Fun Food

Grown-Up Lunchbox Treat: Watermelon Fruit Leather

Remember Fruit Roll-Ups and Fruit by the Foot? Those super sweet snacks that tasted like anything but fruit, wrapped in cellophane with cut-outs and hyper-pigmented colors? I do. And I loved them. Now? Not so much… but the occasional longing for something sweet and nostalgic is still there. In this new age of DIY, we’ve come up with a version […]

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Kid in the Kitchen: Stacked Summer Treat

“Today I made Berry-Ginger Mess. It was as delicious as it sounds. The meringues take several hours to bake and set, so I would make them ahead of time (even a day before). It’s important that no yolk gets in the egg whites before beating them, so make sure you separate the eggs very carefully. I also left the meringues […]

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World Cup 2014: The Grand Finale

It’s here. The final showdown. The big kahuna. The game that the whole world stops to watch. Emotionally speaking, I’m like a child who just got the puppy I’ve always wanted…only to find out I’m impossibly allergic to canines. Life—it’s a mixed bag, folks. You see… this game, this Beautiful Game, only comes along once every four years. It’s not like […]

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World Cup Continues: Battle for 3rd Place

Have you ever had a job that you really, really hated? You know the one—terribly long hours that drag on and on, mindlessly arduous work, passably intelligent coworkers, and a boss that no one in their right mind would even assume is human, but rather an incarnation of the unholiest evils more insane than a Canadian mayor. [Lightbulb goes off in […]

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World Cup Semifinals: Argentina vs. Netherlands

It’s inevitable—whenever we’re toasting or cheers-ing before a meal, my grandfather slips in the obligatory, “Here’s to looking up your record.” I can guarantee you that after yesterday, Brazil’s hapless team, and the country as a whole for that matter, want no part of a meal with my grandfather. Everyone from Pôrto Alegre all the way to Boa Vista woke up […]

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World Cup Semifinals: Germany vs. Brazil

What gets you excited? I mean really EXCITED. For some people, it’s travel, great food, or a sun-soaked day spent by the water. For others, it’s a new book, time spent with family, or discovering what newfangled consumer ridiculousness SkyMall will ply us with on our next flight. If you’re a sponge that lives in a pineapple under the sea, crabby […]

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World Cup Quarterfinals Day 2: Netherlands

It’s the final day of World Cup quarterfinals! Hopefully we’re all now on the road to recovery from Fourth of July hangovers excessive patriotism and can fully enjoy what looks to be two great games. Our feature match is Netherlands (a team that needed “theatrics” to edge out a wily Mexican side in the knockout round) against the surprise team of this year’s […]

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World Cup Day 20: Quarterfinals Commence

As the sun set Tuesday evening on Sunset Bay, New York, I was forced to come to terms with the fact that the sun had also set on Team USA’s World Cup. It was a tough pill for me to swallow, so I can’t even imagine the heartbreak the team must’ve been experiencing. But man, what fight they showed! What grit, what fervorous […]

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World Cup Match Day 19: War on Waffles

[AUTHOR'S NOTE: For a recap of yesterday's matches or to read about Messi vs. Switzerland, click here or here, respectively. We're going full-tilt 'Merica for this one, y'all.] July 1, 2014. Not since Independence Day in ’96 has our country been more unified, more determined to triumph over the forces of evil in the month of July. Back then, it was some […]

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World Cup Day 18: France

Sunday, in case you missed it, was a World Cup match day for the ages. I haven’t seen two consecutive games so crazy since Katniss and crew told President Snow he could take his oppressive vision of Panem and shove it. It. Was. Wild. The first game will be forever be mired in controversy. Mexico led the Dutch with just […]

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