Please welcome guest author and cheese fiend Garrett McCord as he walks us through how to put together a fabulous cheese plate. ~EliseWhether served as an elegant appetizer, a palate cleansing course between courses, an impressive tray at a holiday party, or as a sophisticated dessert the cheese plate is always a welcome sight at the table.
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For those looking to explore different world cuisines, Vietnamese food is a great place to start. It uses everything from tofu to beef to shrimp, so there is something to satisfy every taste at your table. Communal dining is a natural part of Vietnamese cuisine, so it’s always a good idea to serve the meal with a variety of sauces, fresh herbs, and sides to enhance any dining experience—large or small.
This post is from our 3-part series exploring the Gozney Roccbox! Check out the other two posts: A Guide to the Gozney Roccbox Pizza Oven and Spicy Sausage Pizza.When I first got my Gozney Roccbox, it was abundantly clear that my pizza game was changed. But a guy can only eat so much pizza in a week, and I got curious about what else can be cooked in the Gozney Roccbox.
Sara BirHow to Choose a GrillBuying your first grill, or fifth? There’s a lot to consider: charcoal or gas, huge or petite, spendy or budget. Here’s how to select the grill that’s just right for you!Sara BirA Guide to Waffle MakersWaffles! A waffle maker is the ticket to happy weekend meals. Belgian vs.
A pan of roasted vegetables is one of those simple joys. They are gorgeous, glistening colorful chunks of vegetal goodness.They can also be satiating — pair them with a pot of rice, and many of us would call it dinner.Roasted Brussels SproutsWhich Vegetables to Roast and WhenMost vegetables take well to roasting, which concentrates their natural sugars and offers up a golden caramelized exterior with a terrific texture.
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Planning to cook more Israeli food at home? Then you may want an affordable specialty tool like a falafel mold or a couscous sifter (for authentic homemade couscous) to enhance the cooking experience! Here are 5 tools to consider.Photography Credit:Cambria BoldThis post is part of our Summer Cookbook Club series for July 2020 featuring Sababa by Adeena Sussman.
Are persimmons on your shopping list, but you’re not quite sure what you’re looking for? Curious about the best way to clean and prep a carton of mushrooms? You’ve come to the right place! Peruse our produce guides for exactly how to shop, store, clean, prep, and cook all that glorious produce in your cart.
There is nothing (nothing!) wrong with a plain old banana bread. I am always very excited to see a few bananas moving past their prime in the fruit basket because I know a loaf of banana bread will be making itself a necessity very soon.But banana bread, like many quick breads, gets even better when you add in an extra ingredient to give it some more flavor and texture.
There was a time decades ago when olive oil was considered a specialty food. But soon enough its versatility and health properties won us over, and now we use olive oil without a second thought. It’s as much a pantry staple in our kitchens as flour, sugar, and rice.Not all olive oil is created equal, though, and while there are different kinds—extra virgin olive oil, light olive oil, just plain ol’ olive oil —if you’re looking for an everyday oil you can use for almost all your cooking, the options get narrowed down pretty quickly.
This post is sponsored by Idahoan® Mashed Potatoes.It can be challenging enough to get a decent main dish on the dinner table on busy weeknights — who has time to even think about sides?We’re here to help. You can have your sides and eat them too. When time is short, keep these five options for quick, easy, and delicious side dishes in mind.
Sooner or later, every dedicated cook learns that a recipe is simply a launching point for cooking, a guideline.If you really want to learn to cook well you need to understand what gives a dish balance in taste, how the weather and the season affects the dishes you would want to make, which ingredients work well together and which don’t.
Pancakes are great, but there’s something about a waffle that turns brunch, brinner, or anything in between — maybe even dessert! — into a special occasion.Contemplating a waffle maker of your own? Maybe you have one, but only haul it out a few times a year. Either way, stick around! I’m sharing tips on how to get the most out of your waffle maker: which ones we like, how to make cleanup a snap, and waffle hacks worth knowing.
What are your favorite apricot recipes? Let us know!Photography Credit:Elise BauerIs there anything so wonderful as a fresh apricot, picked right from the tree, so ripe that it literally bruises in your fingers if you don’t hold it with the lightest touch?You can’t buy apricots like this; they are just too fragile.
HomeCategoriesMenu PlannerAll Menu PlannerOur Site TeamThanksgiving Menu PlannerFeeling overwhelmed with Thanksgiving planning? Let us help! Plan your entire menu right here, email yourself the recipes, and even make a shopping list. Thanksgiving stress, no more! Easter Menu PlannerHappy Easter!
Hello everyone!We hope you are staying safe and warm and enjoying the holiday spirit wherever you are.As we gear up for the festive season, we thought we might share with you a few of our favorite ideas for holiday gifts this year.Happy Holidays! Elise’s picks:I think this year’s power gift is the Instant Pot, right?
Cookbooks let us travel to new parts of the world, learn to cook like chefs, and get lost in page after page of beautiful, inspiring recipes. Here are some of the cookbooks that Our Site team has on their shelves, plus favorite recipes to try from each!Recently from the Cookbook Club!More from the Cookbook Club!
Here are 15 recipes for appetizers, sides, and mains for your next summer cookout, all featuring California ripe olives. Potato salad, a zesty tapenade, nacho bites, grilled pizza, and more!Photography Credit:California Olive CommitteeThis round-up is brought to you in partnership with the California Olive Committee.
HomeCategoriesEditors& 39; PicksAll Editors& 39; PicksCambria BoldEditors’ Picks: Kitchen OrganizersAn organized kitchen doesn& 39;t have to be super minimal; it just has to function well. These editor-approved kitchen organizers help make the tools and ingredients in your kitchen more visible and accessible, so you can cook with more ease and joy!
Easter this year will be a very low-key event for my family, given what’s happening around the country right now. I imagine it may be that way for you, too. But I’m glad to be home with my family, and I still love Easter, so I’m still planning to do something sweet and simple for our Easter table.Like my Thanksgiving table setting, I don’t like to buy a whole bunch of new things just to set the table.
Did you know that every single recipe on Our Site goes through a rigorous process of development, testing, and editing before it gets shared on the site? It’s true! We want to make sure you’re only getting the very best when it comes to your meals and desserts.Given the fact that our team of contributors and testers spend so much time in the kitchen day in and day out, it’s no wonder that we’ve developed some preferences when it comes to our essential, most time-saving kitchen tools.