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10 of the Best Slow Cooker Recipes for Spring

Just because we've got winter in the rearview mirror (finally!), there's no reason to push your slow cooker to the back of your kitchen cabinet. This …

Cooking

Your Kids Can Now Watch Astronauts Reading Stories From Space

Reading to kids is wonderful and everything, but reading to kids from space is super awesome<p>If you need to mix up your bedtime story routine a little …

Space Exploration

The Effortless, Healthy Breakfast I Look Forward to Literally Every Morning

For a lot of people, breakfast either isn’t an option, or is only in that day’s deck of cards if it’s something that can be eaten on the go. I accept …

Breakfast

7 Homemade Coffee Creamers That Aren't Loaded With Sugar

As any caffeine junkie knows, coffee isn't something to be messed with. But that doesn’t mean you have to spring for a $6 latte every time you want …

Coffee

Sip on 20 Grams of Protein With These Quick, Flavorful Smoothie Recipes

Protein is essential at every meal, not only to build muscle, but to satiate hunger and energy levels. Your daily protein needs vary depending on your weight, activity level, and whether or not you're pregnant — check out this chart to see how much protein you need. For example, a 150-pound active …

Healthy Eating

My mom's cheapo wine sangria is better than all your fancy versions

Is there a drink more synonymous with suburban backyard mom parties than sangria? It’s a subcategory of punch that allows a hostess to pre-assemble a …

Rossi

Meatloaf in a Muffin Pan for Smarter Portions

Ready to enjoy the ultimate comfort food in a perfectly portioned (and adorable) way? Look no further than meatloaf minis. But first, the basics of …

Tina's Shortbread Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

"This cookie is incredible. It's so rich and tasty. I cannot tell how many times I get asked for this recipe. Everyone loves it and it's easy to …

Dessert

Bouncy Noodles, Bright Greens, Quick Broth: A Perfect Bowl

At the top of my list of satisfying meals that nurture body and soul is a big, steaming bowl of noodles in broth.<p>My introduction to the Japanese version came on my first trip to Japan, 30 years ago, to visit American friends living in the town of Matsuyama in Ehime Prefecture on the island of …

Time I

One-Pot Taco Chili Recipe

"Using Knorr® Fiesta Sides™ Taco Rice, this one-pot chili has a fantastic taco taste, with perfect seasonings and ground beef. An easy one-dish meal …

Cooking

This One-Pot Chicken Lemon Pasta Is a Weeknight Wonder — Delicious Links

Quick, easy, delicious dinners: We all want them, we all need them. There are so many recipes online that promise to deliver on all three of these …

Cooking

Old-fashioned Meatloaf Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Melt butter in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat; add celery and onion, and sauté 7 minutes or just until tender.<p>Step …

Country Lifestyle

A Satisfying Soup From the Italian Pantry

Some soups are delicate, light and refreshing, served as the prelude to a meal. Others, like this one, are hearty and nourishing meals in themselves. It is not precisely a soup, but a soupy concoction of potatoes and pasta, known throughout Italy as pasta e patate.<p>This is an example of the …

Italian Food

Teriyaki Salmon Bowls with Crispy Brussels Sprouts Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Fold a 30- x 18-inch piece of parchment paper in half lengthwise; fold in half again crosswise (short end to short end) to create …

Slow Cookers

Our Easiest One Pot Recipes of 2017

Cure your midweek blues with these deliciously easy suppers.<p>Nothing can get rid of the midweek blues better than a warm, comforting dinner. Well, …

Cooking

Spicy Kimchi Salmon BLT

Ingredients<p><b>Sandwich</b><p>4 oz. salmon, baked<p>2 slices, bacon, baked<p>2 slices, whole wheat bread<p>1 Tbsp. Sriracha aioli<p>1⁄4 avocado<p>Small Bunch of kale, spinach, …

Food

Brown Rice Congee with Kimchee, Scallions, and 7-Minute Eggs

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Combine the stock, rice, scallion whites, ginger, garlic, and salt in the base of a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on …

Eggs

Smörgas Chef's Glogg Recipe

Glogg is a traditional Christmas punch in the Scandinavian countries. This recipe by Morten Sohlberg from New York City's Smörgas Chef is a slight …

Simple Cooking: 11 Under-30-Minute Recipes

Beef with Broccoli<p>In the 25 minutes it would take for delivery to arrive, you can create this tangy Szechuan dish. The beef gets an extra hit of …

Science Worksheets

Free Printable Science Worksheets and Coloring Pages<p>Science is usually a high-interest topic for kids. Children love to know how and why things work, …

Albert Einstein

20 Brilliant Ikea Hacks For Kids

01 of 20<p>DIY Ikea Play Kitchen Hack<p>Ikea's Duktig play kitchen is a popular toy for families with young children as kids love to try to copy their …

This Soba Noodle Salad Has Seen Me at My Worst—and Made Me Better

By Aliza Abarbanel<p>For lunch. For dinner. When it's hot. When it's cold. This beyond-easy sesame soba noodle salad has always been there for me.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a semi-regular column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the soba noodle salad that</i> …

Coconut

5 Weeknight Dinners Anyone Can Make in Under 30 Minutes

Quick and easy dinners are the bread and butter of my meal plan, week in and week out. From Monday through Friday you won't find recipes with a …

Cooking

10 Educational Apps For Preschoolers, So You Can (Hopefully) Poop In Peace

For the (many) parents out there who allow their kids to have screen time, finding apps that are fun, engaging, age-appropriate, and somewhat …

Kids

This One-Pot Chili Mac & Cheese Is the Ultimate Comfort Food

Chili mac and cheese is comfort food at its finest. A love child of a hearty beef chili and a cheesy macaroni casserole, this dinner comes together …

25 Cozy Slow-Cooker Meals That Basically Make Themselves

The ultimate comfort food recipes, right this way.

‘Just Breathe’: This Short Film Illustrates How Mindfulness Helps Kids Manage Their Emotions

If you have kids, you know a little something about the great, <i>big</i> emotions they have. In fact, one of the hardest things about being a parent is …

Mindfulness

5 teacher-approved apps to boost kindergarten skills

Prepare your kindergartener for school with apps that strengthen everything from counting to concentration<p>If your child is entering kindergarten this year, you may be wondering — or worrying about — school readiness. Many parents of kindergartners-to-be spend the weeks leading up to the first day …

Apps

Food: Sour cherry pie good enough to make a grown man cry

I love friends who have sour cherry trees in their backyards. I love them even more when they invite me over to pick. I drop whatever I’m doing and …

Baking