Posts tagged "thanksgiving"

Weekend Project: The Perfect Post-Thanksgiving Cocktail

I'm not a big fan of meals composed of Thanksgiving leftovers (my dad used to literally put all of the scraps of turkey, stuffing, green beans, and mashed potatoes in a blender and serve it as an opaque gray "holiday stew"). When it comes to cocktails, however, I'm all about getting creative with whatever ingredient…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 24, 2012

7 Ways To Spend Black Friday Away From The Mall

Happy Black Friday everyone! Hope your Thanksgiving was fabulous and fattening and as devoid of family drama as possible. It is a straight up miracle that I was not up and out of bed this morning at 4 a.m., ready to raid the stores like the shopaholic that I am. But you know? I had…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 23, 2012

The Best Of Black Friday Online Deals

Just because we'd rather not expose ourselves to the dangers of the Black Friday in-store fray doesn't mean we won't be shopping the sales from the comforts of our couches ― which, by the way, is where you'll be able to find us for the next several days. We've scoured the very corners of the…
By: Rachel Krause / November 23, 2012

Man Gobbles At Turkeys, Turkeys Gobble Back, Amelia Cringes

This is Amelia's self-proclaimed worst nightmare, but I don't know. I hear turkeys are kind of social animals, and this video of a man gobbling at them, and them gobbling back is pretty hilarious. Plus, a gaggle of turkeys gobbling sounds pretty much like the laugh track to any and every stupid sitcom. I approve!
By: Julie Gerstein / November 22, 2012

How To Get Some Gravy On Thanksgiving

Surviving the holidays is always stressful. And if you’re single, it’s the perfect time to eff the pain away! Thanksgiving weekend provides a few days to hunt for hotties -- especially if you’re traveling somewhere. But even if you’re stuck home alone, make sure you take full advantage of all the seasonal action by following…
By: The Frisky / November 22, 2012

5 Tips For Setting Healthy Boundaries At Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving can be one beautiful holiday, but depending on your situation, it can also be a lot of condensed family-filled time. Since your family is obviously interested in your life and what you've been up to, lots of questions are bound to pop up. Some will be easy to answer, but others you may not…
By: Tres Sugar / November 22, 2012

True Story: I’m The Only Man In The Kitchen On Thanksgiving And I’m Happy To Be There

Originally appeared on Role/Reboot. Republished here with permission. Of all the holidays that I bemoan, Thanksgiving is the one in which I play my Pick Your Battles card and allow myself to enjoy without too much inner turmoil. In spite of the holiday’s history, for me it prevails with a…
By: Ivan Handshank / November 22, 2012

How The Amazing Nerds At NASA Would Cook A Thanksgiving Turkey

Seriously, could NASA get any cooler? They're landing rovers on Mars, mapping out the galaxy, and studying dark energy, all while rocking star-spangled mohawks. The folks over at Gizmodo were curious to see how those zany NASA scientists might use their high tech toys to cook a turkey this Thanksgiving. The resulting recipes,…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 22, 2012

5 Varyingly Effective Ways To Deal With Family Drama

Happy Holidays, everyone! You know how it goes: your brother and your dad aren't on speaking terms. Your mom is "just concerned" that if you don't get pregnant soon she'll never have grandkids. Your uncle genuinely believes that a covert team of communist Kenyan hackers stole the election for Barack Obama. Oh sweet mercy, how are…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 22, 2012

7 Ways To Win Over Your Significant Other’s Family Without Losing Your Mind

Tis the season to spend a long weekend in someone else’s childhood home, sandwiched between your boyfriend and his older sister, trying not to say anything about the uncle who you think is the person who keeps kicking you under the table. And even though you wouldn’t be caught dead in this awkward situation last…
By: The Gloss / November 22, 2012

The Funniest Memes For Thanksgiving 2012

It’s that time again. Thanksgiving — you eat until you’re sick, post endless “artsy” photos of your sweet potato gratin on Facebook and drink as much as you can so you can deal with your Uncle Rick. Before descending into pure turkey madness, purvey these memes, and perhaps the memory of them will get you through the annual…
By: TheFW / November 22, 2012

Check Out These Rad Thanksgiving Dinner Cupcakes!

You know Thursday is going to be a caloric shitshow. Why not pass on the tryptophan overdose and gun for a sugar rush instead? These Thanksgiving dinner cupcakes are all the fixin's I need and with the appropriate amount of frosting, too. If you are a crazy person with lots of time on your hand…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 21, 2012

7 Colorful Alternatives To Black Friday

Black Friday seems to get crazier and crazier every year, and while I've gotta give props to my friends who are willing to brave the angry mobs in the hopes of scoring a sweet deal, I think that gloriously bloated day after Thanksgiving has the potential to be a lot more than the frightening consumerist orgy…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 21, 2012

Gobble, Gobble: 10 Ridiculously Delicious Thanksgiving Desserts

We may eat 10,000 calories worth of turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving, but all that is really just prep for the main event: dessert. Whether you're a pumpkin pie loyalist or want to change thing…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 21, 2012

Astrology 101: Why You Should Be Thankful For Your Sign

It's that time of year when many of us gather around the table and give thanks for family, friends, health, happiness, and most importantly, that heaping slice of pumpkin pie we're going to enjoy later. But something we often forget to be thankful for is, well, ourselves. Each of us possesses unique perspectives, talents, and gift…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger & Katelyn Kollinzas / November 21, 2012

10 Ways To Make Holiday Travel A Little More Fabulous

The phrase "holiday travel" instantly conjures up images of endless lines, delayed flights, cranky babies, and even crankier adults. We know that taking a trip during the hectic holiday season will never be the easiest endeavor, but there's no reason you can't make the experience a bit less hellish, and a bit more fabulous (yes, really!).
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 21, 2012

Mirror, Mirror: 8 Reasons I’m Thankful For My Body

Fairest shmairest! Let's get real about beauty and body image. Mirror, Mirror is a column running every other week on The Frisky. It is written by Brooklyn-based columnist, freelance writer, and bagel enthusiast, Kate Fridkis who also writes the blog Eat the Damn Cake. You can follow her on Twitter at…
By: Kate Fridkis / November 20, 2012

Who Cleans Up After Thanksgiving Dinner — Ladies Or Gents?

Thanksgiving is a lovely time of year to not only see distant family and beloved friends, but also dredge up decades-old resentments. A famous familial bugaboo is who helps clear the table/wash plates/Saran Wrap the leftovers and who sits on their ass, pretending to be paralyzed by a food coma. (Of course, food coma perso…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 20, 2012

Gobble, Gobble: 10 Incredibly Tasty Thanksgiving Main Dishes

While you might be tempted to fill up on amazing vegetables, stuffing and mashed potatoes, save room for the main course -- protein! Click on for amazing holiday-worthy turkey, pork roast, rib roast, and ham recipes that would be perfect for your Thanksgiving dinner. Sorry, vegetarians, nothing for you to see here.
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 20, 2012

Gobble, Gobble: 10 Mouthwatering Mashed Potato And Stuffing Recipes

Stuffing is absolutely my favorite Thanksgiving food, followed closely by super creamy mashed potatoes. Seriously, I could load up my plate with heaping mountains of these two side dishes and be perfectly content. It's easy enough to find basic recipes for stuffing and mashed potatoes, but if you'd like to try something a little different…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 19, 2012