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Games you can't lose (For Mac)

I'm looking for fun, easy, casual games I can play on my Mac. I've read this question, and while my requirements are similar, I really just want to play on my laptop not my phone. [more inside]
posted by aclevername on Nov 16, 2014 - 11 answers

Cover up those (chicken) breasts

What are some good sauces to bake chicken breasts in? [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Oct 26, 2014 - 20 answers

Update: Still no car stereos with knobs?

So the tape player in my wife's '99 Corolla is dying, meaning we can't listen to Ipods through it. This is bad. We've finally come to the conclusion that we need to replace the stereo entirely with one that has an aux in. The problem is: They're all stupid. Tiny buttons and flashing lights everywhere. A bunch of stupid shit that is actively dangerous to use while driving. Any advice on anything better? [more inside]
posted by stet on Oct 13, 2014 - 16 answers

Need a high-quality, but fast and easy, way to generate animated GIFs.

Are there any free high-quality GIF generator sites or programs that allow you to make animated GIFs from videos that don't add watermarks to your GIFs? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Sep 17, 2014 - 10 answers

Looking for a bare-bones color scanner

We're looking for a color scanner with minimal extras -- we just want something that will allow us to scan documents and produce a PDF. We do not want a printer (as those often won't allow scanning if the ink runs out), we do not need wireless functionality, we're not going to use it for photos, and we prefer actual buttons to touch screens. Ideally, we'd like both a feeder and a flatbed option, but that's not required. [more inside]
posted by cider on Aug 30, 2014 - 6 answers

Lunch Salad Spreadsheet Project

I'm trying to eat/pack easy, healthy lunches, but I've accepted that I will never be a green salad for lunch every day person. What I do like are "salads" that are variations of: grain + protein + fruit or veg + nuts or cheese + other. My dream is to create a spreadsheet where I could take an easily-prepared item from each column to construct such a salad, and make a big batch on Sundays that would last me the week. I'd rather just throw ingredients together than follow an exact recipe. [more inside]
posted by nakedmolerats on Jul 14, 2014 - 18 answers

What are some delicious, easy-to-prepare savoury breakfast foods?

I have about 15-20 minutes to eat breakfast every morning, and when I walk into the kitchen I often have no idea what to eat. This is because I'm really sensitive to sugary things in the morning and the thought of eating cereal / toast with jam or pb or honey / pancakes / crumpets / pikelets / muffins / whatever makes me queasy. So I really crave savoury things! But I don't know many savoury breakfast foods, and often I don't have enough time to make them e.g. bacon and eggs. And there are only so many times a week I can eat toast without wanting to cease existing. If you have any great recipes for savoury breakfast foods that can be prepared and eaten quickly, or that can be prepared the night before and then be thrown together quickly, I'd love to hear them! Bonus points for hot foods. Caveat: I don't like eggs just by themselves. [more inside]
posted by Quilford on Jun 8, 2014 - 48 answers

Help me plan camp food for a big, tipsy, crowd.

I’m organizing an event in early July and I need help figuring out the easiest way to provide five meals to 70 to 90 people at a campground. Our location is booked- it’s a great campground with showers and bathrooms and a pavilion and a fire pit. Our planning is moving along nicely, but but as with previous years, food is the challenge. Details follow: [more inside]
posted by The Man from Lardfork on Jun 6, 2014 - 6 answers

Easy, Fast Non-Alcoholic Punch Recipe for Springtime?

Please share with me your best springtime punch recipes that are alcohol free and really fast and easy to make! [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Apr 18, 2014 - 16 answers

I am outdoorsy in that I like to get drunk on patios.

If a female personage were to be putting together gear for a "Nature Excursion" -- really something less than a day hike, more like just a couple three hours - what on earth does that look like? [more inside]
posted by Medieval Maven on Apr 13, 2014 - 19 answers

Your favorite vegetarian frozen meals and convenience foods?

Due to being really busy at work, being sad about something in my personal life, and having just moved and not yet finished unpacking or making space for myself in the shared kitchen, I'm having a problem with food/having no appetite, and I can't (don't want to) cook much at the moment. Basically eating has become a giant chore and nothing seems good. To help get through the next week or couple of weeks, I would like your suggestions for the best tasting vegetarian convenience foods and super easy recipes that you know of. [more inside]
posted by treese on Apr 12, 2014 - 52 answers

Give me some easy songs for kids with no music training

I am part of a group of university-age music students who are volunteering at our local Boys and Girls Club to run a music playing-and-teaching program. I'm looking for easy pop songs that kids ages 9-15 would enjoy singing or playing along to on drums or guitar. [more inside]
posted by daisystomper on Feb 18, 2014 - 12 answers

Need easy weeknight family meal recipes

I know there have been many, many recipe questions on AskMe. I'm sorry to contribute yet another one. But I am in search of simple, quick meals that will actually be eaten by my small family. [more inside]
posted by barnoley on Dec 30, 2013 - 56 answers

Minimalist Thanksgiving

I need help finding some really easy, uncomplicated one-pot Thanksgiving recipes! I'll be hosting an orphan's potluck for 4-8 people at my place this year and I need to provide a couple dishes. Problem is, I'm a notoriously shitty cook which means I never cook which means I have a really understocked kitchen. And I'm kinda poor. [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Nov 18, 2013 - 33 answers

I need more easy stuff to watch right before sleep.

