I'm a single mom and a blogger which means trouble. Before joining The Stir I contributed to blogs like Civil Eats and One Little Bite. I know how to spatchcock a chicken, split an infinitive with insouciance, 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. I lean in because I'm hard of hearing.
Baby, it's cold outside ... for some of you, anyway. A vicious winter storm is roaring through much of the west right now, and it makes me want to make everyone a huge pot of stew. But chances are, almost all of us are going to get our turn to weather a winter storm or two (or three or more) this season. Just so I'm prepared, I'm compiling the kind of slow cooker recipes that will make me feel warm and cozy through whatever storms are likely to blow through my area this winter.
You guys, this is major.Gmail has unveiled its new "Undo Send" feature, a brilliant feature we've all been longing for since -- well, since email was first invented. It's exactly what it sounds like. If you accidentally/on purpose send an email and then regret sending that email, you may now pull it back from the cruel clutches of the recipient's inbox and pretend that never happened. How might you work this little miracle?
Mosey on over to the Google Labs section, scroll down to the bottom until you see Undo Send, and click "Enable." Enable! Was ever a happier word ever coined? Hit "Save Changes" before leaving that page. Now when you send an email, along with that "your email has been sent" yellow bar you'll also get an "undo send" option. But you'll only have 10 seconds to click it, so hurry! Also, we don't know how long Google will let us keep undo send, so enjoy it while it lasts.
There's a devious plot brewing around a former Bachelor star, and we've got all the scoop. See this Instagram photo of Kris Jenner and Ben Flajnik captioned "Date Night"? Well. That's just the tip of the iceberg. Kris Jenner has got Ben in her sights, and she will not rest until Ben is hers. A source just leaked the famous Momager's to-do list, and it's all about making Ben her sex slave.
As far as Ben is concerned, he and Kris are just friends and business partners. "Kris is a very, very dear friend of mine," he told People magazine. "We are not dating, we're just working on a couple of projects together, so that's why we've been seen a lot as of late." Yeah, that's what he thinks. But has he seen this?
Folks, the holiday season is upon us. And you know what that means: The War on Christmas in ON. So what's it going to be this year -- are you for or against Christmas? Just to let you know how PRO CHRISTMAS I am personally, I'd like you to know I'm listening to the Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack right at this very moment. And before that I was listening to CeeLo Green's Christmas album from last year, which was titled CeeLo's Magic Moment. Wait a damn minute! There's no Christmas in that album title. CeeLo, I am issuing you a War on Christmas demerit. Sorry, I know the album is loaded with Christmas this and Christmas that, but you really should have re-thought that album title.
And with that unpleasant task out of the way, it's time to ask ourselves who is winning the War on Christmas? Here's the scorecard so far.
We're still far from understanding the full picture of autism. But with every passing year, more research brings us closer to figuring out the perplexing puzzle. This year there were several compelling breakthroughs that gave parents of kids on the spectrum hope. Are any of these studies going to bring us closer to effective intervention, treatment, and prevention? We can only hope.