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14 Meals You Can Make with a Rotisserie Chicken

Some nights there just isn't time to roast a whole bird in your oven. What to do? Head to the market and pick up a rotisserie chicken. It's cheap, it's delicious and you can whip it up into just about anything. Here, 14 of our favorite recipes.<p><b>Avocado Chicken Salad. Get the recipe.</b><p><b>Chicken</b> …

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Tales of Hunger: Food in Italy Between the Two World Wars

<i>My great-grandfather at the Trionfale market in Rome, circa 1933</i><p>Growing up in Italy in the 1960s, World War II was quite remote to me. Although I was not fully aware of it, the country was experiencing its "economic miracle:" a few years of rapid and sustained growth that saw the movement of …

Pumpkin Pecan Crumble Muffins

If you are a pumpkinphile like myself, a trip to your local Trader Joe's this time of year, is as excitable as Celine Dion's (NSFW) persona. Aisles are lined with all things pumpkin: beer, cereal, oatmeal, trail mix, chips, pastries, bread and frozen pumpkin waffles. Yes, I am a pumpkin lover and …

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7 Fall Slow Cooker Recipes Perfect For Dinner

There's something about fall and slow cookers that go hand-in-hand. Maybe it's because school is back in session and easy prep meals are a must? Or maybe it's the cool breeze making me crave something extra warm? Either way here are seven of my favorite slow cooker recipes to heat up this fall.<p><b>1.</b> …

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10 Stress-Free Suppers for the Entire Family

Planning family meals shouldn't make you want to pull your hair out. Here are ten easy recipes that don't require any hard-to-find ingredients or too much advance planning. And the best part about these stress-free suppers: even picky eaters will polish off their plates.<p><b>1. Grilled Moroccan …

15 Healthy Foods to Buy at Costco

Those who think that eating healthfully means spending big bucks and shopping at specialty stores and organic markets hasn't been to Costco lately. A recent spin through the aisles turned up a surprising number of wholesome offerings, making a lot of good food accessible and affordable to a lot of …

10 New Fall Books That Should Be On Your Nightstand

I can't wait to get my hands on all of these books! From the soul-soothing words of Brene Brown to the historical observations of Margo Jefferson, there's something here for everyone.<p><i>Rising Strong</i> by Brene' Brown -- Getting back up after failing is the theme of Brown's newest book of inspiration. …

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Strawberry Vanilla Pudding Cake

Today I embark on my first weekend alone with the kids. This morning, before my husband hit the road, I had an hour reprieve to grocery shop sans children. To those without kids, a trip to the grocery store can sound rather mundane. If you are a parent with little ones however, a grocery store …

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How to Make Madras Potatoes

Madras Potatoes comes from the Southern part of India in a town called Madras. In 1996 Madras became Chennai and has a population of around 4 million people. Madras is mainly vegetarian and this dish is lovely with rice or bread.<p><b>Madras Potatoes</b><p><b>Serves 3</b><p>4 Potatoes<p>1 teaspoon Turmeric<p>1 teaspoon Red …

Recipes

Lemongrass Chili Marinade for Grilled Chicken

<i>This recipe combines aromatic lemongrass with spicy chili paste to create a flavorful marinade for grilled chicken. It’s perfect for kicking off the</i> …

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All the Fall 2015 TV Shows You Need to Know

Here are the new and returning series you might or might not want to watch in the months ahead.<p><b>Drunk History, Season One, Comedy Central (September 1)</b><p>Based on the Funny or Die web series created by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, <i>Drunk History</i> takes a "narrator" in every episode, gets him or her …

10 Things That Slow Your Metabolism

Beat these culprits to burn more calories<p>Need another reason to love your body? It burns calories all by itself—as long as you don't get in the way. See, every cell in your body plays a role in energy metabolism—the process of turning the food you eat into energy that keeps your heart beating, …

A Ribboned Fudge Bundt Cake for Every Occasion

This ribboned fudge Bundt cake has a surprise cream cheese layer that will knock your socks right off! Just try to eat one slice at a time.<p>My name is Kristan and I’m addicted to big Bundts.<p>It’s true. I love a good Bundt cake. Especially if it’s chocolate. I don’t stand a chance against a chocolate …

How to Make Refreshing, Bubbly Homemade Sodas

Seasonal fruit and some soda water are all you need to get your bubble fix at home.<p>When we're in the mood for a treat, few things are more appealing than a tall, ice-filled glass of homemade soda. We like it loads more than the canned stuff not just because it's healthier, but also because it just</i> …

7 Non-Boring Chicken Recipes

News flash: Chicken doesn't have to be boring. So instead of making the same old, same old, spice up dinner with one of these seven inventive chicken …

Growing a Medicinal Herb Garden: How to Start Seeds

Starting herbs from seed can seem a little daunting! While we may be used to starting some summer vegetables in the window sill, the idea of starting …

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10 Life Hacks That Will Make You Richer

These clever shortcuts will help you earn more on the job and cut down on needless costs.<p>Picking up new skills as an adult can be tricky, especially …

Sleep: How to nap like a pro

We’ve all heard of the merits of power naps, says Tiffanie Wen, but are there good and bad ways to sleep during the day?<p>Growing up, sleep was considered paramount in my family home. My siblings and I didn’t have many house rules – bedtimes were flexible, we had free reign over microwaved TV dinners …

3 Reasons You're Not Ripped

Shutterstock<p>You almost never eat French fries or donuts or Dairy Queen Blizzards, and pizza is only for cheat days, so you’ve ruled out a crappy …

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11 Seemingly Unhealthy Foods That Aren't So Bad for You

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, the splurge-worthy foods that won't obliterate your healthy eating efforts.<p>Everyone always tells you what not to eat, but that's just no fun. Here are some formerly forbidden foods that aren't the devil incarnate (and won't mess with your healthy eating …

Don’t Stop Daydreaming: Why a Wandering Mind Is Good for You

If you can’t get through this article without checking your Facebook, walking to the fridge, scrolling through your phone, and choosing something on …

The 10 Reno Mistakes Everybody Makes — And How to Fix Them

How Coconut Oil Changed My LIfe

We all know how fantastic coconut oil can be for cooking purposes. However I was recently introduced to its fantastic health benefits. I would like to preface this article with the statement that you need to experiment with it yourself and what works best for your body. The same product never works …

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The Science Behind How Boredom Benefits Creative Thought

Recent studies show that a little boredom in your day opens up the potential for more creative thinking.<p>Boredom gets a bad rap. Truly amazing ideas and offbeat solutions have often come from endless hours of daydreaming.<p>If space and time is what you need to make unusual connections, then why does …

How To Season, Clean And Care For A Cast Iron Skillet Like A Pro

In today's world of fast-paced living and uber convenience, cooking with a cast iron skillet seems like an antiquated notion. We have nonstick pans we can throw in the dishwasher, so why would we ever bother with a skillet that can't be washed with soap and has to be dried over heat immediately …

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The Right Kind Of Cocoa Powder To Use For All Of Your Chocolate Recipes

Most cocoa powder can help make foods delicious and chocolatey, but not all cocoa powder is meant for every recipe.<p>When taking a jaunt down the baking aisle, you may notice two types of cocoa powder overwhelming the shelves: Natural (non-alkalized) cocoa powder (a.k.a. regular unsweetened cocoa …

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