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10 Slow Cooker Recipes That Work for Two People (Who Like Leftovers) — Recipes from the Kitchn

While slow cookers are a boon for big-batch meals, I take mine out at least once a week when cooking dinner for my small family of two (twice if you …

9x13 Chicken Recipes So Delicious You’ll Make Them Again and Again

Crowd-pleasing chicken recipes you can rely on—every time.<p>The best thing about a chicken casserole—other than its gloriously creamy and cheesy …

Cooking

I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

"Drift" is the decision we make by not deciding, or by making a decision that unleashes consequences for which we don't take responsibility.<p>You go to medical school because both your parents are doctors. You get married because all your friends are getting married. You take a job because someone …

15 Easy Dinners That Start with Shredded Chicken

Weeknight cooking is a slog, even under the best circumstances (add in one late meeting and it’s cold cereal all around). Our secret weapon? Shredded …

Grandma's Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

"This is a great twist on the classic grilled cheese. My grandmother taught me how to make these when I was a teenager. My kids love them!"<p>Ingredients<p>…

Roasted Lemon-Herb Cornish Hens

Ingredients<p>1 teaspoon grated lemon zest<br>• 1/4 cup lemon juice<br>• 2 tablespoons olive oil<br>• 4 cloves garlic finely grated or pressed<br>• 1 tablespoon each chopped …

Our Favorite Bundt Cake Recipes

There's no denying that the humble bundt pan is among our favorite pans to bake with. From apple cake to hummingbird cake to chocolate cake, it's …

Better than Sex Cake IV Recipe

"Yellow cake with pineapple, vanilla pudding, and whip cream. Delicious!"<p>Ingredients<p>1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix<p>1 (20 ounce) can crushed …

How You Can Lose Up To 10 Pounds A Month With This Easy Diet That Includes Pasta & Wine

There are so many different kinds of diets and weight loss programs out there — it’s confusing and frustrating! But here is one plan celebs love that …

Chewiest Brownies Recipe

"Rich chocolate chewy brownies, not cakey at all!"<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder<p>1/2 cup melted butter<p>2 cups white sugar<p>2 eggs<p>1/4 teaspoon …

Blueberry Lemon Yogurt Breakfast Cookies Recipe on Food52

• 1 cup Gluten Free oat flour<br>• 1 teaspoon baking powder<br>• 1/4 teaspoon sea salt<br>• 1/2 cup Truvia baking sugar<br>• 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries<br>• 3/4 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt<br>• 1 egg white<br>• 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract<br>• zest of 1 lemon<p>Preheat oven to 375 degrees<br>• Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper<br>• To a food …

Breakfast

9x13 Dessert Wonders That'll Seriously Wow Any Crowd

Sheet cakes, cobblers, bar cookies—oh my!<p>Try as we might, we’ve yet to find a handier sidekick in the kitchen than our 9x13 baking dish. From …

Boti Street- The Ultimate Place for Your Desi Spice Fix in Abu Dhabi

Boti Street- Your Ultimate Desi Spice Fix in Abu Dhabi<p>'Naan' stop desi food to feed your soul<p>If you've spent any time in Abu Dhabi, you've probably …

Abu Dhabi

5 Flexible Dinners for Picky Eaters

Some kids are lifelong picky eaters, but most kids have waxing and waning seasons of it. Sometimes it's even day to day. Right now, my 6-year-old …

This Is 40—And Pregnant

Beauty<p><i>I know that 40 is just an idea in the mind—a finish line that isn’t one.</i><br>—Sheila Heti, from <i>Motherhood: A Novel</i><p>Childbearing is a fraught topic at any point during a woman’s life, but rarely is it more so than during the run-up to the fifth decade, when conventional wisdom—if not …

Pregnancy

50 Books from the Past 50 Years Everyone Should Read at Least Once

Challenge accepted.<p>Fifty contemporary classics everyone should read at least once—only 50? There are hundreds we could include, and if we did, this …

The Hair Queens of Chicago

Beauty<p>It’s 8 o’clock on a Friday night in Chicago’s South Loop, and Lyn Turner is gliding across the floor of Issues Barber and Beauty Salon in a blunt black wig and glittering tunic of gold paillettes. Charismatic and warm, the hairstylist is consumed with delivering a bring-the-house-down …

Hair

Suicides, Drug Addiction and High School Football

MADISON, Ind. — An hour’s drive from Louisville, perched along the Ohio River, sits the prettiest little town.<p>Madison, population 12,000, has won awards for its beauty. Best Main Street. One of the top 20 romantic towns in Indiana. One of 12 distinctive destinations in the United States, according …

High School Football

17 Easy Stir Fry Recipes That'll Be on the Dinner Table in No Time

Put down that packet of premade stir-fry sauce, and prepare to give the classic quick-and-easy dinner a healthy and tasty update. Stir-fries are the …

The Best-Ever Crab Cakes Recipe

You probably have most of the ingredients on hand for these simple, elegant crab cakes; just make a quick run to the seafood market for fresh lump …

Seafood

20 Meatless Casseroles That Almost Require No Effort

If you ask us, there's nothing like a nice comforting meal for dinner, no matter the season. Whether you're a full-time vegetarian trying to add variety to your diet or looking for some exciting new meatless Monday options, you'll be thankful for casseroles. The 20 healthy(ish) and meat-free …

Cooking

This Is the Most Popular Chili Recipe on Pinterest

Chili is a problem-solver in my kitchen. When I'm not sure what to make, or when I want a meal that makes a bunch of leftovers so I don't have to …

This One Trick Will Make Your Pasta So Much Better

And it doesn’t require any extra time.<p>There are few dishes as satisfying as a steaming plate of pasta, especially when it’s enjoyed at the end of a …

5 Easy Slow Cooker Soup Recipes You Should Make This Week To Lose 5 Pounds

We think slow cookers are amazing! They have turned us into real chefs. Never in a zillion years did we think it was possible to make soup, like a …

Cooking

Our Soup Diet Melts Off 24 Pounds in a Week

There’s a science-backed, all-you-care-to-eat diet that helps folks lose nine,15, even 24 pounds in a single week. And that’s not even the best part. …

I’ve Been Making Asian Nachos for Years—and Now Everybody Wants Them

We come across a lot of food trends—yes, like the currently hot Asian nachos. It’s our job to go through them and use years of cooking and eating …

Top 15 Mediterranean Recipes of 2017

Here we are at the end of another great year, and I get to write one of my very favorite posts featuring top Mediterranean recipes of 2017!<p>It’s …

Why Happy People Cheat

A good marriage is no guarantee against infidelity.<p>“Most descriptions of troubled marriages don’t seem to fit my situation,” Priya insists. “Colin and I have a wonderful relationship. Great kids, no financial stresses, careers we love, great friends. He is a phenom at work, fucking handsome, …

Relationships