Crock pots are widely viewed as a slow way to cook your food while you’re at work during the day, and that’s, well – pretty much it. However, crock pots are actually an incredibly versatile kitchen tool and can be used for just about any cooking task that you can imagine, from the very simple to complex. We’re going to take a look at why crock pots have become the go-to kitchen tool for many, by giving you some unexpected ways you can use it.
Ahh, poached eggs. So delicious, yet so hard to cook – or are they? Although poached eggs have gotten a bad reputation as being “difficult” to cook, they actually don’t have to be difficult at all. With a little practice and mastering of your technique, they’re actually quite an easy way to turn your next breakfast into a memorable occasion. We’ve rounded up some expert tips on how to poach an egg like a pro, so you can get the perfect round result that you see at a restaurant, every time.
We’ve all fantasized about simply throwing a bunch of ingredients into our slow cooker before we leave for work, and coming home to a perfectly cooked meal at the end of the day. Unfortunately, that fantasy can quickly become a harsh reality when we open the lid a few hours later to find a meal that either hasn’t cooked, or is a mound of sloppy mush. So, where did you go wrong? In this article, we take a look at the best tips for slow cooker meals, so you can come home to perfectly cooked meals every time.
While there are hundreds of podcasts out there about food (and we love listening to them!) there aren’t anywhere near as many for those who want to know what it’s like to run a restaurant. And no matter what role you have in the restaurant industry, it can be hard to find the time to read up on how others are running their restaurants, and most importantly, how they are adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s why we have compiled a list of the 5 best restaurant podcasts of 2020, so you can listen to them while you’re rolling silverware or doing menial paperwork.
We all know that pumpkin pie is quite literally the cherry on the top of Thanksgiving dinner! Unfortunately, not everyone finds the process of making a pumpkin pie super easy. Not only is there a learning curve to cooking it just right, but you want to make sure that yours is the best pumpkin pie recipe out there – you don’t want anyone leaving your home saying it was “just okay!”. So how do you master this famous Thanksgiving dessert? We’re going to look at some tips on how to make the perfect pumpkin pie, so you can be certain yours will come out on top this year!
While Thanksgiving is most definitely the best day of the year to break out your stretchiest pants and get prepared for that lovely turkey tryptophan effect to hit you, that doesn’t mean that everyone wants to spend the day cooking for half an hour of eating! This is why turning to a restaurant to cook for you may be the best way to go. Whether you’re looking for dine-in or take-out options, there are plenty of local restaurants that will be open Thanksgiving Day, or are offering Thanksgiving specials leading up to the big day.
Anytime we’re sick, we can pretty much count on two things: our energy being low and our will to cook being pretty much as zero. With the ideal solution being that we have someone there to cook for us when we’re not at our best, that’s unfortunately not always the case. So what do we do? Of course, ordering takeout is an option (take a look at our selection of takeout menus here!) but sometimes we just want a home cooked meal. In that case, we have 5 quick and nourishing meals for you to make on a sick day, so you can get in all the comfort and nutrients that you need while still using up food that’s in your own cupboard.
Let’s face it, the Thanksgiving meal is essentially the superbowl of all holiday meals – having that said, that means there’s a ton that goes along with it, and cooking a full Thanksgiving meal for a large family is not for the faint of heart. This is why we’ve gathered 3 easy Thanksgiving side dish recipes that not only look impressive, but are easy and quick to make, with little preparation. These recipes are all a slightly different take on the classic recipes that we all know and love, so you can start adding a new tradition to go with your perfectly cooked turkey.
Even before the world entered into a global pandemic, some customers were wary of buffet-style dining, where the same utensils are constantly touched in order to scoop food onto each individual plate. With major food chains, this could equal hundreds of different hands a day touching the same surfaces, which was already a health concern to some. Now, buffets have had to adapt to new Covid-regulated health guidelines, with buffets being forced to change their ways – or having to close altogether. We take a look at how buffets are adapting to Covid in order to stay afloat, and what changes have been made in order to keep a sense of the traditional buffet.
