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Her Viking Master

• <b>Author:</b> Chera Zade<p><b>The Viking</b> <br>Determined to make a name for himself, the fearsome and merciless Norseman, Ragnor of Lejre, leads ruthless raiding parties up and down the English coast, terrorizing the Anglo-Saxon inhabitants of the kingdom. But when he 'rescues' a beautiful young woman from one of …

One-Pan Garlic Chicken & Asparagus Is a Dinner Dream — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Asparagus

The 15 Most-Anticipated Thrillers & Mysteries Of Summer 2018, According To Goodreads

Looking for something to spice up your summer reading list? I've got a list for you. The 15 mysteries and thrillers below are getting major hype on …

Books

These 15 Pasta Recipes Make the Best Leftovers — Recipes from The Kitchn

There are two types of pasta recipes in the world: the ones that are at their peak as soon as they hit the table, and the ones that get more and more …

Cooking

17 Refreshing Books to Read This Summer

Here come the page-turners of summer 2018. They’re about ... maritime disaster? America’s opioid crisis? Toxic social media? The legacy of the Confederacy? How about a man who falls in love with a bear and is completely serious about it? No one said this was going to be pretty, but there are some …

Books

You Need These 10 Essential Muffin & Scone Recipes

You know what makes mornings a little easier? Waking up knowing there's a batch of scones or muffins waiting in the kitchen. Whether you like a …

Breakfast

15 Chocolate Recipes for a True Chocolate Lover

15 Recipes for a True Chocolate Lover<p>Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate<p>May 15, 2018<p>I've never met someone who didn't like chocolate, and if you clicked on …

Dessert

9 Books For 'My Favorite Murder' Fans, Because Sometimes You Just Want To Read More True Crime

<i>My Favorite Murder</i> has, in the last few years, become everyone's favorite podcast, capitalizing on our collective obsession with true crime and all …

Crime

The Best Gifts for Bookworms (That Aren’t Books)

Book-loving friends seem easy to shop for — just buy them a book, right? But if you stop to think about it, do you have any idea exactly which book? …

Shopping

World's easiest tomato sauce is also the most delicious

<b>Like magic, this lip-smacking sauce requires just four ingredients and hardly any work at all.</b><p>It's hard now to imagine a time when Italian food was …

Italian Food

30 Summer Books To Get Excited About

Any book is a beach read if you read it on a beach.

Books

Tis the Season for Julia Child’s Trademark Vinaigrette

Julia Child once said: “The perfect vinaigrette is so easy to make that I see no reason whatsoever for bottled dressings.”<p>Once again, we can’t help …

Country Lifestyle

16 French Recipes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

If you’re looking to up your game in the kitchen, classic French technique will provide you with a useful foundation no matter what you like to cook. …

Cooking

This Garlicky Chicken with Mozzarella Is a Dinner Dream

Kitchn's Delicious Links column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our favorites.<p>…

Cooking

Incredibly Easy 9x13 Icebox Cakes Made for Summer Cookouts

And the crowd goes wild.<p>There’s nothing more refreshing than a chilled dessert on a hot summer afternoon, and these icebox cake recipes should be …

Dessert

The 10 Best Meatless Pasta Recipes You Need to Know

Whether you're vegetarian or just searching for more dinner options that are meatless, pasta is always a great answer. Since it's really a blank …

Cooking

21 Family-Friendly Dinners to Make All Summer Long

Summer dining is great. The tastiest fruits and veggies are in season, the weather is perfect for eating outdoors, and mealtime just gets a lot more casual. It's the ideal time to cook for and with your family! Bestow this once-a-year greatness upon your own household with one of these …

Cooking

100 Healthy Lunch Recipes to Fit Your Diet Plan, No Matter What It Is

When it comes to making or packing lunch ahead of time, it's easy to fall into a rut and quickly grow tired of your usual staples. Adding a new diet to the mix is likely to make you feel even more limited in your options and more grumpy when you're left eating the exact same lunch you had three …

Healthy Eating

A Month of Easy Weeknight Casserole Recipes

Busy schedule? Supper is covered.<p>When weeknights get hectic, it can seem like takeout might be your only option to get a meal on the table. With …

Cooking

Hear the Famously Controversial Concert Where Leonard Bernstein Introduces Glenn Gould & His Idiosyncratic Performance of Brahms’ First Piano Concerto (1962)

Something highly unusual happened during the New York Philharmonic's concert of April 6, 1962. After the intermission, just before starting the …

The Arts

7 Chicken & Pasta Recipes You Can Make on a Weeknight

Pasta is easy and versatile, and so is chicken — so put the two together and you know you've got a winning equation for weeknight dinner success. …

Cooking

10 Slow Cooker Recipes Your Kids Will Love

And that everyone else around the table will love, too.

Cooking

6 Recipes That Prove You Should Be Eating Eggs for Dinner

1<p>Poached Eggs With Chile Butter and Yogurt<p>This recipe is guaranteed to hit the spot, thanks to a satisfying combination of warm pita bread, garlicky …

Cooking

This Cool Cucumber and Avocado Salad Is Perfect for Summer

When I was growing up in Minnesota, I had cucumbers every single day for lunch. While I didn't always eat the sandwiches my mom made me (sorry, mom), …

Healthy Eating

10 Spring Classics You Can Make in the Slow Cooker

Once spring rolls around, I'm happy to trade slow-cooking, ultra-hearty stews, chilis, and braises for lightened-up meals with fresher flavors and …

Cooking

16 book recommendations for when you have absolutely no clue what you want to read

There's a funny thing that happens when you tell someone you write about books. Almost always, they immediately ask, "Do you have any book …

9x13 Chicken Recipes So Delicious You’ll Make Them Again and Again

Crowd-pleasing chicken recipes you can rely on—every time.<p>The best thing about a chicken casserole—other than its gloriously creamy and cheesy …

Cooking

Carne Asada

<b>by Lisa Bryan | Downshiftology</b> — April 22, 2018<p>When it comes to the <b>best carne asada</b>, I’ve had my fair share in Mexico. And the truth is there’s no …

Cooking

The Best Cookie Recipes To Bake This Weekend

Baking is a form of altruism. What better excuse to make some cookies?<p>Baking for others is a delicious form of altruism that’s been proven to boost your overall sense of well-being and help connect you with the people you love. But what if you just don’t have time for altruism during the busy …

Dessert

The Best Books Of 2018 We Can't Wait To Read This Year

This is how I know I’m reading an incredible book. All of the day’s obligations — making my bed, walking to the subway, cooking dinner — become …