I love to cook, but most of my friends don’t, and the way they tell it, figuring out meal ideas that don’t involve Chinese takeout containers is a constant struggle. So let’s talk easy recipes, shall we? I rounded up eight recipes that will have you in and out of the kitchen in 30 minutes or less (in some cases closer to 10!), don’t require expensive ingredients or complex techniques, and, most importantly, taste hella good. Ready to get cookin’? Click through to check ‘em out!
Question: is there anything better than a glass of sangria on a summer night? Answer: no, of course not. Sangria is delightful to drink and shockingly easy to make–whether you’re into white wine or red wine, citrus, berries, or tropical fruits, we found 10 sangria recipes guaranteed to look gorgeous and taste amazing. Click on the photo above if you’re in need of some serious summer refreshment…
My favorite thing about Random Single Gal Recipes is how randomly I post them! Anyway, I love to cook and I live alone and just because I’m single doesn’t mean I don’t deserve an extravagant home-cooked meal, okay? So sometimes, when I come up with something yummy to eat and easy to make I post the recipe here! And then you can cook and eat it by yourself or with friends or your dang significant other if you want. Here is my latest: roasted pork tenderloin and kale salad. I love pork tenderloin because there are always leftovers, it’s relatively lean (I may have made that up), you can repurpose it for tacos and stuff, and it’s easy as all hell to cook. As for kale — I’ve always liked it steamed, but DAMN, does it make for an excellent salad green. SO crunchy and tasty. Get my recipes after the jump! Keep reading »
When it’s this hot out, the last thing we want to do is turn on the oven and braise a pot roast–give us some chilled white wine and a fresh, simple salad and we’re good to go. In honor of the latest heatwave, we’ve rounded up 10 salad recipes that are delicious, easy, and healthy. Whip one up, make yourself a boozy popsicle for dessert, and try to enjoy these 90-degree nights…
Just as I was kinda sorta maybe starting to get sick of the cake pop trend, I am introduced to the concept of pie pops, and my faith in ridiculous-desserts-on-a-stick is restored. This pie pop mold lets you bake mini pies and fill them with anything from fresh berries to Nutella to meat (or, if you’re feeling really wild, a mixture of all of the above). I feel a pie pop party coming on… [$24.99, ThinkGeek]
Between watching “Chopped,” “Top Chef,” “Hell’s Kitchen,” “Master Chef” and “Kitchen Nightmares,” I didn’t think there was time for another cooking show on my lineup. But when your dream reality show concept comes along, you make time. NBC is creating a new show “that brings together everyone’s two favorite things: food and love.” Indeed! The network put out a Craigslist casting call, which describes the premise of the show:
Each episode pits real-life single men in competition with each other in the kitchen as they try to win the affection of our lovely bachelorette. The single guys will field questions while simultaneously cooking the bachelorette’s favorite dish.
Wait, it gets better … Keep reading »
Ever since we discovered the awesomeness of red wine fudgesicles, we’ve been eagerly gathering up more recipes for boozy popsicles. Sometimes called “poptails,” these sweet, frozen cocktails-on-a-stick are fun, delicious, and super easy to make. Basically they’re the perfect summer food (drink? Whatever). From sangria to bellinis to mojitos to margaritas, here are 10 mouthwatering recipes that will let you have your popsicle and get drunk too!
Regular Frisky readers know that I have a weird obsession with watching cooking shows. I don’t know why. I don’t cook. No one in my family cooks. I like to eat, but I think most people in the world feel the same way. I think chefs are hot and sometimes I watch cooking shows to look for potential dates, but still, that doesn’t entirely explain my obsession. Put me in front of a cooking show, any cooking show, and you’ll find me transfixed.
Cooking show season is officially in full swing, which means I’ve cleared my schedule. At the moment I’m watching “Chopped,” “Master Chef,” and “Hell’s Kitchen.” I’ve also been recommended “Around The World In 80 Plates” and “Food Network Star.” How many cooking shows can I watch at once without being considered crazy? I guess I’ll find out. The most epically trashy of the cooking show premieres was Season 10 of “Hell’s Kitchen” with my favorite chef sex object, Gordon Ramsay. Someday I plan to write “Hell’s Kitchen” erotic fan fiction with Gordon as the dom. It would just be too easy. Anyway, I’m getting off topic. Here are the important things I learned from the episode (spoilers ahead!)… Keep reading »