For Jewish people all over the world, Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is a special time of new beginnings and rebirth. Other than attending synagogue for the High Holidays, there's one major tradition that Jews all over the globe share: the Rosh Hashanah dinner. Family and friends gather for a delicious feast to celebrate and pray for a sweet New Year. Whether you're a seasoned diner at these events or you're going to your very first Rosh Hashanah meal, here are some great recipes to help get the New Year kicked off right!
What better way to commemorate Bourbon Heritage Month than with beautiful bourbon cocktails we can't help but love? Whether you're partial to a classic old-fashioned or you'd like to take a twist on tradition, we've got you covered; you'll think you're in Kentucky with these delectable bourbon delights. Here are five recipes to get you started.
While honeydew is categorized as a Winter melon, it's actually at its tasty peak during the Summer months. The sweet, refreshing flesh of honeydew pairs perfectly with the warmer weather, and because of its cooling effect on the palate, it's one of the favorites at the farmers market that I look forward to all week long.
When choosing, make sure to select honeydews that are nearly spherical and feel heavy, with a waxy skin. After you cut your melon, make sure you remove all the skin and scoop all the seeds out of the pumpkin-like center. Whether you cut it into cubes, slices, or take a melon baller to get a little fancy, this sweet tasty fruit is one of the best early-Summer treats straight from the Earth. Looking for a little recipe inspiration? Keep reading for honeydew melon recipes.
Celebrate La Fête Nationale with some wonderful French cuisine! July 14 commemorates the storming of the bastille, and what better way to pay tribute than to cook up a storm in your kitchen? Here are 10 recipes full of French flavors that are sure to prepare you for Bastille Day.
All this warm weather and strong rays of sunshine have gotten us oh-so ready for the shift in seasons! My suggestions for when the mercury rises? Keep close to a pool, seek refuge by a cooling fan, and stay out of a steamy kitchen. Above all else, remember that icy cocktails, light meals, and frosty desserts are the best remedy for sizzling days. Here are a handful of favorite ideas! What's your favorite thing to chow down on when it's hot outside?
If you've never tasted mustard greens, then it's time to get acquainted with this tasty, peppery vegetable. First discovered in the Himalayas in India, mustard greens have become an integral part of cuisine in Asian countries like Nepal, India, Japan, and China, but they're also a staple in some parts of the US! They're typically associated with the tasty, old-school favorites of the Deep South, but they're a delicious and healthy option for kitchens all over the country, since they're easy to grow and even easier to prepare.
Whether you're going to enjoy them raw or cooked, when choosing mustard greens, the rule of thumb is to make sure to look for pretty green leaves without yellow spots or browned edges. Once you bring them home, put them in a fresh plastic bag, and remove as much of the air from the bag as possible. Keep them stored in the refrigerator, but be sure to enjoy the greens within three to four days for optimal texture and flavor.
Want to go beyond the basics and get some inspiration for how to use mustard greens now? Keep reading for a few fun mustard green recipes.
Even though all the Memorial Day festivities have come to a close, that's no excuse to put your grill away! There's no better way to welcome the warm weather than a special weeknight supper cooked outdoors. Whether you choose to eat al fresco or you just love to hit the grill, here are five easy meals that you can enjoy even when you're short on time!
While big cities like New York, San Francisco, and Chicago get loads of press for their high-end cuisine, there are plenty of other cities all over the US that cultivate their own foodie communities. If you're looking to plan a Summer road trip with quality food to boot, then here are eight sweet cities with renowned restaurants and flavors that pack a punch. Don't see your favorite stop in the list? Chime in with your city in the comments!
A winning Memorial Day meal should be easy, fun, and certainly delicious. What better way to bring all those ideas together than with a tasty dip for your guests? To encourage you to go for a dip this Memorial Day, we've rounded up more than 30 salsas, sauces, and more in order to get your creative juices flowing. You'll find something for every palate, from chili con queso to Greek salsa!
The Indy 500 is rapidly approaching, and whether or not you're a IndyCar enthusiast, it's a great excuse to enjoy some Midwestern, all-American grub and some tasty beer. If you're in need of some inspiration in the food department, then here are some signature Indiana recipes and products to help get you in gear before the big day.
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While mustard's always delicious slathered onto your favorite sandwich, there are so many ways to go beyond the basics and get creative with this common yet versatile condiment. From marinades to mix-ins, there are plenty of ways to make the most of mustard for your next meal.
Give your casseroles a bit of bite.
From shepherd's pie to mac and cheese, a spoonful of mustard can go a long way when developing the flavor profile of a classic dish.
Make a tangy dressing.
Whether you're making classic honey mustard or you're mixing things up with a standard vinaigrette recipe, a little mustard can go a long way.
Read on for countless more uses for mustard.
Growing up, I never went through a picky stage, and today there is nothing that I wouldn't taste — except for one fishy thing. As a small child, my mother claims I gorged on tuna fish with no hesitation, but for some inexplicable reason, things took a very different turn. It's been a family mystery ever since.
I recently moved in with a new roommate and felt confident that, when it came to all things kitchen, I had covered all the bases with her: sharing food is a necessity for me (labeling containers just seems so sad and weird), if there are dishes in the sink, just do them (it all evens out eventually), and depending on the week, I call for Indian takeout an embarrassing amount of times.
