Katy Morter

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10 Easy Christmas Cookies to Make This Week

A mix of classics and new riffs, these cookies are all easy to pull together in time for Christmas.<p>The most complicated part about making these …

Enjoy Some Weird Science Research For The Holidays

The annual BMJ Christmas Issue highlights offbeat research<p>The <i>British Medical Journal</i> is at it again with its annual Christmas Issue, full of offbeat studies and literature reviews. The journal releases this little academic present each year. Here are a few of our favorites from the 2015 edition …

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High Stress Levels Can Dramatically Increase Your Risk For Alzheimer's

Stress may be even worse for the brain than we thought.<p>Stress is a killer -- for both the body and the brain.<p>Over time, chronic stress can contribute to a host of negative health outcomes, including heart disease, depression, diabetes and obesity. And according to new research, high stress levels …

Make These Meals Ahead, and Never Wonder What's for Dinner Again

It's that time where we're beginning to reflect on the past year and look forward to the year ahead—a round, friendly-sounding 2016. And, having already realized that the easiest way to eat healthfully is to cook at home, we know that cooking more, and eating more home-cooked food, is a very worthy …

5 alternative cuts of meat that will save you tons of money

<i>Acclaimed butcher Rob Levitt of The Butcher & Larder, Chicago’s first local, sustainable, whole-animal butcher shop, shares his smart swaps and recipe ideas to make the most of your meat purchases this season.</i><p>Everyone is trying to eat local, but they often think it’s going to be too expensive. So a …

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The Fudge Recipes You Want And Need

Mmmmm, chocolate.<p>To all the chocolate lovers of the world, this right here is for you. We have rounded up the smootest, richest, loveliest chocolate fudge recipes that exist in the world. And for those of you not as obsessed with the gift of cocoa beans, while we might not understand you, we have …

Dessert

10 Delicious Homemade Gifts for the Holidays

Don't drive yourself mad this holiday season buying impersonal gift cards, candles and lotions for the important people in your life. The best holiday gifts are homemade, and you don't need to spend days in the kitchen to make it happen. From classic holiday cut-outs to candied nuts, all of these …

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15 habits that can make you happier

But advice on exactly how to boost your happiness is often not backed by science, even though there's a whole field devoted to studying it.<p>While everyone has different things that make them happy — a taco stuffed with cilantro is joyful for some and miserable for others — research on well-being has …

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3 Ways to Bake Better Pizza at Home

Looking to up your pizza game? With a very hot oven or grill, you can!<p><b>1.</b> <b>The oven-only method</b><br>If you can crank your oven to 500°F without setting off a …

Scientists Strike Giant Paleontological 'Gold'

Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have found a field of dinosaur footprints on the Isle of Skye. The footprints were made by giant dinosaurs 50 feet long that weighed nearly 20 tons. (This piece initially aired on Dec. 3, 2015, on <i>All Things Considered</i>.)<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>Before …

7 Sweet and Simple Breads That Will Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Ready or not, the holiday season is in full swing: The neighborhood decorations are up, the festive music is playing and the Black Friday commercials are running. You might as well get in the spirit and start baking. These sweet and simple breads will fill your home with the scents of the season -- …

Breakfast

22 European cities you'd never thought to visit (but really should)

14 things successful people do before breakfast

Those among us who have managed to find professional success and eke out a life actively embrace this philosophy. They must set aside their first hours of the day to invest in their top-priority activities before other people's priorities come rushing in.<p>Science supports this strategy. Vanderkam …

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The Surprisingly Delicious Thing You Should Be Doing With Spoiled Milk

Here's a secret the food-safety police don't want you to know: You don't have to dump that half-carton of milk down the drain just because it's past its sell-by date.<p>Because even though you've been told that milk that's even a day old will almost certainly kill you, it almost certainly won't. In …

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This Unisex Raincoat May Be the Last One You Ever Buy

The fall fashion forecast calls for crisp denim dresses, breezy linen tees and slick raincoats to shower your whole outfit in style. But it’s not easy to find practical and affordable outerwear that can weather any storm in life. Meet the NOAH raincoat, a sleek slicker that helps you take a …

Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes You Need In Your Life

It's the best of both worlds.<p>You can cook just about anything in a slow cooker. This all-purpose kitchen appliance can whip up something appropriate for any type of meal: think meaty stews and savory sides, fiber-packed oatmeals and breakfasts that are prepared overnight and even chocolatey baked …

