Keep the gelatinous monstrosity off my Thanksgiving table and make real cranberry sauce

It’s not like my family consisted of Thanksgiving gourmets or anything. We weren’t a fancy people. The crescent rolls came from Pillsbury, the pies sometimes from Bakers Square, the gravy base from a packet. But there were some things my parents (mainly my mother) would never have dreamed of compromising on: the…

Use up all your green veggie scraps to make magical Garbage Pesto

My backyard garden this year is… bountiful. Overflowing. Abundant. That’s putting it poetically, of course—what I really mean is that I have more green vegetables than I could possibly eat even if I was a rabbit or Gwyneth Paltrow. Thankfully, I’ve landed on a little secret, and I’ll let you in on it, too: You can…

McDonald’s promises to get its shit together with today’s return of Szechuan sauce 

Hopefully McDonald’s has the staff and the stock prepared for this: After a bizarre one-day promotion in which it quickly ran out of one-day-only available Szechuan sauce, the brave franchise is trying again. Starting today, the Chicago Tribune’s RedEye reports, Szechuan sauce returns to McDonald’s. Try not to get too…