- José Andrés is now the dean of Spanish studies at ICC — Eater
- Food-inspired street art from around the world — HuffPost Food
- The prices of chicken thighs are shooting up — The Daily Meal
- 7 must-try ramen spots in LA — Zagat
- Quick, authentic Mexican recipes — Real Simple
- Make a Spring pea and ricotta torte for dinner — Food52
- Test your cocktail knowledge! — Delish
Instead of purchasing a jar of salsa at the grocery store, pick up the ingredients and make your own tomato salsa at home. With the help of a food processor, delicious homemade salsa comes together in a matter of minutes. Want to learn how it's done? Check out the video now! Then, after you've watched it, print out the recipe.
You may vow to skip takeout in favor of cooking every weeknight dinner, but let's face it: regardless of how much you like to cook, if you've got a busy schedule, you probably don't want to spend hours in the kitchen every night. The secret? According to Allie Lewis Clapp, food director of Real Simple magazine and editor of the new book Real Simple: Easy, Delicious Home Cooking, the secret sauce lies in having an arsenal of go-to ingredients. "There are a lot of items we go to again and again for Real Simple," she says. "We stock our kitchens with things to make our lives easier." See what Allie's top 10 list includes, when you keep reading.
Photos: Lauren Hendrickson, Real Simple, and Katie Sweeney
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?
One of my favorite things about weddings is how they give the couple and their loved ones so many excuses to party! And bridal showers are no exception. While I've been to all sorts of showers — tea parties, fully catered lunches, co-ed boozy bashes, and even bachelorette-shower combos, to name a few — my favorites have been ones that allowed me to mix and mingle easily with friends and enjoy some great food and laughter. Save the heavy meals for rehearsal dinners and wedding receptions: at a shower, I want to snack on something lovely with one hand and sip champagne with the other! We've rounded up 11 perfect appetizer bites that let you do just that without skimping on the delicious food.
Photos: Nancy Einhart, Camilla Salem, and Lauren Hendrickson
One of the best things is being able to experience other cultures through taste. Zestybaking was inspired by a trip to Jordan to re-create this tasty falafel sandwich.We ate the most amazing falafel sandwiches in Jordan. They were so good we couldn't stop going back to the street stall again and again for lunch.
This is my attempt at making a falafel sandwich with a twist.
Nothing can take a workout from zero to 60 quite like the best (and cutest) exercise gear, starting with your feet. Lucky for us workout wild ones, New Balance knows how to keep your exercise fresh. How? With the new Superlight Superfresh walking shoes. Revolutionary REVlite for lightweight cushioning is as supportive as it is sassy, offering your tootsies full ground contact and supporting your great walker's gait. Ruching on each side of the shoe serves both fashion AND function, giving you a customized snug fit and happy fresh feet. Check out the fresh Superlight Superfresh shoes here!
It's a new month, which means a brand-new crop of our favorites in fashion, home, entertainment, and more! We've rounded up all of our must haves from across the Sugar Network in one place — click through to check them all out now.
Prove your strength by singing and running your way to victory. The person with the fastest 2 mile run by 5/10/2012 wins. Think you’ve got what it takes? Strap on your Frees and sing while you run your way through Nike’s Free Run Karaoke Challenge. Join the Challenge at http://gonike.me/karaoke and log your miles from now through May 10th using Nike+. Nike even created a mix to get you up and running. Download it here: http://gonike.me/karaokemix.
Don’t forget, the runner with the fastest 2 mile run using Nike + wins. Run Stronger. #MakeItCount