With the start of fall comes changing leaves, pumpkin spice lattes, and sweater season. Unfortunately for restaurants trying to stay afloat during the pandemic, it also comes with cooler weather – and cooler weather signals the limited amount of time left in patio season, for those states who experience the cooler weather that accompanies fall and winter. In this article, we take a look at what restaurants are doing to prepare for the winter season, and how they will enable physical distancing as outdoor dining declines.
With Fall approaching, it’s only natural that Thanksgiving is on our minds. For those who have never cooked turkey before, the thought can be intimidating. But we promise you that by carefully following your grandmother’s famous recipe and by following a few tips and tricks from us, your first Thanksgiving dinner will be a success. Read on for our beginner tips on how to cook the perfect turkey.
Choosing the Right Type of Turkey
Doesn’t turkey simply involve going to the supermarket and picking up the biggest one you see? Not when you realize that there are plenty of options available to help tailor your turkey to your family’s preferences.
Now that we’ve entered Fall, we’re getting the urge for pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and rich, comforting ingredients. Even though we love to bake, it can be difficult to find the time to devote to it, not to mention finding new recipes. We’ve found 3 fall recipes that are not only quick and easy, but that the whole family is sure to love. Plus, you can serve them at Thanksgiving as an alternative to your traditional pumpkin and apple pies! Keep reading for 3 quick and easy fall recipes.
Grill House restaurants are known for their delicious and juicy steaks, but they often offer way more dishes on their menu than just steak cuts. If you’re tired of ordering the same few menu items when you dine out, it may be time to switch things up. Here are our recommendations for menu items to try at some great grill house restaurants, including Hudson Grille, The Keg, Longhorn Steakhouse, and more.
The summer is practically over and that means getting in some much-needed time outside of the house before the autumn chill sets in. The Covid-19 pandemic has left everyone missing the outdoors and getting some sunshine. It has left a lot of people wondering what past activities are even acceptable during this time.
As of September 2020, dining out at restaurants is acceptable, so long as you follow the proper health and safety protocol. Here are our social distancing tips for dining out.
As the Covid-19 pandemic goes on into the fall season, many of us just want to get that last taste of summer. For a lot of us, that means going to our favorite restaurant and enjoying a great meal. Supporting restaurants is a direct way to support people in your community while also enjoying a delicious meal. If you’ve been missing your favorite restaurant, it is possible to dine out instead of ordering take out again. Here are our tips for dining out during Covid-19 to keep yourself, restaurant staff, and other patrons safe.
The home kitchen is probably something we have all been spending a lot of time in since Covid-19 stay at home orders were put into place. You may have already loved cooking, but after months of trying just about everything in your kitchen from sourdough bread to making your own risotto from scratch, it may be time for a fresh change. Luckily, if you still can’t go to any restaurants for dining in, you can remake some of the best restaurant recipes in your own kitchen. Whether you’re stuck in the house, on a tight budget, or up for a new recipe, here are five restaurant recipes you have to try at home!
After having a busy day of work or school, you’ve definitely felt the struggle of trying to prepare a meal after a day full of work. The easiest thing to reach for is often a trip to a fast food drive-thru where you can grab your favourite burger and fries.
But fast food isn’t always the best option. With restaurants accessible online and ready-to-order pickup and delivery services, you can order from your favourite restaurants for a healthier meal experience. What’s more, there’ll be more thought into the preparation of your food, and it’ll simply just taste better.
Here are some of our favorite easy take-out foods that you should order when you’re in a rush.
If you or your family are big restaurant lovers, you may have a few favorite places that you visit often. Whether you heard of it or not, one of the best ways to save money while dining out is by joining a restaurant loyalty program.
Being a member of a loyalty program often means collecting points and saving big on meals. They’re usually free to join or have a small yearly fee. This can be worth it if there’s a restaurant you find you’re going to a lot. Read on for some of the best restaurant loyalty programs out there.
The 2020 pandemic has a lot of us missing regular activities that used to be quite frequent, especially during the summer. One especially is the social activity of going out to your favorite bar or restaurant. During summer patio season, nothing beats a grill house, with offerings like steak, burgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, and more.
If you’re looking to find a grill house restaurant that’s open during COVID-19, we’ve compiled a short list of some of the top restaurants open now for either dine-in or take-out options.
