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The Dumbest Thing in Your Kitchen

A few weeks ago I was at my friend Julie’s house for dinner when we were attacking a cheese plate with these adorable tiny cheese knives. We were hungry and after a few minutes we abandoned the adorable tiny cheese knives because, due to their adorable tininess, they were useless unless you wanted to eat your cheese… » 7/24/15 2:50pm Friday 2:50pm

Is Katherine Heigl Launching A Lifestyle Brand Right Before Our Eyes?

Over the past 10 years, Katherine Heigl’s star has gone from one of the brightest in Hollywood, to a flicker made nearly invisible by a notoriously bad reputation and seal of disapproval from Shonda Rhimes. The woman who once starred in hits like Grey’s Anatomy and Knocked Up is now unable to keep a show from… » 7/24/15 12:45pm Friday 12:45pm

The Best Way to Kick Your Seamless Addiction? Embrace It

Last summer, I made a vow to myself and my friend Jewel. I was going to curb my dependency on Seamless and get back into the habit of cooking. The plan was to stock up on groceries, experiment with meals and experience the alleged adult joy of making my own nourishment through the beautiful and complicated alchemy of… » 7/06/15 4:15pm 7/06/15 4:15pm

Feminism at the End of the World

Greetings from Russia's Valley of the Geysers, one of the wonders of the world! This sliver at the edge of the globe is packed, as the name suggests, with nearly a hundred geysers. Plants grow fast enough that you can watch ferns unfurl. The ground steams so violently that I keep thinking, when I glance out my… » 4/08/15 3:15pm 4/08/15 3:15pm

What's Your Thanksgiving Secret Weapon?

Thanksgiving, by nature, is a holiday that tests, that challenges. Whether it's a guaranteed hit recipe, a simple yet flawless kitchen gadget, an inspiring playlist consisting of Aaron Copland and Heart's radio hits, or a very specific and pleasant strain of marijuana, we all have our standbys that get us through the… » 11/26/14 3:10pm 11/26/14 3:10pm

Your Giant American Refrigerator Is Making You Fat And Poor

There is a fair chance that if you're reading this post, your fridge—the most-used and largest appliance in your house—is screwing you. The refrigerator is as potent a symbol of American consumerist culture as you're likely to find, which is to say, it only makes sense if you don't really look at it very hard. It is,… » 7/29/14 10:17am 7/29/14 10:17am

The Food Network's New, Improved App Is Effing Amazing

Earlier this month, the Food Network released a new, improved version of its app that promises to allow users to create their own grocery lists, search via ingredient or preferred chef, and basically allow your phone to live the 1950's dream kitchen fantasy, minus the circle skirt color coordinated with the countertop. » 7/28/14 11:30am 7/28/14 11:30am

Amazing Donut Cake Recipe Teaches Idiots How to Make a Pile of Donuts

The Glitter Guide is a lifestyle blog for pastel humans with monogrammed stationery and actively maintained, intimidatingly comprehensive Pinterest boards. It's also my go-to spot for getting great recipes like this one for "Donut Cake," which is literally just a pile of donuts that comes with a set of instructions.… » 6/16/14 1:40pm 6/16/14 1:40pm

Meet the Doodie, Who Has Nothing to Do With Poop

For a few glorious years, I lived with a roommate who loved to cook. Better than that, he also loved sharing what he made and — better still! — what he made was always delicious. As someone who likes to eat, but is terrible in the kitchen, I lived rather happily in this arrangement and was pretty devastated when it… » 5/08/14 4:10pm 5/08/14 4:10pm