Behind the Scenes on ‘The Cheap Life’ Set

It was only 2 p.m., but the day already seemed about a week and half long, and for good reason. By the second day of filming for my new web series, The Cheap Life, I’d already: Struggled to audibly deliver my lines about the virtues of peanut butter while simultaneously attempting to eat copious amounts of it off my index finger; Been dressed and redressed as an aging rock star, a ’70s era jogger, and a character that seemed to …

Think Twice Before Throwing Away Turkey Giblets

It’s time to kick off my annual “Save the Giblets Campaign.” You know giblets: the heart, liver, gizzard, neck and such, all stuffed inside most whole turkeys and chickens you buy, and all neatly wrapped in a little paper or plastic baggie. If you’re like most people, you probably also know giblets as “that bag of stuff you throw away.” See also: Healthy Thanksgiving recipes Awhile back I became curious about giblets and, specifically, the volume of giblets Americans are …