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the most annoying thing about wegmans

if you have a wegmans in or near your town, chances are you are totally obsessed with it. the regional supermarket has 93 stores (in new york, new jersey, pennsylvania, virginia, maryland, and massachusetts) and a total cult following. people love wegmans — like, really love it. they love the buffets, the cheese selection, the sustainably sourced seafood, and the cases of cured meats. people even talk about how friendly and helpful the staffers are. people talk about wegmans like it's paradise. all that's to say that it's pretty uncommon to hear a complaint about wegmans. and yet, i have one! (image credit: cambria bold) although i grew up in south jersey, i am not a child of wegmans. my parents didn't get one un...




the best kitchen stuff to buy when antiquing

my husband and i spend a lot of time in upstate new york, which happens to be lousy with antique shops. i'd argue that there are more antique shops than apple orchards, breweries, and bespoke pottery shops — combined. i'm certainly not complaining about this because we love to go antiquing. i have to drag my husband into a target, but he's always down to seek out new-to-us antique stores and very old stuff. he tends to be on the lookout for windsor chairs, old boxes, and anything we've never seen before. i look for anything and everything. we've bought some pretty random stuff: cans of emergency drinking water, a galvanized sabrett hot dog bin, and a cart from an old paper factory that we use as a bar cart. we go into a sto...




this slow cooker chicken cacciatore is calling your name

(image credit: life made sweeter) if you love chicken cacciatore but don't love having to watch it simmer on the stove, this recipe is for you. you can prep all the ingredients, add them to the slow cooker, go about your day, and come back to a delicious meal. and with garlic, onion, bell pepper, carrot mushroom, tomatoes, kale, olives, and herbs, this slow cooker chicken cacciatore is as hearty and flavorful as the stovetop version. if you want this to truly be a dump-and-go affair, then you can just add your chicken right into the slow cooker. but if you have a few extra minutes to spare and don...




english farmhouse kitchens are stealing our hearts

i have a bit of a thing for scandinavian kitchens. i've even writtenquite a fewarticles about them for apartment therapy. but lately, the kitchens that are catching my eye aren't from norway, or sweden, or finland, but from their near neighbors over in england. british kitchens have, if you'll allow me, a certain je ne sais quois — a marriage of modern minimalism and traditional warmth. let's take a look at some of my favorite examples. (image credit: plain english) the kitchen above, a design of plain english, is a good place to start. the island worktable and the aga stove, as well as the style of the cabinets, harken back to the past, but thanks to the simplicity of the design, the overall effect is minimal and bright. i...




recipe: skillet creamy french mustard chicken

one of the techniques i walked away with from french culinary school was how to make a pan sauce from all the tasty browned bits left in the pan after searing meat. combined with a few très french ingredients, like shallots, white wine, and two kinds of mustard, this braised chicken dish has all my french favorites: tender chicken with super-crispy skin sitting on top of a comforting-yet-elegant mustardy pan sauce. and believe it or not, it comes together in just about 30 minutes in one skillet, making you the hero of the weeknight dinner, mon ami. you're probably wondering why you need two kinds of mustard for this dish. whole-grain mustard helps flavor the chicken while it's cooking, and creamy dijon is whisked in...




the best tips for loading the dishwasher

it may be a cliché, but i'll admit that my husband and i have had actual arguments over how to load the dishwasher. turns out, we've both been wrong a few times, according to the dishwasher pros i've interviewed. here are the 10 best things you can do when loading the dishwasher. a bonus thing: don't fight with your significant other. after all, it's just one load of dishes. 1. skip the sink rinsing. if your dishwasher is less than 10 years old, don't bother rinsing your dishes before putting them in. yes, you should wipe of chunks of food — those could potentially clog up the drain, but a relatively new dishwasher brings enough heat and water pressure to wash off even dried food. if your dishwasher is older, you shou...




recipe: rice pudding in a mug

(image credit: kelli foster) desserts that have the ability to come together in a matter of minutes get big points in my book. sometimes you just need a last-minute dessert. nothing fancy — just something warm and blissfully satisfying to calm your sweet tooth. and sometimes the answer lies in your leftover rice from dinner. don't be so quick to relegate it to fried rice or fritters — it could be your answer to an easy five-minute dessert for two. there are those desserts that are totally stunning — so beautiful you almost don't want to eat them. then there are the sweets that aren't going to win a beauty pageant anytime soon (or ever). this mug rice pudding isn't the prettiest of desserts, but here's the th...




