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Food & Drink

Mary Lou’s Blueberry Cobbler Recipe

Mary Lou’s Blueberry Cobbler Recipe

Editor Lauren Lumsden Shares an Old Family Treat

Kate Moss says nothing tastes as good as skinny feels, but we beg to differ. The time-honored recipes our families pull out during the holidays are more than worth a little jiggle.

For today’s videos, we share a few of our favorites. Editor Lauren Lumsden’s mom, Mary Lou, makes the tastiest blueberry cobbler at her celebration in Roanoke, Virginia. Senior editor Karen Palmer’s dad, George, is known for the anchovy and olive spaghetti he produces at his Chester, New Jersey, Feast of the Seven Fishes. And Everywhere editor Tiffany Davis’s mom, Ninette, serves an unreal broccoli and cheese casserole at her group’s get-together down in Atlanta.

Each dish is extremely easy, delicious, and — we’ll just say it — delightfully unhealthy. Did we mention Ninette’s casserole is basically cheese with a little bit of broccoli?

God help the models who watch.

Get the full cobbler recipe. For more family holiday meal goodness, watch the video New York editor Jordan Blumberg made last year featuring her mom’s champagne fruit salad.

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What Should I Order to Eat on a First Date?

What Should I Order to Eat on a First Date?

Ask the Office Guy No. 37

Our mom always said, “Order the lobster.” Our stomach always says, “Order the chili cheese fries.” But what does Dan say? Find out in this episode of Ask the Office Guy.

Got a question for our office guy? E-mail him at theofficeguy@dailycandy.com.

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What's Dan's New Year's Resolution?

What's Dan's New Year's Resolution?

Ask the Office Guy No. 35

This may shock you: Our office guy, Dan, for all his amazing wisdom, isn’t perfect — and does have things he’d like to improve about himself in 2011. Find out what’s on his list in today’s video.

Got a question for our office guy? E-mail him at theofficeguy@dailycandy.com.

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How Do I Repair My Rep After a Crazy Office Holiday Party?

How Do I Repair My Rep After a Crazy Office Holiday Party?

Ask the Office Guy No. 34

How were you supposed to know the handsome man standing by the punch all night was the CEO’s son — and a senior in college? Great. In this Ask the Office Guy, Dan has tips for saving face after a particularly messy holiday party. 

Got a question for our office guy? E-mail him at theofficeguy@dailycandy.com.

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Holiday Relationship Advice from Our Token Male Editor

Holiday Relationship Advice from Our Token Male Editor

Ask the Office Guy No. 34

We know it’s the most wonderful time of the year, but between handsy co-workers at the office party and your sister’s new BF slurping gravy at dinner, it’s also the most awkward.

Our token male editor/advice dispenser, Dan, is here to help. This year, he’s tackled holiday-related situations aplenty: Is it a turnoff to have seven gifts under your tree for your dog (above)? Is it creepy to hang mistletoe in every doorway? Should you buy a present for the guy you just started dating? And what do you do if you hate the gift from your boyfriend?

If none of these apply, Dan’s got evergreen words of wisdom on everything from great third-date scenarios to Spanx. His advice on postdate texting proved especially useful.

We expect the demand for WWDD bracelets to soar.

Got a question for our office guy? E-mail him at theofficeguy@dailycandy.com. For more great advice, check out our gallery of quick fixes for party fouls.

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What Do I Do if I Hate the Gift from My BF?

What Do I Do if I Hate the Gift from My BF?

Ask the Office Guy No. 35

It’s sweet that he got you something. But a DustBuster and some refrigerator magnets? Really? In this Ask the Office Guy, Dan explains the protocol for receiving a gift you hate from your significant other.

Got a question for our office guy? E-mail him at theofficeguy@dailycandy.com.

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Should I Buy a Gift for the Guy I Just Started Dating?

Should I Buy a Gift for the Guy I Just Started Dating?

Ask the Office Guy No. 33

If you start dating a guy around the holidays, the question is bound to arise: Do you buy him a present — or is that weird? In this Ask the Office Guy, Dan gives you his own invaluable gift: advice on the matter at hand.

Got a question for our office guy? E-mail him at theofficeguy@dailycandy.com.

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Is It Creepy to Hang Mistletoe in Every Doorway?

Is It Creepy to Hang Mistletoe in Every Doorway?

Ask the Office Guy No. 32

You’re throwing a party, and your crush is coming. The only logical plan: Cover the entire house in mistletoe. Or … don’t? In this Ask the Office Guy, Dan shares his good tidings on the matter.

Got a question for our office guy? E-mail him at theofficeguy@dailycandy.com.

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What's Your Favorite Holiday Song?

What's Your Favorite Holiday Song?

Ask the Office Guy No. 30

When a reader asks a question that might embarrass our office guy, Dan, we move it to the top of the pile. In this case, a woman from Austin, Texas, wants him to sing his favorite carol. Done and done. Without further ado, here’s our token male editor’s foray into song.

Got a question for our office guy? E-mail him at theofficeguy@dailycandy.com.

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Should I Invite My New BF Home for Turkey Day?

Should I Invite My New BF Home for Turkey Day?

Ask the Office Guy No. 29

Thanksgiving is a time to eat delicious food (gain seven pounds), embrace family (dodge creepy uncles), and toast the previous year’s accomplishments (get drunk). Do new boyfriends have a place in the madness?

In this Ask the Office Guy, Dan shares yet another metaphorical gourd from his cornucopia of relationship wisdom.

Got a question for our office guy? E-mail him at theofficeguy@dailycandy.com.

