How Cindy’s Coquito Became My Go-To Holiday Drink

We teamed up with LG Studio to share the holiday-ready drink we’ll be sipping throughout the season: Puerto Rican coquito. Creamy and dreamy, this classic Christmas beverage stars rum, condensed milk, and of course, coconut. For added presentation poin…

We teamed up with LG Studio to share the holiday-ready drink we’ll be sipping throughout the season: Puerto Rican coquito. Creamy and dreamy, this classic Christmas beverage stars rum, condensed milk, and of course, coconut. For added presentation points, serve it with a sphere of Craft Ice™ from the LG Studio InstaView refrigerator, along with a sprinkle of grated cinnamon.


Having been born and raised in South Florida, a frosty, snow-filled Christmas was never really in the books for me. Swap out crackling fireplaces and sledding for breezy palm trees, not to mention tons of humidity, and you’ve got yourself a Miami winter. So it’s not changing leaves or chilly temps that mark the beginning of a typical holiday season in my mind—it’s the parties.

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8 Common Kitchen Ingredients That Actually Belong in the Fridge (or Freezer!)

We teamed up with LG Studio to share a handful of everyday ingredients you may have been storing wrong all along. Extend the life of your nuts, dried fruit, and—most importantly—those almost-too-ripe avocados with these smart refrigeration tips.

It …

We teamed up with LG Studio to share a handful of everyday ingredients you may have been storing wrong all along. Extend the life of your nuts, dried fruit, and—most importantly—those almost-too-ripe avocados with these smart refrigeration tips.


It may feel like only yesterday that you bought a fresh stack of flour tortillas at the grocery store. But before you know it, they’ve already started to grow green patches of mold—all while sitting innocently on the kitchen counter.

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10 Out-of-the-Box Pie Crusts for When You Don’t Have Time for Dough

In partnership with Lodge Cast Iron, we’re sharing ideas for exceptional and unconventional pie crusts to mix things up during the holidays and beyond. With Lodge’s Seasoned Cast Iron Pie Pan (it’s from their bakeware line!), you can achieve a golden, …

In partnership with Lodge Cast Iron, we’re sharing ideas for exceptional and unconventional pie crusts to mix things up during the holidays and beyond. With Lodge's Seasoned Cast Iron Pie Pan (it's from their bakeware line!), you can achieve a golden, award-worthy crust every time—no matter what recipe you’re baking up this season.


Making a great pie doesn't necessarily have to be a tedious task. Instead of spending hours chilling, kneading, and rolling dough, you can make a bunch of easy (and delicious!) crusts with ingredients like crushed cheese crackers, crispy hash browns, or even your favorite cereal.

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23 Festive Christmas Cakes to Fill the Season with Joy (& Treats!)

Arguably one of the best parts of the holidays are the sweet treats that come along with the crisp, cold weather. As Christmas quickly approaches, plan out your dessert spread with these 23 rich and delicious Christmas-inspired cakes to make for your l…

Arguably one of the best parts of the holidays are the sweet treats that come along with the crisp, cold weather. As Christmas quickly approaches, plan out your dessert spread with these 23 rich and delicious Christmas-inspired cakes to make for your loved ones this year.

From a light and airy angel food cake to a hot cocoa cake with peppermint-marshmallow frosting to a three-tiered gingerbread cake with a luscious eggnog glaze and candied cranberries to garnish, you’re sure to find something to fill the season—and your belly—with joy and happiness.

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10 Sage Substitutes That’ll Still Bring That Signature Holiday Flair

When cooking for the holidays, a few signature herbs and spices may come to mind like nutmeg, cinnamon, rosemary, and sage. However, before you fill your home with the distinct warm and woodsy aromas of these must-have cold-weather ingredients, you may…

When cooking for the holidays, a few signature herbs and spices may come to mind like nutmeg, cinnamon, rosemary, and sage. However, before you fill your home with the distinct warm and woodsy aromas of these must-have cold-weather ingredients, you may want to consider a few herb substitutes in case you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for at the store.

As everyone heads into the holiday cooking fury in full gear, it may become increasingly challenging to find prized items like sage available at your local market. We’ve gathered 10 of the best sage alternatives for when you can’t seem to get your hands on this flavorful green herb this season.

