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You'll Want to Pour This Avocado Dressing Over Every Salad You Eat — and You Should!

[1]<p>Creamy Avocado Dressing<p>Sprinkle of Green [2]<p>Notes<p>This sauce is also great to use as a dip. Sweet potato chips go perfectly with this, and it's a nice variation from the usual guacamole.<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 ripe avocado<br>• 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard<br>• 1 cup water<br>• Handful of coriander (cilantro) leaves<br>• 1 …

Baked Rice With Spinach and Parmesan Cheese

Are you always trying to find ways to make plain rice more appetizing? Well, your search has ended. In this recipe, fresh spinach, herbs, and …

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12 *Perfect* Parmesan Recipes for a Cheesy Dinner Tonight

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that cheese makes every meal better (right?!). Breakfast is tastier when you’re eating cheddar and Dijon baked eggs. Grilled cheese is <i>always</i> a lunch-time favorite. And what would dinner be without the occasional side dish of mac and cheese? But when it comes to …

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Weeknight Recipe: Pesto Chicken Tart

Preheat oven to 400°F. Remove one sheet of puff pastry from the freezer and allow to thaw at room temperature for 30 minutes. If using garlic, place …

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These 15 Chicken Dinners Are Equal Parts Fast and Fancy

There are basic chicken recipes we all keep in our meal plan rotation — and then there are the chicken recipes that make you feel like a dinner …

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The 15 Most-Pinned Healthy Dinner Recipes on Pinterest

When I'm strapped for new and exciting recipes, Pinterest is the first place I look for inspiration (pinspiration?).<p>Pinterest is especially helpful …

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To thaw scallops, arrange on a paper towel-lined plate, cover and refrigerate overnight. Alternately, place scallops in a resealable plastic bag and …

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9 Healthy Soup Recipes to Meal Prep This Week

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10 Easy Dinner Recipes That Will Become Family Favorites

A recipe that the <i>entire</i> family loves is priceless — mainly because you won’t hear “I’m hungry” five minutes after clearing the table. From Grilled Chicken Fajitas to Turkey Burgers, these easy recipes will become some of you’re most requested. The best part? They’ve all been tested, perfected and …

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The Unbelievably Gorgeous Italian Wine Region You Haven’t Heard of Yet

A little more than an hour outside of Venice, Italy harbors a secret gem of a culinary melting pot. Bordered by Slovenia and Austria, Friuli-Venezia Giulia is nestled in the northeastern corner of Italy and boasts some of the country’s finest gastronomic artisans.<p>Lush landscapes, quaint villages, …

Slow Cooker Breakfast Recipe

"Wake up to a hot breakfast!"<p>Ingredients<p>cooking spray<p>1 (26 ounce) package frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed<p>1 (16 ounce) package bulk pork sausage<p>1 …

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Layered chocolate cake recipe

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>In a saucepan, combine milk and cream and heat over medium heat, until it starts to boil.<p>2<p>Done<p>Remove from heat. Divide mixture into 3 equal …

Triple-Layer Chocolate-Caramel Cake Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Prepare the Chocolate-Caramel Ganache: Stir together chocolate chips, corn syrup, and, if desired, bourbon in a large bowl. Set …

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46 Best Cheap Red Wines Under $20

Shopping for red wine is no walk in the park. When you're staring down a wall of hundreds—nay, thousands—of nearly identical bottles, it's almost …

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No Words, No Gospel

God uses everyday people to advance his mission. But he calls us to speak, not just live well and do good deeds.Watch Now

The 10 best destinations for big ski areas

These vast playgrounds are perfect for racking up the miles or exploring huge swathes of untouched backcountry. All you have to do is choose where to set up base camp.<p><i>Unless stated otherwise, prices are per person, half board, based on two people sharing a double or twin room for seven nights,</i> …

21 Instant Pot Dinner Ideas You Need To Try

We're kind of obsessed with this thing, TBH.

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Choose A More Exciting Wine Tasting Adventure in Napa and Sonoma

It's easy to enjoy a lovely day in wine country tasting at different wineries, but there are some obstacles: crowded tasting rooms and lineups of …

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Our Most Pinned Chocolate Desserts

Our Pinterest users agree: of all life's pleasures, few are more indulgent than a good chocolate dessert recipe. Decadent, gooey, and melty, there's …

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The 25 best Caribbean islands, ranked

Though each island has its own unique appeal, some have advantages over the others.<p>We've ranked the best islands in the Caribbean, based on the costs of hotel bookings, their accessibility, and the range of activities they offer.<p>To rank the islands, we factored in each one's average hotel-room …

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The Best Free Attractions in Paris

Paris, France, is a top destination for travelers all over the world and with so many sights to see, an itinerary could quickly become expensive. …

The surprising health benefits of caffeine

The great British pub is the stuff of legend – but it seems that as a nation we're increasingly choosing coffee over stout when it comes to relaxing with drink of the black stuff.<p>Local Data Company figures, analysed by the BBC, show that the number of town centre bars, pubs and nightclubs fell by …

15 of the most beautiful places in Alaska | Photo Gallery

Encompassing six million acres of pure Alaskan interior wilderness topped by North America’s highest peak (Denali, 20,310ft), this national park is …

Sparkling Wines For Every Occasion and Budget

From the every day to the exclusive, these bubblies from around the globe suit every palate and wallet. Recommended bottles for $25 and under to over …

Nacho'rally! 7 Over-the-Top Nacho Ideas for Super Bowl Sunday and Beyond

You'll want to devour these on game day and every day.<p>The Super Bowl is nothing if not an excellent excuse to eat mountains of nachos for hours on …

The Great Italian Road Trip – From Milan To The Amalfi Coast!

Well, this one has been a long time coming… 🙂 We’ve finally gotten round to editing the full video from our Italian road trip. (I’d already done one …

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12 flight-booking hacks every traveler should know

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>• We rounded up the best flight booking hacks from a Quora thread.<br>• Some tips include clearing your cookies before browsing, changing your IP address, booking early morning flights, and embracing layovers.</b><p>Every frequent traveler has their own tricks for booking the best and …

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Cake Batter Ice Cream Recipe

"I was in love with this ice cream from a couple of local stores, and I combined a couple of different recipes and came up with this …

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Overwater bungalows make waves in the Caribbean

Seven years ago, when Sandals CEO Adam Stewart honeymooned in the Maldives, he spent an awful lot of time studying the infrastructure of the …