17 Skillet Dinners You Can Make in 30 Minutes — Recipes from The Kitchn

One-skillet meals are something we turn to often because we know what they promise: a manageable list of ingredients usually full of the foods we often have on hand (eggs, chicken thighs, a can of beans, maybe a few frozen fillets of salmon), a shorter cook time (because longer than an hour on weekdays isn’t often possible), and a delicious dish to share at the family table or to save for tomorrow’s lunch. From comforting pastas, to fast and fancy fish dinners, to pizza, there are so many possibilities. Here are 17 recipes to prove it.

READ MORE »

Recipe: Bacon Gruyère Egg Bites — Quick and Easy Breakfast Recipes

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

There’s been an increasing demand for low-carb fare, so Starbucks answered the call with Sous Vide Egg Bites. These eggy bites are cooked sous vide (in a low-temperature water bath) until velvety smooth and are studded with bacon and cheese or vegetables. They’ve proven so popular that I haven’t been able to find any to sample in my local stores!

These egg bites are such an appealing idea, especially as a protein-packed on-the-go breakfast, that I came up with my own version instead. The result is creamy and rich with crispy bacon and Gruyère cheese, and can be eaten out of hand. Oh, and the best part is that you don’t need a sous-vide machine to make these!

READ MORE »

I Didn’t Register for Formal Dinnerware and I Actually Regret It — The Happy Ever After Wedding Registry

When my husband and I got married almost four years ago, we didn’t register for much. We had already lived together for a few years and we were in our 30s, so we had a pretty decent stock of essentials. It wasn’t like we were fresh out of college and looking to replace hand-me-down pots and pans. We also lived in a small New York City apartment and I couldn’t imagine ever needing any more stuff.

Together, we made the executive decision to skip the formal dinnerware and instead asked our families for a set of everyday whites from Crate & Barrel. (Just registering for the plates, bowls, and serving platter. I felt very strongly about keeping the mismatched mugs we already had!)

READ MORE »

Recipe: One-Pot Braised Cabbage with Bacon — Southern Food Recipes

Cabbage is pretty simple, as vegetables go. It’s a beautiful, tightly bound ball of green-yellow leaves with a distinct pungent scent and taste. But when chopped up and left to melt and brown in salty, savory bacon fat, cabbage transforms into a pot of soft, mellow vegetable magic that soothes the soul.

Southern cooks know this magic well. Here’s how to bring all of that cabbage magic into your own kitchen.

READ MORE »

If You Love Bourbon and Bungalows, This Airbnb Is for You — Vacation Rentals for Cooks

Vacation Rental: The Bourbon Trail Bungalow in Old Lou
Sleeps: 7 people
Price: $135 per night
Why We Wanna Cook Here: We’re suckers for the combination of exposed brick and marble.

If there’s a more charming spot in Louisville, we’re going to need to see it because right now, this crazy-cute bungalow is taking the cake. Whether you’re in town for the Derby or just up for exploring all the South has to offer, you’re going to want to book a few days in this historic two-bedroom house with an exposed brick and marble kitchen, high ceilings, quirky old fireplaces, and a private back yard. We’ve already packed our suitcases.

READ MORE »

This Monstrous Machine That Chews Up Beauty And Spits Out Money

I have been teaching yoga for almost seven years now, and in that time, I’ve been lucky to be able to offer all of my public classes on a sliding scale. Sliding scale is a means of making yoga more affordable, by making it cheaper for those who need it to be, while those who can afford to pay more do so, with the folks at the top of the scale subsidizing the folks at the bottom.