February

Modern Tech for the Home Chef

Looking to update your kitchen? If a total remodel is out of your range — in either price or effort or both — consider setting your space up with some fun modern tech to help out in the kitchen and streamline your cooking process.

Comfort in a Bowl

Grab your slow cooker and get ready for a warm, creamy bowl of soup that will have you smiling at the snow outside your window and being just a bit nostalgic about winter as it rapidly heads toward its end. Simple soup is where it's at!

Traditions Going Sideways

Soon, we'll be singing the praises of spring and looking for the first fresh produce of a new season. But before we decide winter's ready to be scrapped, fire up your oven for a stick-to-your-ribs comfort food feast. Roast a ham or pork roast and look to turn traditional scalloped potatoes on its side!

Weeknight Shorts: Chopstick Soup

Grab your chopsticks … and a spoon … and maybe even a fork. Noodle bowls brimming with seared steak, crisp-tender vegetables, and miso-infused cellophane noodles will have you embracing the season and looking for more excuses to indulge in this luxurious soup that's so much more.

Celebrate Gratitude

With Valentine's Day firmly in our rear view mirror, here's hoping lots of sweet, tender memories are along for the ride. If that's the case, why not take a little time to say thank you to whomever planted those bits of fondness for you. No need to even turn on the stove when a selection of cheeses, meat, and fruits paired with your favorite wine will do the trick!

Pub Fare

When you go out for a burger or plate of meatloaf at your favorite pub, you want a pint of suds and some great fries to accompany them. But if you're looking for something a little different consider setting the potatoes aside and looking to parsnips for some fantastic fries.

Oh, Sweetness!

Do you like cherry cordials? Are you also a fan of cupcakes? Why not bring them both together for the ultimate dessert? And these special cupcakes also pack a little bit of a brandy punch! You'll be making sure you save room for two.

Weeknight Shorts: A Twist on Surf and Turf

If you are looking for an elegant dinner idea for Valentine's Day but want to avoid the expected dishes, why not try surf and turf … in a bowl surrounded by crisp-tender vegetables, flavorful noodles, crunchy fried garlic, and a touch of heat? Grab your chopsticks, this is one amazing dish!

Game Day Casserole

Skip those fussy tater skin appetizers for the big game and opt for a simple casserole that takes less time to assemble and packs a more impressive punch. It's time to step up your foodie game in time for the Super Bowl.

Counter-Intuitive Cooking: Tips & Tools for Perfect Dishes Every Time

As a culinary artist, you can minimize cooking catastrophes by doing a little less improv and following a few more tried and true cooking methods. Your creativity can still flow from you to your cuisine, but there will just be less mess when using these tips, tools, and hacks in the kitchen.

Seeing the Forest …

February is a month filled with a lot of sweets. If you are looking for something a little less saccharin and a bit more grownup, try enjoying some delightful black forest mini-cakes. Dark chocolate gets infused with cherries and port and then topped with a great whipped cream-buttercream combination.