7 Easy Tomato Recipes That Will Transport You to France — Recipes from The Kitchn

So maybe you don’t have a summer vacation to France on the books — that’s OK! Instead, head to the farmers market, load up on the juiciest tomatoes you can find, and take a trip to France through your kitchen. These seven recipes are both classic and inspired, and they all taste perfectly of the season — no matter where you are.


Costco Allegedly Revoked Someone’s Membership for Abusing the Return Policy — Grocery News

Costco’s return policy is famously generous. If you’re not happy with something, they’ll take it back. That’s one of the perks of membership, but a lot of people take that lenient return policy way too far. People have been spotted returning dead Christmas trees in January, seven-year-old dog beds, half-eaten food, and even a used litter box, still full of kitty litter. Now, however, it sounds like it might actually be possible to take return-policy abuse too far, because one customer says Costco revoked her membership for abusing the return policy.


5 Target Finds Designers Can’t Get Enough Of — Shopping

Ah, Target; what a beautiful, beautiful place. Where else can you buy clothes, furniture, greeting cards, deodorant, and a fresh latte in one fell swoop? Exactly.

We know we’re not the only ones who are obsessed with Target. In fact, plenty of professional designers shop there for both business and pleasure. So, the next time you’re there, keep an eye out for these items designers can’t stop buying. Because, as you well know, you never go to Target and buy just one thing.


10 Three-Ingredient Sauces You Should Make from Scratch — Recipes from The Kitchn

If you meal prep just one thing over the weekend, my best (and favorite) advice is to always make a sauce. I’m a strong believer that a simple, flavorful sauce is the single thing that will take any meal from good to great. And the more simple, the better.

You truly don’t need a lot of ingredients or effort to pull together a really good sauce, and these 10 recipes prove it. Start with three ingredients (and a little salt and pepper, if you like) and you’ve got all you need.


Why the “Target Trick” Could Help Eliminate Junk Drawers from Your Life Entirely — Organizing Tips from The Kitchn

No one can become a devout minimalist — or purge their entire life and home of all unnecessary belongings — in just 15 minutes. But everyone can take a few minutes out of their day to do a few small tasks that could you get you traveling down the road toward living a more minimal life.


10 Cheap & Healthy Lunch Ideas for Work — Recipes from The Kitchn

There are two goals most of us strive for when packing lunch: to save money and eat something healthy. By healthy, we mean something that’s full of feel-good ingredients like vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein. Sometimes it can feel hard to accomplish both at the same time, but these 10 recipes prove that it’s actually quite easy. Hearty grain bowls, pantry frittatas, and freezer-friendly wraps are wholesome lunch ideas that don’t require you to dig deep into your wallet.


10 of the Quickest Lunch Ideas for Work — Recipes from The Kitchn

While meal prepping over the weekend is a great way to ensure you have lunches to pack through the week, things don’t always go as planned. Sometimes Sunday gets ahead of you and you realize you’ve got nothing to bring. Don’t worry! You won’t have to resort to buying lunch all week if you turn to these quick recipes. They require minimal ingredients and can even be pulled together in the morning before you head out the door.


This Chill, Low-Maintenance Plant Is Perfect for People Who Can’t Keep Anything Alive — Plants in the Kitchen

Snake plants, also know as mother-in-law’s tongue or sansevieria, have become increasingly popular, and rightly so. With their striking lines and hardiness, they’re the houseplants even black thumbs can show off. They also act as air purifiers to improve your home’s air quality.

Here’s how to keep them happiest.


The 5 Grocery Shopping Lessons I Taught My Mom During a Recent Trip to HomeGoods — Shopping

My mom taught me how to arrange flowers, negotiate the purchase of an antique rug, and wear a black turtleneck year-round. I taught her how to shop for groceries. And recently, her lesson moved on from regular grocery stores to one of my favorite places to hunt for specialty foods: HomeGoods.

My mom claims visiting the store feels like “shopping in our basement,” which refers to the mishmash of furniture, clothing, and knick-knacks you have to sort through before you find the thing that was worth the work it took looking for it. But catch me in the right mood and I’m thrilled by the prospect of wandering those aisles only to emerge with all kinds of delicious things to cook with or eat.

My mom joined me on my latest trip and these are the tips I passed along.