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40 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Recipes That Are NOT Boring

No dry, flavorless chicken here—you'll want to make everything from crispy cutlets to flavorful soups.<p><b>Chicken breast may be everyone's go-to lean protein</b>—but, man, can it be <i>boring</i>. Too often it's an overcooked afterthought, sautéed and tossed into pasta or tumbled over some greens. Nobody likes …

Cooking

25 Recipes for Super-Satisfying Sandwiches

More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>Portable, infinitely variable, and just so darn satisfying, the sandwich is, in my opinion, about as close as you'll get to a perfect food. All you need is bread (or some sort of bread equivalent) and a little creativity when it …

Cooking

18 Chickpea Recipes That Go WAY Beyond Hummus

When chickpeas first come to mind, you <i>might</i> think of your favorite food-truck falafel or vegan Moroccan curry, but most likely the first thing you crave is hummus. News flash… chickpeas are SO much more than hummus! By now you may have dabbled with a chickpea dessert or two, and even embraced …

Healthy Eating

Almond Flour Recipes

From savory almond flour-crusted chicken piccata to sweet almond flour fudge brownies, here are Food & Wine's best almond flour recipes.

Breakfast

7 Salad Bowl Recipes That'll Make You Want to Eat Your Veggies

Salads are a super easy way to get your veggie fix, but they don't exactly make you feel warm and fuzzy inside. That's why it's time to start …

Healthy Eating

10 Unique Takes on Carrot Cake That Will Change Your Life - One Green Planet

It’s National Carrot Cake Day! Even though carrot cake has been around since the Middle Ages, it wasn’t until World War II that this dessert gained …

5 Romantic Meals You Can Make in a Slow Cooker

Less time spent cooking in the kitchen means more time heating up the boudoir.<p>Make Valentine's Day dinner less hectic, but still impressive, with the …

Cooking

Does speaking a second language really improve cognition?

It’s become accepted as fact that learning two languages improves brain function. New studies indicate otherwise<p>The idea that learning to speak two languages is good for your brain has come to be widely accept as fact, particularly in popular media. Studies have shown that bilingual speakers of all …

Psychology

Jingle bell rock: Lots of radio stations go all-Christmas in December. Here’s why.

Maybe the first time you hear Mariah Carey belt out “All I Want for Christmas is You” on the radio each season, it brings a smile to your face.<p>But then maybe you hear it a 10th time, then a 50th.<p>Maybe you’re the radio host who has to play it all December long.<p>And maybe you would rather not.<p>Steve …

Christmas Trees

20 Notable Non-Fiction Books You Might've Missed This Year

It's both the blessing and the curse of the modern book lover: great titles come out at lightning speed each month in buzzy lists and flashy blurbs. We add them to our reading queues, promising to check out each interesting one when there's time, but as the churn of publishing never stops, we soon …

Books

37 Super Thoughtful Gifts Under $50 for EVERYONE in Your Family

Getting gifts for your boyfriend and friends who have pets was a cinch. And now that you’ve got gift wrapping figured out, it’s time to do the dirty deed of shopping for your family. Getting gifts for your uncles, cousins and grandparents, let alone your immediate family, can feel like quite the …

Shopping

11 Healthy Takes on (Unhealthy) Takeout Classics

Your car died. Your dog has fleas. The day sucked and you’re ordering from Hunan Garden, dammit. But wait! Before you give in to calories and MSG, …

The Spaghetti And Meatball Recipes You Have To Try

There's no pairing more classic than spaghetti and meatballs. This quintessential pasta dish gives you everything you want and need: a big plate of spaghetti, lots of marinara sauce, and huge hunks of meat (or the veggie equivalent) to satisfy your soul. It's a beautiful thing, truly. Which is why …

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11 Spaghetti Recipes You'll Want to Make Again and Again

Spaghetti can be dressed elegantly in butter-braised onions, stand up to a subtantial bolognese or meatball sauce, and get down with nothing but a slick of Pecorino and pepper. It's the little black dress of dinner choices. What are you waiting for?<p><b>Make one or all 11 of these spaghetti recipes and</b> …

