A Refreshing Bourbon Sour, Starring the Season’s Last Plums

We’ve partnered with Basil Hayden’s®—makers of smooth, spicy-sweet Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey that’s perfect for mixing into cocktails or sipping neat—to celebrate moments of togetherness, even though they might look a bit different this year. A…

We've partnered with Basil Hayden's®—makers of smooth, spicy-sweet Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey that's perfect for mixing into cocktails or sipping neat—to celebrate moments of togetherness, even though they might look a bit different this year. All season long, we'll be sharing delicious ideas for enjoying bourbon with your closest loved ones at small, intimate gatherings, from low-key backyard hangouts to special holiday dinners with family.

Here, we're sharing our Resident Bartender Elliott Clark's recipe for an end-of-summer cocktail to sip outside with friends: a refreshing bourbon sour made with fresh plums.

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How to Store Butternut Squash So it Lasts & Lasts (& Lasts)

Even though butternut squash is most closely associated with crisp, cool weather and cozy dishes (like this hearty lamb stew, for starters), it’s actually available all year round.

“Despite what the name might suggest,” writes former Food52 editor Lin…

Even though butternut squash is most closely associated with crisp, cool weather and cozy dishes (like this hearty lamb stew, for starters), it's actually available all year round.

"Despite what the name might suggest," writes former Food52 editor Lindsay-Jean Hard, "winter squash doesn't grow in the winter. The name actually refers to the fact that most varieties can be stored and used throughout the winter." All to say, it lasts a very long time. How long, exactly? Well, that depends on where (and how) you keep it.

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The One Spot in Your Home You’re Definitely Forgetting to Clean

Growing up, I absolutely loathed how clean and tidy our house was at all times. OK, I didn’t hate that it was clean, but the fact that my mom always insisted that dishes were cleaned the second they hit the sink, and bedsheets and pillows tucked and fl…

Growing up, I absolutely loathed how clean and tidy our house was at all times. OK, I didn't hate that it was clean, but the fact that my mom always insisted that dishes were cleaned the second they hit the sink, and bedsheets and pillows tucked and fluffed before the day even got going.

I found it endlessly annoying as a kid to live in what one person close to me once described as a "model home"—sparkling kitchen counters and all. But now, as a result, I can't imagine living anywhere even remotely disorganized (have you met my kitchen storage MVP yet?) or messy (my BFF is a purple vacuum).

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An Onion Recall Is Impacting All 50 States

In case this year couldn’t throw us any more curveballs, there’s a new country-wide food recall impacting one of our favorite kitchen staples: onions.
According to an August 1 announcement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, “Thomson Internati…

In case this year couldn't throw us any more curveballs, there's a new country-wide food recall impacting one of our favorite kitchen staples: onions.

According to an August 1 announcement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, "Thomson International Inc. of Bakersfield, California is recalling Red, Yellow, White, and Sweet Yellow Onions" because they may potentially be contaminated with salmonella.

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11 Ina Garten Recipes to Channel Your Inner Barefoot Contessa

When I’m feeling stressed or overwhelmed, there’s a little trick I sometimes use that makes me relax in a near instant: turn on an episode of Barefoot Contessa starring Ina Garten, a cookbook author, lover of all things Paris, and of course, the Hampto…

When I'm feeling stressed or overwhelmed, there's a little trick I sometimes use that makes me relax in a near instant: turn on an episode of Barefoot Contessa starring Ina Garten, a cookbook author, lover of all things Paris, and of course, the Hamptons' very best host.

I'm not sure if it's the easy listening vibes of the show's opening theme song or Ina's serene, sprawling estate (that kitchen! those gardens!), but it's hard not to feel ultra-calm as you watch her effortlessly cook through a handful of recipes—whether she's setting up a laid-back lunch for company or preparing a special meal for none other than Jeffrey himself. (How easy was that, right?)

