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Best Ever Chocolate Pecan Piecaken

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Preheat oven to 350.<p>2<p>Done<p>Prepare a 10" spring-form pan with non stick cooking spray, set aside.<p>3<p>Done<p>In large bowl mix together your cake …

Political Science

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brittle

<b>Ingredients</b><p>1 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled<br>• 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract<br>• 1 cup granulated sugar<br>• 1 teaspoon fine sea salt<br>• 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour<br>• 1 cup unsalted, roasted cashews or pecans, chopped<br>• 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips (60% cacao)<p><b>Preparation</b><p>Position a rack in the center …

Dessert

15 Bite-Size Desserts To Bake This Month

Bite-size just means you can eat a dozen, right?

Rise and Shine: 12 Easy Weekend Breakfast Recipes

Christmas might be over, but there are still kids and houseguests to feed. Whip up one of these easy breakfast recipes and give them something delicious to wake up to.<p><b>1. Best Blueberry Muffins</b><p>Bursting with fresh blueberries with a tender crumb and sparkling sugar crust, these really are the best …

Breakfast

Lemon and Spinach Orzo Soup Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> Now, when I first started making this soup, I was thinking of a soup like "Chicken …

The 50 (New) Healthiest Foods of All Time—With Recipes

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Nutrition

11 Best Thanksgiving Vegetable Recipes

Move over turkey -- on Thanksgiving, the side dishes always steal the show. From creamy Brussels Sprouts Gratin to Potatoes au Gratin, these easy and elegant vegetable recipes will be the talk of the table.<p><b>1. Brussels Sprouts Gratin</b><p>This creamy gratin is perfect for the holidays because it can be …

Cooking

16 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes for a Fit Feast

Potatoes get a little help from their colorful friends beets, tomatoes, and onions. Replace butter-heavy mashed potatoes with this brilliantly colored casserole.

The 75 All-Time Best Chocolate Recipes

We're clearly just a tad chocolate obsessed over here at HuffPost Taste. While there will always be room in our hearts (and in our stomachs) for all the kinds of foods that are available to us, chocolate holds a special place. The quantity of content on our site dedicated to this rich, decadent …

Dessert

38 Ways To Clean With Things You Have In Your Kitchen

Cleaning is so much more enjoyable if you snack (or drink) while you do it.<p>Spray (or even just dump) some onto a tiled floor, let it sit for awhile, and then scrub the grout with a toothbrush.<p>The process will remove the rust from the knife, but you'll have to throw the onion away. You win some, you …

Coffee Grinders

20 Slow Cooker Meals to Cozy Up to This Fall

Crock pot cooking is the busy bee’s secret weapon for weeknight meals and cooking for a crowd. Although it’s a handy tool year-round, it’s particularly useful when temperatures drop and we start dreaming about comfort foods. Not only does it manage the cooking for you, but it keeps meals warm and …

Cooking

FoodRecipes

Chickpea and chorizo stew<p>Preparation time<p>overnight<p>Cooking time<p>over 2 hours<p>Serves<p>Serves 6-8<p>Use tinned chickpeas to make a speedy, spicy, smoky mid-week supper to warm you up from head to toe.<p>By Simon Rimmer<p>Loading<p>Shopping list<p>Print recipe<p>Ingredients<p>225g/8oz dried chickpeas, soaked overnight in …

Tomatoes

How Does Poverty Affect the Brain?

Growing up in poverty can hinder childhood achievement and affect life trajectory. Researchers in fields, such as economics and social sciences, have …

Neuroscience

The 'biggest structural weakness' of ISIS could doom the terror army

Much of ISIS' money comes from extortion and pillaging — essentially ripping off the people and institutions in conquered territory — and while the group's tactics might bring it windfalls of cash every time it moves into a new city, funding operations requires a constant flow of cash.<p>"Confiscation …

Salaries & Wages

Apple Recipes

There are thousands of apple varieties, with a range of colors including red, russet, yellow, and green. Textures and flavors vary from tart and crisp to soft and sweet.<p><b>In Season:</b> Apple-picking season begins in late August or early September and lasts through November. Because apples keep well in …

This Is How Europe Came to Dominate the World by the 20th Century

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

World History

Fallen Chocolate Cake

8 to 10 Servings<p>The late Richard Sax, celebrated cookbook author and champion of home cooks the world over, inspired this flourless chocolate cake—a riff on his iconic chocolate cloud cake.<p>March 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>cake<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1” pieces, plus more, room …

Dessert

tomato and corn pie

Let me tell you about something that <i>always</i> happens, and it’s the best thing, ever: A month or so ago, a reader emailed me and asked me if I’d ever …

The Easy Weeknight Recipes Our Top 50 Chefs Actually Make at Home

We asked five chefs plucked from our 50 Best New Restaurants of the year to share the simple recipes they actually make at home.<p>We asked five chefs—all plucked from our 50 Best New Restaurant nominees—to share the simple but stellar recipes they actually make at home. In the mix: the easiest energy …

Cooking

12 Simple and Delicious School Night Suppers

Now that school's back in session and everyone's schedule is a little more hectic, easy weeknight dinners are a must. These simple and delicious recipes will help you get dinner on the table fast.<p><b>1. Grilled Chicken Fajitas</b><p>Families love fajitas because everyone can pick their favorite fixins'. In …

Cooking

Irresistible Pound Cake Ideas, Whether You Make It or Buy It

My husband is not a sweets person, but pound cake is his exception. Although I’ll never comprehend his disinterest in chocolate, an obsession with …

Dessert

17 Delectable No-Bake Desserts That'll Change Your Life

Heavenly treats without the oven.

Dessert

Lying awake at 3am? Perhaps you should try biphasic sleeping

Poor sleep and insomnia can make you less effective, but it’s still not necessary to stay in bed for eight hours<p>Madonna, Margaret Thatcher and Donald Trump all claim to have thrived on four hours or less of sleep. If it’s good enough for the queen of pop and the Iron Lady, should entrepreneurs be …

Entrepreneurship

Why College-Educated Women Can't Find Love

If you’re a single, college-educated woman in Manhattan, the cards of love are stacked in favor of you remaining single.<p>You feel like you’re in …

BA’s Best Buttermilk Pancakes

serves 4 (make about 8 pancakes) Servings<p>To feed a larger group for breakfast, double the recipe and keep pancakes warm in a 250° oven between batches. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1⅓ cups all-purpose flour<p>3 tablespoons sugar<p>1 teaspoon baking …

Breakfast

Reminding myself of these 3 inspiring quotes is having a huge effect on my life

iStock<p>Mindfulness meditation has become an invaluable part of my life.<p>I'm only about 5 months into my own meditation practice, and while I can still …

How Google Could Rig the 2016 Election

Google has the ability to drive millions of votes to a candidate with no one the wiser.<p>America’s next president could be eased into office not just by TV ads or speeches, but by Google’s secret decisions, and no one—except for me and perhaps a few other obscure researchers—would know how this was …

Government

"I Didn't Know You Could Get Pregnant From Having Sex:" Breaking Barriers to Women's Rights

Young women hold hands in a shelter run by Nuns, these young women have courageously fled forced marriage or early and unwanted pregnancies. …

Africa

How $500 Million Turned Car-Centric Indianapolis Into a More Walkable City

Low-slung homes, green lawns and no sidewalks: Many neighborhoods just outside downtown Indianapolis showcase the suburban ideal of the 1950s and …