We’ve been getting a lot of snow lately and the weather has been freezing, so I’m always looking for ways to warm up. Here are a few food-friendly items I spotted that make me feel warm and cozy just by looking at them. It’s going to be a long winter…
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If you always find yourself panicking at the end of the day about what you’re going to throw together for dinner that night, have no fear—we’re here to help you out. We recently launched a handy little app for iPad, iPhone, and Android, called No Time to Cook?, that has hundreds of quick and easy (nothing takes longer than 40 minutes) recipes for weeknight meals. Find dinner ideas—including everything from meatballs to stir-fries to pasta—by main ingredient, total time, or special considerations like low-calorie, family-friendly, and one-pot (don’t worry, vegetarians, there are recipes for you, too!).
Popping open a bottle of something bubbly—whether it’s genuine Champagne or some other type of sparkling wine—is mandatory on New Year’s Eve. But there are lots of fun and super-easy ways to dress up the drink for the night if you’re in the mood for something different. Better yet, put out an assortment of mixers and let your guests concoct their own festive libations. Here are some ideas for sparkling wine add-ins (and if you’re creating cocktails, I’d recommend using an inexpensive cava or Prosecco instead of real Champagne; you don’t want to mess around too much with the good stuff).
Need some last-minute help with gifts for your foodie friend? Here’s a look at some of the cute/fun/cool/useful things I’ve been coveting (all but one are under $30). If I did not have a teeny-tiny kitchen with limited cupboard and counter space, I would probably put all of these things on my Christmas wish list. Alas.