As a single, busy dad living in New York, it can be hard for Maxwell Ryan to get himself and his young daughter ready for the day. Grabbing a cup of coffee or a bagel at the neighborhood bodega isn’t necessarily the best option for breakfast. But thanks to the great, inexpensive appliances from Best Buy that actually fit in Maxwell’s small kitchen, he is able to enjoy a cup of coffee and make a homemade breakfast, like a healthy smoothie, for his daughter in the morning.
Back-to-school time is always bittersweet.
There's the excitement of returning to friends and favorite teachers, but it's
always hard to bid goodbye to summer. One way to sweeten the return to school
is to celebrate with a special after-school snack –– something that shows
you’re thinking about them. Once they’ve enjoyed their cookies, it might turn
into an opportunity to get them into the kitchen, whipping up another batch to
share with old and new friends.
Don’t have time to cook every dish but still want an unforgettable dinner for one, two or more? How about serving spectacular chicken pot pies and finishing off the meal with decadent caramel brownies? The pot pies are made from scratch, using the freshest seasonally inspired and locally sourced ingredients, and OMGCB caramel brownies will introduce a new degree of decadence to your palate. Leave your friends raving about the bite sized latkes and caviar you served at your cocktail party, or find the perfect gift for the foodie in your life, like a linen apron or organic pancake gift set. These and so much more are available from Many Kitchens.
One of our favorite ways to spend a Friday night is to stay in and watch a movie. Life, work, school — things are busier than ever in our household (and yours too, quite likely). It's important to make time for family fun, and a movie night is a simple, relaxing way to do this. In our opinion, there are just three things you need for an excellent movie night: Movies, popcorn, and chocolate! Read on for a really special popcorn recipe, and some tips for making a movie night extra-fun.
We recently played around a little with dio, a new website that lets you make and explore unique places based on anything. On dio, a place can be anything — a city, a street, an event, a house, a room within that house, even an idea or theme. dio lets you explore, share, and interact with all your favorite places, filling them with pictures, video, text, even interactive objects. The Kitchn recently created our own place — Favorite Kitchen Styles — and filled it with six kitchens in six different styles that you can "walk" through, checking out the details along the way. Here's more about how it works:
When I was growing up, a grilled cheese sandwich meant one thing — Kraft American
singles and buttered white bread. It probably meant that for a lot of us! But here's a reason to shake off your childhood ways and dream up something better: Wisconsin Cheese's contest, The 2013 Grilled Cheese Academy Recipe Showdown! This is your chance to show off your grilled cheese chops. The prizes are pretty grand; the top winner will receive over $4000 in gourmet kitchenware, so do you have a masterpiece to share? Here's mine — grilled cheese with the hands-down best-ever addition: guacamole.
At the end of a long day or work week, we're all in need of a little escape. While we'd always like to be whisked away to Bermuda or a luxurious spa, a more ordinary night finds us at home, snuggled up with a good book. It's a simple pleasure, but one of the best, especially with a little treat to keep us company. Want to meet our latest favorite book-reading snack? Homemade hazelnut chocolate spread, with real dark chocolate and toasted hazelnuts.
We think it’s fair to
say that most of us want to
consistently choose healthy snacks. However, we also think it’s fair to say
that a lot of times when our blood sugar is low or we’re bored at the office,
we tend to reach for what’s “easiest” or fulfills an immediate craving. And
though we don’t like to think of food as something about which we should feel
guilty, there are times we know we could make a better—healthier—snacking
Enter: NatureBox. NatureBox is a subscription service that makes it easier than
ever for you and your family to discover better choices and start snacking
healthier. A monthly membership gets you hand-picked, nutritionist-approved
snacks that taste great delivered right to your front door.
Spring is in the air — yet not quite here. Are you longing for balmy weather and an escape into a new season? Welcome spring with a small, satisfying getaway anywhere you can see the sunset. Here's our recipe for a spring evening escape, with lanterns to light the way, and a bar of chocolate tucked in your picnic basket.
Hosting a Game Day party this weekend? What's on the menu? Are you making wings, pizza, and cheesy dip? Maybe a platter of bacon-wrapped potato bites? These savory snacks always seem to get the lion's share of attention during football party discussions — but let's not forget the sweets! Here's a great simple recipe for any football party: Peanut Butter Brownies with M&M'S inside, plus a few more ideas for make-ahead desserts to please any fan.