How to Make Cinnamon-Raisin Swirl Bread

<i>We bet you're already thinking about how great the French toast will be...</i><p>We still have a few more days of summer on the calendar, but kids all over the country are trading in their swim trunks for backpacks and I am slowly shifting my baking to more fall-flavored fare. For me, that means more …

15 new books you absolutely need to read in September

After three long months of maxi skirts, a lot of sweat, and cringe-worthy energy bills, it’s finally FINALLY September. It’s not exactly autumn yet, …

The perils of “Growth Mindset” education: Why we’re trying to fix our kids when we should be fixing the system

How a promising but oversimplified idea caught fire, then got coopted by conservative ideology<p>One of the most popular ideas in education these days can be summarized in a single sentence (a fact that may help to account for its popularity).<p>Here's the sentence:<p><i>Kids tend to fare better when they</i> …

Pedagogy

Our 86 Favorite Weeknight Dinner Ideas

Monday-Thursday you need dinner and you need it fast. We've got all the recipes you'll need.<p>These are our most popular, best-loved, and greatest weeknight dinner recipes of all time—and we're coming up with even more as we speak.

Cooking

65 Fruity, Sweet, and Creamy Desserts to Make This Summer

Homemade ice cream, boozy popsicles, easy crumbles, and all of the fruit pies.<p><b>Dessert just tastes better in the summertime</b>. With ripe berries, juicy watermelon, fruit pies, and ice cream leading the way, we're suddenly feeling very hungry. Eat 'em all—before they melt!

Baking

Orecchiette with Sausage, Chickpeas and Mint

F&W’s Justin Chapple gives his pasta with sausage a twist by adding chickpeas and mint and finishing the dish with a dollop of yogurt. <b>Slideshow:</b> More …

Chickpeas

Grab-and-Go Oatmeal Bars That Pack 17 Grams of Protein

Your alarm goes off, and you barely have enough time or energy to slip out of your PJs and into a decent outfit, let alone prepare a nutritious (and tasty!) breakfast. Boom! This recipe has your busy morning's back. Make it the night before, and you've got breakfast for the week.<p>Each chewy, nutty, …

Best British recipes: Victoria’s secret of the perfect sponge

Making a light, moist, tender cake is the test of a traditional British cook and well worth the effort, believes Xanthe Clay .<p>Next Saturday we reveal the first round winner of the Telegraph Morrisons <b>Best British Recipes</b> competition. Don’t panic if you haven’t got around to sending in your own …

Norwegian Recipes: Easy to Make Apple Cake

I love anything apple-cinnamon flavored and with a touch of vanilla ice cream. Apple Cake is heavenly! I actually like to bake, but I am all for the simpler recipes. I don't have the patience if you have to fly through hoops and hassles to get the result. After all, I am in it for the baked goods …

Dessert

From Granola Bars to Scones: 8 Delicious Ways to Use Oats

<b>1. Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars</b><p>Granola bars are a staple in my pantry, but between my husband, my kids, and my kids' hungry friends, I can't seem to keep enough of them in the house. So I figured it was time to try and make them from scratch, and maybe even sneak in some health food. After …

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

4.5 stars based on 22 votes<p>Meet my new favorite cookie: it’s crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside and tastes just like banana bread.<p>Begin by …

Start the New Year Off Right: 7 Healthy, Fast Weeknight Dinners

<b>1. Blackened Tilapia</b><p>This is one of my favorite fish recipes, and it's super quick and easy. Mild tilapia fillets are dusted with a bold Cajun spice rub, then sautéed in olive oil until crisp and flavorful on the exterior and tender and flaky within. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. White Chicken Chili</b><p>Made with …

Cooking

Heidi Swanson's Pan-Fried Giant White Beans with Kale

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: This month, we're teaming up with</i> <i>Kitchen Arts & Letters for a Back to the Kitchen Genius Series. Managing Partner</i> <i>Matt Sartwell will share memorable recipes</i> …