California Law Makes It Legal to Collect and Eat Roadkill

In the beginning, humankind got its meat by any means necessary. Over time the introduction of animal husbandry, the development of sophisticated weapons, and eventually the factory farms of today have shifted society’s views on the types and sources of meat we’re willing to eat. Now, a newly-signed California state law asks a bold question that could represent a new […]

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Why Chicken Is So Tricky to Cook

Do you ever wonder how pro chefs turn out perfectly succulent chicken breasts with such crisp skin? Do you wish you could chop up a roast chicken neatly and quickly? Let’s talk chicken, the sweetheart star of the American plate. With a few quick insider tips, techniques, and skills, these are the essentials you need to cook and serve super […]

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How to Make Bottled Salad Dressings Taste Homemade

Well before Sandra Lee hit the airwaves with her Semi-Homemade “cooking” show concept, my grandmother engaged in the ancient are of doctoring store-bought foods. Balancing a convenience item with some fresh ingredients or techniques to improve it in such a way that it would hold a place of pride on the table was the hallmark of a great cook and […]

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25+ Recipes That Make the Most of Butternut Squash

I grew up thinking the only way to eat butternut squash was to mash it with lots of butter, milk, and brown sugar. Although that’s a delicious way to enjoy it (it’s still one of my favorites), I’ve learned there are many more possibilities when it comes to preparing the vegetable. Here are a couple dozen recipes, plus some basic […]

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Sweet, Sticky Bourbon Chicken Is a Weeknight Winner

No one will ever say no to this super-easy chicken stir-fry dressed in a sticky-sweet glaze of bourbon and brown sugar. It only takes a handful of ingredients, and it cooks all in one pan so quickly and easily you’ll want to make it every night. It tastes just like something you’d order at a restaurant, but you can make […]

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We Tried 10 Bottled Waters and This Tasted the Best

Before we get started here, let’s address the big green elephant in the room: Everyone should have a reusable water bottle.  Living on bottled water alone is both wasteful and expensive. Don’t do it, you guys. (And if you do, for the love, please recycle). However, things happen. People get stuck in the airport, forget their reusable drinking vessel at […]

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How to Be a Cook Who Has Mastered Noodles

Today’s Lesson: Noodles Enroll & See All Lessons So Far It’s Day Eight of Cooking School, and today we’re going to noodle around — with noodles! That was a terrible pun, but don’t let it dissuade you. If the extent of your interaction with pasta in the kitchen is a pound of the dry stuff and a jar of red […]

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Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

"A great alternative to pumpkin pie, especially for those cheesecake fans out there. Serve topped with whipped cream." Ingredients Adjust US Metric 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 eggs 1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust 1/2 cup pumpkin puree 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 pinch ground cloves 1 pinch […]

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Instant Pot Taco Soup

READY IN: 45mins INGREDIENTS 1 -2lbground beef (93% lean, if using turkey may want to use a little oil for browning) or 1 -2 lbground turkey (93% lean, if using turkey may want to use a little oil for browning) 1ouncetaco seasoning mix 1teaspoongarlic powder 1⁄2 teaspoononion powder 1⁄2 teaspoonoregano 1⁄2 teaspoonsalt 1⁄2 teaspoonpepper 1ounceranch dressing mix 10ouncesRotel tomatoes & […]

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Lemon Cranberry Scones

READY IN: 34minsYIELD: 14 scones INGREDIENTS 1lemon (zest and juice) 1 1⁄3 cupskefir or 1 1/3cupssour cream 12 3⁄4 ouncesall-purpose flour 1tablespoonsugar 1tablespoonbaking powder 1 1⁄2 teaspoonssalt 1⁄2 teaspoonbaking soda 1⁄2 cupbutter, cold 1⁄2 cupfresh cranberries 1egg yolk 1tablespoonwater NUTRITION INFO Serving Size: 1 (654) g Servings Per Recipe:1 Calories: 163.2 Calories from Fat 64 g 39 % Total Fat […]

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