Cathy Hardy

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50 Holiday Cookies

Fill your cookie tins with batches and batches of classic cookies and creative variations.<p>Classic Sugar Cookies (No. 1)<p>Beat 2 sticks butter, 1/2 cup …

Dessert

Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter Cracker Toffee

<i>Peanut butter cracker toffee will be your new favorite sweet treat. It's so simple to make, and it's downright trouble too.</i><p>This crazy delicious saltine cracker toffee recipe I made last year appears often in our house, only this time I thought I would change things up and give this toffee a peanut …

Love at First Bite: 7 Scary-Good Sweets for Halloween

Think beyond candy corns and snack-size Snickers this Halloween and indulge in some of these homemade sweets. Not only are they scary-good, they're easy to make.<p><b>1. Ghost Cupcakes</b><p>You don't have to be "that mom" to make impressive Halloween treats. These adorable ghosts are made with lollipops and …

42 Practical Ways To Improve Yourself

<b>Read a book every day.</b> Books are concentrated sources of wisdom. The more books you read, the more wisdom you expose yourself to. What are some books …

5 Ways To Transform Yourself Into A Leader

After months of effort, you finally land the promotion you’ve had your eyes on. On paper, it’s your dream job: You have a bigger team under you, more exciting responsibilities, a direct line of communication to the big boss, a salary that’s<i>actually</i> competitive, and of course, the highly anticipated …

The Greatest, And Easiest, Skillet Chicken Recipe In The World

When it comes to chicken recipes, there are so many to choose from. We ourselves have found 75 different ways to cook this bird. And most of them are pretty simple and wholly satisfying. It's chicken, after all. The thing is though, a great many of those chicken recipes are forgettable. Made one …

6 Absurdly Delicious Ways to Upgrade a Baked Potato

Equally good alongside a steak or as a light lunch, a baked potato is one of simplest and most satisfying things you can make. Here, six ways to take …

The Truth About Cast Iron Pans: 7 Myths That Need To Go Away

If you haven't noticed, I'm a big fan of the cast iron. When I packed up my apartment last spring and had to live for a full month with only two pans in my kitchen, you can bet your butt that the first one I grabbed was my trusty cast iron skillet. I use it for the crispest potato hash and for …

Make the Mac and Cheese of Your Dreams by Avoiding These Common Mistakes

Homemade macaroni and cheese is way better than the boxed stuff—here's how to make the perfect batch.<p>Boxed macaroni and cheese is easy. But so is whipping up a pan of the homemade version—and it tastes about 1,000 times better. But before you preheat that oven, hear us out: There are a few common …

Cooking

9 Ways to Fancy Up Your Pies

My sincere love of pie has had me experimenting in the kitchen for years. I’ve eaten my share of last slices straight from the pie plate at midnight. And many, many pies later, I’ve discovered a few surprises. The truth is, there are tons of ways to take your pie up a notch, without even straying …