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15 Instant Pot Meal-Prep Recipes to Make Once and Eat All Week

The best recipes? Ones that involve leftovers. And with the Instant Pot, prepping for the whole week becomes a breeze. Whether you work from home or …

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Sweet-and-Sticky Short Ribs

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Program a 6-quart programmable electric pressure cooker to sauté on more heat. Add oil to cooker, and heat until warm. Sprinkle …

Country Lifestyle

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Whisk together hot coffee and cocoa in a bowl. Let stand until room temperature, about 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease …

Dessert

Four recipes for classic quick pasta sauces

Basil pesto<p>Don’t skimp on the nuts and cheese here. To use as a pasta sauce, spoon the pesto into a large bowl and add just-cooked, drained pasta.<i><br>Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat by Samin Nosrat, (Canongate)</i><p><b>Makes about 400g</b><br>175ml extra virgin olive oil<br>About 2 big bunches fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped<br>1-2 …

Italian Food

30 Delicious Things You Never Knew You Could Make With A Crock-Pot

Think *outside* the stew.

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How to Brown Meat So It's Actually, You Know, Brown

By Claire Saffitz<p>No matter what your mom told you, gray taco meat does not count as "browned." Here's how to brown meat so it's crispy and delicious.<p>For the record, when you brown ground meat in a pan, it should be, well, brown and crispy. If it's gray and mealy like mom’s taco meat used to be, …

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33 Beauty Products Under $10 That Are Actually Worth Your Money

Yes, these are my real lashes. The products in this post were updated in March 2018.

Seven unexpected things Amazon's Alexa can do for you

When Amazon’s Echo hit the market, it was basically just a voice-operated speaker. Don’t get me wrong—it was an attractive piece of technology and it responded well to voice commands, but a lot of people ended up with an Echo asked Alexa a few basic questions, like: What time is it? What’s the …

Smart Homes

26 Of The Best Beauty Products You Can Subscribe To On Amazon

The lipsticks, eyeliners, and moisturizers beauty-lovers swear by — shipped right to your door.

These Are All the Ways Alton Brown Makes (Perfect) Eggs

It's no secret that Alton Brown has amazing recipes. And when it comes to cooking eggs, he's your go-to source for mastering the perfect techniques for scrambled, poached, over easy — you name it. If you've long been searching for a comprehensive guide to all things eggs, consider this breakdown of …

How to Make Coconut Whipped Cream (dairy-free, paleo, vegan)

<b>by Lisa Bryan | Downshiftology</b> — July 26, 2016<p><i>Coconut whipped cream is a delicious dairy-free, vegan and paleo-friendly alternative to heavy cream.</i> …

The Best Way to Mince Garlic

I remember the first time I saw a chef use a microplane grater to finely mince a clove of garlic. He was making mayonnaise, and in just a few seconds the clove had dissolved into a fine puree that fell directly into the mixing bowl below. I was blown away, and from that day forward, it was one more …

Seafood

Diana Henry: How to cook perfect steak

Mine is a steak-eating family. My mum thought it was one of the healthiest things you could consume – all that iron – and the best ‘husband food’ available.<p>Memories of family holidays now make me wince when I think that all four children often ordered steak in restaurants. My father would sometimes …

How to Cut Hundreds Of Empty Calories a Day So You Can Lose Weight | Men's Health

15 Ways to Cut Hundreds Of (Empty) Calories a Day<p>Because when you’re trying to get lean, every calorie counts<p>Shutterstock<p>Five hundred calories from Little Debbie Swiss Rolls affect your body much differently than the same number in the form of roasted chicken with a side of kale.<p>In fact, when …

How You Store Your Fruits And Vegetables Might Be Causing Them To Spoil

<i>As part of HuffPost’s “</i><i>Reclaim</i><i>” project, HuffPost Taste will focus the entire month of July on simple ways you can reduce food waste in your own home.</i><p>If you’ve found that your fruits and vegetables spoil faster than you can eat them, chances are it’s your fault. There’s a right and a wrong way to …

Nutrition

A Genius Chocolate (Vegan) Birthday Cake with Super-Fluffy Frosting

This is a banner day: There are not one but <i>two</i> secret ingredients in this genius chocolate cake. They help make the whole thing vegan (so that everyone at the party can take a slice), but better yet—and is the case with so many genius vegan recipes—the constraints of axing eggs and butter led to …

