Author Cooper Koch

Cooper Koch is the founder of He Said Magazine & the lifestyle column Cooped Up, husband to Todd, and Daddy to Claire & Mason.

Instahunks: Epicly Hung(over) Eric

I thought my post wedding hangover was bad, then I met this guy; he’s had a hangover since the 1920s. #nervesofsteel #steelyourself #nevermissaphotoop #gay #gayboy #gaystagram A post shared by Eric R (@erevitev) on Aug 6, 2017 at 4:46pm PDT

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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…

Will Big D Make The Gay Games Short List?

At the end of the month, we’ll know if Dallas is a finalist to host the 2022 Gay Games when the Federation on Gay Games narrows the list of bid cities from eight to just three. What does that mean? If we get the green light, it’s go time to show…

AIDS Arms Changes Name To Prism Health North Texas

Since opening its doors in 1986 to serve North Texans during the AIDS crisis, AIDS Arms has been an important part of the Dallas gay community through its support and treatment of thousands of people living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS. Over three decades, together we’ve seen a lot of change, including advancements in…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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