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Frisky Eats: 5 Grocery List Staples You Should Make At Home Instead

Buying pre-packaged kitchen staples like hummus, peanut butter, and pasta sauce at the store is easy and convenient. When you’re tired or in a rush, making tortillas from scratch is probably the last thing you want to do. But if you can carve out a little time to make some of these foods at home, I swear you won’t regret it. Making these basic foods yourself is healthier, because you choose the ingredients (and can leave out a ton of the chemicals, sodium, and corn syrup that the pre-made versions are often filled with), and it’s a great way to save money. It’s also — dare I say it? — kind of fun. I like to spend about an hour every Sunday night listening to music and whipping up a few recipes to snack on throughout the week (using my spatula as a faux microphone, naturally). Want to give it a try? Click through to get the scoop on five basic foods to make at home, plus my favorite recipes for each!

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Beaver Fever: 5 Tasty Treats Featuring All-Natural Anal Secretions

You might have heard rumors about the anal secretions of beavers (which smell and taste like vanilla beans) being used to flavor food and thought, Oh, the things people will believe! Well, the joke’s on you, sucker. You’ve probably eaten beaver anus and didn’t even know it! This week, the Swedish National Food Agency confirmed that the anal secretions beavers use to mark their territory, called castoreum, is indeed used for vanilla flavoring in things like baked goods, chewing gum and pudding. Although beaver butt juice is rarely used to flavor our food here in the United States, some products do contain castoreum. You’ll see it labeled as on the ingredient list as “natural flavoring.” Oh, that’s about as natural as it gets. Here at The Frisky, we support the use of beaver ass in baking and hope that it will soon become as trendy as chia seeds. Click through for some delish recipes featuring sweet and fragrant beaver anus. [The Atlantic]

5 Celebrities And The Cocktails I Imagine Them To Be

We love a good cocktail just as much as we love analyzing the inner workings of celebrities, based off the personality traits presented to us via Us Weekly, Billy Bush’s incisive commentary on “Access Hollywood,” and their one true gift to us plebes — their bodies of work. Maybe as you flip through a waterlogged InTouch, you wondered to yourself “What would Reese Witherspoon be if she were a drink?” Rest easy, friends. We’ve taken the legwork out of life’s complicated quandaries. Curious? Click through…

Have Your Very Own Kitchen Nightmare With This Guy Fieri KitchenAid Mixer

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I know what you’re thinking: My pancake batter isn’t as stunningly extreme as I’d like it to be. How can I amp up the crazy on the next batch? May we suggest a custom Guy Fieri mixer?

Designed by Nicole Dinardo for Un Amore, and cobbled together with hair gel and bacon grease (we guess), this mixer is strictly for serious Guy’s American Bar & Grill fans. Sadly, though, it’s one-of-a-kind, which means that if you want a mixer that’ll get you on the bus to Flavortown, you’ll likely have to make own Fieri-inflamed designs. [Un Amore]

Frisky Eats: 10 Tasty Squash Recipes For Fall

My love for squash began with the sound of my great grandma’s parmesan zucchini fritters sizzling on the stove when I was a kid, and has grown to include every variety of squash under the sun. It’s finally fall squash season (be still, my butternut-loving heart!), so I thought I’d round up a few creative ways to cook up your farmers’ market bounty. From a quick curry to sweet squash pie to butternut bacon pizza, click through for some culinary inspiration*!

*I really, really wanted to say “Squashspiration” just then, but I resisted. You’re welcome.

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: See “Salinger,” Groove To Valerie June & Eat All The Pasta

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: See "Salinger," Groove To Valerie June & Eat All The Pasta

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! Keep reading »

Frisky Eats: The 6 Commandments Of Healthy Snacking

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Healthy Snack Ideas

I’ve been trying to eat healthier lately, which has made me realize that I’m a terrible snacker. I either don’t snack enough (because yes, snacking is good — it keeps your metabolism steady throughout the day) and am ravenous by dinner time, or I go on all-day snacking rampages that make my calorie-counting apps shake their heads with disappointment. Since Ami is the queen of healthy snacking and has already proven her abilities at giving me important life advice, I thought I’d ask her for some snack tips. Our conversation led me to a few epiphanies (it might be time to give up my super sugary energy bars) and the following list of healthy snack commandments… Keep reading »

What His Cooking Style Says About Him — Plus,x Creative Ways To Get Revenge On A Cheater

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  • Does the guy you’re dating prefer to reheat some old pizza or cook a filet mignon for dinner? Find out what it says about him. Uh, probably how much money he has in the bank/time he has on his hands. [iVillage]
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  • Forgetting about his balls and other sex mistakes you might be making [The Stir]
  • These are by far the most creative ways to get revenge on a cheater. Hint: one of them involves horse shit. [Cracked] Keep reading »

Frisky Eats: 8 Wonderful One Pot Meals

As much as I love to cook, I really, really hate to clean. My poor boyfriend often takes care of the post-dinner chaos in the kitchen (in related news, he is a saint), but lately I’ve been looking for ways to cut down on cleanup as much as possible so all either of us have to do after a meal is chill out on the couch and talk about how good it was. The answer? One pot meals. Cooking all your ingredients in one skillet or casserole dish means fast, easy prep and pretty much zero cleanup time. Sounds good to me! Click through for eight delish recipes that can be cooked up in just one pot…

Frisky Eats: Basic Ingredients And Supplies For Beginning Cooks

Cooking Q&A!
Learning to cook
Winona teaches Ami how to start cooking! Read More »
Basic ingredients and supplies for beginning cooks

Remember when I answered all of Ami’s cooking questions and promised to put together a list of basic cooking tools and ingredients for beginning chefs the following week? Whoops, that was almost two months ago!

Some posts take me a while to write because I’m procrastinating or have some mental block about the topic. Some posts, like this one, take me a while to write because I’m having way too much fun brainstorming for them and I don’t want to put them down in writing just yet. Keep reading »

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