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Frisky Eats: 13 Super Tasty Reasons To Cook With A Cast Iron Skillet

As I stated earlier in the week, when I shared my recipe for roasted chicken, potatoes and broccolini, my cast iron skillet is probably the most essential item in my kitchen. It can go straight from on the stove to in the oven and is ideal for cooking everything, from the obvious (roasted meats and vegetables) to the surprising (like brownies and pot pie). Need further convincing to buy one yourself or make use of the one you have? Click through to see just 13 recipes — from breakfast to dessert — that you can cook in a cast iron pan…

Frisky Eats: It’s Time For A Taco Party

Consider yourselves (and your stomachs) warned: The end result of clicking through this slideshow is utterly ravenous hunger. Even if you just ate. You will want to eat more, specifically every single taco recipe contained within. There are steak tacos! Pork tacos and chicken tacos and mushroom tacos! Tacos for vegans and vegetarians! And there will be tacos all up in your mouth for the foreseeable future because you will want to eat them ALL.

Random Single Gal Recipe: Cast Iron Lemon-y Herb Chicken With Potatoes & Broccolini (Plus, Spiked Blue Raspberry Lemonade!)

Random Single Gal Recipe: Cast Iron Lemon-y Herb Chicken With Potatoes & Broccolini (Plus, Spiked Blue Raspberry Lemonade!)

The single most essential item in my kitchen might have to be the large cast iron pan my mom got me for Christmas. I’ve used it to cook nearly every day since I got it, and while I knew it was going to come in handy for cooking protein, I didn’t realize that a cast iron pan is actually ideal for cooking a whole meal. Anything that cuts down on dishes — my least favorite household chore after cleaning the toilet — is aces by me. After the jump, check out a one-pan recipe for one of my favorite meals to cook for dinner after a long day at work, roasted lemon-y chicken with potatoes and broccolini. Oh, and to wash it all down, a sweet and tangy spiked blue raspberry lemonade. NOMMMM. Keep reading »

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Read Love Me By Rachel Shukert, Binge-Watch “House Of Cards” & Make Sweet Corn Cake

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Read Love Me By Rachel Shukert, Binge-Watch "House Of Cards" & Make Sweet Corn Cake

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: 10 Valentine’s Day Treats That You Can Eat Alone, Or Share With Someone Else

Valentine’s Day treats don’t need to be artisan chocolates,hand-fed to you by the love of your life. They don’t need to pink and sprinkled or served on a glitter stick. And they certainly don’t need to be so twee that you’re embarrassed to eat them in public. Single, coupled or anything in-between, you don’t need to be a Pinterest Goddess to whip up one of these non-showy, heart-shaped treats for yourself or your loved one(s) this February 14th…or any day that you feel like it.

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Watch PSH In “A Late Quartet,” Make Rose Petal Lip Balm & Bake Your Own Samoas

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Watch PSH In "A Late Quartet," Make Rose Petal Lip Balm & Bake Your Own Samoas

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: 10 New Ways To Cook Brussels Sprouts

As much as I love brussels sprouts, I’ve never thought of them as much more than a Thanksgiving staple or a basic side dish. Lately though, it seems like every restaurant I go to has some super creative brussels sprouts dish on the menu, and all these unexpected flavors have me itching to reinvent these staid, old veggies at home. Click through for 10 recipes — from tacos to polenta — that will have you saying, “Wait, you can do that with brussels sprouts?”

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Read The Good Mother Myth, Listen To Mr Little Jeans & Eat Some Pulled Pork

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Read The Good Mother Myth, Listen To Mr Little Jeans & Eat Some Pulled Pork

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 Q&A: Joyce Maynard, Author Of Labor Day & Kate Winslet’s Personal Pie Instructor

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Seeing your novel be made into a mainstream film is one thing. But teaching two of Hollywood’s biggest stars how to bake your mother’s pie recipe? Joyce Maynard has the life.

Maynard is the author of Labor Day, a novel about an agoraphobic, fragile single mom  who is brought out of her shell by a fugitive on the run. In the film version, “Labor Day,” which is directed by Jason Reitman (“Juno,” “Up In The Air”), the marvelous Kate Winslet plays Adele, a divorcée buckled by heartbreak who we desperately want to find love again. We just aren’t sure we want her to find it with Josh Brolin’s character Frank, a prison escapee and big, scary, imposing man sent from Central Casting. Good job on that beard, Josh!

At first Frank forces himself into Adele’s house seeking cover, which she provides under fear of injury. But this hostage situation becomes a love affair when Frank proves himself to be a sensitive and caring individual (despite his murder record) and that’s just what Adele needs. Their unconventional love story is narrated by Adele’s 13-year-old son Henry. He watches Frank with a wary eye — but is happy to have a father figure and delights in seeing his mother smile again.

I spoke with Joyce Maynard about teaching Josh Brolin to make pie (photo proof above!), writing like a 13-year-old boy, and her desire for an unconventional love story. Our Q&A begins after the jump: Keep reading »

Frisky Eats: Bacon For Everyone!

Bacon, bacon, bacon, bacon, bacon everywhere! Seriously though, clicking through these recipes may result in extreme salivation, drool damage on your keyboard, and sexual dreams about bacon bourbon chocolate chip cookies. Just don’t say I didn’t warn you, OK?

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