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19 Cozy Chicken Recipes We Can’t Wait to Cook This Fall

With temperatures currently breaking the 90-degree mark, it’s no wonder that we’re already dreaming of all the cozy, comforting dishes we’re going to cook once it’s finally cool enough to turn on the oven without overheating the whole house.

One of ou…

With temperatures currently breaking the 90-degree mark, it's no wonder that we're already dreaming of all the cozy, comforting dishes we're going to cook once it's finally cool enough to turn on the oven without overheating the whole house.

One of our favorite dinner staples during the brisk autumn months is chicken. This highly versatile protein happily cozies up to some of the season's favorite flavors (think: apple cider, warming spices, and more), and welcomes preparations like braising and roasting.

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Our 73 Best Summer Side Dishes of All Time

Much of summer’s fanfare is devoted to the season’s most impressive-looking dishes, like a gorgeous platter of fall-off-the-bone ribs or a tray of bright pink lobster rolls doused in mayo, herbs, and butter.

But what about the side dishes? Every main …

Much of summer's fanfare is devoted to the season's most impressive-looking dishes, like a gorgeous platter of fall-off-the-bone ribs or a tray of bright pink lobster rolls doused in mayo, herbs, and butter.

But what about the side dishes? Every main event needs a bit of support on the sidelines—we're talking grilled vegetables, grains, chilled soups, pasta salads, and more—to make a meal feel complete.

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15 Easy Ways to Upgrade Boxed Mac & Cheese for Last-Minute Dinners

Let me get one thing straight: I have loved boxed macaroni and cheese for as long as I can remember. From the bright orange Kraft mac and cheese dinners my dad “cooked” when my mom was out of town, to the countless microwaveable single-serve Easy Mac c…

Let me get one thing straight: I have loved boxed macaroni and cheese for as long as I can remember. From the bright orange Kraft mac and cheese dinners my dad "cooked" when my mom was out of town, to the countless microwaveable single-serve Easy Mac cups I consumed in college, and fancied-up shells and white cheddar from Annie's that now fill my pantry, this gloriously convenient invention has always been a part of my life.

And while you can often catch me whipping up a batch of the stuff in its purest form (including last night, when I had zero desire to prepare a full dinner), there are times when I like to experiment with different combinations of ingredients. Some are based off my cravings (spicy, bright and herby, or totally carbo-loaded), and other times they're based off whatever leftovers are in my fridge. Sure, adding extra ingredients can take away a bit of the simplicity, but incorporating them is easy and rarely takes more than a few minutes—in fact, you can usually finish the prep while the pasta water boils. Most importantly, they pay off big time in terms of flavor.

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The Collapsible Storage Shelf That Organized My Kitchen in a Snap

When you live in a tiny space, maximizing every square inch is the key to keeping clutter—and ensuing chaos—at bay.

That’s why my narrow galley kitchen is filled with all sorts of organizational tools—from lazy Susans and Ikea storage containers to sp…

When you live in a tiny space, maximizing every square inch is the key to keeping clutter—and ensuing chaos—at bay.

That's why my narrow galley kitchen is filled with all sorts of organizational tools—from lazy Susans and Ikea storage containers to spice racks and lots of glass canisters. They not only help keep everything tucked away and looking neat, but also ensure I can find exactly what I'm looking for (like when I've got veggies sautéing on the brink of burning and need red pepper flakes stat).

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How to Pick a Watermelon That’s Juuust Ripe

Whether you’re munching on triangle-shaped slices straight from the fridge (or cooler) or blending up chunks for a refreshing slushy cocktail, watermelon is a summer classic.

Picking out just the right watermelon can be tricky since there aren’t many …

Whether you're munching on triangle-shaped slices straight from the fridge (or cooler) or blending up chunks for a refreshing slushy cocktail, watermelon is a summer classic.

Picking out just the right watermelon can be tricky since there aren't many external signifiers, and you can't just give it a squeeze to see if it's softened, like you would with other fruits. There are, however, a few things you can look out for and do to ensure you've got a melon that's ready to eat.

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