Using Tools

Save yourself time and energy this summer by taking advantage of your kitchen and outdoor cooking and dining tools. Whether you're firing up the grill and using extra tools to make things quick and easy, or letting kitchen helpers keep the heat out of the kitchen, it's what we all need this summer!

Summer Turkey

If you think turkey is only a Thanksgiving thing, you really ought to explore it as a summer option, particularly if you have an Instant Pot. Get all the steps you'll need to have tender, delicious turkey in less than an hour! I'm thinking Independence Day deserves a turkey too!

Weeknight Shorts: Taste the Rainbow

Move over Fruit Loops, the rainbow has found a better way to show up at mealtime! Packed with loads of sautéed vegetables and tender shrimp, these clever rice bowls are sure to become a family favorite, especially when they can be put together in about the same time it takes to cook rice.

Showcase Condiment

If you are a fan of Asian cuisine (and maybe even if you're not), you'll find yourself in love with pickled shiitakes. A fantastic complement to everything from complex rice or noodle bowls to a simple bowl of steamed rice, they really shine and bring a lot of flavor to your food.

Building a Brilliant Mimosa Bar

Our DIY mimosa bar is exactly what you need to take your engagement or other special occasion brunch to the next level. Not only is our seven-step guide to making the perfect mimosa bar easy, but it lets guests join in on the fun and make their own drinks—leaving you to enjoy the party along with them.

Sweet Mornings

Treat dad (and everyone else) to a sweet morning with homemade cinnamon rolls. Take that sweetness to the next level by front-loading all the work to keep Father's Day morning simple. Before you know it, you'll be making sure you're always stocked with these great freezer rolls!

Fresh Plates: Keeping It Green

Summer days are often synonymous with salad days and for good reason. Salads can be a great way to keep your kitchen cool, get lots of fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet, eat healthier, and find ways to get creative with ingredients.

Short Short Ribs

Notoriously tough, chewy short ribs become so tender you can nearly spread them like butter when given the Instant Pot treatment! Between that and a spicy-sweet sauce that you'll want to pour on the ribs and anything else on your plate, dinner is done!

Cast Iron Grilling

If you are tired of flare-ups or have concerns about how often to turn food on the grill, consider the transformative power adding a cast iron griddle to your grill can offer. Before you know it, you'll be serving the most amazing seared steaks and perfect burgers!

Fajita Fun

Every once in a while, I can find avocados for about 25-cents a piece at the market and, when I do, I put together one of my favorite meals that blend the taste of fajitas with the taste of guacamole in a dish that falls together in about a half hour!