A Gift Guide for the Frugal Cook

In the years since I first learned to to cook, I have never owned anything that was over $100 that could make my cooking better. This is part due to not having the money to buy anything nice and part due to stubborn resistance. If I never had a Le Creuset then stews basically tasted as I expected them to, and if I… » 12/09/14 1:15pm 12/09/14 1:15pm

The Best Pranks and Elaborate Lies You Can Pull at Thanksgiving Dinner

As is the case with every annual holiday, Thanksgiving is a perfect day to take the piss out of your family as repayment for all the years they've been burning you. We are asked to be kind and patient with our kin all year long, so take advantage of the events where you're all gathered together to show them who is in… » 11/24/14 3:15pm 11/24/14 3:15pm

Your Most Popular Thanksgiving Appetizer Will Be This Italian Donut

On the list of reasonable Thanksgiving appetizers, a bucket full of donuts would seem to rank right down there with a full pre-meal turkey or a Domino's pizza. Anything heavier that crudités and a plate of cheese and crackers, and your guests will surely end up pushing around their mashed potatoes listlessly, barely… » 11/18/14 1:46pm 11/18/14 1:46pm

Household Tips: Care and Feeding of Your New Pet Migraine

I am, as the French say, a migraineur: a sufferer of migraine headaches. My condition leaves me susceptible to dizzying, tearful, nausea-inducing head pain with the change of the breeze. Did I walk up a flight of stairs too quickly? Migraine. One too many cups of coffee? Migraine. Coworker look at me a certain way?… » 10/27/14 9:30am 10/27/14 9:30am

Bud Light Lime® Apple-Ahhh-Rita Is the Hottest Drink for Fall

Lesser Gawker Media blogs have called the Bud Light Lime® Apple-Ahhh-Rita—an "apple margarita with a twist of Bud Light Lime®"—"bullshit." That is a comically wrong opinion. Apple-Ahhh-Rita is the hottest drink this fall, just ask a teen, jesus. » 10/03/14 9:00am 10/03/14 9:00am