I’ve been having a lot of fun playing around with my slow cooker, and this recipe for Cuban Braised Beef and Peppers—a take on the traditional Cuban dish, ropa viejo—was one of my favorites. As usual, it was super-easy to make; I just tossed all the ingredients in the cooker, set it to low, and headed out for the day. […]
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If someone in your home didn’t quite follow the rules for caring for your cast iron pan, there is still a way to rescue it from rust. Use this tip from Lifehacker, remove rust and get it ready to be seasoned. Simply soak your pan in a mix of half plain white vinegar and half water for an hour. Then […]
I love nutmeg’s spicy aroma and the depth it gives to everything from cakes to smoothies. Maybe I’m lazy but sometimes it seems like too much work to unscrew the jar, fish out the nutmeg ball, and unearth my microplane from my overstuffed utensil drawer. And that’s even before grating it. Now all of this is in the past with […]
I’m a big fan of do-it-yourself parties—they get people talking, mingling, and interacting, which is the point of a get-together in the first place. Plus, people end up having a lot of fun when they get to be hands-on. Here’s an easy way to entertain for the Super Bowl if you’re short on time—just set up a nacho bar and […]
The food holidays just keep getting better. Turns out, February is National Pancake Month. Let the celebrations begin with these tasty recipes! Oven-Pear Pancake Dinner Pancakes (Sweet isn’t the only way to go.) Apple Blintz Pancakes German Pancake Puffed Pear Pancakes The Best Pancake Mixes How to Make Pancakes (video) What’s your favorite way to fix pancakes?