Baby & Toddler

Dinnertime and Meal Planning as a Family of Four with Effortless Chic

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    Grilled Scallops with Herbed Zucchini Noodles and Charred Corn from Brooklyn Supper

    Summer has hit with full force. I can scarcely believe that it was ever cold enough for a sweater or even full-length jeans. My meals have gone full-on summer, too. To me, seasonal eating isn’t just about enjoying ingredients at their peak (though that’s a big part of it), it’s also about meals that capture the moment perfectly. In winter, it’s a long cooked braise with hearty roots served on a bitterly cold evening. And now, at the height of summer, it’s this dish featuring crisp-edged grilled scallops served atop charred corn and spiralized zucchini noodles. A lemony dressing, fresh herbs, and sweet cherry tomatoes all lend pops of color and flavor, and make for a meal that captures early July eating perfectly. I’m positive that this dish will be a favorite for a long time to come.

    By Elizabeth Stark
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  • Cooking & Baking

    Tips For Making Ice Cream Without A Machine

    Is there anything more summer than ice cream? A scoop or two (or three) is the perfect way to pass a hot afternoon outside and best of all, it’s a crowd-pleasing dessert that doesn’t involve heating up the kitchen.

    By Kate Gagnon
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    Easy, No-Bake Desserts You Should Make This Summer

    Come summer, nobody really wants to turn on their oven. (OK, maybe for pie. Pie gets a pass.) Hot ovens and hotter kitchens make for sticky and unhappy cooks and sweltering guests. And anyway, why overheat your whole party for the sake of a cake when you know everyone would be just as happy as eating ice cream pie?

    By Marian Bull
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  • Cooking & Baking

    How to Make Mayonnaise Without a Blender

    Mayonnaise is one of the those condiments that tastes a lot better when made at home. It actually tastes fresh, with the hints of lemon and garlic shining through, and in the summer, it’s great for potato salads or topping off any grilled vegetables, chicken or steaks. With only six ingredients and some forearm strength, it can come together pretty quickly too.

    By Amalia Safran
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  • Coffee & Beverages

    A Not-So-Basic Frosé for Your Next Barbecue

    We’re not ashamed to be jumping for joy when rosé season hits, and we certainly don’t discriminate against any rosé iterations, which means we welcome with open arms and mouths any rosé cocktail, or even a cooler concoction, frosé (frozen + rosé = frosé = YES).

    By Amalia Safran
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  • Baby & Toddler

    Plan a Better Backyard Barbecue for Kids

    After a long winter and wet spring, we’re doing a bit of celebrating here in Seattle as backyard barbecue season is in full swing! While many houses right in the city have relatively small yards, we make the best of our little patio with a simple grill, a sandbox for our son, a comfy outdoor couch, and string lights to tie the whole thing together. Before we had a rambunctious toddler, eating outdoors was a casual all-night affair, but now of course things are abbreviated and it takes a bit more intention and planning to pull things off successfully. Here’s what makes for a better barbecue and a good time for all in our house:

    By Megan Gordon
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  • Cooking & Baking

    No-Bake Desserts for Celebrating the 4th of July

    At OXO, we love cooking for the holidays – any holiday. This Fourth of July we challenged ourselves to create easy, no-bake desserts that are red, white and blue. The recipes use a mix of classic and specialized OXO tools to yield delicious results with minimal effort.

    By Rebecca Ulanoff
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    How To Make Sourdough Focaccia From Heartbeet Kitchen

    Where are my sourdough friends at? My hand is raised high! Since beginning to bake naturally leavened sourdough bread earlier this year, the process has captivated me. Fascinated by the fact that just flour, water, and salt can produce the most delicious loaves of bread, you’ll find me working on new recipes and techniques nearly every week. (more…)

    By Amanda Paa
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  • Behind The Scenes

    Behind the Design: Space Saving Drying Rack

    OXO Tot was born out of necessity. In five years, 25 babies were born to OXO’s then 50 employees. Our engineers and product managers took the same curiosity-driven, problem-solving approach to parenthood (and the slew of gear that comes with it) as they did with creating household tools. Bib not catching crumbs, drips, and dribbles? Enter the Roll-Up Bib. What about a wipes dispenser that dispenses one wipe at a time instead of a handful at once? Try the PerfectPull Wipes Dispenser.

    By Rebecca Ulanoff
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    Ask OXOnians: Our Biggest Cooking Challenges

    When it comes to cooking, no two people are exactly alike (we’re pretty sure that’s what makes potlucks work so well). Chances are, though, you’ve run into a task (or many) that you find intimidating.

    By Emily Connelly
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    OXO February Challenge: Mastering Common Cooking Challenges

    February can be a slower month; the quiet after the holiday season, plus dreary weather and dropping temperatures can make it feel a little uninspiring. We decided to turn things around though, and take this month to inspire you to tackle some common cooking challenges (and fears). We’ll show you what OXOnians have overcome in the kitchen, good tips for mastering skills and new ways to get better dishes on the table. Follow along as we take on new skills every week this month.

    By OXO
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