These Strawberry Ice Cream Cheesecake Bites Are Everything

That. Is. All.<p>Servings: 64 pieces<p>8 ounces cream cheese, softened<p>1 pint strawberry ice cream<p>1 cup graham crackers, crushed<p>1 cup strawberries (chopped)<p>7 ounces (2 bars) dark chocolate<p><b>For garnish:</b><p>Graham crackers, crushed<p>1. In a large bowl, blend cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth.<p>2. Mix …

23 High-Protein Breakfasts to Keep You Full All Morning

Most of us have no problem getting in our daily dose of protein—in fact, we might be consuming even more of it than we need. But it turns out it's …

Healthy Eating

Baked Ham & Cheese Ring Recipe by Tasty

Ingredients<p>for 4 servings<p>8 oz crescent dinner rolls, 2 cans<br>• 1 cup mozzarella cheese<br>• ½ cup pepperoncinis<br>• ¼ cup fresh basil<br>• ⅓ lb salami<br>• ⅓ lb ham<br>• ¼ lb prosciutto<br>• 8 slices provolone cheese, halved<br>• salt, to taste<br>• pepper, to taste<br>• olive oil, optional, for the dip<br>• balsamic vinegar, optional, for the …

Famous Chefs Share Their Best Secrets For The Ambitious Home Cook

People always assume that a chef’s family eats like gods. It’s not true. I often find myself in a cooking rut. I work with food all day, so when I get home I’m out of ideas. My family has eaten so much penne with basil, cherry tomatoes, and mozzarella that they can no longer come up with clever …

Italian Food

23 Skinny Summer Snacks For Your Afternoon Slump

Fresh ideas for the hottest days.<p>We're all about eating between meals, which every nutritionist and study assures us is a good thing. The key, come 4 p.m., is choosing something that's both healthy and satisfying. These fresh ideas will do just that.

Use This Chili Recipe to Plan Your Meals For the Rest Of the Week | Men's Health

So we came up with a plan to take care of a week’s worth of meal prep in one session. You can brown-bag the chili to fuel your workouts or, to prevent flavor fatigue, transform the leftovers into new meals using our fast, simple recipes.<p>You’ll need about 90 minutes, prep to plate, to make this …

A Turmeric + Garlic Naan Recipe That's (Surprise!) Gluten-Free

<i>Amy Shah, MD, an Ivy League–trained, double-board-certified physician, masterfully integrates mainstream medicine with Eastern thought and a</i> …

Eat This Carb and You Won't Gain Weight

Carbohydrates sound so innocent: mere starches, sugar and fiber that the body uses for energy. Yet health-conscious Americans despise them, designing …

Nutrition

Nana's Chocolate Vinegar Cake Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

A thrifty Depression-era hack just happens to make one of the fluffiest cakes around.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they really are the greatest of all time? Well, our Greatest Recipe of All Time series is where we wax poetic about them. Today, senior designer</i> …

Dessert

17 Kitchen Skills You Should Master by the Time You're 30

<i>By: Julianne Feder</i><p><i>Credit: Cole Saladino/Thrillist</i><p>When you're younger, it's perfectly acceptable if your kitchen skills are limited to hitting a couple buttons on the microwave or asking mom what's for dinner. By the time you're 30, though, it's time to step it up by mastering a few legitimate …

Knives

Stop Eating Boring Ol' Bread And Make A Pizza Bread Bowl Out Of It

YAS, GAWD.<p>Makes 1<p>1 bread boule<p>1 cup marinara sauce<p>8 oz fresh mozzarella<p>6 oz pepperoni<p>½ onion, sliced<p>½ cup basil<p>1 cup cooked sausage<p>1 green bell pepper, sliced<p>1 cup white cheddar, shredded<p>Preheat oven to 350°F.<p>Slice the top of the bread boule off and remove the insides. Spread ½ cup of the marinara …

Make Dinner in 30 With These 17 Quick Pasta Recipes

Sure, there are times when I'm in the mood to spend all day on a pasta dish, be it a slow-cooked tomato sauce or a cheese- and meat-heavy lasagna Napoletana. But more often, pasta is my go-to for a quick weeknight dinner. Fortunately for me, it's just as at home in a 15-minute recipe as it is in a …

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