Rachel Sylvester

Hometown: Detroit, MI Choice Color Palette: Yellow & Cream Can't Leave Home Without: A Notebook & Headphones Dream Decor Piece: Wall-to-Wall Bookshelf Follow Me: @rachelsylves

Instant Expert: Bok Choy Basics

Trust us when we say it's the one veggie you're definitely not eating enough of. Here, we share the bok choy basics you need to know: What it is: A leafy type of cabbage with green leaves and white stems. Even though it kind of resembles celery, bok choy is much more versatile... read more

15 Minutes With Stephanie Le of I Am a Food Blog

Steph Le I Am a Food Blog
Stephanie Le didn't plan on becoming a food blogger. That is, until the Vancouver-based newlywed decided to cook her way through the entire Momofuku cookbook back in 2010.What resulted was I am a Food Blog -- Le's collection of crazy-good homemade recipes with a twist (including a salt and... read more

3 Cozy Fall Eats Made Healthy

healthy paleo slow cooker chicken recipe
With fall in full swing, it's easy to indulge in every cold-weather comfort food you come across on Pinterest. (After all, swimsuit season isn't until next year.) But if you're looking for good-for-you meals minus the guilt, then we found the perfect fall cookbook. With plenty of fill-you-up fall recipes scattered... read more

3 Desserts That Taste Better When "Waffled"

Will it Waffle? recipes
Nothing beats a homemade breakfast, but let's face it -- you haven't touched that brand-new waffle iron since you were gifted it at the wedding. Make the most of that barely-used registry item by mixing up one of these three desserts in a -- you guessed it -- waffle maker: Waffled Banana Bread... read more

15 Minutes With the Healthiest Food Blogger Around

skinnytaste cookbook
It's hard enough to make healthy food taste good, but somehow Skinnytaste creator Gina Homolka makes good-for-you dinners look downright indulgent. To celebrate the release of her new (and first!) book, we sat down with the New York-based food blogger for a quick fifteen minutes: How did you get your start in becoming... read more

Instant Expert: The Scoop on Saffron

dried saffronPhoto: Thinkstock
We dish on the secrets behind the most expensive spice in the world: What it is: A reddish-orange stigma from the saffron crocus plant that's known for its ability to add both flavor and color to everyday meals. You can find it in either powdered or thread form, but it'll cost you, since saffron is... read more

Healthy Chicken Dinners That Actually Aren't Boring

Meals Made Simple gluten-free recipes
What's healthy, uncomplicated and definitely not boring? Well, practically any of self-trained chef Danielle Walker's recipes in her newest cookbook, Meals Made Simple. In fact, all of the Against All Grain blogger's meals are gluten and dairy-free -- meaning you can finally enjoy dinner without feeling too bad about going for that second... read more

A Pumpkin White Russian You Won’t Stop Sipping

pumpkin white russian recipe
As much as we love a classic White Russian recipe, this creamy cocktail was in need of a serious seasonal update. Enter this pumpkin variation you'll make over and over again this fall: What You'll Need: Heavy cream Pumpkin-flavored vodka (we used Crop Organic Spiced Pumpkin) Kahlúa Pumpkin pie spice read more

15 Minutes with Sommelier Caleb Ganzer

rose wines
Caleb Ganzer has the ultimate dream job. As the current sommelier at Eleven Madison Park in Manhattan, Ganzer spends his days as the restaurant's go-to wine pro -- sharing his expert opinion with diners on what they should really be drinking. Here, the 28-year-old Illinois native spills his top sommelier secrets -- from... read more

Food Trend: Sweet Treats...In a Jar?

desserts in a jar
Forget bite-sized cupcakes and bottomless fro yo -- right now we're sort of obsessed with jars. Specifically, jars packed with everything from fresh cake to sweet caramel (with some chocolate chips thrown in for good measure). Not only are they portable and easy to eat, but jarred desserts are so pint-sized, it's practically frowned upon... read more