find international snacks online with snackoo

wherever i travel, i love trying local snacks. it's an accessible and delicious way to connect with the local culture, whether that's new flavors of a familiar food (guava yogurt!) or something totally unrecognizable and novel. i've been known to smuggle some of my favorite discoveries back home (iranian pistachio paste from istanbul) and mourn once i run through my stash. baylor wei knows the feeling. when she moved from liaoning, china to utah to study, she missed many of her favorite asian snacks from back home. "i often would ask friends and relatives to ship them from overseas," she says. "unfortunately, sometimes the packages would arrive destroyed with snacks melted or missing." wei founded snackoo last year t...




how to roast any vegetable

(image credit: faith durand) i am a firm believer in the power of a roasted vegetable. not only can virtually every vegetable be cooked in this way — no recipe required — but roasted vegetables are universally pleasurable to eat. have a picky eater in the house? want a break from your usual steamed veggie side dish? try roasting your broccoli or green beans or cauliflower tonight. i think you're in for a treat. how to roast any vegetable: watch the videowhat vegetables to roast root vegetables — like potatoes, parsnips, sweet potatoes, and carrots — are old standbys when it comes to roasting, of course, but take a look through your crisper drawer and you'll find all sorts of roasting candidates — from crucifers like...




recipe: french bread pizza with chicken & pesto

(image credit: lauren volo) when i was a kid, i spent long days at our community pool, swimming, hanging with friends, and, of course, eating. i still crave some of the foods i ate from the concession stand, particularly whole dill pickles and french bread pizza (but not at the same time!). some of my tastes have changed in the decades that have passed, and microwaveable french bread pizza just doesn't do it for me anymore. so i created this pesto and chicken version with a helping hand from a trip to the grocery store to meet me right where i'm at. (image credit: lauren volo)take advantage of the shortcuts the key here is to pick a really delicious prepared pesto, easily found in grocery stores even when basil isn't ...




the most annoying thing about wegmans

if you have a wegmans in or near your town, chances are you are totally obsessed with it. the regional supermarket has 93 stores (in new york, new jersey, pennsylvania, virginia, maryland, and massachusetts) and a total cult following. people love wegmans — like, really love it. they love the buffets, the cheese selection, the sustainably sourced seafood, and the cases of cured meats. people even talk about how friendly and helpful the staffers are. people talk about wegmans like it's paradise. all that's to say that it's pretty uncommon to hear a complaint about wegmans. and yet, i have one! (image credit: cambria bold) although i grew up in south jersey, i am not a child of wegmans. my parents didn't get one un...




recipe: butter-roasted sweet potatoes | kitchn

(image credit: joe lingeman/the kitchn) you've had roasted sweet potatoes before, so you've had them all, right? i used to think the exact same thing until i learned a technique for butter-roasting thick slices of sweet potato until they turned from hard tubers to almost butter themselves. popularized by the blog dessert for two, this technique for butter-roasted sweet potatoes — dubbed melting sweet potatoes by christina over at dessert for two — roasts the potatoes until they are a dark amber on the outside, creating a layer of deeply caramelized sweet potato that just barely holds the soft, buttery insides together. she serves this with an incredible maple pecan sauce, but we think they are perfection all on their own ...




15 soups to make in the slow cooker and eat all week

after a steamy summer of living without soup (besides the occasional gazpacho), the cooler days of september immediately bring a serious craving for something brothy and warm. these 15 recipes fill the void and are particularly special since they all can be made in the slow cooker. that means a whole lot of reward without much effort. pick one to make at the start of the week and then keep enjoying the leftovers for lunch or dinner all week long. chicken soups it's hard to beat the comfort factor of chicken soup. classic chicken noodle is really only just the beginning, though. turn on your slow cooker to make crowd-pleasing variations like chicken and wild rice and white chicken ...




