Posts by Serena Wolf

The Dude Diet Dinnertime Book Tour Schedule

I’M GOING ON TOUR, friends!! In celebration of The Dude Diet Dinnertime’s release (it will be on bookshelves October 29 but is currently available for pre-order on Amazon//Barnes and Noble//Indiebound), yours truly will be packing an extra large travel #snackpack and hitting the road with my latest book baby. I am straight up giddy with…

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Easy Shredded Chipotle Chicken

A haiku that sums up my thoughts about fall: Crisp air and fresh starts Back to school and routine, yay! Boots and pumpkin spice are nice Football, dear God, WHY?! There are so many things I love about autumn (the haiku format really helped me keep things succinct), but football is not one of them.…

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15 Delicious Labor Day Recipes

Greetings from my happy place, friends! I’m up in Maine with my family this week and not gonna lie, it already feels pretty fall-like up here. Weirdly, I’m okay with that. It’s been a sweaty lovely summer, but I’m very much enjoying the slight chill in the air and resurrecting my sweater collection. You know…

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Spiraling: Episode 1 (My New Podcast with Katie Dalebout!)

Friends! Today is a very big day for me (and maybe for you) because I get to share something that I’ve been cooking up behind the scenes for the past 6 months. I made you a podcast!!! I’m extremely excited/proud/nervous to announce the launch of Spiraling, a podcast co-hosted by yours truly and my wonderful…

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Watermelon Salad with Tomato, Feta, and Herb Vinaigrette

Last month, my roommate and I went to stay with friends for the weekend on Long Island. When we arrived on Friday evening, our host informed us that he had plenty of meat for dinner, but he’d just realized that he had forgotten all about side dishes. (This is Logan’s best friend we’re talking about,…

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Italian Fried Rice

Certain things are such staples in my current life that I often forget they haven’t always been. And while I can’t pinpoint exactly how or when the majority of these wonderful items/practices appeared, I now can’t imagine surviving without them. (It makes me weirdly happy that younger Serena had no idea these glorious things would…

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Summer Tart with Tomatoes, Corn, and Bacon

Happy Fourth of July week, friends! I’m heading out to visit my in-laws in Idaho tomorrow for a few days, and I’m straight up giddy with anticipatory excitement. It’s beautifully peaceful out there, and thanks to #fitnessjourney, I now relish the long hikes and bike rides that terrified/nearly killed me in years past. Plus, I…

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12 Sexy Summer Side Dishes

Summer is in full swing, friends! The sun is shining, the soles of my feet are black from walking in sandals (fellow New Yorkers, you get it), I have at least half an inch of good old humidity frizz on my head, and I’m consuming rosé, watermelon, and grilled things at a somewhat alarming clip.…

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Pasta Salad with Arugula, Roasted Red Peppers, and Sweet Corn

At this point in your weird blog lady’s life, there are very few recipe “concepts” that I haven’t tackled on this site. Over the past 7+ years, I’ve dipped into myriad cuisines, flavor combinations, and meal types—from vegan bowls to ridiculously indulgent food porn fantasies (see here and here) and many thangs in between. However,…

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Mediterranean Grilled Skirt Steak Flatbreads

One of my favorite “activities” when I can’t fall asleep at night is to mentally design my dream house. Not only is it much more fun (and arguably less creepy) than counting sheep, but it’s also a surprisingly effective method of quieting this weird blog lady’s anxious mind. Over the years, I’ve constructed quite the…

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2019 Father’s Day Gift Guide

‘Tis the season to celebrate dads, friends! As with all holidays, Father’s Day ain’t about the presents. Hugs, heartfelt cards, gestures like cold beer breakfast in bed or some old-fashioned QT will always do a dad right. But should you wish to go above and beyond and gift the dad(s) in your life a little…

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Strawberry Thyme Cooler

As of this weekend, it’s unofficially summer. And I am officially pumped. I often make fun of the fact that a lot of New Yorkers tend to jump the gun on seasonal changes, but if I’m being honest…I’m one of them. Tuesday after Labor Day? It’s fall. So what if it’s still 90 degrees, I…

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20 Satisfying Vegetarian Meals

There are so many versions of a “healthy” diet these days, and a lot of them are in direct conflict with one another. Fat is bad! Fat is the best! Don’t touch gluten! Eat whole grains! Never consume carbs! Coconut oil is our savior! Coconut oil is the devil. Eat small meals! Eat large meals…

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2019 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is less than two weeks out, do you know what you’re getting the moms in your life???!! Mother’s Day obviously isn’t about presents. It’s about appreciating the amazing mothers in our lives and showering them with the love and gratitude they deserve. Quality time in person or over the phone on May 12…

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Crispy Orange Chicken with Lemon-Ginger Broccoli Rice

I used to have a rather intense obsession with an American Chinese chain restaurant called Panda Express. It was an integral part of my ‘tween Saturday nights. Arguably the highlight. As long as I promised to text on my giant Nokia cell phone, bring a sweater in case I got chilly in my Juicy Couture…

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Easy Berry Tartlets

Before moving to Santa Barbara when I was nine, we used to drive up from LA for Easter, and I looked forward to that brunch every year like Logan looks forward to The Big Apple BBQ Fest. It’s one of those batshit crazy hotel buffets offering every type of food you could possibly imagine in…

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My Favorite Blog Recipes

Here’s the thing, friends: I love every single recipe that on this site. If I didn’t think something was 100% delicious, I wouldn’t bother posting it. I have standards, dammit. With that said, there are hundreds of creations in the Domesticate Me archives, and I’d be lying if I said they were all created equal…

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Easy Chicken Soup

In college, I really only ate at two establishments outside of the dining hall (when sober). One was a “healthier” fast casual restaurant called B.GOOD that provided me with my daily salad or turkey burger and shockingly delicious oven fries. The other was a soup chain called Boston Chowder Co. Boston Chowder was located inside…

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Simple Sausage and White Bean Soup

I regret to inform you that last week, Chateau Logena was struck by the man flu plague. It was gross. I can’t really complain because honestly, we were due. Neither Logan nor I have been really good and sick for a long time, and since we’ve both been exhausted and traveling a lot, it was…

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My Favorite Hair Products

Fun fact: I’ve been obsessed with hair for as long as I can remember. My hair, other people’s hair, bobs, waist-length locks…I’m deeply fascinated by hair and the endless ways you can style it. As a kid, my mom used to blow-dry my hair on the reg because I loved it so much—she was definitely…

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Stir-Fried Shrimp Lettuce Wraps with Grapefruit and Avocado

Whelp, it’s still winter. Snow is gently falling in NYC, and I’m currently watching people scurry along the street below in their finest Arctic ensembles. Not gonna lie, I’m dreading venturing into the tundra this afternoon. I’m generally not a winter hater. In fact, I love me some winter. As I’ve discussed at length before,…

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Waldorf-ish Salad

A couple of weeks ago, I spent 48 glorious hours in Las Vegas for my best friend’s bachelorette. It feels impossible that I’ve failed to mention this before, but just in case… I’m a Vegas person. For whatever reason, I was lucky enough to go to Vegas with my family several times as a child.…

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2019 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Personally, I’ve always loved Valentine’s Day. I have my mom to thank for this—she always threw my siblings and me what was basically a Mad Hatter’s tea party and made the day feel exciting and special—but I also just think a “holiday” dedicated to celebrating love is…NICE. (Valentine’s Day haters, you are entitled to your…

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