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

Crazy-Creative Food Truck Recipes You Can Make at Home

oxtail mac and cheese
Everybody loves a good food truck -- but thanks to dropping temps, our favorite summer eats won't be back around until next season. That's why we're not-so-secretly obsessed with Food Truck Road Trip -- a collection of crazy-creative food truck recipes from around the country (including a pad thai taco that will blow... read more

4 Delicious Ways to Make the Most of Those Thanksgiving Leftovers

pea and bacon risotto
Put those precious Thanksgiving leftovers to good use with one of these four creative recipes -- from a sausage-filled breakfast casserole to one creamy comfort food: Pea and Bacon Risotto Toss those leftover peas into this savory, bacon-topped comfort food courtesy of food blogger, Stephanie Le. GET THE RECIPE... read more

Give Thanks with These Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

Still stumped on what to bring to your in-laws for turkey day? Look no further. Make the most of this in-season veggie by taste-testing one of these healthy squash recipes at your Thanksgiving table: Butternut Squash Chipotle Chili with Avocado The perfect super-savory fall soup (with a kick!). read more

Cookbook Crave: Sweet Apple Recipes You Haven’t Tried Yet

apple recipes
As much as we love a classic apple pie, it's a good idea to have a few backup desserts on hand in case you get, well...bored. From crispy, apple-topped potato pancakes to a flaky almond tart, you'll crave these sweet apple treats: Potato Pancakes with Applesauce Fried to a perfect golden brown, these... read more

The Best Big-Batch Thanksgiving Cocktail

apple vanilla vodka sangria recipe
If you can't be trusted around an oven but still feel obligated to bring something -- anything -- to the Thanksgiving table, then this big-batch cocktail is the way to go. Made with fresh fruit, white wine, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla vodka, it's a sweet Thanksgiving cocktail that everyone at... read more

A Healthy Food Blogger Shares Her Kitchen Secrets

Silvana's Kitchen bookbook
Managing to pull off a homemade meal any night of the week is tough enough, but making it gluten and dairy-free sounds all sorts of impossible. Surprisingly though, cookbook author, editor and former bakery owner Silvana Nardone makes it look foolproof. From sweet cinnamon-swirl pancakes to freshly-made... read more

Creamy, Homemade Pumpkin Fettuccine You'll Crave

pumpkin fettuccine alfredoPhoto: Cookie + Kate / The Nest Fall '13 Magazine
We'll admit it -- homemade Fettuccine Alfredo sounds great in theory, but it's not exactly what comes to mind when you're trying to pull together a quick weeknight dinner. Luckily, this pumpkin fettuccine recipe courtesy of Cookie + Kate is the definition of easy (and delicious). Tossed with an alfredo-like pumpkin sauce and... read more

3 Super-Savory Comfort Food Classics

baked mac and cheese recipe
In search of some much-needed dinner inspiration? Take a cue from Stephanie Le's new cookbook, Easy Gourmet, and taste test one of these three super-indulgent comfort foods tonight: Pea and Bacon Risotto Creamy and comforting, this indulgent risotto is best enjoyed during cozy nights in (watching Scandal, obviously). read more

Thanksgiving Treat: Healthy Stuffed Acorn Squash

stuffed acorn squashPhoto: A Couple Cooks
Between the gravy, stuffing and never-ending supply of pie served at most Thanksgiving get-togethers, it's almost impossible to find a turkey day recipe that doesn't immediately send you into a food coma. Enter this acorn squash recipe courtesy of A Couple Cooks. Stuffed with healthy quinoa and... read more

4 Cheap Holiday Wines That Actually Taste Good

red wine glassesPhoto: Antonis Achilleos
When it comes to holiday wine, you don't necessarily have to opt for an expensive bottle to impress those dinner guests (especially your picky in-laws). To help you prep for the next few hectic weeks, we got Master Sommelier Richard Betts to share his top pro picks for affordable holiday wines... read more
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