Rachel Sylvester

From: Detroit, MI Favorite celebrity wedding: Gwen & Gavin (that dress!) Veil or no veil: Does a flower crown count? One thing I never leave home without: A good book Follow Me: @RachelSylves

A Nutella Cocktail? Yes, Please!

nutella melt cocktail
Craving a cold-weather cocktail that isn't, well, hot chocolate? Settle in and cozy up with one of these warm cocktails -- from a classic hot buttered rum to the most unexpected mulled wine you'll ever try: Hot Buttered Rum Nothing says the holidays quite like hot rum served with... read more

Seasonal Sipper: The Perfect Eggnog Martini

We're the first to admit that eggnog gets a bad rap -- but mix it with some vanilla vodka and rum, and you have what just might be the most-perfect holiday cocktail. Try it tonight with this five-minute recipe: Makes: 2 drinks What You'll Need: 4 ounces of rum (we used read more

Your Christmas Menu Made Really Easy (and Delish!)

citrus chicken promo
With only two weeks until Christmas, it's about time you started putting some thought into that holiday menu that you keep avoiding. Whether you're simply a dinner guest or stuck with hosting the entire holiday, we put together some of our fave, festive recipes to help you stress less: Sweet Potato... read more

15 Minutes With the Husband-and-Wife Duo Behind White on Rice

bountiful cookbook
After meeting at a coffee house nearly 20 years ago, Todd Porter and Diane Cu -- the duo behind the White on Rice blog -- had no idea food was in their future. "We found the online community accidentally when we were searching to see if anyone was writing about food," says Todd.... read more

Cookbook Crave: Wake Up With These 3 Crave-Worthy Breakfasts

bacon cheddar muffins recipe
Face it: Your go-to breakfast of cold cereal just isn't cutting it. Take the boring out of your breakfast routine with one of these three savory-sweet morning meals courtesy of the new Huckleberry cookbook: Baked Apples with Oat Crumble Top this classic dessert with anything from whipped cream to Greek yogurt -- even... read more

Food Trend: Sweet Shrub Mocktails to Make at Home

apricot shrub recipe
If you hear the word "shrub" and immediately think of the plant, then you're in for a sweet surprise. The newest drink trend is a fizzy, homemade sipper made from fruit, sugar and (get this)...vinegar. Just add seltzer and raise your glass to this vintage drink mixer that's so good, you'll forget it's technically a... read more

Put a Spin on Basic Brownies With These Extreme Recipes

raspberry ripple cheesecake
In honor of National Brownie Day (yes, it's a thing), we figured what better way to start the week than with one of these crazy-creative brownie recipes? Whether you're a cheesecake fan or obsessing over everything milk chocolate, celebrate your new favorite holiday with one of these sweet treats:   Whopping Malted Milk... read more

15 Minutes With: The Blogger Behind Half Baked Harvest

half baked harvest tieghan gerard
Before this Colorado-based food blogger behind Half Baked Harvest takes over our Instagram next weekend, 21-year-old Tieghan Gerard shares her kitchen secrets: Your ideal kitchen soundtrack: TG: Right now,  it's all about the Christmas music. Guilty pleasure: TG: A pan of warm, freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. Kitchen utensil you can’t... read more

Cookbook Crave: Eats from The Portlandia Cookbook

Portlandia cookbook
Funny meets food in this companion cookbook to your fave TV comedy. From the ultimate Slamburger to crispy Brussels sprouts, you'll eat up these three dishes that define the show: Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Hazelnuts, shallots and thick-cut bacon will make you forget you're actually eating your vegetables. GET THE RECIPE... read more

Celebrate National Comfort Food Day with These Indulgent Recipes

muffins recipe
Today marks National Comfort Food Day, meaning you now officially have an excuse to binge on your favorite bad-for-you-foods. Can't decide what to make? From chocolate-filled breakfast muffins to some seriously cheesy homemade mac, we're sharing our go-to comfort foods so you can spend less time choosing and more time chewing.... read more
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