At some point during my wedding, I realized that we would all be having a lot more fun if we had just gone to the courthouse and had everyone meet us at a bar instead. We stupidly got caught up in the myth that weddings needed to be fancy, but our blue-collar families would have been so much happier with a pool table… Read more
Former pharmaceutical scientist turned food scientist here. The answer is that they can make you fail if it is the wrong test. Screening tests have a high number of hits because they are looking for everything. The threshold for what is considered positive varies depending on the test they use. Most places will… Read more
I thought this was going to be about cakes that were baked a week ago and left out to get stale while slabs of fondant were sculpted onto them.
I just threw up in my mouth reading that.
Your congressperson’s staffers pick up the phone? What kind of magical place do you live in?
This was only 10 or so years after America had a literal witch-hunt and devil-worshiping hysteria that was a thinly veiled panic over mothers going to work and not being at home to protect their children.
Make no mistake, the reason more people didn’t vote for her in ‘16 is that they were still pissed about the cookie bakeoff.
Make your own vanilla extract using bourbon. The best of both worlds.
Back in the days of government commodity food, someone in my family would always end up with a few quarts of honey. A few women in my family would get together in my mom’s kitchen chatting and laughing while my mom dropped bits of the confection into water until it reached the right hardness. Then we would all pull… Read more
Now I am wondering when shortening was invented. I would have guessed that the first recipe was the newer one because of the shortening.
Smokey hard liquor and beer are trendy right now. I know it is a huge financial risk for the wine makers, but I would definitely try a smokey red. It seems like it would pair great with ribeye.
Now I am having flashbacks to when I lived in New Orleans. Our only car was in the shop so we couldn’t evacuate. My MIL showed up on the doorstep of our 1 bedroom apartment to ride out the storm a few hours before it was suppose to hit (evacuating takes a long time, which is why most people don’t do it) with her… Read more
As someone who has tried to do embroidery but didn’t stick with it because I couldn’t find anything modern to learn from, I say this is cool as hell. That is some inspired art.