A dinner knife next to sliced soda bread

Warm Up for Dinner

  • Bake it. Ready-to-bake dinner rolls from your local store’s freezer or dairy section add homey warmth to a meal without much effort. And with a Samsung twin-cooking oven, you can bake the rolls while you roast a chicken or cook a casserole. The dual temperature controls mean you can prepare each item to perfection at the same time.

  • Fake it. A low oven or, better yet, an EZ Warming Drawer (available on some Samsung ovens) set on medium can quickly heat up rolls or a loaf of bread from your supermarket or local bakery.

Restaurant Ambience Without Reservations

  • Switch up the daily grind. There’s a world of difference between ready-to-shake pepper and the freshly ground kick a peppermill provides. Let the kids play waiter and take turns being the official grinder.

  • Warm up your plates. Keep your food hotter longer with a warmed-up plate. That’s easy to do if your oven has a warming drawer—just set it to low. If you don’t have a warming drawer, rinse the plates in scalding water and wipe dry just before you set them out on the table.

  • Oil change. If you usually use butter or a spread for your bread, set out small plates of extra-virgin olive oil for dipping.

Garnish Your Plates from the Refrigerator or Pantry

  • Expand your palette. Parsley is a classic garnish, of course, but don’t be afraid to use the other items in your crisper for eye-catching, edible decorations. Accent the plate with thin rings of green, red, or yellow pepper, carrot sticks, orange slices, or even fresh celery tops.

  • Paint the plate. Drizzle lines or dots of mustard, ketchup, soy sauce, or any other suitable condiment on the plate before placing the food portions on it. Or sprinkle the plate with paprika and run your (clean) finger through it to make a striped design.

  • Crunch time. Use pieces of leftover bread and that last bit of cheese for a quick, delicious toast to float in soup or perch on a bowl of chilli or stew. Grate the cheese over the bread and pop it into your oven’s broiler until the cheese has melted.

Serve It Hot, Whenever the Family Is Ready

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