I'll be the first to admit that the Trader Joe's cereal aisle is top-notch, but it only scratches the surface of what my favorite grocer delivers in the breakfast department.
St. Patrick's Day is often associated with eating corned beef and colcannon, and drinking dark beer, but if you're looking for a light-hearted way to celebrate the day that doesn't require much preparation, we've got a series of treats for you.
My uncle's a pretty easy-going, good-humored man, but when it comes to Irish coffee, he's nothing but serious.
During my stint as a vegetarian, bean-laden, meat-free chili was one of the dishes I turned to most. While I loved it because it was hearty and comforting, I'll be the first to admit that it never tasted as good as traditional chili, no matter how hard I tried to get it there.
There is no such thing as the best chili. It is a myth. Chili is such a deeply personal food, swimming with versatility and made for customization.
Come mid-March, mentions of the iconic Irish-American classic of corned beef and cabbage begin to show up everywhere.
I've always seen breakfast as just an excuse to eat potatoes. I'll skip sweet offerings, like pancakes and waffles, and dive straight into the savory section of a restaurant menu, usually ordering a dish because it's served with potatoes.
A friend, fellow mom, and meal planner confessed to me recently how much she loathes cooking dinner since going back to work full-time.
While corned beef has become something of an iconic St. Patrick's Day meal, it's never the one I turn to on this festive holiday.
When was the last time you cleaned the grates on your gas stove? Like, really cleaned them? Hey, we get it.
When it comes to holiday celebrations, St. Patrick's Day holds an array of delicious possibilities. It might not be traditionally Irish, but we're just as excited to don something green and whip up a Shamrock Shake as we are to load our plates with corned beef and cabbage.
Chili brings out my Goldilocks tendencies. I want one that's spicy, but not so spicy that it has me breathing fire; I want it to be chunky and hearty, but not so much so that it's like wading through wet cement with the occasional bean floating by; and, of course, I want it to be dynamic (the first spoonful should be just as exciting as the last).
Freezing food is a great way to have meals on the go or avoid last-minute trips to the grocery store.
If you're looking for an excuse to throw a party, invite some friends over for a DIY chili bar night.
It's hard not to get in the celebratory spirit with all novelty green things that pop up around St. Patrick's Day.
There are two types of chilis in my book: the ones that gently simmer for hours either on the back of the stove or all day long in the slow cooker, slowly building layer upon layer of rich, spiced flavor, and the ones you turn out on weeknights, using a single pot and about 30 minutes on the clock.
Here's a kitchen that makes me think, "Sure! Great! I've paid many dollars every month for the privilege of cooking in much worse and much, much smaller spaces!
The party problem: You want a cute, festive decoration for your St. Patrick's Day party, but you don't have a ton of time — or crafting ability.
Last year, my husband and I sold our 2,400-square-foot suburban home in Atlanta to move across the country to Boise, Idaho.
I love chocolate chip cookies so much that I have the classic Nestle Tollhouse recipe memorized. At any given point, my roommate and I have all the supplies required to make a batch (and can do the mental math to halve or even quarter the batch if we're running low on butter).