If there’s any season more perfect for potlucks, it’s fall. Between holiday...
If there’s any season more perfect for potlucks, it’s fall. Between holidays, study sessions, and tailgates, the season teems with opportunities for families and friends to gather and bring a feast of different dishes to one place. Whether you’re looking for the perfect casserole to bring to Friendsgiving, game day-friendly finger foods, or sweet, cinnamony desserts, these highly shareable, crowd-pleasing dishes will be gone long before the party’s over.
Look no further for the ultimate, easy chili recipe. With just a push of a ...
Look no further for the ultimate, easy chili recipe. With just a push of a button, your weekday dinner is taken care of as the chili cooks away in the slow-cooker. Add chili to your next barbeque to top grilled sausages for an upgraded version of chili dogs. You can easily substitute ground turkey instead of beef for a lighter option and the rest of the ingredients should already be stocked away in your pantry. To top the hot, spicy chili, add shredded Cheddar cheese and corn chips for extra flavor and texture. To go beyond our favorite classic recipe, find more chili recipes here.
This overnight casserole could be breakfast, but it could also be bread pud...
This overnight casserole could be breakfast, but it could also be bread pudding—in short, it’s the perfect thing to serve on a chilly Saturday morning. Cinnamon and comforting, it’s just sweet enough to be eaten as-is, but it’s also nice topped with a little butter and maple syrup. The chopped pecans absorb some of the moisture from the apples, leaving a nice caramelization and crunch. Assembly is super easy: Get everything together the night before, or even the day of—just be sure to let it sit at room temperature for an hour. Serve with your toppings of choice and a cup of coffee.
This savory fall stew is filled with tender cubes of pumpkin, shredded chic...
This savory fall stew is filled with tender cubes of pumpkin, shredded chicken, and nutty wild rice in a creamy sauce. When choosing a pumpkin, look for a sugar or cheese pumpkin. Field pumpkins, which are larger in size, have watery, stringy flesh and are best used for decoration. Or substitute a butternut squash.
Pecan pie’s classic custardy texture gets a boozy punch thanks to the addit...
Pecan pie’s classic custardy texture gets a boozy punch thanks to the addition of Baileys. The dark brown sugar and dark corn syrup make for a dark custard, but you could certainly use light brown sugar and light corn syrup if you prefer. For the ultimate boost in flavor, brush the finished warm pie with the remaining teaspoon of Baileys. Finish everything up with whipped cream or ice cream, or serve it for post-Thanksgiving breakfast with a cup of coffee.
Halloween has always been about two things: Frights and treats. So it’s no ...
Halloween has always been about two things: Frights and treats. So it’s no wonder that there are seemingly endless amounts of DIY snacks and sweets inspired by the witches, ghosts, and zombies of this realm and the next.
Finishing your peas and carrots is exponentially more exciting when bacon i...
Finishing your peas and carrots is exponentially more exciting when bacon is involved. In fact, almost every dish is more exciting when bacon comes to play, so feel free to swap your family's favorite veggies into this versatile pasta.
If you have young kids serving themselves, lift the nachos off the pan with...
If you have young kids serving themselves, lift the nachos off the pan with the parchment paper (and remove the hot pan from the table). For the creamiest nacho sauce, start with a block of cheese and shred it yourself.
Nothing says PARTY like two of the all-time greatest finger foods uniting a...
Nothing says PARTY like two of the all-time greatest finger foods uniting as one. And that is exactly what is happening with these Nacho Sausage Balls. Adding chorizo, Mexican cheese, pickled jalapeño, cilantro, and crushed nacho cheese flavored Doritos to the mix gives traditional sausage balls a hit of spicy personality. They’re perfect for tailgating or holiday parties—plus, these next-level sausage balls can be made ahead of time and frozen for up to 1 month. For ease, form the sausage ball and freeze them in a single layer on a baking sheet; once frozen, transfer them to a freezer-safe container. When you’re ready to serve, pop them straight from the freezer to the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes. Serve your nacho sausage balls with favorite nacho condiments, like sour cream, salsa, and guacamole, for dipping.
In the latest episode of Mom Versus, Nicole cooks and samples a $1 ribeye f...
In the latest episode of Mom Versus, Nicole cooks and samples a $1 ribeye from Dollar Tree and tests it against a fresh ribeye from a grocery store. Well Done staffers were definitely able to tell the difference between the fresh steak and the dollar store steak, but there are plenty of cuts of meat that are affordable and don’t come across as a pale imitation of ribeye. If you’re looking to save some money without sacrificing flavor, try one of these cheap cuts instead:
Also known as the “poor man’s ribeye,” chuck-eye steak comes from the same part of the cow ribeye is sourced from. The only difference is it’s a thinner cut of meat, but the texture and buttery flavor are still there.
This cut is pretty much a cheap hanger steak and tastes like a filet mignon when cooked properly. We recommend pan-searing this cut for a few minutes and then sticking it in the oven until it’s medium-rare.
If you enjoy flank steak, then you’ll like flat iron—this shoulder cut is nicely marbled and incredibly tender. Thanks to its rich flavoring, you don’t need much more than salt and pepper or spice rub to make this cut shine.
