Watkins food coloring and starcookies cut out of sugar dough

Bake up your best batch of holiday cookies yet with these pro tips

It's the time of year when home bakers shift into high gear, creating delicious cookies to share with family, holiday parties or cookie swaps. Some bakers dare to experiment with new recipes, while others stick with old favorites. Yet, even the tried-and-true recipes dont always turn out right.Experienced bakers know how to achieve perfect cookies every time. But don't worry! Theres no need to buy high-priced equipment or enroll in culinary school. All you need are simple tools, practical know-how... read more
vanilla pudding

5 effortless, no-bake holiday desserts

It’s your fifth holiday party this season and, yet again, you were asked to make a dessert. This time of year, your calendar fills up quickly and it seems like you need to bring a treat every time you leave your house. But that doesn’t mean you need to turn on your oven.From turkey and sweet potatoes to...
hot coffee on a cup by a laptop on a desk with a pod next to the cup

Cold brew coffee: How to enjoy this top 2019 food trend at home

Cold brew coffee is popping up everywhere, poised to be a top food trend in the new year. You may have seen it on the menu of your favorite coffeehouse or in the refrigerated section of your local grocery store, but what exactly is cold brew coffee, and why are people raving about it?Cold brew 101Cold brew coffee...
Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad

Fresh ideas for 30-minute Mediterranean meals

With few having the time to devote to cooking an elaborate meal, a collection of delicious and dependable 30-minute recipes for a quick but satisfying meal can be handy. What else keeps things simple? Having fresh staples such as California table grapes on hand helps brighten up any recipe and fuel up after activities.Mediterranean ingredients and flavors create...
Maitake Wild Rice Salad in a bolw on a white table

5 reasons mushrooms are trending up for 2019

What will be the hot, trendy food for 2019? The simple, versatile and mighty mushroom. Chefs, menu developers, sales data and even online social habits all suggest we may be seeing more fresh mushrooms in 2019 and beyond, whether they’re found on top of your pizza, at the bottom of your grain bowl, sliced into your stroganoff or blended...
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