Taylor is the host of "At Taylor's Table," a YouTube cooking series for lazy cooks that can't afford takeout anymore. Los Angeles by way of New York and Atlanta. This is her Tinder profile. You can contact her at itstaylorhenriquez@gmail.com

The 10 BEST Ways To Spike Apple Cider

If you ask me, apple cider reigns king as the beverage for the fall and winter seasons. Hot or cold, it’s more satisfying than apple juice, and delicious when made into apple cider doughnuts. What’s also delicious is spiked apple cider, obviously —…
By Taylor Henriquez

6 Dating New Year's Resolutions For 2016

As soon as the clock strikes midnight on Jan. 1, I anticipate new beginnings and fresh starts on everything from work and side projects to fun with friends and family. I’ve long stopped making New Year’s resolutions, preferring instead to focus on…
By Taylor Henriquez

21 Gifts For People Who Are Hard To Shop For

Every year you think, this is going to be the year you get your act together, and purchase gifts weeks in advance. And then the middle of December hits, and you are running around trying to purchase presents for everyone you love, not to mention…
By Taylor Henriquez

The Best Cheeses To Top Your Nachos

There is nothing more satisfying than dipping a sturdy and lightly salted tortilla chip into a bowl of hot melted cheese — double points if there are toppings like sour cream, ground beef, guacamole, and pico de gallo. But who am I kidding, it’s all…
By Taylor Henriquez

Make This Pecan Pie if You're Sick Of Pumpkin

I used to live in Atlanta, and the one thing I miss about living there above everything else is the rich, soulful, buttery, sweet, and filling food of the South. And if there is one thing I can look forward to this Thanksgiving that satisfies my…
By Taylor Henriquez

The Best Wines To Drink On Thanksgiving

It wasn’t until I was 21 that I received my first place setting at the adult table during my family’s annual Thanksgiving dinner. It was a celebration, and I marked it by bringing a bottle of wine. It was the "adult" thing to do now that I wasn’t…
By Taylor Henriquez

An Easy Pumpkin Pie Recipe To Sink Your Teeth Into

On Thanksgiving, there's no reason not to go the simple route with a super easy pumpkin pie recipe. I mean, I guess you could get fancy and make pumpkin creme brûlée, pumpkin mousse, or forego pumpkin desserts all together in favor of chocolate —…
By Taylor Henriquez

10 Reasons To Be Lazy And Stay In This Halloween

Fact: I haven't celebrated Halloween in years. I would much rather stay home, watch scary movies, and consume candy I haven’t eaten since I last trick-or-treated 12 years ago. (I was Foxxy Cleopatra from Austin Powers in Goldmember, in case you were…
By Taylor Henriquez

A Candy Apple Recipe To Sink Your Teeth Into

Candy apples are often the forgotten sibling to the more widely accessible caramel apples found at county fairs, food festivals, and grocery stores in the fall. Coated with chopped nuts and candy and drizzled in chocolate, caramel apples are the…
By Taylor Henriquez

Make These Cute Yet Creepy Vampire Jell-O Shots

Imagine a world where only grownups trick-or-treated. An evening where young adults went door-to-door (or house party to house party) and were greeted with Jell-O shots instead of candy corn. Maybe this is already your reality, but for those of us…
By Taylor Henriquez

Make These Candy Corn Jello Shots For Halloween

Remember the Halloween parties we used to have as kids? The ones where peeled grapes were used as "eyeballs," and a bowl of plain spaghetti was transformed into "worms"? Fast-forward a decade and the games may have changed, but the celebration is…
By Taylor Henriquez

11 Normal Foods You Can Get As Pumpkin Spice

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, I'm not talking about Christmas — it’s pumpkin spice season, which to many, is just as important. We all know about the pumpkin spice frenzy that takes over fall and much of winter the second September…
By Taylor Henriquez

Start Fall Off Right With This Hot Toddy Recipe

Now that summer has officially given into fall, we’ll be replacing our sparkling roses, margaritas, and frozen drinks with something a little more comforting... and stiffer. A hot toddy recipe, made with a brown spirit (usually whiskey), citrus,…
By Taylor Henriquez

13 Things To Make This Weekend

No plans this weekend? No problem. Sometimes, weekends are meant to be spent catching up on sleep, binge-watching television, and just lying in bed doing nothing. I often spend these weekends making baked goods — cookies, cakes, pies, and other…
By Taylor Henriquez

7 Things That Drive Baristas Absolutely Crazy

Imagine working in an environment that caters to people who haven’t had their morning coffee, their afternoon pick-me-up, or their evening tea. A position that literally sees the best of humankind (coffee = superpowers), and the worst of humankind…
By Taylor Henriquez

How To Use The Best Of Fall's Fruits And Veggies

You know what fruits and vegetables are just as good as strawberries, watermelon, zucchini, and eggplant? Apples, figs, sweet potatoes, and broccoli rabe — some of fall’s best produce. Summer may soon be ending, but that just means that fall fruits…
By Taylor Henriquez

Get Your Pumpkin Fix With These 17 Recipes

Right about now, supermarkets are stocking canned pumpkin, coffee shops are bottling pumpkin spice syrup, and pumpkin patches are rolling out their best pumpkins to be displayed. Yup — it's officially pumpkin season. And if all the talk of pumpkin…
By Taylor Henriquez

5 Ways To Survive A Communal Bathroom In College

College is full of adjustments — suddenly, you're living with roommates, you have increased responsibility and accountability in classes, and you're sharing a bathroom with 30 other girls, all of whom have different quirks and schedules. But like…
By Taylor Henriquez

8 Cheesy Recipes You Can Make With Two Ingredients

If the names brie, feta, colby, and jack don’t whet your appetite, then you can probably stop reading right now. The rest of you, however, are going to want to listen up. It's no secret that Americans love cheese — in fact, an estimated 23 pounds of…
By Taylor Henriquez

7 Foods To Never Eat Past The Expiration Date

We’ve all been there — you’re in your refrigerator looking for something to eat, and come across food you forgot you even purchased. The food is a little past its expiration date, but appears free of mold and rancid smells. Unfortunately, looks and…
By Taylor Henriquez