Everyday Meals

The Actual Best Way to Toast Nuts

How many times have you been looking at a recipe that calls for toasted nuts and thought to yourself, "what exactly does toasted mean and how do I achieve that?" And if I can buy the nut “roasted” is that the same as “toasted” or are they interchangeable, and does it really matter that much if […]

Everyday Meals

How to Make Your Best Green Bean Casserole Yet

While turkey may be the star of the Thanksgiving show, green bean casserole definitely deserves praise for its strength as a side dish. The hearty classic can make almost anyone want to eat their vegetables, especially once the iconic fried onion topping is added. Green bean casserole is also one of the easiest, and cheapest, […]

Everyday Meals

This Is Hands Down the Best Boxed Wine You Can Buy

If you’re a casual wine drinker and you think you’re somehow above the boxed stuff, I have one question for you: What are you trying to prove?  It’s no secret that I love boxed wine. I’ve written about this very specific passion time and time again.  Related: The Complete Pringles And Wine Pairing Guide Before […]

Everyday Meals

The Best Serrated Bread Knife to Buy in 2019

When it comes to knives, everyone is always “my chef’s knife this” and “my chef’s knife that!” While a good chef’s knife is obviously important, all this talk short-changes the importance of the humble bread knife. It’s one of the three must-haves for every home cook (along with a cheap paring knife and, yes, a […]

Recipes

Best Lentil Soup

This simple vegan lentil soup recipe comes together quickly with mostly pantry ingredients. Be sure to have your ingredients prepped and ready before you start cooking! Recipe yields four large bowls of soup, or six more modest servings Author: Cookie and KatePrep Time: 10 minsCook Time: 45 minsTotal Time: 55 minutesYield: 4 servingsMediterranean Soup recipe […]

Recipes

Best ever banana bread

Ingredients 5 browned bananas 1 stick unsalted real butter 2 eggs 4 tablespoon sour cream .5 cup ground pecans .5 cup chopped pecans 2 cups flour .5 teaspoon salt .5 teaspoon baking soda 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1.5 cups brown sugar Honey Steps Preheat oven to 350. In electric mixer combine: softened […]

Food Trends

4 of The Best Coffee Grinders

Sure, you can buy your coffee already ground, so that all you have to do is scoop the stuff right from the bag into your coffee maker of choice, and your coffee would be just fine. (There’s seriously nothing wrong with buying the pre-ground stuff, as long as you store it properly in an airtight […]

Everyday Meals

The Secret to Making the Best Baby Potatoes

Nothing rounds out a plate like a potato. Mashed, fried, roasted, gratinated, there is no meal that is not improved by its presence. Hashed browns at breakfast, chips next to a sandwich, a loaded baked next to your steak or mashed alongside your chicken, potatoes make everything better.   Great cooking comes down to confidence […]