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8 Delicious Sandwiches Designed to Survive in a Lunch Bag

1<p>Ratatouille and Goat Cheese Sandwich<p>In this handheld riff on the French classic, a crunchy baguette is filled with creamy goat cheese and a pile of …

20 Seriously Impressive Desserts You Can Make with Puff Pastry

When we want a dessert that’s easy and delicious, we look no further than our freezer. No, not ice cream (although rocky road <i>is</i> our weakness)—we’re …

Baking

How to make the most amazing pizza at home

<b>I've learned these tricks of the trade from a pro, and they make all the difference.</b><p>My sister Sarah Jane runs a very successful wood-fired pizza …

18 Ketogenic Meal-Prep Lunches You Can Make Once and Eat All Week

Keto devotees, you know that sticking to your diet requires some planning. Your best bet? Prepping lunches in advance. But with a ketogenic diet, …

Creamy Overnight Fruit Salad Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>In a small saucepan, combine beaten eggs, sugar, and juice of 1 lemon. Stir the mixture constantly over medium heat until …

Recipes

The protein-packed brownie recipe you can totally eat for breakfast

There are some moments in life (weekend movie marathons, celebrating after you cleaned your entire apartment, waking up with a random chocolate …

Chocolate Hummus Is Better Than Cookie Dough—Here’s How to Make it at Home

Not going to lie, when I first heard chocolate hummus was a new thing, I couldn't decide whether it was genius or downright weird. Now that I've made …

Dessert

16 Drop-Dead Gorgeous Crudités Platters

What if you didn’t have to worry about making four different appetizers for your next party—just one that’ll knock everyone’s socks off? Look no …

I Just Made Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts, and I Might Never Order Takeout Again

Though I’ll eat pretty much any vegetable tossed in oil, seasoned with salt and pepper, and roasted in a hot oven, adding a little something extra …

WATCH: This is the Secret to Making Bakery-Worthy Bread at Home

Baking bread might seem intimidating, especially if you’re a novice baker. But it’s not as hard as you might think—and making a loaf of homemade …

Kitchens

Lemon-Rosemary-Garlic Chicken and Potatoes

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 450°. Stir together first 8 ingredients in a medium bowl.<p>Step 2<p>Place a roasting pan on stove top over 2 burners. …

Recipes

This Italian Grinder Casserole Will Improve Your Quality of Life

Hello, and welcome back to <i>Will It Casserole?</i>, the column where I take your delicious concepts and re-imagine them as delicious casserole creations. …

Recipes

Here’s What to Eat for Lunch If You’re Trying to Slim Down, According to a Nutritionist

Breakfast gets all the glory as the most important meal. But lunch plays a key role in your day too, especially for anyone trying to slim down. If …

Parchment Packet Recipes That Make Weeknight Dinners a Breeze

Turns out, cooking en papillote is way easier done than said!<p>At first mention, <i>en papillote</i> just sounds like it would be anything but simple. If we …

Cooking

Chrissy Teigen Has Cracked the Code for DIY Jalapeño Chips

Chrissy Teigen is good at food, particularly flavorful fare that scratches indulgent itches. It makes sense then that she would crack the code of …

Recipes

This is the Secret to Making Bakery-Worthy Bread at Home

Baking bread might seem intimidating, especially if you’re a novice baker. But it’s not as hard as you might think—and making a loaf of homemade …

Healthy Soups

Soup is a great dish to serve year round and these healthy soups are delicious and good for you, too. From hearty black-bean turkey chili to gingery …