10 Ways to Turn Frozen Meatballs into an Easy Weeknight Dinner — Tips from The Kitchn

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Meatballs are some of my favorite foods to make and eat. They are so versatile and can be adapted any number of ways to feature a wide range of flavor profiles. It seems that almost every culture has some sort of meatball in its recipe box.

Keeping a stash of frozen meatballs on hand can open the door to any number of easy weeknight dinners. You can make your own meatballs and freeze them for convenience, or simply pick up a bag in the freezer aisle to use at a moment's notice.

Consider these options next time you're stumped for what's for dinner:


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There’s a New Instant Pot for Single People — Shopping

We don't hear many bad things about the Instant Pot. Our staffers love it. Our readers love it. It's basically the Tom Hanks of cooking appliances — people have only nice things to say about it!

If we had to call out one thing to nitpick about it, it'd maybe be that the sizes — a 6- and 8-quart option — were just a little too large for a household of one. If you live alone, you probably weren't getting to experience the magic of the Instant Pot because you just didn't need to make a vat of Potato Risotto.

Allow us to introduce you to the newish 3-quart Instant Pot!


25 Awesome Main Dishes for a Crowd-Pleasing BBQ — Recipes from The Kitchn

Here's my secret to being a backyard BBQ baller: I keep my sides, drinks, and desserts simple, but serve up the biggest, most impressive main dishes I can muster. Ribs, whole artichokes, or even a big ol' turkey are sure to wow your guests.

From teriyaki pork tenderloin and dill pickle chicken, to cauliflower steaks and short ribs, here are 25 impressive mains for your next BBQ that will feed a crowd and then some.


My Favorite Healthy Recipes: Olga from Arlington, Virginia — My Healthy Recipes

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Welcome to Kitchn's new series My Favorite Healthy Recipes, where we show you how real people around the country (and even world) eat "healthy," however they choose to define that for themselves. Maybe you'll find a few recipes to add to your own meal plan.

Name: Olga Berman
Location: Arlington, VA
Age: 38
Occupation: Government employee by day, food blogger and salsa dancer by night
Number of people in household: 1


Words of Joy: Tami Taylor on the Purpose of Barbecues — Make More Good

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Friday Night Lights' Tami Taylor, played by Connie Britton, was a gift. Smart, beautiful, and funny, Tami gave us a glimpse into the life of a dedicated wife and mother trying to balance her own career and ambitions outside of her family. She also gave us #hairgoals. And during the show's tenure, everyone's favorite TV mom was always full of wisdom and zippy one-liners — all in her signature Southern accent, of course, ya'll.


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