Happy September and — coincidentally — National Chicken Month! With the number of healthy, baked and fried chicken recipes you probably make for dinner on a regular basis, it could feel like every month is National Chicken Month. Make September extra special with some fun and flavorful meals that go way beyond the ordinary — we’re talking truly decadent dinners. Here are (drumroll, please!) six ways to make this month something worth celebrating.
Whip up a homemade comfort food classic: Cajun Chicken and Waffles.
We’ve all heard about the amazing benefits of the Mediterranean Diet, but if you’re not ready to go full-on EVOO, here’s a warmup week of five Mediterranean recipes to try out. Explore the flavors of garlic, oregano, basil, olives and fennel and see why everyone’s raving about the cuisine from this part of the world.
Monday, September 1
Labor Day weekend can be bittersweet: On one hand, it means a long weekend to relax and enjoy the company of friends and family. But on the flip side, it means the end of summer. So to curb your end-of-season blues, we’re sharing stress-free recipes to celebrate the beginning of something new: September!
Talk about easy prep and clean up! Just throw Carla Hall‘s Maryland Blue Crab Boil with Beer and Old Bay into a giant pot and onto the grill. Then dump all the yummy fix-ins onto a newspaper-lined picnic table and have guests wrap up their remnants as they go.
As our Instagram Snack Attack comes to an end, we’re reflecting on some of our favorite treats of the month. We’ve loved seeing all of yours — from @cheftini’s avocado smash and @thelaughingcowusa’s raisin bread with Swiss and strawberries to @wickeddeliciouskate’s smoked paprika popcorn and chex mix and @gsdreams’ crackers with fig preserves. Now, we want to send August out with a BANG! So whether you’re hosting friends for drinks on Saturday, a family brunch on Sunday or you’re just looking for a sweet treat, we’ve got the perfect recipe for you: Chocolate-Dipped Almond Biscotti.
Thanks to everyone who participated in our snack attack!
Nothing’s better on a Thursday night than a killer margarita. Throw a sombrero on, pretend you’re chilling in Mexico and your stress will slip away in only a matter of time. While the store-bought stuff is easiest to whip out of your cabinet when you’re in need of a staycation in your kitchen, we’re here to tell you that this simple four-ingredient homemade version is so much tastier! Cheers to hoping we just persuaded you to go homemade with your margs every time.
As if an impending kale shortage weren’t enough to remind us of how popular this leafy green has become, the vegetable is making a guest appearance in more than just our smoothies now. Introducing: NailKale, the first line of nail polish formulated with kale and all its strength- and health-inducing vitamins glory.
Photo via Into The Gloss
Want to transform humdrum dinners into mealtime magic? It’s easy! Hit the kitchen armed with these genius tips and simple recipes from our Every Day experts, and your friends and family will wonder if you went to cooking school on your lunch break!
Lesson 4: Fix Flavor Fast
It’s happened to all of us: That pot of soup, piece of fish or bowl of pasta is just plain boring. Don’t worry! These four simple ingredients can turn a one-note dish into a plate-licking hit in a matter of minutes.
Besides her magnetic personality and “EVOO” tagline, Rachael is probably most well known for her easy and delicious 30-Minute Meals. So for her birthday (today!) help us celebrate by cooking up a meal for your loved ones. Then, share your pics on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #HappyBirthdayRachael. To get you inspired, we’re sharing eight of her most popular 30-Minute Meals of all time — including hearty pastas and meaty mains. Happy birthday, Rach! We hope your day is full of food, family and so much fun.
As the end of summer approaches, take advantage of all the delicious produce (and your outdoor grill!) with these five fresh and fast weeknight recipes. You’ll have dinner on the table so fast, there will be plenty of time afterwards for s’mores around a bonfire.
Monday, August 25
No matter the time of day or day of the week, we always love a good ice cream sandwich. But now that it’s the weekend (TGIF!), we’re in the mood for something truly decadent, delicious and reminiscent of our childhood. So grab your mixer (no ice cream maker necessary!) and that bright red food coloring and get to work on some Red Velvet Meltcakes. Seriously, they’re worth every bit of effort.
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