Every Drink Is Seltzer Now 

White Claw is now just one of what seems like a million spiked seltzer options. | Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images

The multi-billion dollar seltzer market is totally saturated, and I’m exhausted

Not a day goes by, seemingly, without a beverage company attempting to belatedly horn in on the biggest trend of 2019: hard seltzer. Inspired by the mind-blowing success of White Claw, hard seltzer is now its own multi-billion dollar industry, and the lines that distinguish a trendy hard seltzer as opposed to an outdated old-fashioned wine cooler are growing ever blurrier. Now, seltzer is everywhere, and everything is seltzer.

The most annoying new offender of late is Michelob Ultra Organic Seltzer’s new “essential collection,” which is “made with coconut water at the heart of its ingredients.” Available in flavors like blueberry watermelon and kiwi-lime, the beverages are touted as being low-calorie, totally refreshing, and infused with the flavor of … Read more

30 Minute Easy & Delicious Meals

30-minute meals are my go-to meals at least a few times a week! Quick, easy, and incredibly delicious, there are so many to choose from!

There are just some days that a quick meal is a must! I have rounded up some of my very favorite meals that you can make in under 30 minutes! It doesn’t get much better than that! Start out with these shrimp fajitas, this honey garlic stir fry, or this amazing chicken parmesan!

A collage of 6 different meals.

Quick and Easy Meals in Under 30 Minutes

During the school year, I am constantly on the go! Between all of my work, family events, and my kid’s school and activities, I am busy! And I know that I’m not the only one! My goal is to make sure that we have at least our meals together during the week. Even if it only means sitting down for 10 minutes together! But … Read more

FDA checking on ‘adverse events’ while other outbreak investigations continue

The FDA is investigating “adverse event reports” involving at least 31 people, according to an announcement from the agency.

Little information is available on the situation, with the Food and Drug Administration not releasing any facts except that the investigation involves 31 people and an unnamed product. The agency has not reported what pathogen or pathogens are involved or whether the situation involves another kind of hazard.

“(T)he FDA is following up on a series of unconfirmed adverse event reports received from January 2021 to March 2022 that may be associated with an FDA-regulated food product,” according to the agency’s weekly outbreak update information.

Investigators have begun traceback efforts but the FDA has not revealed what food is involved. Also, the agency has not released any information about the affected people such as their ages or where they live.

In other outbreak news, the FDA continues to investigate four other … Read more

Assembling Ikea’s Future — Through Food

The rooftop restaurant at Ikea. | Niklas Stadler / Ikea

Will a vegetarian-leaning menu and rooftop terrace take Ikea from a furniture store to a full-on lifestyle brand?

I couldn’t decide: Beet hummus with cilantro, or lentils and cream cheese with chives? The toppings couldn’t be more different, but which would pair better with stewed mushrooms and tomatoes? It was early fall around sunset, still warm enough to eat outside a little longer, but a sudden breeze forced me to make a decision for my handbröd, a palm-sized roll stuffed with cheese or vegetables and with my choice of toppings. I went with the lentils and cream cheese, paid — 3.50 euros ($4.06) with the optional topping — and ripped off a corner. The pastry was tender and buttery, the filling still warm, a nice counterpoint to the cool, creamy topping. The biggest surprise, however, were the chives; I didn’t … Read more

Marry Me Chicken (Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken)

Marry me chicken is juicy and flavorful and smothered in a creamy parmesan sauce. Seasoned with savory herbs and sun-dried tomatoes, this dish will melt in your mouth, and will leave you begging for a proposal!

This dish comes together easily, and “marries” beautifully in just one skillet. It will literally “knock your socks off!” It will also leave you wanting more delicious chicken recipes like my garlic mushroom chicken, Tuscan garlic chicken, or lemon chicken piccata that you can quickly whip up for a weeknight meal!

A skillet with marry me chicken cooked and ready to eat.

Why is it Called Marry Me Chicken?

Marry me chicken gets it name from how delicous it is and how the ingredients “marry one another” and taste so much better together! One bite, and you’ll be coming back for more. This tender chicken is nestled in a creamy flavor-packed sauce full of cream, parmesan cheese, herbs! The star of the show is the … Read more