Bitchin in the kitchen: 5 tips to make your guy swoon over your cooking, with minimal effort.
I have to admit that as much as I love the idea of cooking, it can be exhausting to prepare meals from scratch all the time if you also have a job and a life. Some days, tinkering around in the kitchen feels relaxing, and if you're in a relationship, what's more romantic than cooking up a meal your partner will love? But other times, I just want to read a book or listen to music while munching on takeout.
The 'Chopped' host on entertaining as a couple and his long-term loves... one of which is coffee!
As the former Food and Wine connoisseur on Queer Eye For The Straight Guy, Ted Allen's job was to educate straight men on how to win a woman's heart through food. Now, as the host of Food Network's hot show Chopped, his job description may be a little different, but his love of food—and its romantic powers—still remains.
What qualities do men look for in a lifelong partner?
What makes a woman wife material? If you were to ask 5 different guys this same question I assure you, you will get 5 different answers. There may be some similarities and universal traits of excellence that we're all attracted to but there will also be individual quirks for each man.
From Glamour, the creator of Engagement Chicken, comes Love You Pancakes. Here's the recipe.
If the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, the ladies at Glamour must have men lined up around the block. Does Engagement Chicken ring a bell? We're willing to bet it's the most-used chicken recipe in the world: an editor at the magazine made it years ago for her boyfriend, who immediately dropped to his knees and proposed. The editor shared the recipe with the office, published it in the magazine, and to date, the chicken has been attributed to 70 marriages and counting. Now, you can find that recipe—and 99 more—in Glamour Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive's new book, 100 Recipes Every Woman Should Know: Engagement Chicken and 99 Other Fabulous Dishes to Get You Everything You Want in Life. The ladies at Glamour were generous enough to share another tasty recipe from the book: Love You Pancakes. Here's what the mastermind behind the recipe—and Glamour editor—Caroline Campion told us about the from-the-heart pancakes:
Watch the 2011 Oscars live on Sunday and make it a date night while you're at it.
We cannot wait for Oscar night, can you? The Academy Awards ceremony is Hollywood's premier event, and we sort of have a weakness for star-studded gatherings. Do you blame us? The designer gowns, the gold statuettes, the hot guys in tuxes... Sigh. But while the actors are getting dressed up to go out with their dates, we think you should stay in with yours. There are plenty of ways to have a fun Oscar-themed date night with your man before, during and after the telecast, so use this as a little guide for a the big evening. If you can't win an Oscar yourself, watching a few stars win one while getting closer to your S.O. really is the next best thing.
What special something do you bring to your relationships?
When it comes to your romantic relationships…what do you bring to the table? Maybe you have confidence in your sparkling sense of humor, or your impeccable sense of style, or maybe your wow-factor is in the bedroom. Well, for Giulia Melucci, it’s her ability to cook up a mean bowl of pasta!
Sometimes, getting over a broken heart requires the right recipe.
Since I've only had three serious boyfriends in my life, I can't really say I only become Betty C**ker when I have a breakup … because that would have only been three times. But I can say that every single time I get my feelings hurt by a man, which unfortunately is more frequently than I'd ever like to admit, I don't find myself in a carton of my favorite Haagen-Dazs Chocolate Chocolate Chip ice cream. I find myself in the kitchen. My baking skills became more than just a way to ease my heartbreak; it became the best way to get back in the game and meet someone new.
What women want: one man explores the phenomenon of cooking as a turn on.
All this time I had simply ignored the fact that Coop was this incredible cook, and that his cooking seemed to effortlessly delight women, while I was walking around the party like a mildly concussed Dane Cook.
On my lonely cab ride home, it hit me: I needed a skill. Coop's skill.
The next day I called him and asked him to take me under his wing.