge fan of tahini). Finally, I’ll be going with pitas next time: lettuce was delicious, but made...
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Comment on confetti cookies by Eva

In reply to Erika. I’d go with more butter, but perhaps not as much as the volume of the cream cheese.
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Comment on baked buffalo wings by Erika

These were delicious, better (and less greasy) than any I could have ordered. I read reviews that said these were too salty. I used about a half teaspoon per pound and it was perfect. We devoured them—wish I’d made more!
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A Guide to Small Business Hiring

Small businesses all over the world create millions of jobs for talented people in various spheres. According to the Small Business Administration, small companies create 1.5 million jobs annually and account for 64 percent of new jobs in the U.S. However, the prospect of bringing new employees to the fold is often an exciting and challenging task at the same time. If you are an owner of a small business, you get frustrated because your hiring decision may affect your business productivity and o...
Tags: Business, Management, Right Now, Erika, Small Business Administration, Equip, Erika Rykun


Comment on decadent hot chocolate mix by Nicole

In reply to Erika. I had the same question. Looking forward to making this…
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Saying "I Do," at The Grove Las Vegas

Today's Las Vegas real wedding is one for the books! Captured by Fig + Willow Studios — just one look and it's easy to see that this day was all about celebrating life's biggest gift: love. The color palette consisted of dusty mauves, blush pinks, and gorgeous shades of gray. Wild Meadows Floral wove these colors throughout the wedding bouquets and ceremony florals. Dresses from David's Bridal also played a big part in bring this dusty pink color palette to life.   The picturesque trees at ...
Tags: Fall, David, United States, Wedding, Spring, Las Vegas, Blush, Erika, Brendan, Navy Blue, Tyler Joseph, Real Wedding, Mauve, Fall Real Wedding, Spring Real Wedding, COVID


Comment on soft pretzel buns and knots by Erika

In reply to Cindy. I had this exact same problem. I weighed the flour, and the dough was so dry it wouldn’t even come together. I tried adding more water but ended up having to toss the whole thing. :( Afterwards I tested the weight of a cup of flour and it was significantly lower than the recipe calls for. I’m sure these are great and will try again using cups to measure.
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Comment on eggplant parmesan melts by Molly

In reply to Erika. 100% agree on the Farmer’s Lunch – ate so many of those when I lived in JP. My ex ran the City Feed kitchen for a while and I tried to get the recipe for those pickled green tomatoes, but they’re outsourced. Every summer I tell myself I’m gonna pickle all the leftover unripe tomatoes so I can recreate that killer sandwich in Northern CA.
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Comment on chicken chili by Erika

I tried cooking this in a slow cooker. Didn’t soak the dried beans first and cooked in high for 5 hours. The beans were still undercooked and wound up killing the vibe of the recipe for me. I have a pretty reliable slow cooker, so I’d recommend either soaking your dried beans overnight or just use canned go save yourself the worry. I may try this again with canned.
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Comment on simple, essential bolognese by Erika

If I were to double this, would it still fit in my Staub braiser (looks similar in size to the one you’re using here)? I’m obsessed with this pan and it lives on my stovetop, but I don’t want to overfill it and have the sauce bubble over. Trying to stock the freezer before kid2 arrives in 5ish weeks!
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Puzzling...

I’ve been trying to remember the last time I did a puzzle and I think it might have been with Offspringette who was staying here in the weeks before she headed off to New Zealand. That was over eight years ago, and we’d been sorting her ‘stuff’ in the loft. I wonder if your children do, or did this. For a few years, their often peripatetic lives mean no permanent base, so they come home with boxes and say ‘I’ll just put this in the loft,’ and so it goes on...and on. Our biggest mistake was pro...
Tags: Books, New Zealand, Country Life, Erika, Howard, Bedford, Owen, King Street, Aladdin, John Grisham, Cott, Dovegreyreader, Offspringette, Bookhound, Tinker, Smiths Owen


We went to Night of Lights OC’s drive-thru holiday experience: What you need to know

Night of Lights OC is now officially open at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa. After rescheduling dates and time slots to comply with the latest mandates due to the coronavirus pandemic, the inaugural drive-thru holiday lights extravaganza kicked off with a special preview Wednesday night. Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley was on hand to light up the huge Christmas tree at the center of the multi-lane, mile-long course that winds through the OC Fair parking lot. A car drives through blo...
Tags: Holidays, Cdc, Christmas, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Santa Claus, Santa, Chris, Southern California, Erika, Costa Mesa, Knott, Berry Farm, Katrina Foley, Drive-in


GOT TATTOOS? No Service For You!

