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The Fall Novel Guide

A privileged problem: Too many really good books came out this summer to fit them all in before Labor Day, and this fall’s reads are proving equally …

Books

10 Foil Packet Chicken Recipes for Easy Dinners

Foil packet dinners are a lazy cook's best friend. All you have to do is place your ingredients in the center of a large piece of tin foil, seal it …

Cooking

A Fast, Fresh, Take-Anywhere Salad For All Your Summertime Needs

The month of July makes me question my love of cooking. Because as much as I gawk and guffaw over the produce at the market (I mean, have you <i>seen</i> it?), I don't want to cook it, per se. Never is the bounty so great; never is my desire so meek.<p>Feed me pasta with slow-cooked tomatoes and garlic confit …

9 indie movies on Netflix that are *so* worth watching

Sometimes it feels like we’ve watched pretty much everything worth watching on Netflix. Like, we’ve spent <i>a lot</i> of time scrolling through the latest …

11 Classic Comfort Foods With A Twist

What beats your favorite comfort food on a cold day? How about a new and improved version of it? From Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto to BBQ Turkey Meatloaf, these cozy, creative recipes will keep you warm all winter long.<p><b>1. Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto</b><p>…

Cooking

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Granola

100<p>2<p>2<p>Shares 104<p>We all want granola to be healthy. But some granolas are so sweet they could easily qualify as candy. But since I tend to spend the …

20 Grab-and-Go Recipes For the Busiest of Mornings

When you're busy, portable breakfasts make all the difference, and there are so many options that'll get your day off to the right start. Here are 20 ways to make it possible to eat breakfast every day, from freezer-friendly breakfast sandwiches to yogurt parfaits and more recipes that you can make …

Breakfast

Skillet Pearled Couscous with Tomatoes, Feta, and Spinach Recipe

The great thing about this recipe is that it's inexpensive and, if you're making it for just one or two people, the leftovers can be made into multiple meals with a just a few new additions. You can try adding roasted asparagus to the mix or even throwing it over a bed greens with a drizzle of …

Dilled White Bean and Grape Tomato Salad

6 to 8 Servings<p>June 2010Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 15-ounce cans cannellini (white kidney beans), rinsed, drained<p>2 1/2t cups halved grape tomatoes (about 12 ounces) or cherry tomatoes<p>2/3 cup diced red onion<p>1/4 cup chopped fresh dill<p>1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil<p>3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice<p>1 tablespoon …

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How to Fold a Napkin 15 Ways

This is easy as 1, 2, 3! Start with a square dinner napkin and give it a three-way fold for an elegant angled pocket. It's handy for tucking flatware, a place card, or a printed menu.

Easy dinner recipes: 25 ways to use rotisserie chicken

Looking for an easy dinner idea? It doesn't get much simpler than the rotisserie chicken you can find at the market. They're perfect served on their own but also work well in many familiar dishes. Best of all? You can get dinner on the table in about an hour or less, and without a lot of stress.<p>I …

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 …

Cooking

What not to do in Buenos Aires

Tango shows are the lazy and overpriced way to see this important part of Buenos Aires culture. Catering to tourists, these shows are grand …

The best iPad apps of 2014

From Pixelmator and Auxy to Microsoft Word and Gruff Rhys, the best apps for Apple’s tablet in the last 12 months<p>• The best iPhone apps of 2014 • The best iPhone and iPad games of 2014<p>1. Pixelmator<p>If you want more from a photo-editing app than simple filters and cropping, Pixelmator is just the …

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Granola

114<p>3<p>2<p>Shares 119<p>We all want granola to be healthy. But some granolas are so sweet they could easily qualify as candy. But since I tend to spend the …