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Our Best Recipes From Thomas Keller

Thomas Keller, renowned chef and restaurateur, has the recipes you need for simple but charming meals. Everything Thanksgiving, Keller honors …

Cooking

7 Lazy But Brilliant Dinners You Should Make This Week

Minimum effort, maximum comfort.

Cooking

Surprising foods that pack more vitamin C than an orange

The orange may be the poster child for vitamin C, but there are plenty of other foods that pack more of this essential nutrient per gram.<p>For normal growth and development, adults should consume 65 to 90 milligrams of vitamin C a day. Oranges will on average get you about halfway there, while a red …

Nutrition

10 Best Carbs For Weight Loss, According to a Dietitian

Trying to lose weight, and you think you have to ditch all carbs? No way! It's painful to live without bread and pasta and fruit, and the best news is you don't have to! Certified dietitian Leslie Langevin, MS, RD, CD, of Whole Health Nutrition recommends eating carbs to give you energy and fill …

Nutrition

Clean Eating Dessert Recipes

Who says desserts can't be healthy? By utilizing ingredients like fresh fruit, dark chocolate, and dairy, you can create clean eating desserts that …

The Smart Garden 9 is a self-contained kitchen garden for your “herbs” and vegetables

When we last met Click & Grow they were selling a massive wall garden designed for indoor gardening. Their new product, called the Smart Garden, is a self-contained kit pod for growing fruits, vegetables, and “herbs” that costs $129 on Kickstarter<p>The system is quite simple. You fill the water tank, …

Gardening

20 Things You've Been Doing Wrong in the Kitchen Your Entire Life

Are you scrambling eggs, making chocolate chip cookies, and measuring pasta the right way? It might not seem obvious, but there are plenty of basic things you could be doing the "wrong" way in the kitchen. There's somewhat of an art to cutting a lime, cooking chicken, mincing garlic, and roasting …

Breakfast

We’re Just Going To Leave These Highly Alcoholic Drink Recipes Right Here…

No reason, just thought you might like a drink at noon on a Wednesday. Y’know, as one does.<p>Ingredients:<br>2 oz. Wild Turkey 101 Rye<br>1/2 oz. Suze<br>1/4 oz. Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao<br>1 barspoon simple syrup<br>1 dash celery bitters<br>1 dash orange bitters<p>Directions:<br>Combine all ingredients in glass beaker. Pour …

Recipes

These Gateway Drinks Will Up Your Cocktail Game Dramatically

Staring down the menu at a cocktail bar can be an intimidating prospect for the uninitiated. What’s the difference between “Martini” and a martini? What’s an old-fashioned no. 1 versus a no. 2? What makes a daiquiri a daiquiri exactly? And it never helps that every bartender in the country makes …

Our Ultimate Guide to Online Shopping: 101 Places to Buy Furniture & Home Decor

Oh, the joys of online home decor shopping. Not only can you find great deals on all kinds of housewares, you can do it all in your pajamas and from …

How-To's

Suburbs House More Poor Americans Than 'Inner-Cities'

Carol Malone, 62, lived a lifetime in the Ida B. Wells Housing Projects in Chicago before finding herself scrambling for housing after the apartment complex was demolished in 2011.<p>Malone, who at the time was a security guard, found a modest apartment on the city's South Side. But soon, the rent and …

Housing

15 disturbing consequences of eating too much sugar

People have been sounding warnings about the dangers of too much sugar for a long time. As early as 1957, John Yudkin, a professor of nutrition at Queen Elizabeth College in London, began arguing that when it came to heart disease and other chronic ailments, sugar — not fat — was the primary …

Diabetes

10 Egg Breakfasts You Can Make in the Microwave

Whether it's a busy weekday morning, <b>a lazy weekend start to the day</b>, or you have a group of hungry guests, there's no need to stress about making <b>the perfect breakfast</b>. <b>Cooking batches of eggs</b> for just yourself, your family, or a larger group doesn't have to be stressful, <b>time-consuming</b>, or messy, as …

