I tried that weird Thanksgiving leftovers cake and it actually worked!

Have you seen that weird mashup of Thanksgiving food that Chow made into a big cake?

I decided to see if it lived up to the hype in an adapted, and probably more palatable mini version in a Thanksgiving leftovers cake. The most surprising part? It actually worked AND it was tasty. Plus, it's just weird and that makes it all the better.

Last minute no-carve pumpkin ideas for Halloween (geeky, chic, or cute as hell!)

It's almost Halloween, you've got kids coming over (or adults for pumpkin-flavored cocktails!), and you're so not in the mood to start carving and de-gooping pumpkins. I'll be honest, I'm almost never in the mood, outside of when I can roast those seeds. Yum.

But if you're not down with pulling out pumpkin guts and want something a little shmancier than simply painting them one color, here are some rock 'n' roll, glam AF, and easy as (pumpkin) pie no-carve pumpkin ideas…

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How to host a classy AF Halloween party for grown-ups

I'm a big fan of Halloween parties for kids (candy! apples! games!), but if you're planning a more sophisticated Halloween party for grown-ups, you'll want to up your game. Here are a few of my favorite chic Halloween decor ideas, shmancy Halloween cocktails, and killer ways to keep things spooky at your adult Halloween shindig.

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Egg-cessive gift giving: Is Easter the new Christmas?

In my humble childhood experience the Easter Bunny brought chocolate, candy, and perhaps a few small toys — all of which are the appropriate size to fit in a basket. An actual basket! Not a toy bin, not a kiddie pool — a basket. What's next? Children sitting on the lap of a man in a bunny suit asking for the trendiest toy of the season?

Once we start down this slippery slope of excessive Easter gifts where do we draw the line?

Check out the Pi-themed gifts round-up you'll never want to end

It's one of my favorite days of the year: Pi Day! March 14th is when we celebrate everyone's favorite irrational number with clever Pi-themed home goods. I've whipped up a whole new bunch since our last round-up. And by "new" I mean Pi-themed gifts (and jokes!) you probably haven't seen before…