I’ll have to admit… I’ve never actually hosted Thanksgiving and cooked the entire meal myself. Last year, I provided the space, but my mother and mother-in-law brought most of the food. Lucky for me, this year I am getting off easy again and assigned only a few sides. The pot-luck tradition has been great but part of me is interested […]
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When hosting a big dinner, it’s nearly impossible to have everything come out of the oven at just the right time. If you’re preparing a large meal, use this tip to keep side dishes–like mashed potatoes–warm while the rest of the food finishes cooking.
Tacos and burritos taste much better when the tortillas they’re wrapped in are warm and toasty. Plus, a warm tortilla is more pliable, making it easier to work with. When I just need a handful, I like to toast them directly over a low flame on my gas stovetop for a few seconds (don’t forget to use tongs!). The flame […]
Ever feel tempted to cram a box of pasta into a questionably small pot in order to save both boiling time and space in the dishwasher? Here’s a good reason to not to, beyond just broken noodles. By overwhelming the pot, there’s a good chance your pasta will end up sticky and gummy. “When you add pasta to a small […]
Today in holidays that fly far too under-the-radar: National Chocolate Day. Celebrate with one of these mouthwatering recipes, including some from our 50 Best Chocolate Recipes gallery. (Apologies if you’re reading this on an empty stomach!) Glazed Triple-Chocolate Pound Cake Chocolate Cream Pie Bittersweet Chocolate Soufflé Dark Chocolate Walnut Fudge Chocolate Chocolate-Chunk Cookies Chocolate Pecan Tart Flourless Chocolate Cake Double […]
Sweet, spreadable roasted garlic is an incredibly versatile ingredient—you can use it on bread, stir it into mashed potatoes, turn it into dip, or add it to soups and casseroles. Because it’s milder than fresh garlic, it adds loads of flavor without being overpowering. It’s easy to roast it yourself at home. Here’s how: 1. First, cut off and discard […]