Dani Dixon

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Our Favorite Overnight Oats Recipes

Weekday mornings are hurried, there's just no way around it -- <i>especially</i> during the school year. While we can't help you make every element of the morning easier, we can at least offer a solution to expedite the breakfast part of it: overnight oats.<p>The beauty of overnight oats is that they're …

Breakfast

60 Fall Recipes We're Looking Forward to Making

All the fall recipes we're looking forward to cooking now that summer is (nearly) over.<p><b>Oh no ... it's actually happening.</b> The end of summer is fast approaching, and we're gearing up for shorter days, longer nights, cooler temperatures, colorful leaves, sweatshirts, and football. Not only is the …

Cooking

An End-of-Summer Italian Al Fresco Dinner

Late August is my favorite time of year: just cool enough to eat outside without dripping sweat into your food, but still the season for excellent produce. It's like all those tender stalks of asparagus, juicy tomatoes, and bunches of fresh herbs are just begging you to make a totally killer …

Asparagus

Switchel: The Most Refreshing Drink No One Is Drinking (Yet)

<i>Switchel is like cheater's lemonade—but maybe even better. Learn how to make it at home.</i><p>I had never heard of switchel when my friend Hannah asked if I would be her bar-back at last September’s Queen Bee Cocktail Classic, a honey-driven cocktail competition put together by NYC Honey Week.<p>The whole …

Everything You Can Do With a Can of Coconut Milk

If the closest you've come to a can of coconut milk is a takeout container of Thai chicken curry, you're missing out—it's responsible for a wealth of flavorful dishes that range from sweet, rich ice creams to spicy dips and soothing soups.<p>But what exactly is it? Not to be confused with coconut …

7 Easy Back-to-School Breakfasts

We all want to start off on the right foot when starting a new school year. I know cereal and frozen waffles are often a necessity, but here are a few other easy options that will make parents <i>and</i> kids happy.<p><b>1. Morning Glory Muffins</b><p>Morning Glory Muffins are made with a little bit of everything: …

Breakfast

Make the Sweetest Baked Goods Around by Avoiding These Frosting Common Mistakes

Homemade frosting is about 1000% better than the store-bought stuff. Make sure you knock it out of the park by avoiding these common mistakes.<p>Cake is good, but frosting is better. The sugary, buttery concoction has the power to turn even the most ho-hum baked goods into special treats. At first …

Dessert

Grilled S'mores Brownies Are the Reason Summer Exists

<i>S'mores brownies are exactly how you end summer with a bang. Just look at 'em!</i><p>I love grilling. Like REALLY love grilling. I grill almost every day, even in winter. There's something about it that just makes me ridiculously happy.<p>Honestly I think grilling ranks right up there with chocolate in my …

Dessert

10 Ways to Achieve Cold Brew Coffee Greatness

From better ice cubes to DIY flavored syrup, here are 10 simple, awesome ways to make cold brew iced coffee even better.<p>There are three things that iced coffee should be: strong, bracingly cold, and in your hand as soon as possible. Unfortunately, it can also be expensive, so we're big fans of DIY …

Coffee

The Best Surprising Pizza of Summer

Our favorite pizza for warm weather isn’t a classic Margherita. Instead, we’re getting creative with fruit, because pizza for dessert is pretty much …

Dessert

The Best Cold Brew Coffee Makers, Ranked By Cook's Illustrated

The quest for the perfect cup of coffee is never over. Whether it's finding the best way to brew a hot cup, figuring out what might be sabotaging your brewing process, or discovering the best hacks for better iced coffee, there's always something to learn about our favorite caffeinated beverage. …

Coffee

Homemade Throat Lozenges Recipe

Whether you’ve got a frog in your throat, or are just taking precautions to keep one out of there, this handy homemade cold and flu remedy from the indispensable DaveHax ought to help ward off those proverbial amphibians from the vicinity of your esophagus all winter long!<p>This is a great recipe for …

Chili Colorado Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Chili Colorado is the greatest recipe of all time.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they are really the greatest ever of all time? Well, we’re using this series as an opportunity to wax poetic about them. Recipe developer Rick Martinez's mom's chili Colorado, to be</i> …

Cooking

The Caribbean's Best All-Inclusive Resorts for Families

Family vacations are meant to be relaxing and enjoyable, but sometimes finding the right hotel, making restaurant reservations, and booking endless activities for the kids can seem more like a chore than a restful getaway. So we here at Oyster took on the impossibly taxing job of traveling to the …

National Parks

Blogs | Food & Wine

"Apparently snorting lines of sugar like it was cocaine is not something they appreciate at the Old Country Buffet."<p>Send him your best family recipe …

The Holiday Desserts You Have to Make This Year: Cookies, Brittle, Lollipops, and More

Holiday treats aren't just about cookies anymore. They're also about candies that come in a dazzling array of colors and unusual flavor combinations.<p><b>Holiday treats aren't just about cookies anymore.</b> They're also about candies that come in a dazzling array of colors and unusual flavor combinations. …

Dessert

Make dinner simple with these easy weeknight chicken recipes

Don't have much time to make dinner during the week? Add these two quick and simple chicken dishes from George Mendes. Not only are they easy to make but they're full of Mediterranean flavors that your entire family will enjoy. Here, the chef and author of "My Portgual" shares his recipes for …

Flavors

Carbonara Recipes That Should Be In Your Weekly Rotation This Winter

Carbonara is one of those dishes that proves that the simple things in life are often the best. Made with eggs, cheese and pork, carbonara is as easy to put together at it is to consume in massive quantities. It's traditionally made with pancetta or guanciale, but can also be made with bacon. This …