4 Quick & Easy Foods to Make in Your Toaster Oven

You can make all kinds of quick and easy recipes in this small kitchen appliance.

4 Quick & Easy Foods to Make in Your Toaster Oven

The toaster oven is one of the best kitchen appliances! It's smaller than an oven and heats up in just about 5 minutes, making it perfect for people cooking for 1-2. It's great for cooking side dishes but also full sheet pan dinners — you can bake, broil, roast and more! Here are four one sheet pan meals and dishes you can easily cook in the toaster oven.

​Toaster Oven Baked Ziti

Fill a small, greased baking dish with pasta, salt, water and marinara sauce and cover tightly with foil. Cook for 30-45 minutes.

Remove the dish and top with any cheese you love. Pop it back in, uncovered, and broil for 5-7 minutes. Enjoy!

Exactly How to De-Escalate Aggression From a Stranger

Follow security Expert Bill Staton's important advice to keep yourself safe.

Have you ever had a tense interaction with a stranger in public? Perhaps your shopping carts accidentally knocked into each other or there was a misunderstanding in communication and the other person gets angry. You may wonder how you can de-escalate the aggression and exit the situation safely. So security expert Bill Stanton has your go-to advice for staying alert and protecting yourself in the face of verbal aggression and physical attacks.

THE INITIAL INTERACTION

Bill Stanton: "It always starts with something small, like someone being too close to you, or even more common, you get bumped by a shopping cart. You want to look at their eyes first -it may reveal emotional changes. But you can't rely on just that. Look at what their trunk is doing; a person's torso will reveal their intent. Body language like raising hands, heightened expression, tense shoulders — these are natural responses to a person who is feeling threatened and will escalate. They may begin to zero in on the space between you and them, and their voice will get louder and louder. You want to read this before it gets further and becomes explosive."

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