Everyday Meals

Want to Make a Better Quick Bread? Try Using Muffin Batter

I love quick breads. I love making them, I love eating them, and I love giving them as gifts, because I’ve found other people love getting them almost as much. They aren’t showy like sourdough bread, or deeply traditional like challah, but I can’t imagine going too long without making one: They’re perfect for welcoming […]

Everyday Meals

Yes, You Can Make Jam from Vegetables Too

In this time of late summer produce overflow, you've probably already considered what to do with all those tomatoes, or peaches, or blueberries. If you find yourself with a lot of great produce that might otherwise go to waste, you have a few excellent options for preserving it: freezing, canning, pickling, or turning it into […]

Everyday Meals

How to Make Easy, Cheap, Perfectly Grilled Steak

Grills and steaks are a perfect match in so many wayys. You get the crusty outside char while maintaining the pink center thanks to the blistering heat on the grill. You don't need much more than that for a summer night to feel like a holiday. But steak is expensive, particularly when it comes to cuts […]

Everyday Meals

Make This the Summer You Start Making Jam

Jam is one of those kitchen things, like making bread with yeast or pie dough, that seems to be an intimidating no fly zone for even some of the most experienced cooks. It just seems hard! And maybe you'll accidentally grow something gross in there. And I don't know, isn't jam best left to the […]

Everyday Meals

12 Ways to Make the Best Tacos of Your Life

The taco is one of life’s greatest treasures. A gift from Mexico, the taco is a many-splendored thing that works as a meal or as a snack. It’s versatile, satisfying, portable, delightful, and something you can make from scratch at home if you have the right tools and tips. You may never master taco-making like […]