This nice young man threw a tantrum after being denied access to the shops. First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out--Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the homeless, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not homeless. Then they came for the tattooed, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not tattooed. Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me. Got tattoos No service for you. Not only are tattoos a...
Tags: Travel, Japan, US, America, Tokyo, Erika, Keio University, Gilligan, Waseda University, Saitama, Roppongi, Chandon, Kanagawa, Yuigahama, Enoshima, Zushi


Comment on whole wheat chocolate oat cookies by Erika

These are incredible. Like they legitimately taste better than white flour chocolate chip cookies. I have started using 1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans and 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips, instead of 1/4 nuts and 1c chocolate. Somehow they’re even better with less chocolate—you can taste the rest of the cookie too.
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Comment on whole wheat chocolate oat cookies by Erika

Yum! This was pretty close to my MIL’s recipe, but I’ve always had problems with the cookies flattening in her version. Maybe because hers didn’t have baking powder? Made it with Demerara instead of turbinado, and used almond meal (but just 1/2 the amount called for) instead of the bran/nuts, bc that’s what I had. I just used a 1 Tbs scoop because I like that size, but then I proceeded to eat 3 of them because they were so good! I’ll pace myself tomorrow. Also, love your tip about freezing the...
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You Ask, I Answer: Tips for Getting The Most From Virtual Events?

Erika asks, “What are your tips for getting the most out of virtual events as an attendee?” A great question given the changed world we live in. First, prioritize what’s transient – what are the things that you can only get during the virtual event? Sessions are generally recorded and you can go back to […]
Tags: Marketing, Seo, Conferences, Erika


New Leaf Updated Voting Thread for November • If Books Could Kill, Thrilling Stories

Apologies for messing up the first of these polls. I was rushed, and had too many interruptions. And not even @issybird had the power to fix it, so we're trying again... It's time to select the book that the New Leaf Book Club will read in November, 2020. The theme is If Books Could Kill, Thrilling Stories We love new participants. We're happy for you to vote, but in the interest of a vibrant conversation, we'd like to request that you please not vote unless you plan to join...
Tags: Amazon, Books, UK, New York, London, Massachusetts, US, Canada, Britain, Oxford, Book Clubs, James Bond, Ian Fleming, South London, Jamaica, Cia


New Leaf Vote for November • If Books Could Kill, Thrilling Stories

It's time to select the book that the New Leaf Book Club will read in November, 2020. The theme is If Books Could Kill, Thrilling Stories We love new participants. We're happy for you to vote, but in the interest of a vibrant conversation, we'd like to request that you please not vote unless you plan to join the discussion whatever the selection. :) So if you haven't posted in a book club thread yet, do please say a quick hello here or in the Welcome thread. This is a poll...
Tags: Amazon, Books, UK, New York, London, Massachusetts, US, Canada, Britain, Oxford, Book Clubs, James Bond, Ian Fleming, South London, Jamaica, Cia


You Ask, I Answer: Finding Ideal Audience on Twitter?

Erika asks, “How do you find your ideal audience on Twitter?” Twitter is one of the easiest networks to map and understand. Using techniques like network graphing, you can quickly find the engaged, interested audience you care about for your business, on any topic. Watch the video for an example. Can’t see anything? Watch it […]
Tags: Twitter, Social Networks, Marketing, Social Media, Seo, Erika, Marketing Technology, Marketing Data Science


You Ask, I Answer: Measuring Content Engagement KPIs?

Erika asks, “What KPIs do you use to measure your content engagement, and where do you source the data to track them?” It depends on how we define engagement in content marketing. What constitutes engaging content? Reading it? Sharing it? One of the quirks of modern social media, when you examine shared content, is that […]
Tags: Marketing, Seo, Content Marketing, Analytics, Erika, Marketing Data Science


ComicLab with Erika Moen!

EPISODE SUMMARY Today's show is brought to you by Wacom — makers of the incredible Wacom One! This week, our friend Erika Moen joins us to talk about one of the most important topics we've ever covered on ComicLab — Mental health. EPISODE NOTES Today's show is brought to you by Wacom — makers of the incredible Wacom One! This week, our friend Erika Moen joins us to talk about one of the most important topics we've ever covered on ComicLab — Mental health. Coming s...
Tags: Post, Comics, Erika Moen, Matthew, Wacom, Erika, Sheldon, Brad Guigar, Dave Kellett, Evil Inc, ComicLab Community on Patreon, Wacom One This


You Ask, I Answer: Driving Engagement with Content?

Erika asks, “What drives a reader to engage with a piece of content?” Engagement is all about one word: emotion. Something in the content has to trigger our emotions. Consider the content that engages you – and how algorithms learn from that engagement. If you want engagement, you have to decide what emotion you want […]
Tags: Marketing, Strategy, Seo, Content Marketing, Content, Erika


Comment on tangy spiced brisket by Erika

Hi! I split a 1/4 cow with my BFF and now have a behemoth brisket (it’s 8-10#) glaring at me every time I open the freezer. Do you have an Instant Pot conversion?
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Comment on cinnamon sugar scones by Erika

Made these back in March for my first official pandemic bake. Literal perfection. Would not change a thing.
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Comment on fudge popsicles by Erika

These are astonishingly good. Chocolate pudding pops with real, deep chocolate flavor. The second time, I did the calculations to up it by 50% to fill my mini popsicle molds (the original recipe made 4.5 but they were a little skimpy).
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