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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?

Frisky Eats: 10 Lasagna Recipes To Make Your Italian Fairy Godmother Proud

I was trying to think of a clever intro for this recipe roundup, but all I can think of is, “Come on, who doesn’t love lasagna?!” So I’m just going to leave it at that. Click through for 10 mouthwatering recipes for everyone’s favorite pasta dish!

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Read Salvage The Bones, Watch “True Detective” & Put On Some Blue Eyeshadow

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Read Salvage The Bones, Watch "True Detective" & Put On Some Blue Eyeshadow

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: Chili Recipes For People Who Think They Hate Chili

We’ve already discussed the merits of chili as a brag-worthy comfort food. I love pretty much all incarnations of chili, as do most well-adjusted people, but some folks out there (ahem, Ami) still insist they don’t like chili. As a chili affirmation therapy exercise, I asked Ami to pick out some nontraditional chili recipes that appealed to her chili-hating tastebuds. Because when it’s this cold and yucky out, no one should be missing out on the comforting deliciousness of a warm bowl of chili. Click through for recipes!

Frisky Eats: 12 Amazing Avocado Recipes

Avocado is hands down one of my most favorite foods. Growing up in Southern California, we put avocado on everything. Hell, sprinkle on a little salt and pepper, plus a squeeze of lemon or lime and I’ll eat that bitch plain. When I go out to eat and see that a menu item has avocado on it, I have to stop myself from ordering that dish the way Oprah would, i.e., “I’ll have the BLT with aaaaaaahhhhhhhh-vooooohhhhhhhh-caaaaaaaaaaahhhhh-dohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, please!” Make an avocado-based recipe at home, though, and you can be as excited about it as you want! Here are 12 avocado-centric recipes that are making me salivate right now.

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Watch “West Side Story,” Read Defending Jacob & Make Fancy-Pants Marshmallows

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Watch "West Side Story," Read Defending Jacob & Make Fancy-Pants Marshmallows

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: 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!
Keep reading »

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.

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