Christine Byrne

The Most Useful Things I Learned in Culinary School
The time and money of culinary school isn't worth it for everyone, but there are certain things that anyone can put into practice at home.
Dec 21, 2023
9 Margarita Recipes You’ll Want to Make All Summer Long
These refreshing drinks will make you want to stay home for happy hour.
Apr 19, 2022
How You Can Prep an Entire Week of Meals for $33 in Under 2 Hours
Power Hour Meal Prep
This is so much better than takeout.
Apr 15, 2022
6 Breakfast-Boosting Alternatives If You Hate the Taste of Protein Powder
All of these ideas pack around 20 grams of protein so that you can stay fueled through the morning.
Jul 2, 2020
10 Things to Buy at the Grocery Store This Week That Aren’t Meat (and What to Make with Them)
Meat is running low, so why not take it as an opportunity to get a little more creative?
May 18, 2020
If a Product Claims to Boost Your Immunity, It’s Probably a Lie
Your Health
Stop falling victim to marketing and diet culture messages that promise the impossible.
Apr 11, 2020
The Gorgeous, 2-Ingredient Fall Appetizer I Bring to Every Potluck
It's an easy, impressive-looking super fall-themed appetizer that wows guests.
Nov 8, 2019
The Key Ingredient for Crunchy Granola Clusters
One-Ingredient Upgrade
"Nothing binds like protein."
Oct 30, 2019
The Top 10 Holiday Recipes for the Instant Pot
Your oven works hard all year. Give it a break over the holidays.
Oct 22, 2019
Top 10 Healthy Recipes for Instant Pot
These nutritious, satisfying recipes will fill you up without stressing you out.
Oct 22, 2019
The 10 Best Air Fryer Appetizer Recipes for the Holidays
Start your holiday parties right with these crowd-pleasing appetizers.
Oct 21, 2019
10 Low-Carb Dinners You Can Make in 30 Minutes (or Less)
Some days, you don’t have all day.
Aug 23, 2019
How to Prep a Week’s Worth of Smoothies in Just 10 Minutes
And you only have to clean the blender once.
Jul 24, 2019
What Is “Intuitive Eating” and Is It Really the Opposite of Dieting?
It’s about listening to your body and unlearning all those food rules you’ve internalized over a lifetime.
Jun 26, 2019
Don’t Let the “Dirty Dozen” Scare You Away from Conventional Produce
Every year the Environmental Working Group (EWG) puts out two lists meant to flag the most “dirty” (or pesticide-ridden) fruits and vegetables, ostensibly the ones where you’re best off investing in organic instead. The “Dirty Dozen” lists 12 conventionally grown fruits and veggies with the highest concentrations of pesticide residue after washing, while the “Clean Fifteen” lists 15 with the lowest concentrations.
May 30, 2019
What Is the Mediterranean Diet, and Why Do People Love It So Much?
At a time when more restrictive diets like keto and Whole30 are de rigueur, it’s both surprising and heartening to learn that the “best” diet out there is one that doesn’t put any food off-limits. In its 2019 ranking of 41 popular diets, U.S. News ranked the Mediterranean Diet as the best diet overall, as well as the best diabetes diet, best heart-healthy diet, best diet for healthy eating, best plant-based diet, and (perhaps most exciting of all) easiest diet to follow.
May 30, 2019
12 Festive Hanukkah Recipes to Make This Year
Everyone celebrating Hanukkah likely has slightly different food traditions and recipe favorites, but the staples are frequently the same: perfectly cooked brisket and crispy latkes, plus a dessert spread that preferably includes as much rugelach, sufganiyot, and babka as possible. No matter which dish is your favorite, these festive recipes are perfect for Hanukkah and guaranteed to please a crowd.
May 29, 2019
10 Recipes to Make for Kwanzaa This Year
As far as holidays go, Kwanzaa is a relatively new one: It was created in 1966 during the height of the civil rights movement by Dr. Maulana Karenga, chair of the department of African Studies at California State University, Long Beach. A half-century later, the seven-day festival — starting December 26 and ending January 1 — is celebrated by millions of African Americans.
May 29, 2019
9 Pro Bakers Reveal Their Favorite Store-Bought Cookies
It goes without saying that professional bakers and pastry chefs are constantly surrounded by tasty, baked-from-scratch desserts. What might not be so obvious is that these pros still have a soft spot for store-bought treats. Because cookie season is upon us and not everyone has time to bake a batch every time a craving hits, we asked nine pro bakers to share the store-bought cookie they can’t live without.
May 24, 2019
Everything You Need to Know About High-Protein Pasta
Plus, three grocery-store brands that actually taste good.
May 24, 2019
The Quick Oatmeal Upgrade I Use Every Single Morning
I've been eating oatmeal most mornings for more than 10 years — but until recently, I'd always made it the same way.
May 1, 2019
Should You Actually Wash Chicken Before Cooking It?
When it comes to home cooking, few people have imparted more wisdom to the masses than the late Julia Child. She taught us to relax and have fun in the kitchen, extolled the endless virtues of butter, and shopped local way before it was cool. Child also famously washed raw chicken before cooking it, explaining that it was probably safer because it would get rid of germs. As well-meaning as this seems, it couldn’t be further from the truth.
Dec 24, 2018