Kirsten is a lifestyle journalist and author focusing on food, fitness, health, crafts and all things creative. Since 2010, she has managed the lifestyle DIY blog WildAmor.com (formerly Studs & Pearls). She published the DIY book, Studs & Pearls: 30 Creative Projects for Customized Fashion, in 2014. Kirsten was born and raised in New York. She likes food more than people.
Latest Articles

This Chicken Pot Pie Recipe For One Person Is Shockingly Easy To Master

There is something so nostalgic about chicken pot pie. I mean, even the name makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside — and I know I'm not the only one. It's delicious! That's why I set out to make a single serving recipe of chicken pot pie from scratch t…
By Kirsten Nunez

15 Valentine's Day Candy Gift Ideas You Still Have Time To Put Together

Now that Valentine's Day is around the corner, does anyone else feel like they're being haunted by candy hearts and boxed chocolate? These treats basically define the romantic holiday — but honestly, I'd rather make homemade candy gifts for Valentine…
By Kirsten Nunez

This Mini Pizza Recipe Is The CUTEST Way To Celebrate National Pizza Day

I'll be the first to admit that I'm in a serious relationship with pizza, and unless you are allergic to all things delicious, there is a good chance that you feel similarly. Pizza is just the best! That's why I set out to make a single serving of pi…
By Kirsten Nunez

Here’s How To Make A Mini Red Velvet Cake That’s The Perfect Size For Just You

There is just something so luxurious about red velvet cake. The name probably has something to do with it, yeah — but beyond that, between the vibrant red hue and its subtle cocoa flavor, it's really a dessert force to be reckoned with. However, thou…
By Kirsten Nunez

How To Make A Single Rice Krispies Treat For Yourself

When it comes to classic sweets, I think we can all agree that Rice Krispies Treats are high up on the list. Between the crunchy cereal and gooey marshmallows, how can anyone resist? Luckily, it's also ridiculously easy to recreate at home, especiall…
By Kirsten Nunez

How To Make A Single Bowl Of Spaghetti For When You're On Your Own For Dinner

When it comes to comfort food, spaghetti is as classic as it gets. It's filling, delicious, and ridiculously easy to make. And while you can get away with cooked pasta and a jar of sauce, there's something special about a spaghetti recipe designed sp…
By Kirsten Nunez

Use This Genius Recipe To Make A Mini Chocolate Cake That Fits In The Palm Of Your Hand

You can literally never go wrong with chocolate cake. It's literally the best treat there is — decadent, rich, sweet, delicious... did I mention decadent? But, when every recipe for chocolate cake out there is meant to be shared by more than one pers…
By Kirsten Nunez

New Year’s Eve Desserts You Can Make With CHAMPAGNE

Now that it is time to welcome a new year, champagne is probably on your mind. After all, a celebration doesn't seem complete without it, and New Year's Eve is no exception. And while you can't go wrong with a classic glass of bubbly, why not add New…
By Kirsten Nunez

13 Drinks You Can Make On New Year’s Eve That Don’t Require Any Alcohol

It's no secret that celebrations revolve around alcohol, especially when it comes to New Year's Eve. I mean, champagne is basically flowing out of water faucets around this time of the year. Celebrating during this time of year can be tricky if you d…
By Kirsten Nunez

9 Tasty Ways To Use A Gingerbread House After It Goes Stale

As the holiday season rolls along on its merry way, it's not uncommon to find yourself with piles of sweet treats. And while it's tempting to lose hope and toss out old desserts, take a moment to learn about how to use a stale gingerbread house. I me…
By Kirsten Nunez

21 Peppermint Desserts You’ll Want To Make Every Night

Peppermint might be available all year round, but it's pretty much universally known that it's the official flavor of the holiday season. The traditional red and white color palette is nothing short of festive, and the taste — well, it's delicious. S…
By Kirsten Nunez

Here’s An Eggnog Recipe For Your Holidays That Won’t Make You Go, “Ew, Eggnog”

Now that the holiday season is officially in full swing, it seems like everyone is revisiting their former obsessions with flavors like gingerbread and peppermint. But what happens when you are all about eggnog, a strange yet delicious beverage? Many…
By Kirsten Nunez

How To Make A Gingerbread Latte At Home When Youre Too Lazy To Go Outside

When you are obsessed with all things coffee, nothing says "winter" quite like a gingerbread latte. This festive drink can be found at almost every cafe, but why face going outside to a real coffee shop in the bitter cold when you can make a homemade…
By Kirsten Nunez

This Is The Easiest Stuffing Recipe You Will Find On The Internet

For many, stuffing has stolen the show from turkey and pumpkin pie as the unofficial best dish of Thanksgiving. But if I am being honest, the simplicity of this tasty side dish makes me wonder why more people don't think to come up with an easy stuff…
By Kirsten Nunez

Make Mashed Potatoes For One With This Super Easy Recipe

No hearty meal is complete without mashed potatoes, especially when Thanksgiving rolls around. All you need to do is literally mash a few potatoes! But what happens if you just want mashed potatoes for one person? You can always eyeball the basic ing…
By Kirsten Nunez

27 Pumpkin Recipes That You Don’t Need To Be Martha Stewart To Pull Off

Nothing says "Halloween" quite like the one and only pumpkin. This delicious squash is so popular around this time of the year, it only makes sense to brainstorm pumpkin recipes for Halloween. One might argue that learning how to carve pumpkins takes…
By Kirsten Nunez

15 Recipes For Vegan Halloween Candy You Can Make In Under An Hour

Like most holidays, Halloween can be a tricky time for vegans — no pun intended. It basically revolves around food and candy, but so many popular treats are totally not vegan-friendly. That is why it helps to know how to make vegan Halloween candy re…
By Kirsten Nunez

15 Vegan Halloween Snack Recipes That Aren’t Lame

Food is one of the most fun parts of Halloween. However, it can be tricky if you're a vegan — unless you know where to look. Of course, you can always take matters into your own hands and make vegan Halloween snacks. It is one of the best ways to cel…
By Kirsten Nunez

11 Easy Halloween Drink Ideas You Don’t Need A Cauldron To Make

Halloween might be all about costumes, candy, and trick-or-treating. But if you adore delicious boozy concoctions, figuring out some spooky Halloween drink ideas is a priority. Often, we just end up focusing on the sweet treats and pumpkin pie, but …
By Kirsten Nunez

Here's How To Make A Whole Bowl Of Frosting For Just You In Five Minutes

Frosting can seriously make or break a cupcake. It adds so much flavor and texture, and really takes the treat (which would basically just be sweetened bread without it) to the next level. In fact, frosting is so good, sometimes you kind of just want…
By Kirsten Nunez