When life hands you pancakes, include BACON: maple bacon pancake bites

This is one of those recipes I'll haul out when I've got company coming over so I don't have to keep everyone waiting around for brekky: mini pancake bites I can make ahead of time. They taste pretty awesome cold or warmed up. Make some with good ol' bacon for your meat-eating friends and another batch without for your veggie friends. They're easy to make, so feel free to make a ton and swap in new mix-ins.


Pickles, pirates, and busty ladies: what to expect at a Renaissance fair

As a huge fantasy geek, dressing up in period costume, eating giant dill pickles on sticks, and watching sexy people joust is my happy place. I also wrongly assumed that everyone else in the world was attending their own local Ren fairs/fests and huzzah-ing along with me. But after posting a shot of my recently acquired new garb online, I came to find out how wrong I was. Fellow editor, Chris, started asking me all these questions and was worried she'd be ridiculed for her lack of knowledge of olde-y world-y things (spoiler: hell no!). We decided that I should write up a primer for preparing to embark on a geeky trip back in time. Here's what to expect at your first Renaissance fair.