Every issue is jam-packed with 100+ delicious, home-style recipes & tips—all made with easy, everyday ingredients—and all shown in FULL COLOR!
MIXING BOWL • Trends • Tips • Kitchen Ideas
You Glow, Girl! • With a little help from your pantry, you can use kitchen staples for DIY face masks that offer budget-friendly beauty.
10 THINGS TO NEVER FEED FIDO • WE’RE ALL GUILTY OF SNEAKING OUR FURRY PALS A TABLE SCRAP HERE AND THERE, BUT BEWARE. YOU MAY BE DOING MORE HARM THAN GOOD IF YOU LET THEM SAMPLE THESE TREATS.
A Sweet Experiment • Baking instructions from a cake-loving kid yield treasured Mommy moments.
Acorn Squash • Tasty, healthy and budget-friendly, this versatile veggie deserves star treatment this season.
ENERGIZE WITH EGGS • CRACK ’EM OPEN AND UNLEASH THE POWER YOU NEED TO TACKLE WHATEVER THE DAY BRINGS YOUR WAY.
The Pantry • A guide for what to stock up on this month.
Chop, Chop • A dinnertime staple stands out with three clever spins that make meal prep a snap.
Taste of Home BEST LOVED BRANDS 2018 • We tested 100+ foods to bring you the best of the best in our all-time favorite home-cook categories.
GAME ON • IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT TO THE STADIUM, BRING IT HOME. FILL THE STANDS WITH SNACKS TO CHOW ON AS YOU CHEER, AND YOU’LL BE MVP IN THE HOMEGATING HALL OF FAME.
PIE FOR DINNER • Yep, you read that right. Swap sweet for savory and keep that golden crust—tonight you’re sitting down to the ultimate comfort food.
LAYERED LUNCH • GRAB A CANNING JAR TO BUILD A PERFECTLY PORTABLE AND DELICIOUS THAT WILL MAKE YOU DO A MIDDAY HAPPY DANCE.
DIY SALAD IN A JAR • Turning any salad into your happiest desk lunch is a little bit art and a little bit science.
SWEET ON FALL • WHEN THE AIR GETS CRISPY, BAKE WHAT YOU CRAVE—ALL THINGS GOOEY, CRUNCHY, COZY AND SPICED JUST RIGHT.
The Best Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup • Our food stylist Josh Rink reveals the secrets to taking a classic comfort-food combo from simple to simply amazing.
GLOBAL SLOW COOKER • Pack your bags! Dinner just got a ticket to travel.
Lazy Glazy Day • Whether prepped from scratch or bought at a bakery, doughnuts make morning meetups feel extra sweet. Pile ’em high, phone a friend, put on the coffee and see how the morning stacks up, page 78.
The Love Collection • When a flood wiped out Debbie Vanni’s treasured collection of more than 4,000 cookbooks, a community of home cooks took the time-honored tradition of recipe sharing to heart.
BESTIES & BROOMSTICKS • IT’S NO TOIL OR TROUBLE TO GATHER ALL YOUR SPOOKY SISTERS FOR A SCARY NIGHT IN.
TWICE AS NICE • Bringing over a cozy, creamy casserole is the classic way to show you care. Gifting a friend the gorgeous dish you baked it in takes kindness to a new level. Leave a note (and the recipe!) and let your pal know there’s no need to return the dish—it’s his or hers for keeps.
SPECIAL SAUCE • A TENNESSEE NONPROFIT TURNS SURPLUS TOMATOES INTO A SPAGHETTI SAUCE TO FEED HUNGRY PEOPLE. NOW THAT’S THE WAY TO COMBAT FOOD WASTE.
LEADING THE WAY IN FOOD RESCUE • We can’t allow good food to be thrown away while our neighbors go hungry.
FIELD EDITOR LIST • Find these home cooks’ recipes, photos and tips!
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