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Upgrade your Girl Scout Cookies with these pie, dessert bar recipes

This year, the Girl Scouts of the USA partnered with Taste of Home for the first ever National Girl Scout Cookie Recipe Contest. While there are endless delicious desserts you can make with your Girl Scout Cookies, three of the contest's 16 finalists stopped by TODAY Sunday to share their …

Dessert

Fantastic Deviled Egg Recipes

Photo: CLAUDIA CATALANO<p>It’s with no shortage of boastful relish that I’m privileged to share these fantastic deviled eggs from The Black Birch restaurant, which were recently given a glowing write up by The Boston Globe in an article entitled <i>In Kittery, Maine, humble deviled eggs elevated to an art</i> …

This easy recipe for baked eggs in ramekins will transform your breakfast

Omelets? So over them. Fried eggs? Forget about it. When it comes to breakfast, baked eggs are the best invention since, well, sliced bread. These individual ramekins are filled with a deluxe blend of savory vegetables and rich, creamy eggs; give them 20 minutes in the oven and get your spoons …

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How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket

From the layout to the little old lady who hands out samples, we explain the psychological tricks the supermarket uses to get you to buy food you don't want<p><i>This is the first part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discusses how supermarkets</i> …

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24 Egg Breakfast Recipes to Start Your Day

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Eggs are a staple of my diet, and while I eat plenty for lunch and dinner, they're still most often seen on my breakfast table. Versatile, affordable, with a nice dose of protein to kick off your day, it's no wonder that eggs …

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6 Delicious Things That Happen When Roast Chicken and Potatoes Mingle

There’s something magical that happens when chicken fat and potatoes get together.<p>There’s something magical that happens when chicken fat and …

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Crazy for cookie butter? Make a homemade version of Ben & Jerry's speculoos core ice cream

As if a jar of cookie butter wasn't already one of modern life's greatest miracles, Ben & Jerry's has gone one further with its latest “Core” flavors: creamy, deluxe ice cream swirled around a thick cookie butter core, including Spectacular Speculoos, Boom Chocolatta and Peanut Buttah.<p>And while …

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15 Hearty Chili Recipes for Game Day

Gallery15 Hearty Chili Recipes for Game Day<p>Some of them have beans. Some of them don't. Others are so bare bones that there's little more than chilies and meat. However you like your chili, you will most certainly want a recipe to keep you full and happy through the Super Bowl. And we've got a list …

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How to Make a Winter Pesto With Kale, Collards, and More

You don't have to wait until summer to make pesto. Forget the basil and make one of these winter pestos, instead.<p>Basil pesto may be a classic, but it's not the only sauce on the block. In fact, once the weather cools down, we find ourselves reaching for hardier leaves, like kale. You can still make …

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8 Chicken Dinners That Are Anything but Boring

<b>1. Thai Minced Chicken Lettuce Cups</b><p>If you like Thai food, you'll love these minced chicken lettuce cups boldly flavored with fresh ginger, lime, chili pepper, fish sauce and brown sugar. The recipe is easy to make with ingredients found at your regular supermarket. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Middle Eastern</b> …

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Upgrade Your Potato Skins With Beer-Cooked Onions, Beer-Simmered Brats, Beer Cheese, and Bacon

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>Hello Serious Eaters! My name is Morgan, I'm the recipe developer and blogger over at Host the Toast, an all-in-one entertaining resource with recipes and shopping for the tools you'll need to make and serve them. I'm …

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Two Roasted Chickens, Five Dinners

<i>Put time into dinner now, and you can make it last forever -- or at least the whole week. Welcome to Halfway to Dinner, where we show you how to stretch your staples -- or your seasonal produce -- every which way.</i><p><i>Today: These five recipes from Sarah Tuck of From the Kitchen will inspire you to make</i> …

A Different Kind of Cheese Cake

<i>Would you like a piece of cake right now? For Goodness Cake is here for you. Every week, we'll be sharing recipes that prove why cake should be its own food group.</i><p><i>Today: Take the cheese you would normally grate onto pasta or shave onto salad and put it into a cake. And no, this is not a gimmick.</i><p>If …

9 Killer Sandwiches for Brunch

We're fans of bacon, egg and cheese on a roll for breakfast, but the weekend demands an upgrade.<p>We're fans of bacon, egg and cheese on a roll for …

Breakfast

24 Super Bowl Snacks to Kick Off Your Party

I'm a football fan, but I recognize that Super Bowl parties are less about the game and more about the food (and the beer and commercials, of course). We've got all kinds of game day recipes coming for you in the next couple weeks, but today is all about snacks, since finger-friendly appetizers are …

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Use the Pressure Cooker to Make Full-Flavored Pho Ga (Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup) In 30 Minutes

<i>Pho bo</i>—Vietnamese beef noodle soup—may be more popular in the states, but its cousin <i>pho ga</i>, made with chicken, is easier to make, and in my book, just as tasty. My wife and I ate bowls and bowls of the stuff on our honeymoon in Vietnam. Its rich, fat-slicked broth and clean flavors punctuated with …

10 Most Popular Recipes of 2014

It seemed like 2014 was all about Cronuts and other crazy hybrid foods. But when you look at the recipes people searched for the most, it was …

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Cook More this Year -- 28 Easy Crock Pot Recipes for Busy Lives

2015 is here and resolutions are flying right and left. Lose weight, save money, get fit. All are lofty yet understandable goals. Unfortunately, many won't last past the first half of January. Instead of joining the fray, why not make a goal that you can actually stick to? Decide to cook more for …

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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 …

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