Life during the age of COVID-19 has changed drastically, and that includes fun social activities that are no longer possible. However, with some restrictions slowly lifting, people are cautiously making their way out again. This includes going out to restaurants, which not only gets you great food, but helps support the staff working in the restaurant and kitchen.
If you want to get back out there and take yourself, your friends, or family members to your favorite restaurant, it may be possible. Here are some of our tips on how to either order take-out from a restaurant or dine-in while keeping a physical distance.
Please keep in mind to follow your local government’s protocols and rules regarding physical distancing and other COVID-related laws.
Quite possibly the biggest impact on restaurants and the restaurant industry has been the sudden appearance of COVID-19. It’s had an immediate impact on the restaurant and the service industry and the effects will be more than short-term.
Your dining experience will be changed forever in a world post-COVID-19. The way you order food, the methods in which it’s handled, and the interaction you have with restaurant staff will be different than it was before. Here’s just some ways COVID-19 will change dining.
As coronavirus restrictions begin to ease, more and more restaurants are starting to reopen to the public. Instead of settling for take-out options, customers can choose to dine in the restaurant.
However, every restaurant differs, by its size, financial income, and amount of customers it can serve. It also varies by state and region as well. It can often be confusing to figure out who’s open right now for dining in and who is still closed. Here’s seven ways you can check online to see if your favourite restaurant is open for dining in.
With coronavirus restrictions easing around the United States, the restaurant industry is slowly coming back to life. People want to go back to their favourite restaurants and gather together to share a meal.
But the rules and restrictions around COVID-19 can be unclear at times. As of the time of writing, all states have allowed restaurants to open their dine in services, meaning customers can sit in a restaurant and enjoy their meals.
The world has changed from coronavirus, and with people urged to stay at home, there’s been a huge rise in at-home cooking.
For some people, this means changing their diet to more homemade recipes, trying out old family recipes, or honing in on their cooking skills. For others, it’s a test to not burn down the kitchen. Here are just some of the many eating and cooking fails from Twitter.
When it comes to delivery apps, one of our main concerns is currently contact-free options – for obvious reasons. Thankfully, the majority of top delivery apps out there are implementing contact-free delivery options, so you can feel more comfortable when receiving your food, as you’ll never actually have direct contact with the person who’s delivering your food (so, basically every introverts dream, as well as a necessary extra precaution to staying safe due to COVID-19). We’re going to take a look at the top contact free delivery apps that you can download today.
It’s not exactly a secret that we’ve all been spending plenty of time at home – and as a result, we’ve been using restaurant picker apps like crazy. Restaurant picker apps are a great way to see what’s available in your area, whether that comes down to eating in, picking up or ordering right to your door. We’re going to take a look at the best restaurant picker apps available, so you can start discovering restaurants in your area that you may not have known existed.
Now that we’re all spending so much time inside the house, we’re also ordering takeout/delivery more than ever before. While this is great for keeping local restaurant businesses afloat, it may unfortunately pose a risk for bringing germs inside the house. We’re going to take a look at how to safely order takeout and food delivery, so you can put your mind at ease about enjoying your favorite meals from your local virus as we continue self isolation.
Whether you’re constantly looking for new recipes, or if you just need to look up the best way to boil an egg, everyone has their favorite recipe website. It may have become your “go-to” due to the fact that it always pops up first in search engines, or because it contains a great amount of visual aids such as videos and pictures. Either way, online recipe search tools can be incredibly helpful. In case you feel like you could do with branching out from your usual favorite, we’re going to take you through 3 of the most popular online recipe search tools in 2020. We know that it may be impossible to replace your favorite search tool that has pulled through time and time again, but what have you got to lose?
There are few things in life more satisfying than cooking the perfect steak. Whether you choose the fillet, sirloin, rib-eye or the rump, there are techniques to making sure that you’re getting the absolute most out of it. We’re going to take you through some of the experts’ top tips on cooking the perfect steak, so you can make sure you don’t waste that beautiful piece of meat.
