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What To Do With Those Leftover Seeds From Your Carved Pumpkin

There aren’t many great solutions for minimizing the waste created by jack-o-lanterns. They can’t really become food after serving their Halloween purpose. (The FDA advises <i>not</i> eating pumpkins after they’ve been sitting out on your porch, especially after there’s been a candle burning inside.)<p>One …

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How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Place an 8-inch round cake pan in oven. Preheat oven to 500°F (leave pan in oven as it preheats).<p>Step 2<p>Bring a large saucepan …

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13 Slow Cooker Pasta Recipes That Basically Make Themselves

If you’re addicted to pasta, you know how it feels to crave a warm, carby bowl of goodness topped with your favorite pasta sauce at the end of a long day. We feel you. And let’s be honest: It’s even BETTER when you don’t have to work for it. Wouldn’t it be amazing if a heaping helping of noodles …

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You're eating a lot of fake, rotten olive oil — here's how to find the real stuff

Olive oil is perhaps one of the most delightful food staples on the planet.<p>But unfortunately, it's also one of the most commonly counterfeited foods.<p>As Larry Olmsted, author of the new book "Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don't Know What You're Eating and What You Can Do about It," explained to Tech …

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This Is Why Losing Weight on a High to Full Raw Vegan Diet Is So Easy and Fast!

If you've ever tried going on a raw vegan diet, even for a week, you must have noticed how easy it was to drop pounds. I've had clients lose 40 lbs …

38 Rubs, Brines, and Marinades to Add More Flavor to Your Life

Tired of cooking and eating the same old thing? Add new life and monster flavor to your favorite recipes with these 38 rubs, brines, and marinades.<p><b>Sometimes we need to shake things up a little bit</b>. And what better way to spice things up in the kitchen than to spice up our favorite meat, fish, and …

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5 Ways to Use an Entire Bottle of Old Bay Seasoning

"I remember my mother's Parker Houses being laced with salty, savory Old Bay and a mean aged cheddar," says chef Jonathan Sawyer who uses a teaspoon …

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30 Easy Ways To Eat Healthier On A Budget

Because it really shouldn't cost you an arm and a leg.<p><i>Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

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20 Chicken Thigh Recipes That Prove Dark Meat Is Superior

When it comes to chicken, everyone has a favorite part, but these thigh recipes may make you a dark-meat convert. With its caramelized, crisp skin and tender, moist interior, this meat and its awesome flavor can't be beat.

20 Rainbow Recipes to Add a Little Color to Your Desserts

If you can’t get enough of the rainbow food trend, join the very large club. How could you not love something that’s guaranteed to brighten your day, no matter your mood? It all started with rainbow bagel recipes and even escalated to rainbow coffee — AKA the perfect breakfast combo. Since then, …

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25 Chicken Breast Recipes That Are Anything but Boring

Chicken breast gets a bad rap as the beige of meats. It's versatile but bland; the practical, diet-friendly choice, too often stripped of the flavor and juiciness that make a piece of dark meat so satisfying. But when it's cooked right, it can be just as tasty as any other part of the bird. Cooked …

5 Ways to Flavor Your Meat While It’s Resting

To add major flavor to your meat this summer, try one of these easy, chef-approved ways to season your meat after it’s off the grill.<p>It’s almost …

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You're Not Overtraining, You're Under-Recovering

“Overtraining” is a buzzword that is tossed around the fitness community. It’s the result of pushing your body past its threshold, and it causes …

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How to Marinate Steak Without a Recipe

For the grill, I always choose a thin, quick-cooking steak—I'm talking skirt, hanger, or flank steak; tri-tip, short ribs, faux hanger (aka bavette, …

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This Healthy One-Pot Pasta Recipe Will Be Your New Dinner Hero

Maybe you're the kind of person who lives for your next recipe -- you pore over cookbooks to find your next project, and you take painstakingly styled Instagram photos of each plate you build. Or maybe you're the kind of person who can't even be bothered to throw a packet of instant ramen into a …

Food

11 Ways to Cook an Artichoke (and as Many Reasons to Go Out and Buy One)

An artichoke isn't exactly <i>asking</i> to be eaten. I mean, look at this thing!<p>Beautiful? Yes. Foreboding (and spiny and prehistoric-looking)? Absolutely. It's the vegetal version of a siren song.<p>But that doesn't mean you <i>shouldn't</i> buy and eat them: <b>In the spring, when artichokes come into season, they're</b> …

These Maps Prove Atlanta's Restaurant Scene Is Killing It

Real estate search site Estately has taken it upon itself to determine the best and worst restaurant cities in America, assigning rankings for a variety of cuisines. If the results are any indication — and of course this study is highly scientific — Atlanta is among the best of the best. Estately …

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Black Waitress Sent Home for Violating Restaurant’s Hair Policy

A chain restaurant in Toronto is being called for what one waitress says is a discriminatory policy. Akua Agyemfra tells CBC she was in her third day of training at a Jack Astor's Bar and Grill when the assistant manager Sabrina Chiodo approached her about her hair.<p>Agyemfra, who is black, had worn …

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All About Buttercream & How to Make 6 Different Types

Let’s talk about frosting—and in particular, the most commonly used word relating to frosting: buttercream.<p>Buttercream is delicious, a combination of flavorful butter mixed with plenty of sugar (and, depending on the recipe, some other ingredients) to produce a light, airy, and delightfully smooth …

9 Winter Pesto Recipes That Don't Call for Basil

No basil? No problem.<p>Fresh, easy-to-make pesto is a perfect way to upgrade weeknight pasta. But when the winter chill blows in and fresh basil is …

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This Slab Grilled Cheese Is The New Party Sub

<i>We paired up with Cabot Creamery to share a large-format grilled cheese recipe that you and yours (and maybe 10 others) can snag a piece from.</i><p>Grilled cheese is a sufficient meal for one, yes—more than satisfying even, straight off the pan, all crisp-crunchy from a little butter (or mayo!) and …

11 Essential Super Bowl Sandwiches

Take your sandwich spread seriously.<p>Skip the party sub this Super Bowl Sunday and make your own platter of amazing sandwiches. From saucy, sloppy …

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Korean Nachos Recipe

This Korean spin on nachos features <i>bulgogi</i>-style steak, caramelized kimchi, <i>gochujang</i>-spiked cheese sauce, and lime sour cream, all of it served on top of fried wonton chips.<p>Why It Works<p>Pear acts as a tenderizer in the marinade.<br>• Sautéing the kimchi deepens its flavor and sweetness.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>…

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Slow-Cooker Sticky Thai Meatballs Recipe

The key to these slow-cooker Thai-style chicken meatballs is to understand that the sauce gets better as it slowly cooks, but the meatballs don't. To fix that, we first cook the sticky sauce, packed with aromatics like lemongrass, ginger, and chilies, then add the flavorful meatballs right at the …

Check out the Meaty Menu at Black Bark BBQ, Igniting a Barbecue Revival in the Fillmore

San Francisco barbecue has always been a tense subject, with transplants from around the country weighing on what constitutes "good barbecue." According to many, nothing around here meets that criteria, though there are several who are working very hard at remedying that. However, chef <b>David …

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Macaroni and Cheese Southern Style Recipe

"I got this great dish from my Mother, who in turn got it from my Grandmother. This is a staple in our family throughout the year and especially on …

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