Fruit flies are nasty little pests, and an infestation—large or small—is an unwelcome sight in the kitchen. Former CHOW food editor Aida Mollenkamp demonstrates a quick, easy way to lure fruit flies away from your food.
Many folks feel that mussels are a restaurant dish—something to order off the menu. But they’re surprisingly affordable at the market and quick and easy to cook at home. They’re also a great option for those looking for sustainable seafood choices.
Cooked dried black beans provide the wow factor in this simple dip; you could serve the blended beans alone and guests would swoon over the rich, full-bodied flavor. Use leftover dip as a spread for sandwiches or burritos, or stir into a bean soup.