Homemade Cinnamon Dolce Lattes

[Editor's Note: Is one of your New Year's resolutions to save money? But what if you still want to treat yourself to fancy coffee drinks that can cost serious dough when ordered at a store? Well, one way to still get that flavor you love without breaking the bank is to make the drinks at home. Here's a recipe that will help you meet that goal. --Genie]...more

Farfalle with Pistachios

[Editor's Note: This quick and easy farfalle recipe adds some elegance even to regular weeknights. But it might be something to consider making the first course of your New Year's Eve meal, too, if you have the ingredients on hand. --Genie]...more
I love to put pistachios on my salads.more

How To Turn Snow Into Snow Cream

[Editor's Note: If you weren't already dreaming of a White Christmas, this whimsical recipe might just push you over that edge. It's a fun homemade treat to make, especially when the snow is freshly fallen. Perhaps it will become your new holiday tradition! --Genie]...more
@woowoo I didn't take a true measurement of the snow. I suggest folding in about 3 cups to start ...more

Easy Latkes for Hanukkah

[Editor's Note: Just thinking about latkes gets my stomach to rumble a little bit. I'm a huge fan of potatoes in their most-fried forms, and so I will go out of my way to get my hands on a latke when the season rolls around. I've never made them at home, though, because they are so labor-intensive! Well, thanks to Robin of Two Lazy Gourmets, I now know some great tricks to make the latke-making process a breeze. --Genie]...more
@isthisthemiddle Seriously. I've never tried to make them myself, but this may get me finally on ...more

Holiday Party Fare: Vodka-Infused Cherry Tomatoes & Dipping Salts

[Editor's Note: I'm always looking for inventive party appetizers, and this one caught my eye. It would be great to try this in summer, when tomatoes are at the peak of season, but if you can find good grape or cherry tomatoes in the grocery store, this would be a fun way to serve them as a pre-Thanksgiving bite, or an appetizer at any holiday party this season. --Genie] Vodka Infused Cherry Tomatoes...more
Staple of my New Year party table. Just warn people about the vodka. It sneaks up on you.more

Dairy-Free Tomato Soup

[Editor's Note: Tomato soup is one of my very favorites: it's simple, flavorful, and so comforting. Depending on which type of broth you use to make it, it can either be vegan or perfect for omnivores. Pair it with crusty bread or a sandwich, and it's the perfect dish for a lazy, chilly weekend. --Genie] ...more
Yummy! I love me some tomato soup this time of year. :)more

Holiday Food DIY: Vanilla Extract

[Editor's Note: Holiday bakers use a lot of vanilla extract, so this DIY holiday gift is a great one all season long. Even if your friends and family members who are bakers have already figured out that there's no substitute for real vanilla extract, this homemade version will make their day. --Genie] ...more
Yum! I see lots of baking in my holiday future. :) But for when you don't get enough veg in, ...more

Layered Tacos

[Editor's Note: If you love tacos, but want an interesting variation on the standard version, give this rendition a try. This layered dish can be made with beef, as the recipe's written, but it would be easy to mix this up a bit and make it with chicken or beans if you're not a red meat eater. --Genie] The Taco Stack ...more

Mini-Meatloaves In Record Time

[Editor's Note: This recipe rethinks meatloaf to make it faster to make (perfect for mid-week meals that don't leave room for too much prep and cooking time), and healthier (think lower in saturated fat and calories!). It's a creative way to bring a family favorite dish to the table in a hurry without sacrificing flavor or nutrition! --Genie] ...more

Quick Breakfast Tortilla

[Editor's Note: I know there are some people out there who regularly skip breakfast, but I'm not one of those people. I'm always looking for good ideas for quick weekday breakfasts that are packed with protein, because if breakfast is too carb-laden, I'll be hungry again in an hour. These breakfast tortillas have staying power, and are easy to assemble on a rushed morning. --Genie] Simple Breakfast Tortilla ...more