All posts by Sarah McGough

The Upside of Downward Dog, or A Pregnant Pause

As a woman who recently had a baby, the past year was full of completely new experiences, some great, some not so much. One of the most wonderful things about pregnancy, though, was prenatal yoga. I have been practicing yoga for years, and wasn’t about to stop for 9 months just because I happened to be gestating a (potential) human being.

The yoga studio I frequent is located in a busy, hipster-y part of town so the classes are typically jammed-packed. Like mat-to-mat, staggering your standing postures packed. Oh, and its hot yoga. So you basically spend 1 ½ hours sweating next to strangers. As horrific as that sounds, its actually pretty great. So when I found out I was expecting, I was sad to have to hang up my mat (since hot yoga and preggos do not mix) or find a new studio.

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Our take on the “Love Actually” debate

It turns out this is a thing! Here I was thinking that “Love Actually” was one of those terrible movies that are fun to hate-watch when you’ve got nothing better to do on the Wednesday before Christmas, but actually a lot of people love this movie. And some of those people are, in fact, my friends. Rather than argue the merits of multiple story lines, or the range of Hugh Grant’s acting abilities, The Comedy Wives have decided to settle the matter: we herein give our opinions on whether we love or hate “Love Actually”, which will then become true and irrevocable fact. We will present compelling arguments for and against, and then we’ll leave the final verdict up to you.

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Holiday Baking: Empire Biscuit Recipe

Empire Biscuits

Everyone needs a go-to cookie recipe for their Christmas baking, and here’s mine: the delicious Empire Biscuit. A dollop of raspberry jam sandwiched between two buttery shortbread biscuits, glazed with white icing and a cherry on top. You can’t tell me your mouth isn’t starting to water! Not only are these cookies incredibly tasty, but they’re pretty on a plate and are always the first to go at our holiday parties. Empire Biscuits are also really easy to make, and require ingredients you (probably) already have in your pantry.

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The Comedy Wives’ Guide to Making Fudge

The Comedy Wives Candy Cane Fudge

Yay! It’s Christmas, and that means its time to eat lots and lots of candy! But first you have to bake that candy … if you’re like me, that means its time to make some fudge. Great idea! But wait, fudge making is fraught with perils: you have to cook liquid sugar to dangerously high heats, beat, sweat, stir and after all that you could still end up with a pan of either sloppy sugar sauce or uncuttable rock hard candy. So I’m going to show you, in painful detail, how to make delish Candy Cane Fudge! Follow this guide and you and your comedy (or music) husband will be enjoying this fussy holiday treat right till the New Year!

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