Watch The Onion’s Hilarious Take on “One-Pot Meals” — Food News

How many times have you attempted to make a “simple” recipe and ended up using all the pots and tools you have in your kitchen? There are so many recipes out there that look simple enough to make or even promise to be no-fuss, but then you’re left with a pile of dishes that take you just as long to clean as it took you to cook. The Onion has taken notice of this annoyance, and created a video that I think just about everyone will relate to.

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M&Ms Just Released a Sequel to its Iconic 1996 Ad — Food News

For the last 20 years, we’ve watched the same classic holiday commercial for M&Ms. You know the one I’m talking about, where Red and Yellow sneak downstairs to put red and green M&Ms besides the milk and cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve. But, to their surprise, the duo stands face-to-face with the jolly man. Both Santa and Red M&M are so shocked that one another is “real” that they both faint and fall flat on the floor.

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What’s a Convection Oven, and When Do I Use It? — Appliance Tips from The Kitchen

If you’re fortunate enough to have a convection setting on your oven, you may still be scratching your head, wondering how it’s different from a regular oven. Should you bake with convection all the time, or are there times when it’s better than the normal setting?

Let’s find out what convection really is, talk about when to use it, and more importantly, when not to use it.

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45 Homemade Gifts from The Kitchn — Recipes from The Kitchn

We here at Kitchn believe that the very best gifts are of the edible sort, so today we’re sharing all our favorites — and we mean all! There are soft gingerbread cookies to send in the mail and rosé gummies to share with your BFF. New moms will be thankful for a big jar of DIY instant mac and cheese, and anyone would be happy to find some vanilla-scented nut clusters under the tree.

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10 Ways to Use Alexa in Your Kitchen — Kitchen Tech

It’d sure be nice if you could just say, “Alexa, do all the things for me,” right? While she can’t go to work for you or peel a bag of potatoes, Alexa can lend a helping hand with mostly everything in the home — especially in the kitchen.

Here are 10 surprising ways you can put an Alexa-enabled device to work when your hands are deep in a homemade dough, or you’re chopping away for Sunday sauce.

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5 Things I Brought Back from Mexico City (Besides a Boyfriend) — Food Souvenirs

A couple of years ago, I was in dire need of a vacation and impulsively booked a trip to Mexico City. I spent a leisurely 10 days stalking its streets, barreling through its subway tunnels, and eating as many types of its ridiculously fresh, impeccably prepared street foods as my stomach could handle.

With so many days spent in just one place, I felt I was truly able to get to know the city, its flavors, and its people, including one in particular. Yes, that’s right, on that trip, in one of my favorite mezcalerias, I met a man who would become my boyfriend. That love affair has ended, but my love affair with Mexico City has not — although it is long-distance, which means I need souvenirs and keepsakes to stoke the fires.

Many return trips later, these are the five items I make sure to stuff into my suitcase each and every time.

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