A good cheese sauce can save any number of less-than-spectacular meals and snacks. If your chicken turns out dry and flavorless, or all you have is a bag of tortilla chips and some pickled jalapeños, a cheese sauce can swoop in to save the day. Roast beef sandwich? Put some cheese on it. Steamed broccoli? Cheese sauce. Plain old boiled noodles? Cheese sauce turns that into macaroni and cheese.
Winter is the perfect time to make something that has a lot of cheese. A pot of fondue works. So does a grilled cheese sandwich. There's something about a great quantity of melty, gooey cheese that counteracts the long nights of January through March, and perhaps the king of cheese-heavy comfort dishes is Eggplant Parmesan. Is it as easy as breaking out a pan and melting cheese on bread? No, it is not.
Sometimes people are just too darn funny. Case in point: Apparently pop culture-inspired Instant Pot decals are a thing—and they are fantastic. This extremely specific business is actually booming right now on Etsy, and it’s easy to see why. Instant Pots are all the rage and these little (removable) stickers make wonderfully quirky gifts for every Pothead in your life.
Is your mom a This Is Us devotee? There’s a decal for that.
As you probably know, October 3 is Mean Girls Day. If you’re somehow unaware of the date’s significance, October 3 was the day Aaron Samuels turned to Cady Heron in math class and asked what day it was—a question that went down in history.
Aaron Samuels himself, actor Jonathan Bennett, just released a Mean Girls-inspired cookbook on the eve of the anniversary that fateful day.
We’re celebrating today like only a true Plastic would—with all things pink.
If you are uninitiated into the world of Chile Crunch and Chili Crisp, know this: Once you get started, you'll never go back to your usual array of condiments. After you can add a kick of the tingly mixture of fried onion, garlic, and chile peppers to absolutely everything you eat, you may start bringing it in your bag to diners or adding it to your ice cream.
Chrissy Teigen's recent announcement about her love of sheet pan meals made waves on the internet. Everyone, it turns out, loves sheet pan meals for their convenience and crowd-feeding capabilities. However, these easy-peasy, time-saving platters are often relegated to dinner food. And while chicken pieces and vegetables are perfectly suited to coming together on a cookie sheet, it's possible that using such a pan for breakfast food is an even better idea.