This morning, I went to get my annual physical and while everything checked out fine, my new doc was kind of a party pooper when it came to one of my only vices: grapefruit juice. I didn’t tell her about the pot-smoking because I didn’t want a lecture, but I was stunned when she actually advised me to drink less grapefruit juice because it’s causing some minor erosion in, like, the back of my throat or something?
“Uh, I live for grapefruit juice,” I told her. “I drink it by the quart. You can’t take that away from me, I refuse!!!” Well, technically I demurred and was like, “Okay doc, whatever you say,” but with my fingers crossed behind my back. Keep reading »
If there’s one thing the Frisky staff can never stop gushing over, it’s brie. Is there ever a time you’re not craving brie? Here are 14 recipes for those days when shoving a full wedge, rind and all, in your mouth at 2 a.m. simply won’t do (though of course, that’s always an acceptable option).
Goodness knows the holidays can be stressful for a lot of reasons — shopping, spending time with your family, travel, being needled into conversations you don’t want to have, attending parties when you’re an introvert and would really just like to stay home but you don’t want to insult your friends, and so on, and so on. To help you unwind and cheer up, here are 11 cocktails that taste like Christmas and help you get past your anxiety-inducers and find the reason for the season! (If the reason for the season is delicious booze.)
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I really, really enjoy cooking and am pretty much the anti-thesis of a picky eater. When I look at a menu, everything looks and sounds delicious. That said, when I go into a grocery store or peruse the local farmer’s market, I find myself strangely intimidated by certain vegetables. It took me awhile to finally get the courage to cook Brussels sprouts and kale, for example, but now I am obsessssssed with them both. So, it was with that same courage that I decide to cook parsnips as part of my Thanksgiving feast and, true to form, I fell in love. I’ve already roasted them with a little olive oil, salt and pepper — so good! — but I’m eager to use parsnips in a bunch of other ways. Here are nine recipes I’m jonesing to try…
Toast! It’s not just for breakfast! I am of the opinion that more often than not, toasting a piece of bread makes it better. And slathering on some sort of mix of toppings makes it a meal. The next time you’re hungry but feeling too lazy to cook anything crazy, whip up one of these super simple and delicious toast — crostini if you’re nasty — recipes.
Football season is in full swing, and all that time spent rejiggering your fantasy team, debating with your coworkers about who has better defense, and going hoarse screaming at the television screen every Thursday, Sunday and Monday works up quite an appetite. Who better to show us how to whip up some tasty tailgating snacks than Kristin Cavallari, foodie, shoe designer, football fan, wife to the Chicago Bears’ Jay Cutler and mom to sons Jackson and Camden. (Oh yeah, and you probably recognize her from two little shows called “The Hills” and “Laguna Beach.”) Kristin already showed me how to make some seriously simple, delicious, sweet and salty bacon-wrapped butternut squash. Now that I’ve cleaned my plate, it’s time for tailgating snack number two — sausage-stuffed jalapeno poppers. Instead of being greasy and deep-fried, they’re roasted in the oven just the way I like ‘em. Keep reading »