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What's a Great Third Date Scenario?

What's a Great Third Date Scenario?

Ask the Office Guy No. 28

First and second dates are easy: drinks, dinner, getting to know you, getting to know me. By the third, you’ve used up your one-liners and year-abroad stories — it’s time to get creative. In this Ask the Office Guy, Dan reveals his optimum scenario.

Got a question for our office guy? E-mail him at theofficeguy@dailycandy.com.

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Do You Carry a Man Purse?

Do You Carry a Man Purse?

Ask the Office Guy No. 27

Dan manages to keep his personal life very, well, personal. But every so often he gives us a revealing glimpse into his world. In this Ask the Office Guy, he tells us whether or not he wears a man purse or, more familiarly, murse.

Got a question for our office guy? E-mail him at theofficeguy@dailycandy.com.

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How Many Dates Should I Wait to Friend a Guy on Facebook?

How Many Dates Should I Wait to Friend a Guy on Facebook?

Ask the Office Guy No. 26

Since you’ve probably already seen The Social Network, you’re well along in the “is Mark Zuckerberg an A-hole or just a really socially awkward freshman?” debate.

But the by-all-accounts brilliant film did raise some good Facebook protocol questions for this week’s episode of Ask the Office Guy. So we set Dan, our only male editor and on-staff sage, loose on these hard-hitting quandaries: How long should I wait to friend the guy I’m newly dating (above)? What’s the proper procedure for poking someone? And should I friend my parents and bosses

Like his advice? Come back every Thursday, at 4 p.m., for his next lesson. And during the week, you can brush up on past questions like how many postdate texts make me seem crazy? When should I tell a guy I own six cats? And, of course, the ever popular: Is it weird my BF’s so into Harry Potter?

We give all of his advice a resounding C++ (that one’s for the code geeks).

Got a question for our office guy? E-mail him at theofficeguy@dailycandy.com. And by all means, friend us on Facebook.

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Ask the Office Guy Roundup

Ask the Office Guy Roundup

Ask the Office Guy No. 25

Perception: being the only man in an office of women is a dude’s dream come true.
Reality: it means listening to 10,387 relationship crises and being asked for the male perspective.

That’s how it goes for our sole male editor, Dan, whose dating advice proved so useful (or at least hilarious) we decided to share it with our readers in our Ask the Office Guy video series.

Favorites include Should I mention my six-figure salary in my online dating profile (above)? How many dates should I wait to friend a guy on Facebook? How many postdate texts make me seem crazy? And, of course, why didn’t he call me back?

Dan knows all. Or at least that’s what we tell him.

Got a question for our office guy? E-mail him at theofficeguy@dailycandy.com.

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How Does Dan Know So Much About Girls?

How Does Dan Know So Much About Girls?

Ask the Office Guy No. 24

Dan’s given advice about postdate texting, great places to meet guys, and even upper-lip sweat. Clearly, he’s been studying females for a long time — or, more than likely, he’s great at BSing. In today’s Ask the Office Guy, Dan reveals his qualifications.

Got a question for our office guy? E-mail him at theofficeguy@dailycandy.com.

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How Can I Tell If He's Cheating?

How Can I Tell If He's Cheating?

Ask the Office Guy No. 23

In this edition of Ask the Office Guy, Dan has advice for finding out if your S.O.’s an SOB (Remember to take it with a grain of salt, because this tactic is as downright evil as it is effective.)

Got a question for our office guy? E-mail him at theofficeguy@dailycandy.com.

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Is Friends with Benefits Ever a Good Thing?

Is Friends with Benefits Ever a Good Thing?

Ask the Office Guy No. 22

When two people like each other (but not like that), can they do the you-know-what without things getting ugly? Dan provides insight in this Ask the Office Guy.

Got a question for our office guy? E-mail him at theofficeguy@dailycandy.com.

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Is It Weird My BF's So into "Harry Potter"?

Is It Weird My BF's So into "Harry Potter"?

Ask the Office Guy No. 22

There’s no denying the goings-on at Hogwarts are irresistible (and if loving the books and movies is wrong, we don’t want to be right). But at what point does the affinity for adolescent wizards get weird/creepy? In this Ask the Office Guy, Dan works his advice magic.

Got a question for our office guy? E-mail him at theofficeguy@dailycandy.com.

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Why Are Guys Flirty One Day and Mean the Next?

Why Are Guys Flirty One Day and Mean the Next?

Ask the Office Guy No. 21

We’ve all witnessed the Jekyll and Hyde phenomenon: He won’t leave your side one night and pretends you don’t exist the next. What gives? Dan takes a stab at it in today’s Ask the Office Guy.

Got a question for our office guy? E-mail him at theofficeguy@dailycandy.com.

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How Many Postdate Texts Make Me Seem Crazy?

How Many Postdate Texts Make Me Seem Crazy?

Ask the Office Guy No. 20

When a date goes well, it’s hard to resist sending a follow-up “That was great. See you soon!?” text immediately afterward. And another the next morning, afternoon, and night. But at what point are you going to freak someone out? In this Ask the Office Guy, Dan’s got the 411 on postdate texting.

Got a question for our office guy? E-mail him at theofficeguy@dailycandy.com.

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How Long Should I Wait to Have "the Talk"?

How Long Should I Wait to Have "the Talk"?

Ask the Office Guy No. 19

Everyone dreads DTR (defining the relationship, duh) — but we all know it has to be done. So when’s the best time? Dan’s got the answer in today’s Ask the Office Guy.

Got a question for our office guy? E-mail him at theofficeguy@dailycandy.com.
 
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