Recipe Upgrades

3 Quick Ideas for Popcorn

Americans down 16 billion quarts of popcorn a year. Good thing it’s pretty healthful. Compared with other snack-aisle options, the freshly popped stuff stands out as a minimally processed whole grain made with only oil and salt. So don’t limit it to Netflix nights: Toss it on soups, salads, and even ice cream sundaes for a bit of salty crunch.

11 Cranberry Sauce Recipes

Can it with the store-bought version—try one of these refreshing (and simple) renditions instead.

Inexpensive Ideas for Party Food

Don’t let sky-high food-and-drink bills crash your party. These affordable strategies let you scrimp without looking like Scrooge.

3 Ways to Upgrade a Frozen Cheese Pizza

Take your frozen pie to the next level with these easy, upscale topping ideas.

Foolproof Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed

Want to really pamper Mom this Mother's Day? These four easy steps will guarantee a perfect start to her day.

3 Foolproof Rice Recipes

Start with plain white rice, then add quick mix-ins for pops of color—and lots of flavor.

10 Delicious Stuffing Recipes

Some argue it’s the best part of Thanksgiving, so we’ve dressed up one simple stuffing recipe in a bounty of ways.

6 New Ways to Use Maple Syrup

Pancakes are just the beginning―syrup is a sweet addition to a variety of dishes (savory, too). Try using it in these ways.

8 Upgraded Burger Recipes

With a few easy alterations (pork in place of beef, tangy relish mixed into the meat instead of topping it), even a classic can undergo an improvement.

Add Applesauce to Your Food

Try this healthy substitute in brownies, sandwiches, and more.

4 Ways to Make a Tuna Sandwich

Tuna is convenient, inexpensive, good for you. But like anything you eat too often, it can become boring. For a new twist, try one of these four recipes.

Stir-Ins for Brownies

Give basic brownies an easy upgrade with these sweet and savory extras.