The 3-Ingredient Sauce That Will Change the Way You Cook — Fall’s Greatest Hits

I make vinaigrettes every day — seriously. I change them up with different vinegars and different oils, and add some sweeteners like honey now and again. Sometimes I replace about half of the vinegar with citrus juice. As a corporate caterer who makes a billion lunches, classic oil-vinegar-salt-and-pepper vinaigrettes sometimes just get boring — trust me. Which is why I reach for this sauce when I want to something new and different to add to salads, pastas, and every cooked meat.

Head to the fridge and grab the butter and a small saucepan, and read on for how to make the sauce that might just change how you cook.



Next Week’s Meal Plan: 5 Vegetarian Family-Friendly Recipes — Next Week’s Meal Plan

One of my strategies for keeping our budget in check is to have about a 50/50 mix of meaty and meatless dinners each week. But when I’ve busted my budget — say, after moving into a new house and splurging on a new dining table — a week of meatless dinners can save me.

This week’s meal plan is full of new-to-us vegetarian recipes that use inexpensive staples to keep our grocery budget low. Each recipe is hearty enough for cool fall weather and will satisfy both adults and kids alike.


Recipe: Pepperoni Pizza Baked Pasta — Kid-Friendly Recipes

One bite of this saucy, cheesy casserole and I was instantly transported back to junior high and the carb-filled dinners where my basketball team squeezed around a table with paper plates piled high with the requisite homey baked pasta. Only those team dinners never included a meal as good as this!

Reminiscent of classic pepperoni pizza, this weeknight casserole is made with a mess of curly noodles in place of the doughy crust, just the right ratio of sauce to melted cheese, and thin slices of pepperoni that crisp up as they bake. You’ll also love that it comes together in a pinch with just five ingredients.


This Is the Most Popular Sangria on Pinterest — On Trend

Sangria is just about one of the easiest big-batch cocktails you can make for a crowd. If you’re hosting a party, you can’t beat sangria. It’s easy! It’s cheap! It’s delicious! You can make it ahead of time! What more do you need when you’re hosting a party? Sangria knows no season. It’s perfect with white wine and lots of berries in the summer, and with citrus and red wine in the winter. Really, you can’t go wrong.

If you’re looking to branch out from the standard red wine sangria, Pinterest is your friend. There are so many ideas to choose from! But there is one recipe that stands out from the crowd. The most popular sangria recipe on Pinterest won’t disappoint.


15 Weeknight Soups to Add to Your Meal Plan — Recipes from The Kitchn

There is one dish that appears pretty consistently on my weekly meal plan, and that is soup. Almost every week, there is a night designated for it — usually at the start of the week so that there are leftovers to dig into for lunch. There are so many reasons why it’s such a mainstay: It’s a one-pot affair, it often doesn’t need much else besides some crusty bread to call it dinner, and it’s infinitely adaptable depending on your mood.

Some weeks, it’s a soup loaded with enough veggies to get back into a wholesome routine; other weeks it’s a heartier, cream-based or pasta-packed affair. Whatever the situation, these 15 recipes are easy picks for your weeknight dinner roster.


The Best Way to Get the Funky Smell Out of Your Instant Pot Sealing Ring — Tips from The Kitchn

I have a confession: When I first got my Instant Pot, I went about using it for a long time before realizing that I should have been regularly cleaning the silicone sealing ring nestled around the inside of the lid. Even though I cleaned the lid well, the ring held on to the scent of pork shoulder, burrito bowls, stews, and so much more.

My husband suggested just buying a new silicone ring for our Instant Pot. That’s an easy and inexpensive solution, and most definitely on the path of least resistance, but I’m stubborn and determined so I began a mission to figure out the very best way to get that funky smell out of this small but crucial element of our Instant Pot.


What Is White Coffee? — My Morning Cup

If you’re a coffee shop regular, you undoubtedly give your go-to order as one word, shouting “Tripleventisoynofoamlatte!” like an above-average Gryffindor casting a spell. (Most baristas would probably understand “Accio latte!” too).

But there’s a coffee drink you probably haven’t heard of and you may want to consider switching up your light or dark roast for this increasingly popular — and potentially more beneficial — beverage. No, we’re not talking about the latest latte on the not-so-secret Starbucks menu.

We’re talking about white coffee.