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Our Favorite 'Back of the Package' Recipes, From Cookies to Meatloaf

Some of our favorite recipes come from the backs of ingredient packages. From cookies to meatloaf, here are our staff's and reader's picks.<p></head>It's no secret that we like to riff on recipes. Case in point: These cookies with big chunks of bittersweet chocolate and flakes of sea salt turn a …

Dessert

6 Excellent YouTube Channels Created by Inspired Teachers

Outstanding Math, Science, Art, History, and Social Studies Content for Flipped, Blended, or Traditional Classrooms! A HUGE “THANKS!” to Hip Hughes, …

Social Studies

The Worst Nut Butters for Weight Loss

When it comes to nut butter, navigating your options can be overwhelming. It can be difficult to settle on the type of nut you want — peanut, almond, …

The Best Marinades to Use for Grilled Fish, Meat, and Veggies

Every home chef knows that when it comes to meat, a fresh cut of the good stuff is key, but a good meat is nothing without a good marinade. Because …

5 Smoothies for Better Sexuality

Smoothies are great for everyone – even health buffs. If you are looking for something to enjoy to get a boost on your performance in the bedroom, …

11 Ways to Brew Better Coffee at Home

At its heart, brewing better coffee is a straightforward task. You want to pour the proper amount of water at the proper temperature through the …

10 Ways to Achieve Cold Brew Coffee Greatness

From better ice cubes to DIY flavored syrup, here are 10 simple, awesome ways to make cold brew iced coffee even better.<p>There are three things that iced coffee should be: strong, bracingly cold, and in your hand as soon as possible. Unfortunately, it can also be expensive, so we're big fans of DIY …

Coffee

12 tips for preparing kids for kindergarten

We are having so much fun with our kids home for summer break, the occasional sibling squabble aside, but we’re already thinking about …

Getting a student up to speed: Kindergarten to college

You ushered your child to his sports physical, bought his school supplies and located your neighborhood on the bus schedule. Now for the hardest part of the back-to-school routine: switching his mindset from carefree to conscientious.<p>Here's some advice from the pros:<p><b>Kindergarten</b><p>It's likely your …

Ina’s Zucchini Gratin — Meatless Monday

Ina uses zucchini as a seasonal vegetable to replace potato in her gratin. When baked, this dish gets a beautiful golden crust from breadcrumbs and …

Peanut Butter-Brownie-Coconut Layered Bars

We combined a peanut butter cookie, a brownie and a macaroon and made something totally wonderful-and definitely worth the effort. The bars are …

Dessert

Cooking with Quinoa: 38 Recipes

Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) has risen to superstar fame in recent years. It’s a gluten-free, high-protein, high-fiber, quick-cooking whole grain …

Food

How to Lose Weight Without Giving Up Dessert

You don't discriminate. Whether we're talking about cakes, cookies, brownies, ice cream, cupcakes, chocolate, doughnuts, muffins, cheesecakes, or sundaes, you get excited about it all! Sugary sweets bring you so much joy, but they also send you shopping in search of larger jeans. Don't fret! We …

Healthy Eating