French Onion Soup, the Hands-Off Way (a Slow Cooker’s Involved!)

Caramelizing onions the traditional way is almost a meditative process, which is also to say it takes time – about about an hour hands-on – to do it properly. So when I learned that a slow cooker could magically transform a pile of onions into deep-brown, concentrated version of themselves, I got very excited. This […]

Your Ultimate Guide to NYE Party Appetizers (Just Add Champagne!)

When hosting a New Year’s Eve party, getting your appetizer game on lock is second only to stocking up on plenty of sparkling wine (and OK, picking out your party dress). As this recipe collection suggests, we suggest serving a mix of finger foods and easy dippable or spreadable foods like hummus and baked fontina, […]

20 Cozy Casserole Recipes

Whether you call them casseroles or hot dishes, there’s no argument about the merits of these cozy, crowd-friendly recipes. We’ve rounded up the best options out there ranging from ultraclassic (think tuna noodle casserole) to creative spins (breakfast pancake lasagna). Source: My Name is Yeh, Half Baked Harvest, Damn Delicious, How Sweet It Is

The Award For the Coziest Fall Drink Goes to This Mulled Wine

Sweater weather has us dreaming about cozying up with a mug of this mulled wine. This recipe for Glühwein, aka German mulled wine, is from Day Drinking: 50 Cocktails for a Mellow Buzz by Kat Odell ($11), and it’s guaranteed to become your go-to cocktail for entertaining through the holiday season. Red wine – eight […]

3-Ingredient Hot Chocolate in 3 Minutes

While there’s always a spot in my heart for hot cocoa mix or Nutella hot chocolate, my favorite hot chocolate is made using this method, involving warm milk and high-quality chocolate. The peskiest problem most people face when making homemade hot chocolate is emulsifying (blending) the chocolate and the milk. Forget whisks or blenders – […]

More Than 30 Lush, Chocolaty Desserts For Busy People

Just because you’re busy doesn’t eliminate the want need to indulge in something sweet and chocolaty when a craving hits. If time is truly of the essence, pick up a chocolate bar at the store; when you have a bit more wiggle room, you can do no better than these 30-plus easy, chocolate-rich recipes. Keep […]