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12 Tasty Recipes You Can Make in a Toaster Oven

With the temperatures rising outside, the last thing you want to do is turn on your oven and heat up the whole house. But don’t worry — you won’t be stuck with just pasta salad and cold soups for the next few months. It’s time to pull that handy little appliance out of your cabinet and put it to good use. That’s right — we’re talking about your toaster oven. Check out these 12 terrific recipes for your tiny toaster oven.


1. Sticky Spicy Honey Chicken: Marinating the chicken in a blend of honey, chili sauce, soy sauce and sesame oil overnight (or at least 30 minutes if you’re in a rush) ensures moist and flavorful meat every single time. (via One Two Simple Cooking)

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2. Broiled Grapefruit: Grapefruit is delicious on its own, but when topped with a mixture of brown and white sugars and broiled to caramelized perfection, it feels like you’re having dessert for breakfast. (via The Curvy Carrot)

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3. Maple Glazed Donuts: Want all the satisfaction of warm donuts without the hassle of dealing with a pot of hot oil? Just pour the batter in your donut pan and pop them in the toaster oven. (via The Land of Spilled Milk and Honey)

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4. Simple Skirt Steak: Yes, you read that right. Steak in the toaster oven! (via The Food Critic)

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5. Homemade Bagels: The dough is boiled, covered in your choice of toppings and then baked until evenly browned. Who knew getting your carb fix could be so easy? (via Bejing Hao Chi)

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6. Hard-Toasted Eggs: This seems a whole lot easier than the hard-boiled variety. All you need to do it set the timer so you know when they’re ready for their ice bath. (via The Mama’s Girls)

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7. Single Serving Chocolate Chip Cookies: Sometimes a girl just needs two chocolate chip cookies, not the whole dozen. (via No. 2 Pencil)

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8. Kale Chips: Crunchy chips topped with sea salt, pepper and garlic powder that are actually good for you? Kale yeah! (via Greatist)

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9. Pork Chops: Cooking in the toaster oven actually results in juicer meat since the heat surrounds the food, instead of just coming from the bottom like in a regular oven. We learn something new every day. (via Live Strong)

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10. Bacon: Whip up a batch of bacon without splattering grease all over your kitchen. You’ll be swimming in hog heaven in less than 15 minutes. (via Family Fresh Cooking)

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11. Baked Eggs With Marinara and Parmesan: Great for a weekend brunch, these baked eggs feel fancy and elegant with hardly any effort. Layer the bottom of the ramekins with caramelized onions or sauteed mushrooms for an even more scrumptious surprise. (via Mountain Mama Cooks)

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12. Puff Pastry Breakfast Pizza: Sheets of frozen puff pastry make this a quick and easy breakfast dish. Just remember to pop them back in the freezer for 10 minutes before baking so they puff up perfectly. (via Menu Musings)

Do you have any other creative uses for your toaster oven we should know about? Dish it out in the comments section!

Alright, folks. We've officially made it to fall. And if you haven't already started switching out your decor (as long as it's ready by Friendsgiving, right?) you still have time to do so. Draw inspiration from this round-up of new home products that includes harvest-inspired candles, cozy linens and textiles, and a v. practical piece of furniture. One scroll through these, and you'll have all the motivation you need to transition the seasons. Scroll on to start shopping.

Prism x LOREM Collection ($96+): Calling all Cali babes. The popular Long Beach boutique, Prism, announced a boho-fabulous collab with home decor line, LOREM, that we can't get enough of. Shop everything from plant hangers (eight options, to be exact) to artwork, all inspired by the very colorful vibes of the brands. If you were looking for a cheery way to tide you through winter, this. is. it!

Floyd Mattress (Price TBD): Fans of the cult-favorite Detroit-based brand will love their latest launch debuting on October 29. The highly-coveted Floyd Mattress will have the same made-to-last design and superior comfort as their other furnishings, tailored perfectly to fit the line's in-demand bed frame. Additional details for the mattress include a breathable foam material, highly-mobile packaging, and a low-profile design to secure your best night's sleep yet. Check back on the last week of the month to get one for yourself.

Dims 'Composed Vanity' ($595): Small space? No problem! Direct-to-consumer brand, Dims, is giving you a quick and stylish solution to your storage needs with their newest item that doubles as both a desk and vanity. The functional piece is made with non-toxic, chemical-free materials and can be assembled in seven minutes or less. Throw in four sleek shades to choose from, and this may just be your best purchase of 2019 yet!

Saatchi Art x The Citizenry Holiday Collection ($225+): Get ready to deck your walls this holiday season. Saatchi Art partnered with The Citizenry in a one-of-a-kind collection that features a curation of art across styles. Explore everything from modern to abstract creations in a selection so stunning, it's bound to spark a conversation at your next gathering.

NEST Spiced Orange & Clove Collection ($16+): If you haven't experienced the addicting aromas of the beloved NEST fragrance brand, this is the perfect time to get on board! The label recently released their latest scent — spiced orange & clove — just in time for all your gatherings. Inhale festive notes of orange pomander, spiced brandy, cinnamon, and gingered honey across their suite of candles and diffusers to bring all the good vibes to your home.

Bloomingdales x RiLEY Home ($19+): RiLEY Home gets millennials. So they teamed up with Bloomingdales to make shopping their selection more attainable than ever. Now, you can get in on long-lasting, luxurious staples like flannel sheets, bedding, printed throws, premium pet beds, and more, by shopping online and in-stores at the department store. (Trust us: These dream goods are ones you're going to be *glad* you stocked-up on.)

Italic Serene Towels ($12+): The luxury brand that prides itself on using the *same* factories namesake brands (like Calvin Klein and Lacoste) use, but without the price tag behind them, brings you a new product for fall. Treat yourself to Italic's ultra-soft towel set spun from fluffy, 100% Australian cotton, in a convenient set of six. Consider it the perfect indulgence after a long soak in the tub on a cozy FNI (Friday night in)!

Hyascent x Neiman Marcus ($169): 'Tis the season for a delightfully scented home. Warm your abode with scents like bourbon joy, cheeky rose and more in a unique diffuser that doubles more as decor than a fragrance-inducer. Fresh off the (online) shelves of Neiman Marcus, explore nine scents that last up to six months in a specialized hourglass holder. (Shhh! Your friends will never know the secret of why your place smells so darn good!)