While visiting new restaurants can be part of the fun of exploring a new city, you also don’t want to have a bad experience. So, how do you make sure you’re choosing a great restaurant and spending your money wisely? We’re going to take you through 3 tips for choosing a good restaurant while travelling, so you can merge into the food culture seamlessly.
flavor and loved by just about everyone who grew up eating it. It pairs well with many different sideFried catfish dinner is a classic Southern dish. It’s surprisingly easy to make but is filled with s but is especially nice with those that are also quintessentially southern, like macaroni and cheese or fried okra.
Here are a few classic catfish recipes you can prepare:
Eating out at a restaurant is hugely about the social aspect and is one of our favorite ways to connect with friends, family and new acquaintances. So, how do you go about picking the right restaurant when you’re planning for a special night out? You want to make the right choice when you’re trying to make lasting memories and you’d prefer if that was accompanied by a great restaurant. We’re going to take you through some of our tips on how to choose a good restaurant, so you can make the perfect choice for the occasion.
If you’re making a more conscious effort to eat healthy, the idea of eating at a restaurant chain can be daunting – after all, what on earth are you supposed to eat? We’re here to tell you that nutrition does not have to fall by the wayside when you want to enjoy a meal out on the town. We’re going to take you through some clever tips to eat healthy when eating out, so you can enjoy a dinner out with your friends guilt free.
New Orleans is known as one of the best dining destinations in the country – maybe even the world. Anyone who visits New Orleans goes there, at least in part, for the cuisine. Its culinary influences come from Africa, Europe, and America and it also has its own unique flair. The food is one of the things people miss the most when they leave Bourbon Street but it’s possible to bring some of it home and replicate the best recipes in your own kitchen, even if you’re not a trained chef. Chances are there’s a restaurant in your area that can deliver creole cuisine, too.
So, what are the 15 essential New Orleans seafood dishes you need to try?
Pork chops are a classic meal that has been served by families for decades. Pork tends to be less expensive than many kinds of steaks but it offers the same meaty satisfaction you get with a filet. You can get pork chops bone-in or boneless and either works fine for some of the most popular preparations, including bourbon-glazed pork chops.
If you’re looking for a delicious recipe to serve at an upcoming summer party or you want to have an upscale cookout this summer and wow all of your friends with a dish they’re sure to remember, this recipe is it.
Ketogenic eating has helped many people reach their goal weight and maintain it. It gives them the energy they need to get through their day or a tough workout that challenges their body. It also lets them indulge in delicious food they love so they’re able to stick to this diet while others have failed because they lost interest or didn’t enjoy what they were eating. While some restaurants like Buffalo Wild Wings have a lot of keto-friendly options on the menu, sometimes you want to indulge in a recipe in the comfort of your own home. If this is the case, give this low carb Portobello Mushroom Chicken with Cream Cheese a go.
Whether you are cooking hickory bourbon salmon at home or if you are out enjoying dinner out at somewhere great like Ruby Tuesdays or Texas Roadhouse, you may want to have an additional side to go with it. Choosing the right side dish to compliments this tasty fish entrée completes your meal and makes it all the more enjoyable. If you are going to pick a side to go with your hickory bourbon salmon, make sure it pairs well and tastes good as a whole meal. Here are some great side dish suggestions to make your meal of salmon spectacular.
Chicken is one of those things that tastes best when cooked on a grill. While using a grill may sound a little dull, limiting, or less versatile than kitchen cooking, there are some great recipes to give the chicken a great BBQed taste that is beyond just the basic grill flavor. You can make a great grilled BBQ chicken yourself at home or try an awesome version of it at Ruby Tuesdays or Texas Roadhouse. No matter where you decide to eat it, the taste of an outdoor BBQ flavor and some great recipe variations will have you wanting to have grilled BBQ chicken all year round.
Tilapia is perfect, even for those who are not big seafood eaters. It’s a mild, tasty fish that is easy to cook, inexpensive, and versatile when it comes to ways of preparing it. There are many different varieties of tilapia but they all taste very similar. Tilapia are freshwater fish that like shallow water and can stand wide ranges of temperatures. They are generally a hardy species. Tilapia is a great source of protein and is low in calories. It has lots of vitamins and minerals to round out its nutritional goodness, including niacin, B12, phosphorus, and potassium. If you are on a low carbohydrate, diet this fish is perfect. No carbs at all.
