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Frisky Eats: 19 Recipes We Cooked & Loved In 2013

Here at The Frisky, food is a big passion of ours. Eating it, obviously. Talking about it. Looking at pictures of it. Imagining wonderful hybrid foods that should exist but sadly don’t. And sometimes even cooking it. Here are 19 Frisky-approved recipes we discovered, cooked and then ate the hell out of in 2013.

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Binge On “Sons Of Anarchy,” Read Kindred & Make Mulled Wine

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Binge On "Sons Of Anarchy," Read Kindred & Make Mulled Wine

Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do, alone, are well worth it. Here’s a handy list of awesome things to do this weekend!
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Frisky Eats: 6 Easy Holiday Treats For Those Of Us Who Can’t Cook

I’m not much of a cook. I’ve never gone so far as to use my oven for shoe storage like Carrie Bradshaw, but I am definitely a lady of take-out and Lean Cuisine. Someday, when I’m no longer a frenzied college student, I’ll commit to learning the ins and outs of the kitchen like an actual functional adult, but in the meantime, being food-inept leads to major stress during the holidays. I can’t even count the times I’ve found myself faced with an empty kitchen and only a few minutes to spare when it came time to make a dessert for a holiday party or “whip up” something sweet for a guest. Behold, seven of the quickest, easiest desserts you’ve ever seen — for those of us who are not Betty Crocker.

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Read The NY Times’ Story “Invisible Child,” DIY Wrapped Paper & Listen To Shovels & Rope

Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do, alone, are well worth it. Here’s a handy list of awesome things to do this weekend!
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Frisky Eats: 10 Remixed Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

I do not care how much you claim to lovvvvvvve Thanksgiving dinner — at a certain point, eating the same damn leftovers everyday gets OLD. For a period of time growing up, I actually hated Thanksgiving dinner because I knew we would be eating it the day after Thanksgiving, the day after the day after Thanksgiving, the day after the day after the day after Thanksgiving, and so on. My parents weren’t huge foodies so it didn’t occur to them to take the leftovers and turn them into something different. But YOU CAN. Here are 10 ways to reuse that leftover turkey, mashed potatoes, yams, cranberry sauce and stuffing so that no one at your table whines, “Aww man, Thanksgiving dinner again?!”

Frisky Q&A: Emily Matchar, Author of Homeward Bound: Why Women Are Embracing The New Domesticity

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QA Emily Matchar Homeward Bound

One upon a time, the phrase “domestic diva” referred to Martha Stewart and stereotypes of 1950′s housewives. But you may have noticed recently that all your friends are knitting and growing their own kale. Your cousin is raising chickens in her backyard. Your mom is making her own pickles and selling them on Etsy. And everyone is wondering why you aren’t baking your own bread yet.  (“It’s so easy!”)  Congratulations, you have been hit by New Domesticity, an aughties phenomenon in which traditional homemaking tasks experience a revival in the hopes of saving money, eating fresher, improving health, and cutting the government out of your personal life.

Journalist Emily Matchar always loved reading blogs, especially the do-it-yourself (DIY) and homesteading genres. She was surprised to see a lot of middle-class professionals, including Third and Forth Wave feminists (not the likeliest group to embrace washing their laundry by hand), taking on pioneer woman-style chores and calling it a feminist choice. Matchar got curious what was going on. Why would people milk their own cows if they could just buy milk at the store?  Why would parents refuse to vaccinate their children? Were women who quit their jobs to devote themselves full-time to growing nearly all their family’s food could really be serious? Quickly Matchar fell down a rabbit hole where answers only lead to more questions.  There are liberal Earth mamas, conservative Mormon housewives and even some pioneering dudes who read the same blogs about DIY homemaking tips — and they are everywhere. In her new book, Homeward Bound: Why Women Are Embracing The New Domesticity speaks to a bunch of these folks and paints a fascinating portrait of this new twisty-turn in feminism.

I spoke with Matchar over the phone in Hong Kong, where she is currently living about New Domesticity, traditional gender roles, and the pleasures of breaking your bed. (Apparently, it really is so easy.)  Our conversation, after the jump:

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