My love for squash began with the sound of my great grandma’s parmesan zucchini fritters sizzling on the stove when I was a kid, and has grown to include every variety of squash under the sun. It’s finally fall squash season (be still, my butternut-loving heart!), so I thought I’d round up a few creative ways to cook up your farmers’ market bounty. From a quick curry to sweet squash pie to butternut bacon pizza, click through for some culinary inspiration*!
*I really, really wanted to say “Squashspiration” just then, but I resisted. You’re welcome.
Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do, alone, are well worth it. Here’s a handy list of awesome things to do this weekend! Keep reading »
I’ve been trying to eat healthier lately, which has made me realize that I’m a terrible snacker. I either don’t snack enough (because yes, snacking is good — it keeps your metabolism steady throughout the day) and am ravenous by dinner time, or I go on all-day snacking rampages that make my calorie-counting apps shake their heads with disappointment. Since Ami is the queen of healthy snacking and has already proven her abilities at giving me important life advice, I thought I’d ask her for some snack tips. Our conversation led me to a few epiphanies (it might be time to give up my super sugary energy bars) and the following list of healthy snack commandments… Keep reading »
As much as I love to cook, I really, really hate to clean. My poor boyfriend often takes care of the post-dinner chaos in the kitchen (in related news, he is a saint), but lately I’ve been looking for ways to cut down on cleanup as much as possible so all either of us have to do after a meal is chill out on the couch and talk about how good it was. The answer? One pot meals. Cooking all your ingredients in one skillet or casserole dish means fast, easy prep and pretty much zero cleanup time. Sounds good to me! Click through for eight delish recipes that can be cooked up in just one pot…
Remember when I answered all of Ami’s cooking questions and promised to put together a list of basic cooking tools and ingredients for beginning chefs the following week? Whoops, that was almost two months ago!
Some posts take me a while to write because I’m procrastinating or have some mental block about the topic. Some posts, like this one, take me a while to write because I’m having way too much fun brainstorming for them and I don’t want to put them down in writing just yet. Keep reading »
The Frisky staff will stop bragging about our road trip to Maine this weekend soon, but not today. No, today I am going to teach you everything that I know about selecting, boiling, and eating lobsters in your very own home. Keep reading »
Toast! It’s not just for breakfast! I am of the opinion that more often than not, toasting a piece of bread makes it better. And slathering on some sort of mix of toppings makes it a meal. The next time you’re hungry but feeling too lazy to cook anything crazy, whip up one of these super simple and delicious toast — crostini if you’re nasty — recipes.
…including Chocolate Stout Cherry Pie, Coconut Lime Mahi Mahi Tacos with Tequila Soaked Watermelon Salsa, Brown Ale, Cheddar, and Bacon Mac & Cheese, and Cabernet Chocolate Truffles. Get the recipes over at theBERRY…
Winona: So Ami, I had this thought while I was making dinner last night. I really want to teach you to cook.
Ami: I would love that.
Winona: Because you hate cooking right?
Ami: I just don’t get it. I’m impatient and hate doing things I’m bad at.
Winona: As a perfectionist oldest child, I feel you, girl.
Ami: Plus, in my house growing up, no one cooked. Like nothing. It was cereal for dinner. I can cook eggs and chicken. That’s it. Keep reading »