When you are sitting down to a great prime rib dinner, you want side dishes that complement this great cut of beef. Whether you are cooking a roast at home or going out somewhere like Ruby Tuesdays or Texas Roadhouse to have their awesome prime rib, knowing what will enhance this already great main dish is helpful. While the focus of your meal is on the cut of beef, some complementary flavors and textures can make your meal not only more enjoyable but also one to remember.
Don’t feel like cooking? Want something a little different for lunch or dinner? Time to try Benihanas. Take a look at their menu and you will be hard-pressed to decide what suits your fancy. Benihanas is a restaurant chain that is one of the top Asian eateries around. Their highly-skilled teppanyaki chefs prepare your order with skill and flair with a culinary performance, not just a meal. You can choose between a teppanyaki meal or a kitchen prepared dish at Benihanas.
There is nothing better than waking up on the weekend and taking the whole family out for a delicious breakfast. Load up the car and head over to Golden Corral for an all you can eat breakfast or brunch buffet that has something for everyone. Golden Corral is a family restaurant that not only has standard American favorites on the menu but also tasty seasonal options as well. This long-time family restaurant has over 500 locations where you can get a great meal for a great price. The best part of visiting Golden Corral for breakfast is that you not only get your fill of delicious, homestyle food but it also won’t break the bank when you bring a big group.
So much shrimp, so little time! We all know Red Lobster specializes in serving great seafood and fresh fish at a good price but its shrimp dishes are something special. If you are looking for a good meal with excellent side dishes and salads (not to mention their amazing cheddar bay garlic biscuits) then Red Lobster is the place to go. Whether you are going during their Endless Shrimp event or to have a meal off the regular menu, shrimp is a tasty choice for both lunch and dinner.
Hungry and feel like a BBQ meat-lovers meal that tastes great and really satisfies you? Or are you looking for some good ribs without all having to deal with all kitchen prep, oven spills, and mess? Applebee’s full rack of ribs is one of the best around. It’s ready fast, tastes great, and the best part is you do not have to worry about any prep or cleanup. While Applebee’s is a great casual dining place with all the classics on the menu for both adults and kids, they really outdo themselves when it comes to their ribs. They are affordable and fill you up with mouth-watering tenderness and your choice of flavor.
The very first Texas Roadhouse was opened in 1993 in Clarksville, Indiana. Since then, Texas Roadhouse has expanded on the map due to its well-deserved popularity.
Texas Roadhouse brings that Texas spice you expect at the best Texan diners. The menu’s full of Texas favorites that are sure to liven your taste buds and put a kick in your step.
Have you heard of both a porterhouse and T-bone steak but are confused about what the difference is? Aren’t they technically the same cut of meat, just with different names? Well, no, not exactly. If you want to know the real difference between the porterhouse and the T-bone steak, you’re in the right place. We’re here to help you can decide which to order the next time you’re out at a steakhouse or serve your guests at your next dinner party.
Everybody loves the homey feel of the Texas Roadhouse and the array of delicious food to choose from. However, you wouldn’t think this restaurant offered gluten-free options, but they have your back when it comes to options.
The Texas Roadhouse has its own gluten-free menu for anyone who’s either allergic to gluten or has a bad gluten intolerance.
The Texas Roadhouse menu makes you picking out a yummy dinner that doesn’t hurt your stomach even easier.
That in mind, Texas Roadhouse will always inform you of the fact all these dishes are made in the same kitchen. This means there is a small possibility that they can get cross-contaminated.
Have you ever gone to a steakhouse only to be overwhelmed by the number of different types and cuts of steak available? You probably understand what cuts such as prime rib or filet mignon are but things like porterhouse and ribeye go right over your head.
What is a porterchouse vs. a ribeye steak and what are the differences in cut, cost, and cooking? We have the lowdown on which cut of steak is best for you and what’s going to satisfy you the most, whether you’re eating at a restaurant or cooking the steak at home.
The keto diet is making waves and for very good reason. People are shedding the weight that’s been holding them back by implementing this simple diet into their lives.
