Halloween night (or whichever night they trick-or-treat) is a BIG deal for kids. It's kind of the most important event of the year. There's a lot that goes into it, too: Costumes, routes, and a million other details have to be planned in advance. We get it—if it's a lot for your kids, it's even more for you. Don't let dinner add to the chaos. These easy, healthy, kid-friendly meals will leave you and your kids more than enough time to focus on what's really important: the candy.
Pancakes are some seriously Betty Draper territory.
Sure, it’s easy to whisk together the batter. But otherwise, pancakes are the high-maintenance, narcissistic louts of the breakfast world. They demand that you stand by the stove, spatula at hand, watching them hawkishly waiting for bubbles to pop so that you can lunge at them, flip them, and deliver them to your hungriest-looking family member. One cannot easily multi-task while making pancakes. If you burn one and try to hide it in someone’s stack, that person will know, and likely weep.
Whether you're making stew, a savory sauce for braising, or a classic Italian recipe, tomato paste is a great way to add a punch of concentrated tomato flavor and rich thickening action to your cooking, but most recipes call for a mere one or two tablespoons of the stuff. Assuming you're using the standard 6-ounce can, you'll want to use up the remaining 8 or 9 tablespoons before it goes bad in a few days. Here are a few helpful suggestions for how to avoid wasting it:
The whole, “back-to-school” mindset comes so much more naturally in August. When January rolls around, I'm left in a frenzy. Do I really have to pick myself up off of my semi-permanently indented couch, take down the Christmas decorations, and actually live out my typically wellness-driven New Year's resolution? I like to think that everyone else is scrambling to prepare for a fresh start, too. Because let’s be honest, getting it together and going back to "real life" takes effort real effort.
Until just recently, the meaning of the word “hamify” was lost on me, and I’m pretty sure it may be an abstract concept for you, too… because, as mentioned in the article we published yesterday, the MyRecipes staff made this term up like a week ago. But once the idea was broken down by all the talented food freaks I’m surrounded by every day, something clicked.