Do you have a toaster oven? Forever ago, I blogged about how I thought it was one of the few appliances that was worth the counter space in a small kitchen—an opinion I stand by. In my apartment, because it’s a Brooklyn rental, the oven is less than stellar. I’m never actually sure if it is hot enough even though […]
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Before you start using that koozie (or cozy depending on where you’re from) as a fruit protector as we’ve shown here, check out this study via Lifehacker that shows a koozie actually does keep your drink cold. Not only does it insulate the can against rising temperatures, it prevents condensation from forming on the outside of the can, which makes […]
The serving size on boxes of spaghetti can be a bit ambiguous. How many people will two ounces serve and how do you easily measure two ounces anyway? If you’re constantly guessing how much pasta to cook and then packing away the leftovers, this surprising household item may make pasta night a little easier.
The sweet, tangy stalk is at its peak right now (something my mother knows well; I’m still dreaming of the strawberry rhubarb pie she served up over the weekend!) To help you take advantage of rhubarb season, here’s how to spot a winning bunch at the grocery store or farmer’s market. Look for thick, firm stalks with glossy, bright fuchsia […]
Let’s face it—a bowl of oatmeal may be healthy, but it isn’t always the most thrilling breakfast in the world. You can jazz it up with standard toppings like cinnamon, maple syrup, raisins, and sliced bananas, but that can get a little tiresome, too. Here are some fresh new ways to serve up oatmeal: Try a tropical spin with fresh […]
Yes, you want your family to eat healthy, but sometimes that requires sacrificing taste—case in point: using lean ground beef to make hamburgers or meatballs. Now that grilling season is upon us, try this trick instead to make sure you don’t end up with dry burgers. Instead of choosing 90 percent lean ground beef, opt for ground chuck instead. It […]
Plenty of us are careful when handling raw meat and poultry, but will bite into an apple after a simple rub with our t-shirt. Turns out we might not be paying close enough attention to how we’re handling our fruits and vegetables. According to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 50 percent of foodborne illnesses come from produce. Makes you think twice about eating that apple before washing it, huh?