So, I have about an hour before bed that I use to fold laundry or do the dishes. I like to listen/watch dumb procedural/medical/light scifi dramas, as I do so. Or, science/history documentaries that I can listen to, and not have to actually watch. [more inside]
posted by ulfberht on Oct 21, 2013 - 43 answers

Exercising on autopilot

What are some fun cardio workouts I can do while watching TV? [more inside]
posted by dinosaurprincess on Oct 10, 2013 - 10 answers

ART

What are some easy, fun art projects or DIY decorations I can do for zero dollars? [more inside]
posted by goosechasing on Sep 29, 2013 - 23 answers

How did you get so toned? I have no idea...

I want to tone up a bit. I'm female, 30yrs, very satisfied with my weight and overall body shape. I've always been on the thin side and eat pretty healthy so I'm not looking to lose weight or improve my lifestyle. I have a lot going on right now so I don't want to commit to the gym or an exercise regimen. I just want to get toned by doing things here and there in my normal day to day life. I'm looking for ideas that I can do when I do other things, such as squats when I brush my teeth, or push ups in the ad breaks when I watch TV. Arm curls with cans of soup while waiting for the pasta to cook , that kind of thing. I'm not very creative in a fitness sense, so please help me brainstorm and get toned!
posted by Youremyworld on Aug 15, 2013 - 23 answers

Save me from bachelor cuisine.

Cheap/easy meals needed for someone helpless at cooking. Particulars within. [more inside]
posted by xenization on Jun 18, 2013 - 26 answers

Camera phone with easily removable SD card and battery

I am looking for a phone that has a camera and easily removable data storage and battery. It does not have to be a new phone, so any model from the past few years that has these features would be appropriate. [more inside]
posted by asok on Jun 14, 2013 - 3 answers

Breaking out of a dinner rut

I try to plan my recipes for the week in advance, but lately I've been feeling really uninspired. Nothing's grabbing my attention. I'm looking for suggestions for cookbooks, websites, recipes, or books in general that might help me get my cooking mojo back. [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Jun 3, 2013 - 14 answers

Delicious "no-cook" dishes in under 30 min?

I recently came across this awesomeness of a Daal recipe. It blew me away, not only with its amazing flavor, but the fact that you actually don't have to cook. I mean you chop one onion, dump all the ingredients in and less than 30 minutes later, you have an amazing meal. Which immediately made me wonder, are there any other awesomely tasty recipes out there which I could add to my repertoire of fast and easy?
posted by kitchencrush on Dec 13, 2012 - 26 answers

Brunch: My Favorite Team Sport

I am having a New Year's Day brunch and I'd like to serve some fancy things that aren't typically homemade here in the US. [more inside]
posted by jph on Dec 11, 2012 - 19 answers

No elbow macaroni please...

Seeking your ideas for free or inexpensive crafts for adults that can be completed within 2-3 hours with very little instruction required. Striving for a fun process and a pleasing end product. No worthless, ugly or junky, please. [more inside]
posted by AnOrigamiLife on Oct 24, 2012 - 34 answers

Toddler YAK costume?

Costumefilter, Toddler Edition : My friend's 2 y.o. has his heart set on being a yak for Halloween. Help? [more inside]
posted by synapse on Oct 18, 2012 - 20 answers

Insert recipe suggestions here!

Recipe suggestions for chaotic new family lifestyle with a number of dietary restrictions. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 11, 2012 - 20 answers

Fastest iPhone password

What is the easiest password to type on an iPhone given various rules? [more inside]
posted by cdenman on Sep 1, 2012 - 6 answers

My older mother needs a very simple but cool camera

Very Simple Camera For Older Person [more inside]
posted by metasav on Aug 28, 2012 - 7 answers

Which router for sis?

Which wireless router for my sister? [more inside]
posted by Marky on Aug 20, 2012 - 15 answers

Adventures of the lazy cook

Vegetarian cooking on the quick, in advance [more inside]
posted by titantoppler on Aug 19, 2012 - 12 answers

Can we has lunch?

