We made it through what felt like the longest month, and our team is welcoming February with open arms!As always, we are working behind-the-scenes drumming up new recipes, taking all the photos, and sending those recipes to our Simply Testers who make and test every single recipe that goes on our site.
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I’ve been trying to convince my family that we should have smoothies every night for dinner. They’re quick, healthy, and easy to clean up. Genius, right? I thought so!While this might seem like a good idea for the first few days, I’m 99 sure that they’d get tired of smoothies and want something that’ll really fill them up for good.
Gone are the summer days where you want something light and fresh. Fall is upon us, and we quickly turn to those foods that will just comfort the heck out of ya. Know what I mean?Soup is one of those comfort foods that I can’t seem to get enough of when the autumn chill hits the air. Here’s the thing, though… When eating soup in the fall, I really want a soup screams COZY!
When it comes to cooking in the kitchen, my motto is “Eat all the things.” Just kidding. It’s really “Work smarter, not harder.”I cook for a small army every day, and I have found that I am most productive when working in batches. What this means is that if I’m already exerting the energy to get food out and cook it and am already getting dishes dirty, then I might as well roll up my sleeves and really get to work by making extra food for later.
It’s that time of year when zucchini plants are going crazy in our gardens and on local farms. Inevitably, those of us who grow it often end up with so much of it that we give it away—it comes up faster than we can deal with it.Does this sound like your situation? Well, we’ve got 15 tried-and-true zucchini recipes to help you out.
Nothing beats a fresh tomato right from the garden. Or the farmers’ market. Or a roadside stand. Any of these locations will do, really.They come in abundantly for weeks on end—and if we’re really lucky, even into late September in certain parts of the country.All revered seasonal foods require a mad culinary dash to use them quickly.
This recipe collection is brought to you by Milk.If you’re the type of person who believes anything tastes better with a little hot sauce, this is the breakfast recipe roundup for you.Start your day with a kick with this collection of our five favorite spicy breakfast dishes. From Mexican scrambles to savory muffins, these recipes bring the heat.
Let me paint a picture for you: It’s late at night, and you’ve decided to plan dinner for the next day. You know it’s going to be a busy one, so you decide a slow cooker is just what you need.You start scrolling through Pinterest and find THE ONE. You know, that one recipe where you actually have all the ingredients on hand, it looks phenomenal, and you’re a million percent positive your whole family is going to love it.
This post is written in partnership with New York Apple AssociationWhen the weather starts getting crisp and the mornings turn cool, there’s nothing we love more than cozying up with a favorite apple recipe.Whether you prefer your apples juicy and tart, or sweet and crisp, there’s something here for every apple-lover!
Need an awesome cookie for the office holiday party that won’t crumble on the way to work? Thinking about shipping some cookies to a faraway friend or family member? Want to wrap up a few cookies for an easy hostess gift?Cookies are one of the best, kindest, and most sincere gifts that I can think of.
This month, we welcome back Marta Rivera for more of her meal plans. Marta is a trained chef, mom of twins, Army wife, and a Our Site recipe tester and developer!Wardrobes shouldn’t be the only transitional thing in our lives. Meals and ingredients should be transitional as well, if for no other reason than it helps lessen the stress of cooking and baking.
This month, we welcome back Marta Rivera for more of her meal plans. Marta is a trained chef, mom of twins, Army wife, and a Our Site recipe tester and developer!Summertime means simplicity to me. I like to ease into the season with meals that aren’t too cumbersome or won’t bog us down with too many ingredients because I’d rather be hanging out by the pool or lounging in a hammock.
This post is brought to you in partnership with Mission Foods.Whether you’re planning a day of Cinco de Mayo festivities surrounded by friends and family, or you’re just looking for a few good recipes to celebrate the holiday at home, here are some of our very favorite Mexican and Mexican-inspired recipes for your table.
Pesto has quickly become one of my favorite ways to use up my fresh garden produce. Don’t let the basil and pine nuts fool you; you can make pesto out of almost any fresh green, herb, or nut combination. Try mint and parsley, kale and cashews, or even carrot tops.I love slathering pesto on summer sandwiches and burgers, using it as a sauce for pizza, and whipping up a quick weeknight pasta dish with pesto as the sauce.
This month, we welcome back Marta Rivera for more of her meal plans. Marta is a trained chef, mom of twins, Army wife, and a Our Site recipe tester and developer!My favorite dinners to make are those that are spin-offs on takeout. You know those meals that you’d normally order from restaurants?
For a few years in my late 20s and early 30s, Thanksgiving dinner was comprised of exactly five people: My husband, my brother and his wife, and my grandmother. We didn’t have children yet, and the rest of my family was living in various locations throughout the United States.Those meals were some of my favorites because dinner was manageable, and I had plenty of time to enjoy not only my holiday feast, but also the company.
By the time January rolls around, I’m ready for a reboot. I love all the festivities and treats that come with the holidays, but there’s nothing like a good smoothie to invigorate my mind and soul. And yes, you bet your beans that smoothies invigorate me!Since I am always trying to incorporate more fruits and veggies into my diet (especially after the carb heavy holidays!
Steak and potatoes are often paired together for a reason—it’s a delicious and mouthwatering combination. We’ve got you covered where that’s concerned, no worries.But there’s also this whole world of other side dishes available to you, some of which we think will make you rethink the concept of a traditional steak dinner.
It’s grilling season! All week long we’ve been talking about backyard grilling, from which grill is right for you to tips that’ll help you master cooking on the grill.Up today? Grilling tools. Grill pans, grill baskets, grill brushes … What’s good? What’s necessary? Here are the grilling tools we recommend!
One thing we can always count on to follow a day of cooking is … cleaning up.I know! Such a buzzkill, right? But washing dishes, wiping counters, and scrubbing pans go hand-in-hand with cooking, which is why good cleaning tools and supplies are just as important as good pots and pans! When you’re logging hundreds of hours in front of the sink, you deserve to be working with tools that’ll make the job a little bit easier and faster.
This post is brought to you in partnership with California Grown.With the start of a new season, we can’t help but feel excited about a clean slate and getting back to basics. And the ingredient on our minds right now: fresh California mushrooms.Mushrooms make a great after school snack sliced as is, but of course we love them sautéed and folded into omelettes in the morning, grain bowls for lunch, and buttery pasta in the evening.