How to cook pasta perfectly in a 5 easy steps, plus tips on cooking it al dente ahead of time.
A favorite meatless family dinner made easy with store-bought shortcuts.
A rare food that is both wildly versatile & kid-friendly, pesto is a must in every family kitchen. Use this all-purpose recipe to make ANY type of pesto you can dream up.
Salad recipes that make perfect use of seasonal veggies. Finally.
A Taco Salad that will have the kids eating, well, salad! And if not, it's super easy to turn the components into a meal for picky eaters. One dinner for all!
What do you get when you combine delicious meatballs, healthy greens, hearty beans, and your slow cooker? A dinner-worthy soup that practically cooks itself.
Mouthwatering Italian Meatballs that taste like they were made by an Italian grandma, but come together in a fraction of the time that real Italian grandmas put into theirs.
A foolproof guide on how to roast vegetables perfectly, deliciously.
These Vegetable Fajitas from Make It Easy are a vegetarian one-pan meal that will satisfy even the meat-eaters (and picky ones) in your family. Promise.
A one-stop shop for Halloween treats, from homemade candy to a spooky Halloween dinner the kids will love!
Ever had quinoa gone wrong? Bitter? Hard? Dry? No more. As part of my new video series, How-To Like A Pro, I'm going to show you how to cook quinoa like a pro in 5 easy steps. These new videos are short by design. They give a quick overview of how to cook or prep something like a pro in just a few easy steps. But, of course, you know me: I'll always elaborate a little bit to make sure that you get it just right. Here are a few notes on each quinoa-making step. (more after the jump)
One of my favorite holidays is this week (tomorrow!): Cinco de Mayo. Having just returned from an amazing long weekend in Mexico, I'm more excited than ever to honor a day—technically the mark of the Mexican army's victory at the Battle of Puebla—that is a celebration of one of the warmest, most beautiful cultures on the planet. And I'm not just saying that because I love Mexican food. Yes, Mexican food is wonderful, but it is a mere reflection of the beauty of the people and place. Mexico stole my heart and it's no wonder: It is full of color. Its culture honors amazing ancient traditions. Even ones like pulque that can get you a little drunk. And, of course, Mexico has a varied, rich cuisine that never ceases to amaze—or sate—me. Cinco de Mayo is a wonderful opportunity to drink margaritas and shake your maracas (ahem), but it's also a wonderful opportunity to dig into Mexican culture and these recipes, too. I hope that you will. Here are a few to get you started. (more after the jump)