Easy lunch ideas? [more inside]
posted by pearlybob on Aug 12, 2012 - 20 answers

How can I reduce the amount of time I have to spend on my hair after sweating from exercise?

You have long hair. You exercise often. What is your routine? [more inside]
posted by lovableiago on Jun 19, 2012 - 34 answers

Programmable Big Red Button?

Where can I get a programmable "big red button?" [more inside]
posted by Marky on Apr 14, 2012 - 10 answers

I need a time waster.

I like to have a simple, fun PS3 game kicking that I can pick away at whenever I have some free time. I just finished DaBlob2 and that was fun, but now I need a new game. Suggestions? Bonus points for the game being inexpensive. [more inside]
posted by gwenlister on Mar 6, 2012 - 12 answers

Inexpensive, quickly made hors d'oeuvres?

We're having a small party. I could use ideas for inexpensive - but nice - hors d'oeuvres/snacks for up to 15 people that take minimal prep time, for a total of 15-30 minutes on my feet per day.
posted by moira on Jan 21, 2012 - 28 answers

Easier way to put a fitted sheet on a daybed?

Is there an easy way to put a fitted sheet on a daybed similar to this one? My current method involves pulling the mattress off of the bed, putting on the sheet, and then putting the mattress back on the bed, which is too much work and still results in messy sheets. I don't have anyone to help me. (Oh, and my sheets are elastic-all-around, if that makes a difference.)
posted by anaelith on Dec 3, 2011 - 8 answers

Do new and hip fleece patterns exist?

DIY Holiday Gifts: I love sewing easy projects with fleece, but hate how all the patterns out there are stuck in the 80s. Help me find some more hip, updated and/or useful patterns! [more inside]
posted by Kindlekat on Nov 28, 2011 - 17 answers

Must be cheaper than BT eh?

I need a pay as you go USB dongle for 3G wireless that will work with eee pc running Easy Peasy Ubuntu. This is in the UK. Contract will also be considered.
posted by By The Grace of God on Oct 28, 2011 - 8 answers

Fish on Monday, rice and beans on Friday?

Is there a website or program that will let me select from several easy recipes, plan for a week or several weeks in advance, create a weekly shopping list and (here's the hard part) OPTIMIZE my selections so that the most perishable food gets cooked first? [more inside]
posted by somanyamys on Sep 26, 2011 - 5 answers

Chili - Made quickly, made cheaply.

I want to cook a Chili Con Carne quickly with the minimum of ingredients. Heresy I know, but what's the minimum I need to do this well? [more inside]
posted by seanyboy on Sep 2, 2011 - 26 answers

Motivation-Free Vegetarian Meals

Would you suggest some motivation-free vegetarian meals? [more inside]
posted by hoyland on Aug 25, 2011 - 16 answers

kids & cooking

recipes for a budding chef? [more inside]
posted by msconduct on Aug 11, 2011 - 14 answers

ESL Cooking. Not for the feint of heart.

Looking for very simple recipes for a class. [more inside]
posted by kathrynm on Jul 16, 2011 - 12 answers

easy on the bawdy

I'd like to find funny, slightly bawdy songs suitable for teenagers. [more inside]
posted by nicolin on Apr 4, 2011 - 31 answers

Is there such a thing as a quick, easy divorce?

How the heck do I get a cheap, uncontested divorce when we have both moved on and live in different states? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 17, 2011 - 8 answers

Good freshwater pet for kids.

What would be a good low maintenance freshwater fish that would thrive in a 2 gallon kids aquarium with a bubbler but no heater? [more inside]
posted by boby on Jan 6, 2011 - 17 answers

teenage RPG suggestions

I'd like to introduce some kids to the RPG realm, as part of an ESL class. [more inside]
posted by nicolin on Nov 28, 2010 - 12 answers

The Big Easy.

I'm going to New Orleans for a long weekend in November. I know I can search Yelp and the rest of the internet for recommendations (I've found plenty) but I want to know from you, MeFites... [more inside]
posted by blackcatcuriouser on Oct 10, 2010 - 15 answers

Tasty (Asian) dishes just right for one person?

I'm a college student and I would like to begin cooking for myself in earnest next year. I love East Asian and spicy dishes, but I have limited time and resources (shared kitchen with 7). How can I be the least wasteful while still enjoying yummy healthy food? [more inside]
posted by monocot on Sep 25, 2010 - 11 answers

What's the right environment for easy GUI programming?

I want to be able to throw together a simple application that will allow me to visually play around with R-Trees. What's the most accessible (read: easy, quick) way for me to be able to do this? [more inside]
posted by that girl on Sep 21, 2010 - 5 answers

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