Everyday Meals

The Best Wines to Snag at Trader Joe's for Under $20

Now that dry January is almost over—hey, I tried!—it’s time to kick off a very exciting series diving into how to find truly great, highly affordable wines right at your favorite grocery stores. Because wine should be easy, folks—from the buying to the drinking. So, we’ll be perusing the aisles of your favorite one-stop shops, […]

Everyday Meals

How to Use Jicama Outside of a Crudité Platter

Jicama has become available in most grocery stores, much to the delight of those of us who love its crispy, crunchy, juicy texture and slightly sweet flavor. It is the darling of vegetable trays and crudité platters everywhere. But jicama is so much more versatile than just a guacamole or dip delivery service. It can […]

Holidays & Entertaining

How to Decorate Holiday Cookies Like a Pro

It’s a classic Pinterest versus reality situation: you find recipes for gorgeous holiday cookies that look like delicate snowflakes, ornament-studded Christmas trees, and leaping reindeer with icing antlers, only to find that executing them isn’t quite as easy as you’d hoped. (And said reindeer ends up looking like an unfortunate brown blob.) Luckily, we tapped […]

Everyday Meals

13 Clever Ways to Use Your Air Fryer

The trendy air fryer is high atop Christmas lists for many home cooks, and it’s no wonder more than 4 million were sold in only a year—a tenfold increase in the past two years—according to market research firm NPD Group. This incredible appliance gained notoriety for its ability to make amazingly crispy French fries without […]

Desserts

How to Make a Cassata, the Most Beautiful Holiday Dessert

  The Chocolate-and-Citrus Cassata on the December cover of Food & Wine is a stunner. Is it a super-simple recipe that you can throw together on a weeknight in under 20 minutes with pantry staples? Nope, not quite. This gorgeous holiday centerpiece dessert takes a little planning, but considering that everyone who has a slice […]

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

Sour Punch Trees Are Coming to Stuff Your Stocking

Christmas may still be more than a month away, but don’t let anyone selling snacks and candy know. Treats like mystery candy canes and Elf on the Shelf snack cakes are already available to purchase, and they’re gonna keep snowballing until December, which is truthfully the opposite of a problem.  But if you’d prefer a […]

Food Trends

How to Tackle Any Dark Leafy Green

It doesn’t matter what food trend is at the forefront, or which healthy diet plan is being touted by celebs, or what your doctor thinks of your current cholesterol. Everyone wants you to eat more dark leafy greens. Unless you are on a potassium restricted diet, these nutritional powerhouses are just good for you, high […]

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, […]