Ultimate Thanksgiving: Potato, Potahto

Curbly's Ultimate Thanksgiving Potato Recipe Roundup

Potatoes are the bridge-builders, the peacemakers, the United Nations of the thanksgiving table. Some people hate Turkey. Others hate yams. Not everyone likes pie. But everyone likes potatoes. Mash-em, bake-em, roast-em, shake-em … as long as they’re not raw or made from a powdered mix, people will eat your potatoes.

Here’s a collection of interesting, delicious-sounding, or well-reviewed potato recipes to help you tame the Thanksgiving table. We’ll keep it updated with new ones we find over the next few weeks (send suggestions to tips@curbly.com Continue Reading

How to Grow Potatoes in a Trash Can

created at: 2010/02/01

If you’ve never dug for potatoes, you don’t know what you’re missing. Finding spuds hiding in dirt is sort of like uncovering buried treasure. That is until your garden fork impales one of the darlings.

Generally speaking, a potato patch involves a good amount of garden space, which means patio and balcony crops are out of the question, right? Nope. According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, you can grow potatoes in a garbage can, or any large container, for that matter. Continue Reading

How and why you should lube your light bulbs.

If you’ve ever screwed a light bulb into a socket and heard a grinding noise, you know the sinking feeling that comes with it. Has the glass part of the bulb separated from the metal part? Will the bulb come out of the socket if I try to unscrew it?

To combat this sticky situation and forestall distress, lube the threads of your light bulb with a bit of petroleum jelly; that’s Vaseline to you and me. Continue Reading