Dan Jakes

If you don’t own a rubber spatula, scraping melted butter out of pan (even if it’s nonstick) can be a chore, especially if you just need a few accurately measured tablespoons for baking. I use a clay ramekin in a toaster oven to avoid the pops, but I’d use a microwave in a pinch for sure. Read more

Volume-wise, a 12-inch cast iron skillet should be fine, but you’ll want to keep a close eye on the jiggle to avoid overcooking it into corny scrambled eggs.  Read more

A neighbor of mine brings his 3-legged golden retriever to my favorite gay dive bar. I love that dog and would vote for him as alderman.  Read more

OH MY GOD do those folks get under my skin. Every now and then some jag at my favorite coffee shop decides to have a full-volume business call in a packed, otherwise quiet room, and it boggles my mind how they’re not uncomfortable with their own behavior. Read more

Also adding to its heavy-rotation appeal: Gourley’s Delilah-grade soothing voice, which always chills me out.  Read more