Lisa Appleton's Recent Articles
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Your Guide to Spotting a Good Bundt Pan at a Garage Sale
Garage sales can be the place to find hidden gems — especially when it comes to equipment for the kitchen. With fall baking in full swing, it’s a great place to look for baking pans, including Bundt pans. If they’re selling pots, pans, or utensils that are in good shape, then they’re likely made of good material that can last. With these tips, you’ll know how to spot the great deals from the duds.
Oct 5, 2016
5 Rainy-Day Snacks and Their Netflix Show Matches
For me, a rainy day with no plans means endless snacks and time on the couch watching Netflix. Yes, popcorn is the classic snack choice for a movie or binge-watching a series, but you can do so much more. I look to the shows for the on-screen food inspiration, and follow their lead. The next time it rains, here’s a list of snacks and shows ready and waiting for you. If you haven’t watched Stranger Things yet, start watching immediately.
Aug 15, 2016
5 Ways to Make Green Beans More Exciting
Stuck in a green bean rut? This versatile vegetable can do so much more than the classic green bean casserole. When fresh green beans are in season, you can find them on my plate almost every day of the week. Their quick cooking time and mild flavor make them the perfect blank canvas for all types of cuisines. While I could eat them every day sautéed with garlic and finished with a squeeze of lemon juice, here are five other ways to mix up your routine.
Jul 1, 2016
10 Must-Know Tips for Smarter Slow-Cooking
I am a slow-cooker convert. Growing up, I thought the only thing you could do with a slow cooker was make beef stew and chili. It was good beef stew, but I never understood the point of buying a single appliance for the two recipes we only ever used it for. I’m happy to say I was so wrong. A slow cooker is one of the most versatile appliances in the kitchen. Pot roast? Check. Delicious sloppy joes? Check. Chicken tacos? Yes! Even bread? You get where this is going.
Jun 18, 2016