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Cooped Up

The messy life of Cooper

Cooper Cooks with Kerrie: Blackberry Cobbler

Cooped Up is back! I’m making a Memorial Day dessert with my BFF Kerrie…and the kids “helped.” BLACKBERRY COBBLER (Adapted from The Pioneer Woman) INGREDIENTS 1 stick Butter 1-1/4 cup Sugar 1 cup Self-Rising Flour 1 cup Milk 1 tsp Vanilla Bean Paste (or seeds of 1/2 a bean pod) 2 cups Blackberries (frozen Or Fresh) 1 lemon (zest and juice) […]

Kickin’ Christmas Off With A White Trash Ham Ball

Cooper & his BFF Kerrie make one of her favorite holiday party staples – White Trash Ham Ball! The kids help and we sing our favorite Christmas song of all time. Tune in to see… Kerrie’s White Trash Ham Ball 1 block cream cheese, softened to room temp 1/2 C grated cheddar cheese 1 small package Oscar Mayer BOILED ham, […]

Cooped Up with Kerrie: Grandma June’s Pumpkin Bread

I’m back…and so is my BFF Kerrie! We’re in the kitchen making her Grandma June’s legendary pumpkin bread. Grandma June’s Pumpkin Bread Ingredients 3 1/3 C all-purpose flour 2 t baking soda 1 1/2 t salt 3 C sugar 1 t cinnamon 1 t nutmeg 1/4-1/2 t cloves 1/4-1/2 t allspice 2/3 C water 1 C oil (Our family uses […]

Cooking with Kerrie: Ramen Dump & Done Salad

Cooper and his BFF Kerrie made her famous Dump & Done Ramen Salad, adapted from Chrissy Teigen’s Cravings cookbook. Dump & Done Ramen Salad 3 (3-ounce) packages of chicken-flavored ramen (or pork, if you prefer) 1 (12-ounce) package of broccoli slaw 2-3 shallots, thinly sliced 1 cup frozen peas ¾ cup corn kernels (from a can is just fine!) ½ cup […]

The Kids Are Away

The kids are gone for two weeks – and Todd’s still at work – so Cooper’s drinking and cooking Blue Apron…and just rambling about whatever mess enters my mind. Also, gushing about The Underground Railroad, Oprah’s newest Book Club pick.

The Kids Take Over Cooped Up

On this episode of #CoopedUp…Lord only knows! My kids took over and my (not so) inner stage mom came out. Plentiful “y’alls” guaranteed.

Blue Apron & Back Pain

On yet another riveting episode of CoopedUp! – also known as “Cooper says y’all endlessly while unpacking Blue Apron” and “damn, he has good hair” – I talk about cooking, Father’s Day, the Ticketmaster settlement (did you get your free tickets?!), Bengay & back pain #gettingold, and of course…my beloved cheap wine.

My Circus Room – Yes, You Read That Correctly

In previous videos, I’ve casually mentioned that we have a “Circus Room” in our house, complete with a big top tent, stages (plural) and clown murals. A bunch of y’all have asked for a tour…and who am I to not give you what you want?! Enjoy the craziness while it lasts – it’s all being torn out very soon.

The Ultimate Upgrade In Positano

For our last night in Positano, our hotel – Hotel Marincanto – surprised us with an upgrade to the Honeymoon Suite. This suite was so baller (it had an indoor pool!) that we didn’t leave again until the next morning when we had to head back to Rome for our last night in Italy.

Pink Lemons & Professional Wrestling

Claire – in her dance class get up – joins me as we unpack this week’s Blue Apron box, yell at the dogs and talk about pink lemons (I didn’t even know they existed!), my little brother’s professional wrestling career, successful friends (Go Promise – Congrats on your TapInfluence success & WSJ coverage!) and a frog’s reproductive process…naturally. And, for reasons […]

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