(Image credit: Courtesy of Jill Smokler) Why are Mondays so hard? And do they really have to be? We asked five successful women — an actress, an author, a chemist, a philanthropist, and a budding surgeon — to share their secrets on how they make the first day of the week just a little bit easier.
If you search for "cast iron" on eBay, you will see about 15,000 cookware items for sale. There are also about 20 cast iron cookbooks presently on the market, not to mention numerous blogs dedicated to cast iron collecting and cooking.
Twelve years ago, when I was young, single, and living in Nashville, Tennessee, I began hosting a weekly Tuesday night dinner party.
Mulled Cranberry Apple Cider (Image credit: Emily Han) There's something about having a big bottle of fresh apple cider in your fridge all fall that feels oddly reassuring.
We love Trader Joe's for their snacks and pantry staples, but what's really special is the freezer section.
When you have a can of beans in your pantry, a delicious, inexpensive meal is just a thought away. You can turn beans into a vegan dip, substitute 'em for eggs, make vegetable patties, or just create a really good chili.
Turning a humble cabbage into a delicious side dish is as easy as a hot oven and a tangy six-ingredient vinaigrette.
How do we take our heartiest dinner favorites and make them possible on a weeknight? We reach for our muffin pan.
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How to Make Chewy Brownies (Image credit: Kelli Foster) Open Slideshow There's something so magical about having dessert after a weeknight dinner — especially if it's a homemade sweet treat.
Confession time: I make cookbooks for a living, but I don't treat them nicely. I treat my authors nicely — I love being their literary agent; it's an honor — and I love the cookbooks we've made together (I hold them tight and sing them to sleep and feel all sorts of joy-sparks when I look at them).
You finally took the plunge and invested in a good knife — or maybe a few good knives. Either way, you've spent good money and your blades deserve a storage place that will keep their edges pristine for as long as possible.
Vegetable tagine, a North African stew of spiced vegetables, goes from freezer to table with the help of an array of frozen veggies and trades the eponymous tajine for a slow cooker set to low.
Did you know you could turn a simple banana into a delicious milk alternative? There have been a few recipes floating around the internet for some time, but in the last couple months the concept has really picked up steam.
(Image credit: Emma Christensen) If you've ever tasted caramelized onions, then you know how truly magical they are.
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(Image credit: Christine Han) Open Slideshow What's for dinner tonight? Let's ask the freezer. Here's a little gift you can prep for yourself to have an almost effortless dinner ready to go at any time: frozen foil-packet meal kits.
(Image credit: Lazy Cat Kitchen) As a general rule, I typically don't eat items that are meant to impersonate other items — the wanna-be foods never taste as good as the real thing.
When it comes to my kitchen — and, okay, I'll be honest, pretty much every aspect of my life — I am a minimalist.
(Image credit: Beyond Frosting ) You might have heard of dessert pizza, but what about dessert lasagna?