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The secrets to creamy mashed potatoes and lump-free gravy

Make this the year of creamy (not gluey!) mashed potatoes and lump-free gravy with Brandi Milloy and Sunny Anderson's top Thanksgiving cooking tips.<p><b>Brandi Milloy’s Tips to Making Creamy (not gluey) Mashed Potatoes</b><p><b>1. Choose the right potato</b><p>You want one that’s high in starch, like a tough-skinned …

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29 Amazing Holiday Cookie Recipes That Every 20-Something NEEDS

Raise your hand if you love cookies. That's what I thought: EVERYONE LOVES COOKIES. And at Refinery29, we're no exception. A few months ago, I sent …

Coffee Creme Brulee

These smooth and creamy custards are infused with coffee and topped with satisfyingly-sweet candy lids.

Mint Chocolate Trifle

<b>Ingredients</b><p>Mint Chocolate Pudding<p>4 egg yolks<br>• 1/2 cup granulated sugar<br>• 1 pint (16 ounces) heavy whipping cream<br>• 4 ounces high-quality dark chocolate, chopped or chips<br>• 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract<br>• Pinch of salt<p>Mint Whipped Cream<p>1 pint (16 ounces) cold heavy whipping cream<br>• 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar<br>• 1/4 …

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The 50 (New) Healthiest Foods of All Time—With Recipes

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18 Thanksgiving Recipes You Can Make in Your Slow Cooker

Thanksgiving is barely a week away, and soon ovens all over the country will be working overtime. Kitchen strategy is key when you’re trying to factor various cook and prep times for both oven and stovetop dishes. There just never seems to be enough time (or counter space). Whether you’re already …

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Frozen Yogurt vs. Ice Cream: Which Is Healthier?

Shares 284<p>Photo: Pond5<p>Few things hit the spot like a creamy cone on a hot summer day. But should you go for a double scoop of mint chip — or the more …

This Is What Will Happen When You Eat Avocados Every Day

You’ve probably seen avocados being touted as a heart-healthy superfood in recent years. Realistically, the truth isn’t too far off from the hype. …

The Genius Ramen Shop Staple That Will Make Your Lunches Better

<i>Every week—often with your help—Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: How to make perfect, Momofuku-style soy sauce eggs—the simple ramen shop staple that will be your new Not Sad Desk Lunch (and last-minute breakfast, dinner, and</i> …

9 great gifts for coffee lovers

Vega Coffee Gift Subscription<p><i>The holidays are nearly upon us, which means it’s time to start thinking about what makes the perfect gift. For any</i> …

These Chicken Nuggets Are What Dreams Are Made Of

Pretzels + chicken nuggets = YAS<p>View this post on Facebook<p>2 cups salted pretzels<p>1/2 cup parmesan cheese<p>1/2 cup flour<p>1/4 tsp pepper (optional)<p>2 eggs<p>1 lb boneless chicken breasts<p>Cut chicken breasts into 2 inch pieces.<p>Mix pretzels and cheese in food processor.<p>Add pepper to flour and mix in a separate …

Ginger Sesame Garlic Shrimp

In a hurry? I get it. Some days there just isn’t enough time to get everything done that needs to be done!Those days are the reason I keep a bag of …

Food

29 Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes You’ll Be Thankful Are NOT Pie

Finding creative, unique dishes to serve at your Thanksgiving feast isn’t always easy. Substituting stuffing cups for turkey and healthy veggie skewers for mashed potatoes are two options, but what can you make for dessert that’s not the oh-so-beloved pumpkin or apple pie? Sure, there are some …

Six coffee-making mistakes

Making the perfect cup of coffee is the type of task caffeine lovers around the world take very seriously. Here are six mistakes to avoid along the way<p>The aroma of fresh coffee is one of the joys of daily life for millions of people but everyone has their preferred method of preparing a cup. …

47 Food Hacks to Help You Eat Healthier

Pro tip: Eat ice cream instead of sorbet.<p>The best ways to "eat healthy" depend on your goals. Once you know what you're working toward — like eating fewer calories or more protein — use the tips below from New-York-based registered dietitian Isabel Smith and Ilyse Schapiro, registered dietitian and …

London's Hippest Baker Shares Her Tips for Making Better Baked Goods at Home

Claire Ptak of London's Violet Bakery gives us a crash-course in just-sweet-enough desserts that won't leave you sugar crashing.<p><b>Claire Ptak</b> may bake for a living, but she's anything but a sugar fanatic. In fact, the California native and owner of London's very popular Violet Bakery makes it a point …

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25 Things You Did Today That Ruined Your Metabolism

<i>by Grant Stoddard</i><p>Metabolism. It’s the set of life-sustaining chemical transformations within the cells of living organisms. It’s such a big concept …

Nutrition

17 Genius Tips & Tricks For If You Own A Slow Cooker

How to easily cut cleanup time, figure out high vs. low, and slow-cook like a pro.

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Making Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are the most beloved type of cookie. These timeless sweet treats have wowed us all. And in fact, these cookies were probably …

Dessert

The worst time of day to eat

Multi-tasking during meals is a no-no, yet most of us do it every day. Eating while emailing? I'm guilty. Having dinner while watching TV? Yep, I do that, too. Noshing on breakfast while walking to my car (and then into the office) in the mornings? Mmmhmm. Now, a new study abstract published in the …

Nutrition

Why You Should Eat Green Cake

<i>Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i></i><i>Betty of le jus d'orange demonstrates a roll cake that's met its matcha.</i><p>It all started in my high school Japanese language class. My teacher brought in a Japanese baking …

Green Tea Weight Loss Reviews |‘Bad’ Fat Burner!

Green tea is the most commonly used beverage in China.<p>Since several centuries ago the Chinese knew the great health benefits of this humble beverage …

Nutrition

5 annoying and dangerous things that happen when you eat too much protein

Protein keeps your hard-earned muscles happy, your stomach from growling an hour after you eat, and your metabolism humming at a fiery pace. But just like other really good things, getting tons and tons of extra protein isn't always better. Here, five weird ways your body can go haywire when you …

Nutrition

This Oreo Popcorn Is The Movie Snack You Need Right Now

Netflix and chill < Netflix and Oreo popcorn.<p>View this post on Facebook

The Wheaties Beer Will Be the Breakfast of Intoxicated Champions

HefeWheaties will mix high-fiber fun with gettin' tipsy.<p>Michael Jordan, Muhammad Ali, and Petyon Manning all have been enshrined on the front of the Wheaties box, a symbol for athletic greatness. But with the announcement, HefeWheaties, there's finally room for guys who excelled through a drunken …

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Can You Handle Alcoholic Oreos?

Make a cookie. Take a shot!

10 South American Desserts for Every Type of Sweet Tooth

These cornmeal pancakes are just sweet enough to qualify as a dessert, although many Colombians will eat them for breakfast, stuffed with cheese, …

South America

Taco Bell throws out artificial flavors and ingredients in new health kick

Taco Bell, the chain behind such oddball junk food mash-ups as the Quesarito and the Dorito-shelled taco, is now on the world's unlikeliest health …

Taco Bell

Taco Bell and Pizza Hut removing artificial ingredients, pledge to use real food

It’s hard to praise fast food companies for promising to use real black pepper instead of “black pepper flavor,” and yet, when so many artificial …

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