One of the best things about tea towels is the fact that you can switch them up often and show off your personality with their fun designs. Now that Spring is here, it's the perfect time to shop some of the best and brightest ones out there and give your space that warm-weather feel. Use them as decor, for drying dishes, to bundle up muffins — whatever the way, bring the season's florals and colors to your counters with these pretty (and practical) picks.
Got a few leftovers after making, say, braised short ribs? Follow in the footsteps of crccooks and turn them into a whole new — and equally delicious — dish by adding pasta.
Inspired by a pasta course I had at Mario Batali's Del Posto in NYC, this dish features tender, fall-off-the-bone braised short ribs and sautéed Swiss chard studded with crispy pancetta.
For more — and the recipe — visit his blog and then be sure to share your food photos via POPSUGAR Social or by starting your own blog. If you're on Instagram, then chime in on the conversation with the hashtag #savorysight.
Color-coding the kids. Lunch on the go. Maybe even a leash for her 1 year old. That’s what works for Rose, a busy yet surprisingly blissful mom living her dream job as cook, chauffeur, maid, storyteller, laundress, and rodeo-wrangler/lion-tamer to three super-active boys under the age of 3.
Check out the video above for a peek inside her day, and see how she relies on Tide Detergent to protect her colors — and thus, preserve her sanity!
If you were to stop and go through the quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies weighing down your purse or cluttering up your car cup holder, how much do you think you'd collect? $10? $25? Well, according to the experts at Coinstar, the average amount cashed in for eCertificates and/or gift cards at their coin kiosks is a whopping $56 — twice as much as people think they have. Talk about a nice, unexpected chunk of change as we head into the holiday season (especially since so many of us go over budget on holiday shopping!).
Our advice to you: make every coin count! Take a few minutes to grab all the spare change "jingle-belling" in your purses, pockets, car, and desk drawers, then hit your local Coinstar kiosk, where you can turn the contents of your coin jar into cash or no-fee eCertificates from popular brands, including Amazon, iTunes, Gap, and Starbucks. Click here to find the Coinstar kiosk closest to you.
Now that you know there might be more change lying around than you think, what would you do with those extra pennies this holiday?
Did you know March is National Noodle Month? It doesn't surprise us that 31 whole days are dedicated to the versatile food — it's the basis of so many delicious meals and lets all cooks, no matter what their level, get creative in the kitchen. To honor the staple, we've rounded up five recipes to make this week. Consider it a nod to some of our favorite noodlelicious dishes.
March Madness is already here, and if you're convinced your team is going to take it to the end, have friends over to watch the games. There's no better way to warm up than with a lineup of seriously delicious appetizers, from hot and cold dips to easy-to-eat finger food. For more slam-dunk starters, check out the rest of our appetizers, too.
Buffalo Chicken Dip
Carbonara Potato Skins
Mediterranean 8-Layer Dip
Mini Twice-Baked Potatoes
Some of our favorite food personalities were out snapping eats this week, and boy, were they pretty. We credit the start of Spring — and incredible cooking skills, of course. In case you missed it, we've rounded up colorful (and mouthwatering) Instagram and Twitter pics that names like Wolfgang Puck and Alton Brown were serving and sharing. Click on to see them yourself. Oh, and warning: you might be overcome by cuteness when you spy a playful Easter bunny pop.
- Shake up a refreshing kiwi cobbler cocktail for the sunny days ahead
- You won't believe how easy it is to make this caramelized baked French toast
- Exotic Spring veggies to get your hands on before they're gone
- Who says chocolate chip pancakes are just for kids? Whip them up yourself!
- Do you know what does (and doesn't) belong in the dishwasher?
- Crunch! Five crispy ways to enjoy kale chips
- Behold! The ultimate guide to Spring produce
Like many children, much of my early exposure to the written word — and, at least in my case, inspiration to become a writer — came from a quirky lyrical genius: Theodor Geisel (also known as Dr. Seuss). Now, this childhood legend may not seem immediately connected to culinary pursuits, but I've always been fascinated with the idea of translating an iconic, and admittedly quite fanciful, dish of his to the table. This brings us to today's recipe: a fun take on green eggs and ham.
As I pondered how to tackle this slightly goofy task, potential variations came up aplenty: scrambled eggs with greens and prosciutto, or even pesto-drizzled eggs baked in ham cups. But I eventually settled on an option that was tucked away in my recipe binder all along: a spinach, egg, and cheese breakfast casserole that's easily transformed into green eggs and ham with the salty-smoky addition of crumbled bacon. It may not match up visually to Seuss's version, but its comforting flavor and ability to be reheated more than make up for it. My inner child is satisfied indeed.
Want to build your home bar, but don't know where to begin? We'll show you how to start from scratch with the cocktail essentials. First, we tackle the must-have liquors and what to make with them, and the mixers that are (and aren't!) staples for tipples both classic and contemporary. Of course, don't forget the garnishes, glassware, and gear — including our go-to cocktail book. Watch our video to become a master behind the bar in no time.