So, you’re taking some time off but have nothing planned? Don’t spend the whole vacation in front of the TV — no one’s judging you for binging a few series here or there, but think about how good you’ll feel if you actually do something with your days off. This is the perfect opportunity to do things that you normally don’t have time for. Whether that’s getting outside and exploring your neighborhood or trying out a new restaurant, you’ll be glad to have some real stories to tell when you’re back at the office. You don’t have to travel somewhere exotic to enjoy your time off. Try out some of these tips for making the most of your staycation.
How much do kids love corn? Let me put it this way: I can add corn to basically ANYTHING and get a cheer from my four rascals when dinner hits the table. And let’s not limit this to corn on the cob, because that’s always a slam dunk. Nope, even when it’s off the cob, this sweet, crunchy veg is a hit with my brood. Here are my go-to picks.
Ina Garten’s Corn Salad (pictured above)
A handful of ingredients transforms a few simple ears of corn into a flavorful, potluck-worthy dish.
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Los Angeles is a taco town, having long been hailed as the capital of the Californian staple. The list of excellent taco spots is so long, it takes some serious work to narrow it down. That’s where local chefs come into play. Here three LA pros dish about the most-tempting taco spots in the City of Angels. Read more
Your answer may depend on what news stories you happen to be reading.
Swaying you toward the negative may be the hullaballoo over a non-melting ice cream sandwich in Australia. A woman in New South Wales named Mary Salter posted a note on Facebook asking why, after her grandson, in a fit of pique, chucked two halves of a broken ice cream sandwich in her backyard (one piece on the cement and one on the lawn), the frozen treat didn’t melt even “after four days in 26-degree [79 degrees F] heat on cement … in direct sun.”
No doubt about it. People do a lot of crazy things with lattes. They put them in avocados and carrots. They make them with activated charcoal and live blue algae. But a cafe in Japan is rocking the best latte idea yet: Latte in chocolate-dipped ice cream cones.
Just take a minute to savor the very idea of that.
Photo by Kelly/Mooney Photography
Gourmet dining is pretty out-of-the-question in a dorm room (unless you’re these guys), but you can make the most of your new digs with a few kitchen essentials. If your college does not provide your dorm room with a microwave or mini-fridge, invest in those first. Once you’ve got the must-haves, here are some examples of our favorite small — and dorm-approved — kitchen tools can make all the difference when you need something a bit more edible than the dining hall special.
We all want to eat fresh, seasonal produce, at the peak of its flavor, but sometimes it’s hard to keep track of exactly what’s in season near you at any given time. Now there’s an app for that.
It may be the homestretch of summer, but the Food Network Magazine editors are already in the holiday spirit, which is why they want to know your holiday plans. Share your Christmas traditions in the poll below, then see how your holiday season compares to the rest of America in a future issue. Read more