Then it happened. I walked into the apartment postwork one rainy night and saw my roommate cooking up tuna and tomato soup in the kitchen. That was when I realized I'd left an important detail out of the equation.
Keep reading to see how I faced up to my fear of tuna.
Memorial Day — one of my favorite holidays of the year — is just weeks away. The reason why I love it? It means Summer is so close! Typically, my Memorial Day celebrations are made up of big BBQ bashes that make me feel both elated and nostalgic. If you too share this love of Memorial Day celebrations and want to make a meal to remember this year, I've got you covered with 10 classic cookbooks that will get you inspired to make something new and exciting. Click through and get excited to chow down.
There is little that compares to the beauty and simplicity of a creamy, ripe avocado. And lucky for us, they're currently in season! Early Spanish explorers discovered the Aztecs enjoying all the benefits of avocados — both as a food and an aphrodisiac. Except for the few states where they commonly grow, most states of the country shied away from this racy fruit until the 1950s. There are tons of varieties of this tasty fruit, and ever since they've entered the market, they're a fruit that people are passionate about — especially Californians.
When choosing avocados, remember that avocado color does not always tell the whole story of ripeness. To judge ripeness, give the fruit a gentle squeeze; ripe and ready avocados will be firm but yield to gentle pressure (be sure not to use your fingertips, otherwise you could bruise the fruit). Look for skin to darken and the "blossom" end to soften as an avocado becomes ripe. If an avocado is ready, it will only be good for a day or two; refrigeration will help the fruit keep for another day or so. If you plan to serve or use avocados in a few days, stock up on hard, unripened fruit, and store it at room temperature.
Every once in a while, the only thing that can curb my comfort-food cravings is a decadent recipe starring cheese. Whether I'm out and about at work or play, a little indulgence can go a long way — especially if it's a fast and easy meal to put together! For five tasty meals that are fast, easy, and seriously cheesy, just keep clicking and prepare to be hungry.
If you're not familiar with the Portlandia skit "Put a Bird on It!", it's time to get watching — and I'll say "you're welcome!" in advance. While you may not be branding bird silhouettes onto pieces of toast, I've found my own foodie spin on how to put a bird on it this Spring. In honor of National Egg Month, here are five everyday dishes that are taken to the next level with the addition of a tasty egg.
- Pasta. Pasta and eggs may seem like a strange combination, but it shouldn't. While lots of pasta carbonara dishes bring an egg to the table, fried or poached eggs paired with a plate of simple pasta makes for a great go-to dish when you're in a bind for time or you'd like to keep things a little more budget-conscious.
- Oatmeal. If you're always reaching for an oatmeal recipe that's sweet, put a twist on your morning routine and opt for an oatmeal recipe that's on the savory side: Asian-inspired savory oatmeal topped off with an over-easy egg.
- Salads. Simple mixed greens get a welcome makeover when topped off with a poached egg or two. Just make sure to keep things light in the dressing department; you don't want too many flavors competing on your plate!
Keep reading for two more easy ways to put a bird on it.
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It's National Burger Month and we're ready to get grilling and celebrate! We've given you all the details for our Instagram Burger Challenge, but before you prepare to chow down, let's get the facts straight. How much do you know about the history of the hamburger? Take the quiz to find out!
Tequila is a staple Mexican spirit that always manages to get everyone ready to party. Whether you'd like to get a little festive at your next happy hour or you're hosting a big Cinco de Mayo extravaganza, it wouldn't be the same without some tequila on the table. Unless you've got a crew that prefers to rip some shooters, I've got you covered with tons of tequila-filled cocktails, some classic and others with an updated twist. Time to do the iconic Pee-wee dance, and click through to get pumped.
I'm a big believer in the power of a plate of perfectly scrambled eggs. The methodical process of re-creating your go-to scramble moves can be both soothing and delicious, but if you want to spice things up this Spring, the kitchen can be a great place to start. If your scramble is feeling a little (or very) tired, here are seven fresh and simple ideas to help wake your eggs up.
- Make a sandwich. An easy and delicious way to switch up your standard scrambled egg routine is to construct a perfect sandwich. We're partial to our version of the hangover remedy: the Stanwich from the folks behind Blue Ribbon restaurants.
- Stuff a pepper. I love this idea for bringing extra color to your plate! After putting together your favorite scramble, tuck it into one half of a sliced pepper, top with your favorite cheese, and bake it all together. If you're just too hungry, leave out the baking step and enjoy an extra crunch of a fresh, crisp pepper.
- Wrap it up. You may think that breakfast burritos and wraps are only for restaurant dining, but they're easy to enjoy in the comfort of your home. Fold up some tasty scrambled eggs into a beautiful tortilla wrap, and you'll be prepared for true breakfast bliss. This breakfast burrito recipe is a great place to start, but feel free to experiment and toss in whatever you're working with in your fridge.
Keep reading for four more ways to wake up tired scrambled egg recipes.
Whether or not you're on a tight budget, bringing your lunch to work is a great option. Instead of having to throw something together in a frenzy in the morning, these lunches can be made in advance and will stand up to the fridge overnight. These options are delicious dinners that are twice as good the next day. Brown-bag it up with these 10 recipes for make-ahead bliss.