5 make-ahead camping foods to make cooking easier

when you're camping, it can be easy to opt for instant meals. and there's nothing wrong with that! but i'd argue that cooking in the great outdoors brings more than just a delicious dish; half of the enjoyment of camping trips is the time spent around the stove chatting with friends. you can, however, make things a little easier on yourself with some at-home prep. there are a lot of basic camping staples that are easy to make at home. bonus: these diy foods allow you to get a little more creative with flavors than the stuff you buy from the grocery store, and they're also a great budget-friendly option for keeping meal costs down. here are five camping staples i like to make ahead in the comfort of my own kitchen. how to...




next week's meal plan: 5 hearty dinners for the first week of fall

i've been savoring the last weeks of summer in september — making tomato sandwiches and buying berries at the farmers market to fill up the freezer — but suddenly the temperatures have dropped and all i want to do is bake and make chili. our meal plan this week is driven by those cravings, with a chicken chili you can pull off any night of the week and not one but two sheet pan suppers that can cook alongside a batch of morning glory muffins or cornbread. these fall favorites are hearty and family-friendly, but easy on the cook. welcome to this week's meal plan planning my weekly meals is a habit i enjoy. since i'm frequently asked by friends and family what i'm cooking for dinner each week, i thought it'd be useful...




this is the most popular salmon recipe on pinterest

(image credit: kraft) it's no secret that salmon is a favorite among many home cooks. it's healthy, it's versatile, and it's readily available. the most popular iteration on pinterest (where it has been pinned over 267,000 times this year alone) isn't overly fussy or difficult to make — it's just delicious. kraft's wrapped salmon with spinach and feta is clearly inspired by the flavors of the mediterranean, but isn't so powerfully seasoned that it's too much for those cautious about trying new foods. see it on ...




recipe: moist and cakey banana bread

(image credit: christine han) when i was 23 and newly married, i moved to england with a couple of duffel bags, a few boxes of wedding gifts, and my family's banana bread recipe. the banana bread recipe was my aunt's, who passed it along to my mother, who handed it down to me. it was a reminder of home, a familiar treat i could make in my newlywed home so far from my childhood home. it was also, it turned out, the secret to making friends. (image credit: christine han) at work my banana bread became a talking point, and then a hot commodity. over tea and bread, i got to know my coworkers and they got to know me. those tea kettle chats became the foundation of wonderful friendships. i found homemade banana bread was ...




how to make the easiest cinnamon rolls of all time

(image credit: christine han) homemade cinnamon rolls never seem like a project you can undertake in the morning and have ready in time for breakfast, right? all those ingredients to measure out, kneading in a stand mixer, and of course, two rises for the yeast to do its thing. it's no wonder we're also picking them up from a bakery, ikea, and even that chain in the mall. what if i told you that you could put a big pan of cinnamon rolls together in about the same amount of time it takes for your oven to heat? with just seven ingredients (all staples you can keep in your pantry and fridge), you can make fragrant iced cinnamon rolls without a stand mixer, prolonged kneading, or rising time. let's make this magic happen! easy cin...




a yearly feast that closes down an entire spanish town

on the last friday of september — this year, the 29th — the town of binissalem completely shuts down for a yearly feast known as "sopar a la fresca." it means dine outside and that's exactly what the residents of this tiny mallorcan village do. they take to the streets, set up simple wooden or plastic tables, and sup on noodles and lamb. (image credit: reddit) we learned about this feast from reddit user hermanodesconocido who posted a photo, captioned: every year my whole town is closed to traffic because everybody has dinner on the streets, around 12000 people. this is just my street. here's what else he had to say about sopar a la fresca: it's part of a two-week harvest festival called "sa vermada", where we celebrate...




battle of the real housewives cookbooks

you could create an entire book club based around real housewives publications and never run out. tinsley mortimer has a novel. bethenny frankel has a children's book about her dog. the dubrows have an anti-aging book where they refer to themselves as "dr. and mrs. guinea pig." there's almost a dozen tell-all-but-not-quite-all memoirs. and in the midst of all this bravo-fueled literature, there's a steady stream of recipes and food advice from your favorite brawling reality tv stars. in the battle of the real housewives cookbooks, which one could actually teach you a thing or two in the kitchen? i ranked (almost) all of the real housewives cookbooks based on which ones you could use as a real cookbook. i start with the be...