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 hands to construct miniature green beens and corn kernels, you can find the recipes on on Instructables. The rest of us will just try to make it until Thursday afternoon for the real tater-stravaganza. [Instructable]
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 it’s become. With that in mind, I compiled 7 other colorful Friday traditions. Find out what they are and how to celebrate them, after the jump! Keep reading »
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 things up with caramel apple trifles or chocolate bourbon bread pudding, we found 10 Thanksgiving dessert recipes everyone will be thankful for. Get your dessert stomach ready and click on the gallery to check ‘em out!
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 gifts that guide us through life, and guess what? We can thank our astrological signs for imbuing us with some of those qualities. Want to know why you’re lucky to be a Gemini, Leo, Cancer, or whatever wonderful sign you are? Read on to find out… Keep reading »
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!). Here are 10 simple ways to make your holiday journey the best it can be…. Keep reading »
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 @eatthedamncake.
I was standing in line at the Whole Foods bathroom, and I glanced over and saw myself in the mirror. I was packed in with a bunch of other women, and they were all looking glamorous because it was Columbus Circle and that is how people look there. I, of course, did not look glamorous, but when I caught sight of myself in the bathroom crowd, something cool happened. I felt this spark of pride. Like, “That one is mine.” Like when your dog is all scrappy and mutty, and you’re like, “Fuck these purebreds, my dog kicks butt.” I felt like that. And now I’ve compared myself to a dog, so we’re off to a good start. Keep reading »
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 person perks right up when the pecan pie comes out. I’m on to you, Christian.) I am fortunate that I grew up with a father who has always shared 50/50 of chores equally with my mother, including on holidays. The fact that my parents’ kitchen is clogged with women doing cleanup has more to do with the fact they have four daughters than anything else. Keep reading »
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.
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 this year–artichoke parmesan stuffing, anyone?–I found 10 awesome recipes for stuffing and mashed potatoes that are guaranteed to steal the show. Click through to check ‘em out!
Black Friday is a uniquely American consumerist faux “holiday” that I will never understand. Do millions of people really want to endure screaming toddlers and hordes of teenagers at the mall just so they can buy an Old Navy fleece for 20 percent off? No, thanks.
But for the retail workers who have to mediate the screaming toddler hellscape, they have little or no choice. Now, some retail employees, such as those at Walmart and Target who are seeing “Black Friday” begin earlier and earlier each year, they are saying enough is enough. Keep reading »