Robin and Ivy are back in the Avatar Challenge, where they have to talk two...
Robin and Ivy are back in the Avatar Challenge, where they have to talk two total amateurs (Tim Casper and Betsy Cribb) through cooking up some... veal sweetbreads?? Can these teams figure out a way to make a mouthwatering thymus gland treat?
Homemade vs the Internet - Orange Vs Black!
Pattypan squash has a different shape that typical squash, but it’s just as...
Pattypan squash has a different shape that typical squash, but it’s just as inexpensive—so cooking one up is an easy and budget-friendly way to impress company. Try it as a side for grilled chicken or steak.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Pattypan Squash With Garlic Butter
Rishon shows us the tricks food stylists use to make a sandwich look pictur...
Rishon shows us the tricks food stylists use to make a sandwich look picture-perfect. Here, she takes on a sky-high, three-layer club sandwich featuring crisp lettuce, juicy red tomatoes, and crisp, wavy bacon. To keep this architectural wonder intact and looking its best, she focuses on three key elements: texture, color, and stability.
When you bite into a fully loaded club, you expect a symphony of crunchy, soft, and meaty textures. To achieve that balance, you need extra crispy bacon (which Rishon shows us how to make in Food Stylist vs IHOP Pancakes), fresh leaves of lettuce, layered stacks of thinly-sliced deli meats, and perfectly toasty bread. Our food stylist recommends toasting the bread in a skillet with olive oil to achieve a golden brown, griddled look with a lower risk of burning the bread. As for the tomatoes, slice them on the thicker side to preserve some of the natural, juicy texture, and cut them with a serrated knife for clean, non-smushed slices.
Between the creamy white mayo, bright red tomato slices and vibrant cheddar cheese, the club sandwich is practically designed for its visual appeal. For the most contrast between each layer, alternate between boldly-colored ingredients, and make sure to bring each layer to the very edge of the bread slice (if not past it). Our food stylist puts her sandwich at eye-level while stacking it to make sure each lovely layer comes through. When picking out meats for your club, opt for smoked deli meats, which have preservatives that will keep the color of the meats looking fresher for longer. Pair your sandwich with crisp potato chips and a vibrant pickle spear to round out the plate’s color scheme.
Between the height of this towering sandwich and the weight of the ingredients, some of your toppings will start to slump down on the edges as you build. To give the sides of the sandwich more support, break a toothpick in half and gently place the skewers underneath the sloping layers. Toothpicks can also be used to make sure the sandwich stays picture-perfect as it’s transferred, just like the classic colored toothpick you’d find in your deli sandwich. Use more toothpicks as needed so that your ingredients don’t topple off the sandwich mountain, but make sure you’ve removed them all before digging in.
Food Stylist vs IHOP Pancakes
Homemade pasta sounds like a daunting project, but with a little know-how, ...
Homemade pasta sounds like a daunting project, but with a little know-how, and some patience, it's weell within your grasp. Just ask Chefs John Vermiglio and Joe Giacomino, of Grey Ghost Detroit, who come in here with a handy explainer of how to make agnolotti pasta with whipped goat cheese and peas. Think of agnolotti as more casual ravioli—full of tthat good sttuff but a little less finicky to make.
Pasta-making is a lot easier if you have a feew pieces of equipment on hand, like a stand mixer with a dough hook, a piping bag to easily distribute the filling, and a pasta roller to accurately mete out the dough thickness of the pasta. These chefs use whipped goat cheese for a filling, which is both delicious and vegetarian, but agnolotti can also be filled with meat, vegetables, or other cheese if you'd like.
The more people you have in your house, the more going to the grocery store...
The more people you have in your house, the more going to the grocery store every week becomes a hassle. However, now most major retailers offer some form of grocery delivery, pickup, or both, and allow you to order what you need online. Here are a few reasons paying a little extra for groceries will streamline the way you shop.
You can stick to your list
Grocery stores are designed to spark impulse purchases; that’s just the way they work. By ordering groceries online, you can search for exactly what you need, meaning that you won’t encounter distractions like a pretty dessert display or deals on an item you don’t need (This is especially true if you’re ordering from Target). And since you’re buying less, you’ll save money.
It saves some serious time
Rather than traipse around the entire grocery store to grab what you need, you can compile everything from your desk, the carpool line, pretty much anywhere with a strong enough signal. That time you’re saving can go somewhere important, like your family, personal health, or any major task you need to complete. If you’re picking up, all you have to do is park in the allotted spot and let the store know you’re there.
It helps you stick to a budget
Perhaps the greatest (and sometimes, worst) takeaway from online shopping is that you can see how much your totaled purchases cost before you’re ready to check out. Every time an item is added to your cart, the service will clearly show how much you’re spending. This way, you can adjust your purchase and take out anything too costly before you ring everything up.
Pull out the fryer and make crunchy fried green tomatoes. Tasso is a highly...
Pull out the fryer and make crunchy fried green tomatoes. Tasso is a highly spiced, cured, and smoked pork used to flavor dishes in Cajun cooking.
Get the Recipe: Kettle Chip-Crusted Fried Green Tomatoes with Tasso Tartar Sauce
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