I know how to spatchcock a chicken, build a tomato cage out of chicken wire, and shoot a bow and arrow. I've lived in New York City for almost 20 years, which makes me official. Before joining The Stir I contributed to blogs like Civil Eats and One Little Bite. I lean in because I'm hard of hearing.
Got more hummus than you know what to do with? Drowning in fresh basil? Avocados about to turn to the dark side? Fantasizing about whipping some pre-cooked pasta right out of the freezer? Well today is your lucky day! You can freeze all of those foods. You just have to do it the right way.
Here are 10 foods you may not know you can freeze. We'll tell you how you can freeze them for best results.
You will not believe this, but I have some news that will stand your hair on end: Starbucks is already selling its pumpkin spice latte! EEK. It's not even Labor Day yet and already we've got the full flavor of autumn breathing down our necks with that special coffee treat we cannot resist -- no matter how much we resent its early arrival.
But before you whip out that five-dollar bill for your first PSL of the season -- that's $5.17 for a Grande in my neck of the woods -- consider this: You could make your own for about a dollar. Any time of the year! We've got your homemade pumpkin spice latte recipe right here. Learning how to do that pretty heart foam thing, though? That's on you.
Have you ever noticed the ridiculous names for nail polish colors? I guess if you're selling 45 different shades of pink, you have to get creative. Or punchy. I would LOVE to meet the people who come up with these monikers -- they must be a hoot. That or the lacquer fumes are going to their heads.
We could spend all day giggling over the wacky flights of fancy we find on the bottoms of polish bottles. But here are 10 of ourfavorite funny nail color names.
As a general rule, I don't do eye shadow. The idea of spending 30 minutes every morning contouring my eyes a la the Kardashians sounds like overkill. Who has the time? I certainly don't.
But then I heard Hollywood makeup artist Pati Dubroff mention how to create bigger eyes with a few simple makeup tricks, and I was hooked. Would I like my eyes to look bigger and brighter? You bet. Especially if it doesn't take me all morning.
The Stir tapped Dubroff to get her tips on natural-looking, eye-enlarging makeup. Yes, you'll have to use more than one product. But this is a quick, four-step process that should take just a couple of minutes, once you get the hang of it. Here's your new fast, perfect eye makeup routine.