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Summer Essentials

Grilling Gadgets & Innovations to Bring Your BBQ Into the Future

These Grilling Gadgets & Innovations Will Bring Your BBQ Into the Future

by David Watsky | One of these smart grilling gadgets could be the thing to take your Labor Day weekend BBQ from lame to fame. Check out a few of the best grilling tools...

The Best Ice Cream Makers & Snow Cone Machines for Every Personality

Be Your Own Ice Cream Truck with These Ice Cream Makers, FroYo, Soft Serve & Shave Ice Machines

by Julie Vadnal | It’s summer—and National Ice Cream Day on July 21—so obviously you’re gonna want some ice cream. But you don’t have to wander outside of your air-conditioned...

Super-Specific Tools for Tackling Summer Produce

Kale Strippers & Corn Zippers: Unitaskers That Actually Come In Handy All Summer

by Emily Murawski | Summer cooking means lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and these smart kitchen tools are designed to make prepping and cooking your summer produce...

Stylish & Shatterproof Dinnerware for Eating Outside All Summer

Stylish & Shatterproof: Dinnerware You Don't Have to Worry About Dropping

by Dan Koday | Unbreakable glasses, plates, and other stylish and shatterproof dinnerware is just what you need for eating outside this summer. With BBQ season in...

Our Favorite Ice Cream Parlors That Ship Nationwide

Our Favorite Ice Cream Parlors That Ship Nationwide

by Amy Schulman | Summer may be over but it’s never a bad time for ice cream; even if you don't regularly reach for a pint once the temperature drops, you'll at least...

11 Canned Cocktails That'll Make This Summer Lit 01:53

11 Canned Cocktails That'll Make This Summer Lit

by Emily Cappiello | From bloody marys to gin and tonics, spiked Arnold Palmers and more, these are the best canned cocktails to take to the beach, picnic or any other place...

6 Places to Buy Fruit & Vegetable Plants Online

6 Places to Buy Fruit & Vegetable Plants Online

by Camryn Rabideau | If you're looking for places to buy plants online (particularly those for fruits and vegetables so you can grow your own food), these are some of the...

Sharpen Your Skills

Leave Quarantine a Better Cook with These Culinary MasterClasses

Leave Quarantine a Better Cook with These Culinary MasterClasses

by David Watsky | In this most dismal of springs, we have to look for silver linings, kids. Hopefully, you’ve mastered social distancing by now. And handwashing too...

12 Great Online Cooking Classes to Keep You Full and Fulfilled

9 Great Online Cooking Classes to Keep You Full and Fulfilled

by Pamela Vachon | Been meaning to improve your cooking skills? Just looking for something to do while you’re stuck inside? Online cooking classes are better than ever...

9 Free Online Cooking Classes We Love

9 Free Online Cooking Classes We Love

by David Klein | Online cooking classes are a great way to learn new skills, but you don't necessarily have to dish out a lot of money for them—Amazon just made all...

Learn to Cook with the Best Cookbooks for Beginners

Learn to Cook with Help from 10 of the Best Cookbooks for Beginners

by Brittany Loggins | Due to restaurant closures and social distancing measures in place to help combat coronavirus, many people are currently cooking at home for the first...

Kitchen Essentials

The 7 Best Bread Machines to Buy in 2020

The 7 Best Bread Machines to Buy in 2020

by Camryn Rabideau | There’s really no comparison between store-bought and homemade bread, but baking bread from scratch is quite the commitment—most of us don’t have time...

7 Great Coffee Makers to Turn You into an At-Home Barista (& Save You Money in the Process!)

7 Great Coffee Makers to Turn You into an At-Home Barista (& Save You Money in the Process!)

by Amy Schulman | Brewing coffee at home certainly doesn’t have to be a pain. And with people spending time at home these days, it’s become necessary to brew our own...

