20 Food-Filled Instagram Accounts That Will Make You Drool
It happens every single day, but deciding what to have for dinner never seems to get easier. With so many recipes available, we’re left craving everything from ramen noodles to pizza — all at once. We’re thankful for the amazing food photographers, bloggers and chefs who are not only showcasing swoonworthy food photography, but also helping us plan our dinners, one Instagram pic at a time. If we can’t get an invite into their kitchen, we’ll take a behind-the-scenes look. Scroll on for twenty dishes that you’ll want to whip up asap.
1. @whatsgabycookin: When you’re dreaming of the perfect California-chic meal, this is the account for you. Gaby Dalkin is constantly creating the trendiest meals for every occasion.
2. @mollyyeh: This account has a beautiful way of making farm-fresh meals look accessible, no matter where you live.
3. @howsweeteats: You know those moments when you think: Would mixing these two ingredients be crazy… or crazy delicious? Jessica has your answer, and her results are always tasty.
4. @halfbakedharvest: When you can’t decide between Indian, Mexican or American food, you can have everything in one dish with the fusion-inspired meals found here.
5. @cookinglight: You already love Cooking Light in print, so following them on Insta makes sense. We’re a sucker for healthier versions of our favorite comfort foods.
6. @damn_delicious: The Instagram handle says it all. When she’s not sharing food, her account is filled with puppies. Yep, we’re hooked.
7. @thekitchn: If you’re just starting to test the waters in the kitchen, this is the place to start. They’ve got plenty of tutorials and simple recipes.
8. @ashrod: Look no further for a romantic meal than the personal account of the author and blogger who has made it her mission to keep date night alive at home.
9. @ladyandpups: Sometimes we all just want to indulge, and this account is more than happy to oblige.
10. @jamieoliver: Have you ever wondered what the life of a chef is like? We definitely wouldn’t mind being invited into his kitchen for a day.
11. @thesussmans: This account belongs to two brothers/chefs who are inspiring everyone to make restaurant-quality meals at home. Enough said.
13. @phoebelapine: If you’re gluten-free, you’ll discover a pleasant refresh for your grocery list here.
14. @mydarlinglemonthyme: Real food is a beautiful thing, and this account is proof of that. Grab your green bag, because this account will inspire a trip to your local farmers market.
15. @bonappetitmag: When you’re looking for a meal to impress, you can trust that they do their homework over here. Each picture represents the best of the best from their research.
16. @FoodNetwork: Get the secrets behind all of your favorite tv-star chefs’ dishes in one place.
17. @rachaelrayshow: Do you miss the days of Rachel’s 30-minute meals? You’ll find plenty of EVOO and quick meals right here.
18. @cookieandkate: This Insta is where healthy meets delicious, and we’re not complaining. This is a must-follow if you’re a vegetarian looking for a fresh update on your meals.
19. @foodiecrush: This handle doesn’t lie — we totally have a crush on all of the dishes shared here.
20. @food52: There is something so amazing about a community of food lovers, and this network truly knows how to invite everyone to the table.
Who do you follow on Instagram for dinner inspiration? Tell us in the comments.
Welcome to Selfmade Finance School, our new money series with Block Advisors to help small business owners with their tax, bookkeeping, and payroll needs year-round. This week, we explore the tax implications of bringing family members into your business.
The question for today is this: Does hiring your family members make sense for your business? Let me be clear. This is not a piece about whether hiring your family members makes sense for your relationships with those family members. As someone who is part of a family business, I could fill up a lot more than 600 words on my opinions about that. For today's purposes, we focus on whether it makes sense from an overall "good business and tax implication" perspective. As it turns out, there is a decent amount of tax nuance when it comes to employing your family. Let's break it down based on relationship to the employee:
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Spouses Who Are In Business Together
Personally, if I had to be in business with my husband, it would not go well. However, many couples build viable, strong businesses together and I say, good for them! Depending on how you have your business entity structured, it will make a big difference on the tax treatment of you and your spouse working as partners. Because a business jointly owned and operated by a married couple is generally treated as a partnership for Federal tax purposes, the spouses must comply with filing and record keeping requirements imposed on partnerships and their partners. The election to file two Schedule C (Form 1040) forms, (one for each spouse) permits certain married co-owners to avoid filing partnership returns, provided that each spouse separately reports a share of all the businesses' items of income, gain, loss, deduction, and credit. Under the election, both spouses will be subject to self-employment tax and on net earnings from self-employment and receive credit for Social Security earnings.
One Spouse Employs Another
If you have a dynamic where your spouse is an employee of your business, then your spouse's wages are subject to income tax withholding, Social Security and Medicare taxes. If you are self-employed (not a corporation or a partnership), your spouse's pay does not have to be included in your federal unemployment tax account (FUTA) contributions and payments. However, if your business is a corporation or a partnership you must include that spouse's pay in your unemployment tax contribution calculation.
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You Employ Your Child
First, let's be clear. I work in my family business, but I am an adult, so I am treated just like a normal employee. However, if you, for example, run a family restaurant and want to hire your children under 18 to work for you, there are some tax benefits. But first, you should check with your state for rules on how many hours minors can work (in non-agricultural jobs) and reference the Fair Labor Standards Act for information on limitations on the kinds of work children can perform.
"This is an often overlooked or under-utilized strategy. Paying your children for true services they provide in your business can be a powerful tax-saving tool," says Cathi Reed, Block Advisors Regional Director. "If you are a sole-proprietorship or single member LLC, and the child is less than 18 years of age, the business is not required to withhold FICA or payroll taxes. The child can use his or her standard deduction against income you pay."
You Hire Your Parent
Oh dear. If you are brave enough to do this, know that you will need to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes on your parent's wages and make the appropriate withholdings, but you don't have to pay unemployment taxes. Now all you have to do is convince your parent that you are the boss. Have fun with that!
Is Hiring Family Members Worth It For The Tax Benefits?
"There are some positive tax advantages to hiring family members. It's important to treat a family member like any other employee. Hiring your children can result in substantial savings for businesses. Make sure your child has real, age-appropriate work to do and a reasonable pay rate, comparable to other employees. Consult with a Block Advisors small business certified tax pro to ensure that you are complying with all requirements," advises Reed. "Block Advisors, a team within H&R Block, is dedicated to meeting the tax, bookkeeping and payroll needs of small business owners year-round. To start working with the tax experts at Block Advisors, visit blockadvisors.com."
In my opinion, you should not hire a family member solely because of the tax benefits. You should always hire based on whether that person is right for the job and keep in mind how this hire could materially impact your relationship with that person and others in your family. Finally, as I mentioned, make sure you have a tax professional on your team when making these determinations. As you can see, things can get a little tricky!
*All details were sourced from IRS.gov and blockadvisors.com