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 […]

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A Comprehensive Guide to Our Favorite Cheap Beer

When I turned 21, it became clear to me that I was going to need to figure out a go-to cheap beer. It’s necessity for any seasoned drinker who enjoys casual bars, afternoon parties and visiting new places. There’s a time for a craft IPA, but there are also times when you just need to […]


Couscous Salad with Tomatoes and Mint

Level:Easy Total: 20 min Inactive: 5 min Cook: 15 min Yield:4 to 6 servings Ingredients 3 cups (about 1 1/2 pints) cherry or grape tomatoes, halved 2 kirby cucumbers, seeded, and diced 1 lemon, juiced 3 teaspoons kosher salt 1 1/2 cups instant couscous (a 10-ounce box) 2 cups water 2 wide strips lemon zest […]