One of the hardest parts of sticking to this diet is finding keto-friendly options at your favorite restaurants, including places like Red Lobster. You either find yourself cheating on your diet or you avoid going out.
We decided to make your keto diet a bit easier by diving into Red Lobster’s menu for their keto-friendly options. We’re going to share our favorites on the Red Lobster menu that are perfect for any low carb diet, including the keto diet.
Do you know anyone who eats meat and doesn’t enjoy a good chicken parmesan? You can’t
go wrong with savory breaded chicken fillets, rich tomato sauce, and gooey cheese.
Chicken parmigiana has been a family favorite for hundreds of years and is a staple at Italian-American restaurants. If you’ve ever wondered how to make chicken parmigiana, we have a delicious recipe for you so you can impress everyone at your next family dinner.
If you’re here looking for the leanest cuts of steak because you’re trying to make healthier choices, we salute you. Whether you’re going out to a restaurant to eat or cooking at home for your family, you want to make sure you’re choosing the healthiest, leanest possible option for your Saturday night steak dinner.
What is actually considered the leanest cut of steak? We’re here with a guide to the healthiest steak cuts so you can feel confident that you’re making the best choice for your health.
Red Lobster offers fine dining at an affordable price. Their fish and other menu options are to die for.
Who doesn’t love Red Lobster’s shrimp scampi? It’s a Red Lobster favorite.
When the shrimp scampi is cooked, fresh shrimp is coated in garlicky goodness and the garlic butter melting on your tongue is heaven.
Red Lobster has our favorite shrimp scampi, loaded with oregano, rosemary, and olive oil.
Red Lobster is famous for its fresh lobster, fresh fish, and yummy appetizers but no one can deny its amazing stuffed mushrooms. They’re our favorite appetizer and we know you love them just as much.
What if we told you that you could make these stuffed mushrooms at home? With a little effort and some free time, you can be chowing down on your own stuffed mushrooms for dinner tonight.
Does your mouth water when you think about TGI Friday’s Philly cheesesteak sandwich or Philly cheesesteak burger? There’s something about the combo of steak, cheese, and peppers that delights the taste buds and the aroma is even better.
But you don’t have to go out to enjoy the flavor of a Philly cheesesteak and, if you’re on the keto diet, you don’t have to sacrifice carbs for deliciousness.
Gluten sensitivity and celiac disease affects one in 133 people and roughly 3 million Americans. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder. When someone with this disease eats food that contains gluten, their body attacks their small intestines.
This can cause horrible stomach pain, nerve pain, lack of concentration, depression, and many other symptoms that can become debilitating.
So, you’re having a bunch of guests over for a flavorful meal that you’ve pain”steak”ingly slaved over all day (get it?). At least, that’s what you want it to look like.
You know you want to cook steak, but when it comes to cooking for a crowd, it can be a tough choice: ribeye roast vs prime rib? What is even the difference between the two? After all, ribeye and prime rib actually come from the same cut of beef, and from the same part of the animal (the primal rib section).
When you’re taking your kids out to eat, chances are it is to treat yourself as well. In all likelihood, going out for a meal isn’t something that you’re able to swing all the time, so you want the whole family to be equally able to enjoy it! Let’s take a look at some of the best places to eat with kids in 2019, and why they’re great for both you and your children.
It’s no secret that in the last few years, Eggs Benedict has become one of the most popular breakfast/Sunday brunch foods of all time. I know it is certainly my go-to order at any possible opportunity. But what about when it comes to making it yourself? Eggs Florentine and Eggs Benedict can be difficult to perfect, but with a little practice, you’ll be serving them up for Sunday brunch in no time.
Are you a chicken wing connoisseur? While I myself just enjoy eating them and determining if they’re spicy enough for my liking, I fully appreciate the effort that goes into cooking and preparing them. Brining your chicken wings is not something that everyone thinks about, as it is usually reserved for cooking the whole bird. However, brining your chicken wings gives the same tasty result, which is a chicken wing full of tenderness and moisture. It also adds extra flavour to the wings, another huge bonus. If you’re cooking for a crowd, you want what little meat there is on your chicken wings to pop – and what better way to do that than brining them?