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The 5 Cheapest Ways to Fly to Europe

There’s never been a better time to book, as a bunch of airlines—many you've probably never heard of—are competing for your business.<p>When you're looking to travel to Europe, it's always smart to comparison-shop for tickets. We've compiled a list of under-the-radar airlines that are safe, and most …

The Food Lab: For Easier Baked Ziti, Soak, Don't Boil Your Pasta

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>Here's another exclusive excerpt from my book, The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science, which is apparently now a <i>New York Times</i> best-seller. Wow!<p>I hope you enjoy the excerpt (and the mac and cheese!), which comes from the chapter on Tomato …

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6 Simple Soups Perfect for Autumn

The fall days are getting shorter and cooler. Warm up with these simple and delicious soups, all ready in 50 minutes -- or less!<p><b>1. Indian Spiced Red Lentil & Chicken Soup</b><p>Made with a rotisserie chicken and canned coconut milk, this easy version of Mulligatawny soup is a one-pot supper that you can …

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What Is Marlborough Pie?

Among North Americans, New Englanders are most likely to have heard of <b>Marlborough Pie</b>, a type of dessert that used to be popular in the Northeastern U.S. Here is everything you need to know about this pie, which once graced many a Thanksgiving table in colonial times and the early United</b> …

Gooey Layered Symphony Brownies

<i>Symphony brownies are simple and show stopping! Packed full of almonds and toffee, what's not to love?</i><p>Brownies are basically the world’s most perfect snack. You’ve got chocolate, you’ve got a hand-held bar, you’ve got a gooey, fudgy middle. I mean really, what else do you need from life?<p>People …

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4 Wines to Help You Break Out of Your Rut

<i>Why default to a wine you like when, somewhere out there, is a wine you will truly love?</i><p>I was completely unaware it was happening until I reached for the bottle of my old faithful wine and it was not there. <i>Sold out.</i><p>I felt uneasy. It was always there. I did not have to think about it. I knew what it …

16 Slow-Cooking Recipes for a Slow Weekend

There are the nights when dinner can't come fast enough—when we need a hot meal on the table in less time than it takes to watch an episode of TV in our pajamas (and when we proceed to watch 5 episodes after that). On such nights, we pat ourselves on the back for the fact that we cooked at all.<p>And …

Don't Make These Sunday Sauce Common Mistakes—Or We'll Tell Nonna

It takes a whole lot of love and effort to make an amazing Sunday sauce. Oh, and one more thing: Make sure you're not making any of these common mistakes!<p>What exactly <i>is</i> a Sunday sauce? That answer depends on who you ask. There are as many ways to make Sunday sauce as there are families who eat …

Amy Poehler Interviews Fun Home's Sydney Lucas (It's the Cutest)

Topics of discussion include: reincarnation, Will Ferrell, scooters.<p>Amy Poehler is an actress and a comedian. She's been making us laugh for a while now, especially in the super-weird and amazing <i>Upright Citizens Brigade</i>; on <i>Saturday Night Live</i>; and, of course, as Leslie Knope on <i>Parks and Recreation,</i> …

The Fool-Proof Method For Making Brown Rice Without A Rice Cooker

Perfect every single time.<p>There's no getting around it, brown rice is trickier to cook than white rice. Not only does it take a whole lot longer -- close to 50 minutes -- but the results can be varied. Sometimes it's still a little crunchy. Other times it's totally gummy. And cooking it on the …

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Wake and Bake: Cannabis, Chai, and Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding Recipe

Recently published, <i>The Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook: Feel-Good Food for Home Cooks</i> is a deep dive into the world of marijuana edibles. It takes an encyclopedic approach to cooking with weed and, unlike your college dorm roommates, prescribes specific quantities of specific strains of pot so you don't …

8 Secrets to Better Grilled Vegetables

Up your grilled veggie game.<p>This summer, think outside the usual trio of zucchini, peppers and eggplant, and try grilling vegetables you would …

The Food Lab: How to Make the Best Carne Asada

More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>To say "I'm going to develop a recipe for carne asada" is akin to saying "Bartender, get me a beer, please." The immediate follow-up is likely to be "I'm afraid you're going to have to be a bit more specific than …