We believe that good things happen around the kitchen table and the more you cook, the better and more healthfully you’ll eat—naturally. Our decorating tips, handmade crafts and cooking how-to’s will make your kitchen a happier, brighter and better place to be.
USDA Food Plate: The New “Pyramid”
Just when we’d gotten the hang of the Food Pyramid, the USDA and First Lady Michelle Obama pull a switcheroo and replace the pyramid with a plate. Here’s what you need to know about the plate and the new healthy eating guidelines.
Top-Secret Ice Cream Recipe
Just in time for the Fourth of July, our kitchen sleuths take a closer look at an all-American true-blue original—ice cream with a top-secret flavor and color.
DASH Diet Plan Success
Wondering what it takes to achieve DASH diet weight-loss success? We’ve got the skinny, plus a few yummy recipes to get you started.
Chardonnay Wines for the Summer
Vibrant Chardonnay wines often pair best with the foods of patio season.
Wine Tasting: Affordable Aperitifs
A thoughtful apéritif—offered the minute your guests walk through the door—helps everyone switch from holiday-hurry mode to party mode.
Kitchen Kitsch: DIY Weekend Project
Create your own serving trays for home entertaining and everyday use with old picture frames and a few simple tools.
Wine Flight: Peachy Keen Moscato
Wine expert Wini Moranville weighs in on one of our favorite summer sips.
10 Easy Marinades
Whether beef, chicken or pork is your pleasure, all or any will grill up extra juicy and delicious after a long soak in a flavorful marinade.
How to Grill Pizza
When summer temps are soaring, beat the kitchen heat by grilling your pizza instead of baking it.
Crock Pot Recipes for Summer
Crock pots aren’t just for winter. Turn up the heat and slow cook all summer with these savory dishes and desserts.
Cheap and Delicious: Dinner on a Dime
Cheap eats that taste expensive? Totally doable with a few savvy shopping how-to tips and a little elbow grease in the kitchen.