Why the Convection Setting on Your Oven Is (Almost) Always the Best Choice

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
Why the Convection Setting on Your Oven Is (Almost) Always the Best Choice Blog Post

Roasting vegetables

Once limited to high-end ranges, convection functions are now built in to most new ovens. I use convection almost exclusively at home, because it cooks faster and more evenly than regular settings.

This Chalkboard Wall Planter Lets You Grow Edible Art That Looks Good AND Tastes Good

Monday, February 27th, 2017
This Chalkboard Wall Planter Lets You Grow Edible Art That Looks Good AND Tastes Good Blog Post

Wall Planter (Williams Sonoma)

Kick off the spring growing season with this living wall in your kitchen. Research shows that indoor plants may help brighten your mood, reduce stress and clean the air too. All you need is a sunny window.

Think Outside the Box: Treats Inspired by Our Favorite Girl Scout Cookies

Monday, January 30th, 2017
Think Outside the Box: Treats Inspired by Our Favorite Girl Scout Cookies Blog Post

It's Girl Scout Cookie season and we've been inspired. If you missed out on ordering a few boxes of your favorites or you're looking for some healthier alternatives, we've got you covered. Whether you love Thin Mints, Samoas or Shortbread, you can still get the fix you crave from a healthier homemade version. Treat yourself with these healthy recipes that capture the flavors of some of your favorite cookies, from the classics to the newbies.

Is It OK to Refreeze Previously Frozen Food?

Friday, November 4th, 2016
Is It OK to Refreeze Previously Frozen Food? Blog Post

Most people worry about the food safety of thawing and refreezing, but as long as it's done right, it's perfectly safe. The only risk you'll take is ruin­ing the taste and texture of the food.

Related: Our Top Picks for Healthier Frozen-Food Dinners

How to Cook Up a Middle Eastern–Inspired Dinner in Just 30 Minutes

Friday, August 26th, 2016
How to Cook Up a Middle Eastern–Inspired Dinner in Just 30 Minutes Blog Post

My dad's Lebanese, so cooking up recipes infused with Middle Eastern flavors is well within my comfort zone. I have multiple containers of tahini in my pantry, my spice jars of allspice, cumin, marjoram, sumac and oregano are always full, and when I visit my family, I leave extra room in my suitcase so to bring home jars of Dad's pickled turnips.