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20 Warming Lunches That Won't Break the Bank

Eating a cold salad for lunch on a chilly day is a little heartbreaking, isn't it? Ditch the cold veggies and opt for these warming lunch recipes that you'll actually look forward to eating throughout the cold months. The best part? They won't break the bank. Save money and nourish your cold self …

26 Pasta Recipes That Made 2016 A Little Better

<i>For</i> Bon Appetit<i>, by Alyse Whitney.</i><p>Pasta, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways. Whether boozed up with wine and clams, spiced with kimchi and butter, or tucked around a delicate egg-yolk filling, it always wins our hearts. So before you start that 2017 juice cleanse, twirl your fork around the …

Cozy up with Anthony Bourdain's Sunday gravy with sausage and rigatoni

I was always bitter that I wasn't Italian American. You know that scene in <i>Saturday Night Fever</i>, where Tony Manero is eating with his family? All the yelling and the smacking? That looked good to me.<p>8 things we learned about Anthony Bourdain during his Sunday TODAY interview<p>Anthony Bourdain reveals …

5 sauces everyone should know how to make

<b>House Curry</b><p><b>Prep time:</b> 10 minutes<p><b>Total time:</b> 1 hour<p><b>Yield:</b> 2 cups<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>2 tablespoons ground turmeric<br>• 1 teaspoon ground coriander<br>• 1 teaspoon red …

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 …

The "Simple" Roman Pasta That Stumps Even the Most Seasoned Chefs

I grew up in Rome eating pasta carbonara and pasta all’amatriciana but, oddly enough, not cacio e pepe. These three pastas (plus one more, la gricia) were said to be so deeply Roman that no osteria, trattoria, or ristorante would dare <i>not</i> to serve them.<p>And yet for some reason, cacio e pepe was not …

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Legendary Productivity And The Fear Of Modern Programming

JavaScript master Douglas Crockford once said that software is the most complex thing that humans have ever created. It’s made up of intricate bits and bytes pieced together like virtual puzzles. The greatest programming minds are capable of using software to multiply massive integers that are …

29 Recipes Every Millennial Should Know

You’re in the real world now. That means it’s time to cook like the young professional you are. If you’re clueless and without any cookbooks, have no fear. Cooking is easier than you think, and you can whip up some gourmet meals in no time. Spoon University is here to help with easy recipes that’ll …

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Dinner For Mom: 5 Easy Recipes Even the Kids Can Make

Let mom kick back while you make an amazing meal tonight. These recipes are so easy, even the kids can make them (with a little help from dad).<p><b>1. Easy Thai Shrimp Curry</b><p>Sweet, plump shrimp are simmered in a rich and fragrant coconut sauce infused with store-bought Thai Green Curry Paste. Serve with …

Soup Recipes Hearty Enough To Call Dinner

Jay Leno put it best when he said, "Soup is just a way of screwing you out of a meal." This often feels true in the case of tomato soup when it's not accompanied with a grilled cheese. And it is definitely true in the case of a pureed butternut squash soup, which leaves you hungry just an hour …

10 Bargain Caribbean All-Inclusive Resorts

Nothing beats the Caribbean when it comes to blissful beach days, and nothing compares to an all-inclusive for convenience. But prices can be all over the map, with some resorts topping out at thousands per night. So we went on the hunt for top-quality resorts with awesome amenities that offer …

Chicken Breast Recipes That'll Mix Up Your Boring Dinner Routine

Despite chicken breast's popularity, it's often known as one of the most boring things to eat. A single sauteed chicken breast is not decadent like fried chicken. And it's not impressive like roasted chicken. Instead, chicken breast is usually dry, completely devoid of flavor and about as exciting …

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Recipe for jambalaya

<i>Serves 10</i><p>Annie Moran Brainard starts with her father’s recipe and makes it her own Jumbo-YaYa using whatever meat and vegetables she has on hand. …

21 Five-Ingredient Crock Pot Recipes

Using a slow cooker isn't as much of a short cut when the recipe calls for sixteen ingredients you don't have.

6 Simple and Satisfying Puréed Soups

Get out your blender! Puréed soups are simple, silky and satisfying -- and a great way to enjoy your vegetables.<p><b>1. Easy Butternut Squash Soup</b><p>This has got to be the easiest butternut squash soup recipe ever. You start with pre-cut squash from the supermarket, then you basically throw everything in a …

The Fastest Way to Clean Your Bathroom

Follow this routine to make your fixtures sparkle in minutes.<p>One of the busiest spots in your house, the bathroom is also the place almost every guest visits. So if you start sweating whenever someone asks, "Do you mind if I freshen up/use the toilet/secretly judge your cleaning skills?" just …

The 10 Entertaining Recipes You Loved Last Month

The start of a new year usually means a bit of a bustle. School's back in session, work is back on, and everything you pushed off during the holidays suddenly needs to get done. Times like these call for tried-and-true recipes with familiar and satisfying textures -- chewy, gooey, crispy, and …

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