Topic: Thanksgiving

STFU Parents: Giving Thanks For All The Cool Parents

STFU Parents: Giving Thanks For All The Cool Parents

What is it that compels some parents to post about bodily fluids and others to turn their parenting lives into hilarious snippets of humor? I have no idea. But I don’t think it’s typical for individual parents to post about both. You’re either a “Cool Mom” (in the best sense), or you’re someone who revels in bloody tooth socket photography, in my experience. More »

Cheatsgiving: 8 Simple Ways To Teach Your Kids That Gratitude Is More Important Than Gifts

Cheatsgiving: 8 Simple Ways To Teach Your Kids That Gratitude Is More Important Than Gifts

You’ve been hearing Christmas music since the day after Halloween. Your kids have either already finished their Christmas lists or have done away with lists entirely, instead just shouting “I want that!” at every commercial or Toys ‘R Us flyer that arrives in the mail. Thanksgiving, just around the corner, has somehow morphed from a day of, you know, giving thanks to a capitalist “Hunger Games” in which you are expected to fight sleep deprivation and crowds of angry strangers for all the best toys. More »

Cheatsgiving Recipe Contest: No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake

Cheatsgiving Recipe Contest: No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake

Once upon a time, I was an overachiever in the kitchen, and would spend weeks scouring the recipe books, looking for a unique dish that would show off my culinary prowess. I made flourless chocolate cake, pecan torte, baked pears in brandy…you get the picture. Each and every one a decadent masterpiece that was virtually ignored after everyone gorged themselves on too much turkey. More »

Cheatsgiving Recipe Contest: Turkey A La Chicken

Cheatsgiving Recipe Contest: Turkey A La Chicken

The first time I tried to cook a turkey, I had never seen anyone else cook a turkey. My family had always bought pre-cooked ones. But my grandma bought a fridge, and with the fridge came a 20 pound turkey. So I looked up a few recipes. Bought the ingredients for one and got up in the morning to cook it. Only my recipe was a brine recipe. I had never heard of this before and started to panic. More »