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7 tricks for better slow-cooking in your crock pot

The beauty of using a slow cooker or crock pot is that it’s pretty darn simple. Prep your ingredients, add them to the slow cooker and press …

Recipe for a Well-Stocked Bar Cart

<i>Chris Bowman and Benjamin Harrison, co-founders of the podcast Let’s Drink About It, let us in our their strategy for stocking (but not cluttering) the perfect bar cart.</i><p><i>The Food52 office bar cart is actually two, shimmied up behind an open lounge.</i><p>The best way to amass a comprehensive liquor …

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15 Slow Cooker Pork Recipes

Looking for an easy but satisfying dinner? I’ve got you covered with these simple and delicious <i>Slow Cooker Pork Recipes</i>!<p>Oh, hi! What’s that you say? …

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Crock Pot Whole BBQ Chicken

Remove chicken from package and remove any of the gizzards that might be in the cavity.<p>Set it on some paper towels to dry.<p>Also pat the outside of the …

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45 Most Popular Crock Pot Recipes

Crock Pot Pineapple-Ginger Glazed Ham from Life in the Lofthouse<p>Crock Pot Pork Chop Dinner from Mommy’s Kitchen<p>Crock Pot Beef Tips from Southern …

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Extra Cheesy Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese

<i>This post may contain affiliate links</i><p>I love using my crock pot to make my life easier. Let's face it, it is a busy moms best friend after all. My son …

Easy (after) dinner recipes: It's Friday. Cookies for everyone

It's Friday. You've made it. So have a treat. These cookies are sure to start any weekend off right.<p><b>Chocolate chip cookies:</b> Crisp on the edges yet soft and chewy in the center, these gigantic chocolate chip-studded cookies are large enough to share. But why would you?<p><b>Oatmeal currant cookies:</b> These …

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Low Sugar, Low-Calorie Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Is there anything more refreshing in the summer than a smoothie? They're perfect in the morning when you need some energy and great after a workout when you need a little extra protein. Naturally, the mix-ins should be healthy and the calorie count low, as it's easy to overdo it with ingredients …

Cheesy Bread Strips

This is a delicious bread stick like recipe, perfect for serving with soup or salad. Get Full Recipe: …

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Animated Recipe: Baked Yam Chips

Here is a recipe for a tasty treat with no guilt included: baked yam chips. This is a perfect, satisfying substitute for traditional snack food, as it’s packed with vitamins and dietary fiber. These crunchy, savory and sweet chips are hard to resist.<p>Tip: if you’re not in the mood for something …

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64 Quick Main-Course Salad Recipes for Busy Weeknights

It's easy to love a salad packed with such familiar ingredients as turkey breast, avocado, and Monterey Jack cheese -- and even easier with no-fuss buttermilk dressing.

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Easy dinner recipes: Three great ideas for bacon lovers

Do you love bacon? Even if you're just a casual fan, it's hard to deny that bacon makes almost any dish better. Whether crumbled over salads, lovingly folded into sandwiches, or sauteed with everything from vegetables to stews, bacon is a great team player.<p><b>White bean soup:</b> Ham and beans are a …

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