The Best Black Friday 2020 Deals On Microwaves

If your microwave isn’t working as well as it used to, or you somehow convinced yourself you simply didn’t need one (ummm???) then you’re going to want to keep reading. That’s because we have scoured the internet to find all of the best deals on microwaves that you can score this Black Friday. And yes, […]


13 Mistakes You’re Making When Ordering Starbucks

If you’ve ever experimented with the Starbucks secret menu—or just tried to customize your own drink—and wound up cringing in horror, you’re not alone. Here’s how to never have a subpar brew again, because you deserve the best morning bev possible. 1. You added syrup *and* sweetener. Ordering an iced coffee with a couple pumps […]


This Simple Vinaigrette Is Here to Level-Up All Your Fall Meals

If I’ve learned anything from my friends who work in restaurants, it’s that the difference between a nicely cooked but simple homemade meal and an excellent restaurant meal is often one thing: a sauce. And many of them, including my favorite, the Brown Butter Vinaigrette, are pretty simple to throw together. The Brown Butter Vinaigrette […]

Ingredients & Preparation

Everything You Need to Know About Nutmeg

Nutmeg (scientific name: Myristica Fragrans) is the seed of an evergreen tree native to Indonesia, Malaysia, and India. It is also now grown extensively in the Caribbean. The seed grows inside a larger pale green fruit. Interestingly, the seed is also covered with a lacy scarlet colored aril that, when removed and dried, becomes the […]


How to Make a Perfect Pan Sauce for Virtually Any Protein

A pan sauce. How could something that both sounds ridiculously simple and IS, in fact, ridiculously simple transform any meal from “good for a Tuesday” to “perfect for company?”  A pan sauce is, in its simplest form, nothing more than using a liquid (water, stock, wine etc.) to loosen the brown bits from a pan […]

Baking & Desserts

Butter Pecan Banana Muffins

READY IN: 28minsYIELD: 12 Muffins INGREDIENTS 1cup chopped pecans 1⁄2tablespoonunsalted butter 1 1⁄3cupsall-purpose flour 1teaspoonbaking powder 1teaspoonbaking soda 1⁄2teaspoonkosher salt 1cup mashed ripe banana 3⁄4cup packed brown sugar 1⁄2cupbuttermilk, room temperature 1⁄4cupvegetable oil 1largeegg, room temperature 1teaspoonpure vanilla extract NUTRITION INFO Serving Size: 1 (70) g Servings Per Recipe:12 Calories: 232.3 Calories from Fat 109 […]