Breakfast

Why Your Milk Could Be Making You Sick

One in four Americans say they have issues digesting milk—it’s been so common that the percentage of lactose intolerant people is on a rapid rise. Today, over 40 million Americans have digestive issues from milk, roughly 33% according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney …

Sick of Avocado Toast? Try These 10 Avocado Recipes Instead

We love avocado (and it’s not just a summer crush). But smearing it on toast day in and day out, year-round — even if it’s a fancy avocado toast recipe — can definitely lead to some… well, boredom in the relationship. It happens! But if you’re not quite ready to move on to, say, sweet potato toast, …

Breakfast

The Best Gluten Free Chocolate Cake!

The easiest way to make The Best Gluten Free Chocolate Cake with a special everyday ingredient that makes it moist and so delicious!!<p>Ok ….. I can’t …

These 27 Spanish Dessert Recipes Will Have You Feeling Like A Native

Churros and flan, there are so many rich and sugary sweets that South America or Spain has to offer. Thankfully, we have bloggers everywhere teaching …

Dessert

Seriously Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies {with a secret trick}

Happy Thursday friends! Today I am sharing you with my absolute favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. I actually can’t believe I haven’t shared it …

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Avoid these emotional missteps when buying or selling a house

It’s a fact of life: Homes come with far more emotional weight than any other investment we make.<p>A home is a refuge from the world, a place to raise …

Real Estate

18 Charts For Better, Healthier Snacking

Step up your snack game with some quick 'n' easy recipes and ideas.

How to Get a Perfect Credit Score

What is a perfect credit score? Using the popular FICO scoring method, the magic number is 850, which is difficult, but not impossible to achieve. By learning how the FICO formula works, we can get some insight on how to get an 850 credit score, or close to it.<p>Unfortunately, the specific formula by …

5 superfoods you’re probably not eating

One in three Americans will be suffering from type 2 diabetes by 2050. The solution? More moringa and mung beans<p>By some estimates, the state of American health looks pretty grim. And much of it is directly tied to poor diets.<br>Based on current trends, one in three American adults—about 146 million …

Nutrition

The best whisky cocktail recipes

When one thinks of a whisky cocktail, odds are one thinks of a drink made with rye or bourbon. But the whiskies of the British Isles work just as brilliantly.<p>While I’d usually use a blended spirit, many barsmiths will mix with single malts, and they are very specific about their choices. Most of …

The Way You Store Your Food Is Ruining It

Many of my clients assume they should be eating fresh, raw produce to reap the most health perks possible. But the reality is, several studies have …

Nutrition

10 Foods You Can Eat to Reduce Bloating Quickly

When bloating, cramping, or heartburn strikes, my brain goes into (WTF) detective mode, calculating every last morsel that passed my lips and evaluating it after the fact as a potential threat. (CSI: dinner plate edition.)<p>Instead of trying to eliminate everything that might cause an issue, what if …

Alternative Medicine

10 Things New Jersey Natives Miss When Out Of State

10 Things Jersey Natives Miss When They Leave the Garden State<p>We don't pump gas, but we do love food.<p>December 03, 2015<p>If you don’t hail from the …

New Jersey

8 Smart Ways to Boost Your Home Value

A modern kitchen and open floor plan can turn your family home into a hot property.<p>When Alec and Jennifer Harmes spent $264,900 for their first home …

Home Improvement

How To Cook Beans in the Oven

(Image credit: Faith Durand)<p>I can still remember the first time I made a pot of home-cooked beans. Up until then my only experience of beans was …

Slow Cookers

How Bad Is Your Breakfast Food? We Ranked 10 Popular Items

<i>By Laura Newcomer, Life by Daily Burn</i><p>By now most of us know that we’re supposed to eat breakfast. Noshing first thing in the morning has been shown …