This comes together in about the time it takes to order takeout, and is miles more nuanced than your average Chinese restaurant's sweet and sour sauce. Ketchup, soy sauce, sugar, and rice or cider vinegar are boiled together with water (though pineapple juice makes for a tasty tropical twist), and thickened to the perfect dipping consistency with a little cornstarch slurry. Serve this with egg rolls, wontons, rangoons, and whatever other fried foods you want to perk up. Feel free to add some heat to the sauce with minced ginger, garlic, or chiles (or all three). Read more.
Attention moms—celebrate the best day of the year with this refreshing cocktail. With just three simple ingredients, you’ll be able to mix this together before your kids make it to homeroom. Read more.
We love a cold glass of white or rosé in the warmer months. But why should they have all the summer fun? Occasionally (OK, rarely) we’re left with a glass or two in the fridge. That’s when we make these pops. Read more.
Homemade mayonnaise is surprisingly easy to make, and since it tastes so much better than store-bought, it may sway even avowed mayo-haters. Plus, you can turn it into all sorts of other sauces and dips. Read more.