During Valentine’s Day, there’s no better way to show appreciation for your loved one – whether that’s your spouse, significant other, best friend, or even (especially) yourself – than to spend quality time with them over a special at-home dinner. You don’t have to spend all day to cook a romantic dinner.
What do you do if your Valentine is someone who just doesn’t like chocolate? What if a fancy box of chocolates or a flourless chocolate cake doesn’t make your heart skip a beat? Not to worry — there are plenty desserts out there that don’t rely on chocolate for their deliciousness. Pick any one of these recipes for a sweet dessert that your special someone will enjoy … even if that someone special is you!
Fresh corn might be one of the best things about summer. We’ll take all the hot nights, sunburns, and sweaty commutes just so long as we get plenty of fresh corn — either on or off the cob. We’re firm believers that corn can be enjoyed for any meal of the day — including breakfast. So here are five tasty ways to start your day that include our favorite kernel.
There’s something about having your parents in town — especially your in-laws — that steps up the need to prepare impressive meals. Maybe it’s the desire to prove that you know what you’re doing in the kitchen. These recipes are destined to wow any dinner guest that sits at your table, and if that just so happens to be your mother-in-law, all the better.
If it’s summer, it must be rosé season. The blush-colored wine has risen in popularity dramatically in the past couple years, and there are quality vintages widely available in bottles, cans, and even boxes. But what do you pair with the pink drink? Rosé is actually pretty versatile; it goes well with Mediterranean dishes, anything grilled, and a wide variety of desserts. Here are 17 of our favorite things to pair with a chilled glass of rosé.
There are many reasons we’ve been trying to cut down on kitchen waste — to stop tossing so much out and stretch our budgets, to name a few — but thankfully there are plenty of recipes that use up all those odds and ends in our kitchens. I mean, have you tried baking your potato peels? You should.
Think a hot bowl of stove-cooked oatmeal is the only way to eat your oats? Think again. From jam-filled granola bars and vegan oat pancakes, to sandwich bread and breakfast cookies, there are plenty of delicious ways to enjoy this heart-healthy pantry staple.
Is there any greater time of the week than Friday happy hour? The work week is finally done, but the weekend to-do list — filled with errands, events, and obligations — has yet to begin. It’s basically your free pass for the week. So why not mark this magic hour or two with a fabulous cocktail … or two? Here are 12 of our favorites that are sure to get your weekend off to a good start.
If you’re in the habit of only using your blender to make smoothies in the morning, you’re missing out on all the soups, sauces, and desserts you can make with this multitasking appliance. Consider this a comprehensive curriculum in just what your blender is capable of. Now the only question is: Where do you want to get started?
Whether it’s for an afternoon snack or your contribution to a backyard potluck, you just can’t go wrong with a dip. They are easy to whip up to snack on or share, and varied enough that there’s an option out there for everyone. These dips are filled with veggies for flavor, and they will make your snacking more colorful in every sense of the word. You can serve them alongside baby carrots, chips, crackers, or pita.
Do you feel like a grownup in the kitchen? Sometimes we do and sometimes we don’t, but we do know there are a few markers of grown-up behavior in the kitchen. Whether it’s actually putting away your groceries or mastering a few key recipes, here are some signs that you just might be a grownup. You have a well-stocked kitchen: These seven items are the most important ones to have.