At the beginning of 2013, we vowed to make a slew of improvements in the kitchen, and while the first two months of the year have flown by, we remain resolute in our mission to stick to our culinary goals. Feeling inspired to join us? Then check out these 20 culinary resolutions that you, too, can hope to cross off your list.
For an interactive and impressive (yet not too challenging) dinner party idea, try these Asian-influenced steak lettuce wraps from crccooks.Asian steak lettuce wraps are perfect for entertaining! No fork required and full of fresh, bold flavors.
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There’s nothing like the warm, fuzzy feeling you get when passing out gifts to the ones you love. Except maybe the incredible, thrilling rush that comes from scoring those gifts during the most invigorating shopping season of all!
This year, our friends at T.J.Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods are giving you more reasons than ever to celebrate your holiday shopping victories — by creating a series of fun and inspiring gifting “missions” that you can tackle weekly for a new chance to win!
Readers as well as our favorite lifestyle bloggers will be invited to participate in five missions across T.J.Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods stores, then simply share their experience via Twitter using the hashtag #TheGifter. Each week, one winner will be chosen to receive a $500 gift card! You can also visit #TheGifter holiday gifting hub to explore an ever-evolving gallery of amazing gifts at amazing values — check back often for fresh inspiration and fun ideas.
Make this holiday shopping season your most triumphant yet! The missions are already under way, so start making your gifting list, and click here for more details.
Today, Starbucks announced the release of a new drink, the Hazelnut Macchiato. It was quickly met with protests from some of the chain's customers, many of whom claimed the drink isn't really new, since both the Starbucks-style macchiato (vanilla syrup, steamed milk, and espresso) and hazelnut syrup have been on the menu for years, so technically, it's been possible to place an order for the drink all along. We decided this called for a side-by-side taste comparison between three drinks: the newly dubbed Hazelnut Macchiato, the coffeemaker's original Caramel Macchiato, and the similar and ever-popular Hazelnut Latte. See how the new beverage stacks up.
Fast, easy, flavorful, and healthy: what more could you want from a side dish? We guarantee there's no side vegetable with a greater effort-to-taste payoff than this sesame bok choy. The secret's as much in the technique (a screaming-hot sear) as it is in the ingredients (umami-packed oyster sauce and sriracha). Watch the video, print out the recipe, and try it for yourself.
If you're an adventurous eater, chances are your pantry is filled to the brim with a collection of unusual spices, oils, and sauces. Make the most of your well-stocked cupboard by cooking your way through recipes that utilize everything from fish sauce to tahini, and even sultry za'atar.
You might be aware that beer glasses come in varying shapes and sizes, but perhaps you haven't been briefed on the specifics. Like wine goblets, different beer vessels are designed to enhance aroma, retain foam and texture, and trap flavor compounds. Can you guess which beer style is designed to go into each one of these vessels? (Here's a tip: don't let the color of the beer in the glass throw you off!) Find out if the glass you're raising is the right one when you take our quiz.Take the Quiz
- See the results of a double-blind Trader Joe's taste test — HuffPost Taste
- 8 non-food celebs with their own cookbooks — Zagat
- Wendy's goes upscale with fireplaces — Eater
- Local brewers foaming over Rick Bayless's beer partnership — Grub Street Chicago
- Fabio Viviani's Italian-inspired green eggs and ham — Yahoo! Shine
- How to create more counter space instantly — Chow
- Yotam Ottolenghi's restaurants worth flying for — Condé Nast Traveller
Watch as our first-ever One of a Kind contest winner, Onyinye, travels to New York Fashion Week to go backstage at BCBG's Fall 2013 runway show and receive a custom BCBG Max Azria jacket from Lubov Azria herself. From the moment she wins to being surprised with a ticked to the BCBG New York Fashion Week show, watch Onyinye's journey from start to finish with our amazing new series. Lubov Azria helps create an incredible piece for our winner and gives us a peek behind the scenes at their pre-Fashion Week excitement. Plus, enter to win our next One of a Kind experience with Milly!