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9 Very-Clever Hacks to Get the Most Out of Your Oven

We teamed up with LG Studio to share useful hacks for making your oven work smarter, not harder. Using these simple tips and tricks, your baking, roasting, and more is sure to be a success every time.

We already know that our beloved ovens are the b…

We teamed up with LG Studio to share useful hacks for making your oven work smarter, not harder. Using these simple tips and tricks, your baking, roasting, and more is sure to be a success every time.


We already know that our beloved ovens are the best for roasting a whole chicken to juicy-crisp perfection, baking gooey chocolate chip cookies, and making the best-ever cheesy lasagna—but what else can they do? Aside from the more obvious uses, a few simple, time-saving tricks will help you get through the busy holiday season—and beyond—without breaking a sweat (or burning something).

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9 Excellent Sour Cream Substitutes for the Creamiest, Dreamiest Vibes

When you were getting ready to start baking this signature pound cake recipe or looking for a little something extra to dollop on top of your steaming baked potato, you realize you’re fresh out of sour cream. Before you fret and make a run for the clos…

When you were getting ready to start baking this signature pound cake recipe or looking for a little something extra to dollop on top of your steaming baked potato, you realize you’re fresh out of sour cream. Before you fret and make a run for the closest store, remedy the situation at hand with ingredients you likely already have at home.

From non-dairy to dairy alternatives, finding a substitute for sour cream is much easier than you may have initially thought. Using ingredients like coconut milk, cashews, or yogurt and a little acid from lemon juice or apple cider vinegar, you’ll be able to wow your guests and your taste buds with something very close to the real deal.

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16 Vegan Side Dishes So Good, You’ll *Almost* Forget the Mains

When planning a menu, the focus tends to steer towards the entrees of the spread. Break the norms and rewrite the narrative with side dishes like creamy tahini potato salad or stuffed zucchini with freekeh pilaf and currants worthy of stealing the show…

When planning a menu, the focus tends to steer towards the entrees of the spread. Break the norms and rewrite the narrative with side dishes like creamy tahini potato salad or stuffed zucchini with freekeh pilaf and currants worthy of stealing the show.

Satisfy both the omnivores and herbivores among your friends and family with these 16 vegan side dishes featuring plant-based ingredients like miso, tahini, and tons and tons of delicious vegetables.

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10 Homemade Vegan Breads That Rival Your Favorite Bakery’s

Whether for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, a comforting side of bread pairs well with just about any dish, topping, or spread. From a date-filled nut bread to sweet cinnamon pecan rolls, choosing a favorite among these baked goods will be a difficult tas…

Whether for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, a comforting side of bread pairs well with just about any dish, topping, or spread. From a date-filled nut bread to sweet cinnamon pecan rolls, choosing a favorite among these baked goods will be a difficult task. Best of all, these recipes are made with all plant-based, vegan-friendly ingredients like date paste, aquafaba, and non-dairy milks.

No matter if you’re an experienced baker or a novice cook, you’re sure to master these recipes that will impress both your friends, family, and even yourself! We’ve gathered 10 of our best vegan bread recipes to try for your next baking endeavor.

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19 Best Bundt Cake Recipes That Look Super Fancy but Are a Cinch

As the holidays quickly approach, it’s time to get your trusted bundt pan out of storage to take baking season by the reins. From a nutty tahini bundt number that’s swirled with berries to a chocolate cake made with mashed potatoes—trust us on this!—we…

As the holidays quickly approach, it’s time to get your trusted bundt pan out of storage to take baking season by the reins. From a nutty tahini bundt number that's swirled with berries to a chocolate cake made with mashed potatoes—trust us on this!—we’ve gathered 19 of the best bundt and tube cake recipes to guarantee you’ll find one right for every occasion.

1. Salted Egg Yolk Pound Cake

Typically used in Asian cuisine, salt-cured egg yolks add a unique, briny quality to any dish they touch. The author of this recipe, ingeniously adds this “umami gold” to the pound cake batter to create “rich saltiness that heightens the sweetness—and deepens the savoriness—of pound cake.” Keep in mind that this must-try recipe does require some foresight, as curing the yolks does require a few weeks of anticipation. Though, you can always look for store-bought, salt-preserved eggs at your local Asian market.

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