Weekly Wrap-Up (1/22-1/28)

What We're Reading

In case you missed them, we’ve compiled our favorite blog posts of the week all in one place so you can read, get inspired — and cook!


6-Ingredient Tortellini & Escarole Soup
This simple soup comes together quickly on a busy weeknight, while providing healthy greens, hearty grains and comforting flavors. For easy variations, substitute other small filled pasta, such as ravioli, or use Swiss chard or spinach in place of the escarole.
5 Tips for Easy Entertaining
Entertaining should be fun — for the guests, and more importantly, for you! Read our expert’s top tips for hosting friends, whether the party is for two or 40.
Why We Cook: Bumps in the Soup
Read one writer’s touching story about sharing traditional soup and dumplings with her ailing aunt.
Recipe Spotlight: Cole’s Dutch Baby
As we explore the many reasons why we cook, primary motivations are treasured memories from our past. And as it turns out, professional chefs are no different. Here, Chef Cole Dickinson of the Los Angeles restaurant Ink shares a recipe inspired by one of his childhood favorites.
The Wonders of Winter: Juice & Soup
Do you think juicing has to stop when the winter comes? Not at all! Try this seasonal Apple-Beet-Carrot juice, and as a bonus, simmer one of Joe Cross‘ favorite cold weather soups.
Healthy Snacking: Kale Chips with Sea Salt & Smoked Paprika
These crisp baked chips made from sturdy fresh greens are every bit as addictive as other chips, but guilt-free. Learn the secret for turning out perfect kale chips every time.
Juicing My Colors
Williams-Sonoma’s Test Kitchen manager explains the benefits of consuming different colors of fruits and vegetables. Find out which juices can round out your diet with essential nutrients.
Why We Cook: Cranberry-Orange Muffins
At first she cooked to fill a need. As her personal journey continued, she realized she was destined to cook all along. Read this inspiring culinary story from a former attorney turned educator.
Superfood Cocktails
Here are two delightfully nutritious cocktails that incorporate two of the most well-known superfoods – green tea and blueberries. Both of these “super-drinks” will have you feeling both festive and fabulous after just one sip.
Weekend Entertaining: Bistro Brunch
Relaxing weekends are the perfect times to gather friends and family for home-cooked meals. Take a mini-vacation to Paris with this bistro-inspired menu, which will turn an everyday brunch into a special, memorable occasion.

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