Can we talk about how this Zojirushi rice cooker changed my life?

I fully recognize that I'm one of the last people on the planet to discover rice cookers. I'm also fully aware that cooking rice shouldn't be hard, right? It's just a pan with water. IT'S JUST A PAN WITH WATER. So why can't I ever make rice without burning it? Why is it always undercooked or burnt and blackened at the bottom of the pan? The answer is simple: I'm stupid and I suck at cooking. I mean, I'm no Megan (sorry, bitch!) but I'm just not very proficient in the kitchen.

Enter the Rice Robot.


Peanut butter and jelly banana dog

Last week I found myself starving and low on groceries. In a moment of desperate MUST-NOM-NOW-ness, I created this monstrosity, the Peanut Butter & Jelly Banana Dog. The recipe here should be pretty self-explanatory: it's just a pb&j sandwich on a hot dog bun, with a banana nestled inside.


Megan's Offbeat Home cooking challenge

Hi. I'm Megan, the Empire's Associate Publisher and I'm a HORRIBLE eater. I can't cook, I can't even shop for food. But Ariel and Cat are going to shake up my pre-packaged meal life with their challenge. Here's the deal…