Jen Robben

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19 Easy Lunches With No Meat Or Dairy

Whether you're vegan, vegetarian or just want to save money, these are made for you.

Healthy Eating

Our 10 Best Gluten-Free Snack Ideas

If you're gluten-free, you know there are a multitude of diet-appropriate snacks on the shelves for you these days. However, if you're willing to …

Healthy Eating

A Fourth Step: “I Do, We Do, You Do” and then “You Teach”

As regular readers know, I’m a big fan of creating the conditions where students can teach their classmates (see The Best Posts On Helping Students …

Teaching

Make-ahead Monday: 1 slow-cooker roast, 3 delectable dinners

It's Sunday night, and you're facing a week's worth of dinners, coupled with a hectic schedule and a hungry family. What to do?<p>Been there, dealt with that. And YouTube and Cooking Channel star Laura Vitale is here to help, with one beautiful slow-cooker roast that you can transform into 3 …

36 Taco Recipes So Good You’ll Never Want to Make Anything Else

Need a standout “Taco Tuesday” recipe? With these cheesy, meat- and veggie-packed tacos on the menu, you’ll want to have one (or three) every night.<p>1 …

Cooking

32 Comfort Foods The World Needs To Know About

Feed your body and your soul.

The Poet of Light

Many years ago, before the money bomb dropped on San Francisco and made the city uninhabitable, I lived in a basement apartment in the Upper Haight. Aside from the low price, and the big floor-to-ceiling pipe that every so often came alive with waste from above like an ironic rain stick, I think …

What History And Fiction Teach Us About Women And Power

Two recent books, one a manifesto by British classicist and Cambridge professor Mary Beard, the other a work of fiction by novelist and game designer Naomi Alderman, address — in different ways — the difficult relationship between women and power.<p>When are women's voices heard? When and how do women …

Our Most Popular Slow Cooker Soup Recipes of the Year

While I often rely on my slow cooker for all sorts of dishes, my absolute favorite thing to make in my slow cooker is soup. No matter the season, …

#StandWithKeaton: Teenager gets celebrity support after sharing anti-bullying video

A video, shared by the mother of a boy who is the victim of bullying in his school, has been getting some huge attention over the weekend.<p>Kimberly …

After a Bullied Boy's Video Went Viral, Chris Evans Invited Him to the 'Avengers' Premiere

Evans reached out to middle schooler Keaton Jones after seeing the heartbreaking video<p>If you were on the internet over the weekend, chances are you probably saw the video of Keaton Jones that went viral.<p>On December 8, the boy's mom, Kimberly Jones, uploaded a video to her Facebook page of her …

9 wildly successful people who were bullied as kids

Successful people are rallying around Keaton Jones, a Tennessee middle-school student who described the bullying he's endured in a video that has gone viral.<p>In many cases, the celebrities hailing Jones for coming forward were once the victims of childhood bullying themselves.<p>For instance, Mark …

Kate Middleton

How to Stop Killing the Love of Reading

<b>Listen to my interview with Pernille Ripp (transcript):</b><p>Sponsored by Kiddom and mysimpleshow<p>This post contains Amazon Affiliate links. When you make a …

Bacon, Egg, and Cheese English Muffin Strata

Bacon, Egg, and Cheese English Muffin Strata<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly butter an 8x8” or other shallow 2-quart baking dish; …

13 Pieces Of Life-Changing Wisdom From Ursula K. Le Guin

"The hell with The Great American Novel."<p><b>In her new</b> collection of essays, beloved fantasy and science fiction writer Ursula K. Le Guin meditates on aging, literature, human nature, and, of course, cats. Pulled from her blog, her short pieces are as funny as they are thought-provoking — little …

Quick Cook: Smoky Chicken and Goat Cheese Empanadas

This our a favorite way to use up that little bit of leftover rotisserie chicken (or perhaps leftover holiday turkey!) and a good reason to keep a …

Naked Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Spray a 12-cup mini muffin tin with cooking spray (or line with mini muffin liners).<p>Step 2<p>Place chopped chocolate and coconut oil …

The Legendary All-In-One-Pot Pasta Gets a Fall Refresh

Slow cookers, soup pots, and casserole dishes have been dusted off in households across the United States. For me, cold weather conjures thoughts of cozy meals that hit big on flavor, with minimal effort. Enter the one-pot pasta. The idea comes from Martha Stewart, and I gravitated toward it …

Italian Food

50 Christmas Breakfast & Brunch Ideas That Won't Totally Spoil Dinner

Cooking

The Best and Worst Olive Oil from the Grocery Store

Olive oil is as essential to the kitchen as a saucepan or stove. Yet, while it’s always in front of us, we don’t always pay attention to what it can …

Recipes

14 Bread Recipes, From Focaccia and Challah to Dinner Rolls and Bagels

You've had a few weeks to practice your quick breads by now, so I assume you're an expert. If you feel like you've conquered the world of tea brack and scones, it's time to move on to yeasted breads. Breadmaking gets more intense when yeast enters the picture—you have to deal with kneading, rising, …

How to Tell if Someone Is Lying and 8 More Conversation Tips

The staring contest lasted 14 seconds before Amanda de Cadenet, best known for interviewing bold women with boldfaced names, broke the silence with “I can’t take it anymore!” She was delivering instruction in an interview technique: It is sometimes important to keep quiet, and even to stare down …

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownie Bombs

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Let's make some dough! In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the butter and sugars until creamy. Add the milk and vanilla; beat to …

Finally, A Book Of Poetry For Kids Who Are 'Just No Good At Rhyming'

Who says poetry has to rhyme? Chris Harris — a writer and executive producer for <i>How I Met Your Mother</i> — had never written a poetry book or a children's book before, but he wanted to write something special for his own kids. So he created a collection called <i>I'm Just No Good at Rhyming: And Other</i> …

Books

Overnight Oatmeal

The Books You'll Want to Pick Up for Our Cookbook Club This Fall

If you've been keeping up with our Cookbook Club, you already know that the books we cook through are self-selected by the group. And in an effort to plan ahead—especially for library reserving and book purchasing and shipping purposes—we held a vote last week to find out what books you all wanted …

Books

Literary Existentialism

Existentialist Thought in Literature and Art<p>Because existentialism is treated as a “lived” philosophy that is understood and explored through how one …

8 High-Protein One-Pan Dinners

I'll be honest: I'm not someone who revels in the challenge of cooking a complicated meal. And to me, complicated means running around between …

Cooking

12 Great New Books To Bring To The Beach This Summer

We’re all just looking for the right book to read on vacation.<p>A good beach read might be as ubiquitous a summer staple as sunscreen, but what makes a book a beach read is harder to define. Should it be fast-paced? High energy? Physically light? (Never mind emotionally ― tears are just salt water, …

How Many of The 2017 Locus Award-Winning Books Have You Read?

Since 1971, The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has presented the annual Locus Awards in recognition of the best in science-fiction and fantasy …