The 10 Best Slow Cookers to Buy in 2020

The 10 Best Slow Cookers to Buy in 2020

by Camryn Rabideau | Welcome to Slow Cooker Week! We're sharing all our favorite Crock Pot recipes, tips, tricks, and advice this week—and including the Instant Pot, of...

The 8 Best Waffle Makers of 2020

The Best Waffle Makers for Achieving Brunch Perfection

by Camryn Rabideau | Waffles are a classic breakfast food, and you can make restaurant-quality waffles at home if you have your very own waffle maker. No matter if you like...

The 10 Best Dutch Ovens of 2020

Our Favorite Dutch Ovens for 2020

by Camryn Rabideau | Dutch ovens are the original slow cooker in some ways. Because they need just slightly more attention and oversight than a Crock-Pot, now might be the...

The 9 Best Skillets of 2020

These Frying Pans Are Fire: Our Favorite Skillets for 2020

by Camryn Rabideau | A high-quality skillet is a must-have in the kitchen. This core piece of cookware will allow you to whip up a wide range of dishes, from scrambled eggs...

The 8 Best Cookware Sets of 2020

The 8 Best Cookware Sets of 2020

by Camryn Rabideau | Whether you’re moving into your first house, replacing old pots and pans, or simply shopping for a housewarming gift, you can’t go wrong buying a full...

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Ebook Deals of the Minute 2020

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Here’s the place to share those great deals that come up for ebook versions of cookbooks in various formats this year. Fair warning... View full discussion ›

Porsche vs. Jeep vs. Cadillac (basic cookware)

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The title may seem odd at first for this community, but I think you'll understand quickly enough. I'm separating from my spouse... View full discussion ›

Are "Garage-Rated" Refrigerators Worth It?

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So I've recently been rebuilding a small unheated barn that used to have a budget full-size refrigerator in it. Never had a bit... View full discussion ›

Your preferred Risotto pan/pot?

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A recent post in another thread by Damiano made me rethink this. Damiano mentioned a popular chef, who argued that ECI cast... View full discussion ›

Home & Kitchen Upgrades

11 Ways to Make a Small Outdoor Space into a Summer Oasis

11 Ways to Make a Small Outdoor Space into a Summer Oasis

by Simone Paget | With coronavirus making travel a tricky and even potentially dangerous prospect this year, we're embracing the summer staycation. All week (and all...

A Bedroom Makeover Is the Perfect Spring Cleaning Project

4 Easy Ways to Give Your Bedroom a Spring Makeover

by Camryn Rabideau | Spring cleaning projects don’t have to be relegated to the public areas of your house; it’s a great time to tackle a bedroom makeover too—and there...

12 Photos to Inspire Your Patio Refresh in Time for Summer

12 Photos to Inspire Your Patio Refresh in Time for Summer

by Camryn Rabideau | Patio decor may not be the most pressing matter right now, but if you're lucky enough to have an outdoor space and the wherewithal to give it a spring...

10 Photos That Will Make You Want to Organize Your Bathroom

10 Photos That Will Make You Want to Organize Your Bathroom

by Simone Paget | Spring cleaning should happen in every room, but we understand leaving the bathroom for last (even until summer's almost over). While the actual scrubbing...

Spark Spring Cleaning with These Organization and Design Books

Spark Spring Cleaning with These Organization and Design Books

by Toniann Pasqueralle | There is a lot to love about the start of spring: warmer weather, cuter clothes, fresher fruit, and colder drinks. However, there is one thing about...

11 Kitchen and Home Product Picks Inspired by Pantone's 2020 Color of the Year

11 Kitchen and Home Product Picks Inspired by Pantone's 2020 Color of the Year

by Amy Schulman | The end of the calendar year generally marks the holiday season, crackling fireplaces, and lots of cold-weather cooking, but it also means the yearly...

7 of the Best Cookware Racks to Store Your Pots & Pans

7 of the Best Ways to Store Your Pots and Pans

by Brittany Loggins | If you're doing a bit of spring cleaning and household organizing, the kitchen is a good place to start. Check out these handy racks and kitchen organizers...