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What the Most Successful People Do in the Evening | Inc.com

The importance of good morning habits is a no-brainer. It's common sense that if you wake up early and do good things to ramp your body and mind up for the day, those things will pay off. How we spend our evenings gets a lot less attention, but it's just as important--the time that bridges one day …

Success

The Slave Who Stole the Confederate Codes—and a Rebel Warship

When three Confederate officers decided to go ashore for a night in Charleston, they left their gunboat in the hands of an enslaved pilot. It was a …

Black History

Good fats can cut risk of death by 27%, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> We've long known that "bad" fats aren't the healthiest choices in our diets, but the latest news from Harvard is lethal: Eating too much saturated or trans fat can increase your risk of dying.<p>The silver lining? You can reverse some of that risk by making healthier fat choices.<p>"This study is …

Nutrition

Slow cooked mushrooms, setas confitadas, are low maintenance.

Most of the time, cooking mushrooms is the story of trying to understand—of texture management, shrinkage, and wait … where did all the butter …

Fried chicken and doughnut recipes directly from the deep south

The “Deep South” that we think of today is an area of the US that stretches from New Orleans on the Gulf of Mexico into Arkansas’ Ozark mountain range, across to Charleston on the Atlantic Coast and as far north as Kentucky and southern Virginia, and also includes adopted bits of Florida, but …

Food & Dining

Tasty Lunches You Can Make With 5 Ingredients Or Less

<b>The power of five.</b><p><i>For SELF, by Audrey Bruno.</i><p>Photo: Tiffany Azure via lecremedelacrumb.com; Graphic by Jocelyn Runice<p>Weekday lunches are tricky: You're craving a seared turmeric chicken bowl, a warm and crispy avocado toast, or maybe a hearty chili. But, depending on your location and schedule, …

A Professional Baker's Tips for Baking Pies Smarter, Not Harder

The way I see it, there are two major differences between professional and home bakers.<p>The first is practice. I bake a dozen pies on a daily basis and, for weddings and holidays (hi, Thanksgiving and July 4th) up to <i>hundreds</i> (for Thanksgiving last year, three of us made about 400 pies in total, and …

Baking

14 High-Protein Snacks Under 200 Calories

<b>Power up with these nourishing treats.</b><p><i>For SELF, by Audrey Bruno.</i><p>Photo: Dana and John Shultz via minimalistbaker.com<p>When you come down with a snack attack, it's important to choose your sustenance wisely. A bag of chips may squash your salt hankerings, but it's probably not actually going to hold …

The sauce that can transform a simple summer meal

Romesco is a flavorful sauce of roasted red peppers, almonds, tomatoes and garlic that hails from the coast of Spain. It has a savory richness without being heavy, and it’s an ideal and healthful accompaniment for just about anything you might be grilling, including seafood, vegetables, poultry and …

Tomatoes

What every smart at-home cook should stock up on, according to top chef Richard Blais

Richard Blais doesn’t usually have much downtime. As a professional chef with a multiple-restaurant empire, James Beard Award-nominated cookbook, an …

20 Must-Make Summer Squash and Zucchini Recipes For Summer

Fact: Summer produce brings out the best in vegetables. You'll want to stock up on yellow squash and zucchini after seeing these mouthwatering recipes for pastas, pizzas, salads, and side dishes that star Summer squash, undoubtedly one of the tastiest (and most versatile) vegetables.

5 Appetizer Recipes Perfect for Summer

Bruschetta may bring tomatoes and basil to mind; this recipe will introduce you to a whole different type that involves cheese and honey. Get the …

Recipes

11 Veteran Stalls From Our Parents' Time That Still Prepare Food The Authentic Way

<b>Traditional foods prepared just the way your parents like it</b><p>New may be better and faster, but old will always be gold. Machines and factories have …

Best Ever Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Heat oven to 350°F/ 180°c.<p>In a small bowl, combine oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; mix well.<p>In a large bowl, beat together butter …

20 Wonder-working Kitchen Tricks You Never Knew! - Food - Nigeria

There are so many kitchen tricks that many of us don’t know about and this list is an eye opener. You’re welcome!!<p>(1). Mistakenly added too much salt …

To save your kids from a lifetime of unhealthy takeout, teach them how to cook

At the end of every school year, I am awed by how much my children have learned, the extent to which they have matured and the inches they have grown. The beginning of summer is a milestone worthy of pause.<p>On the flip side, I also mull over the things I had intended to personally teach my kids …

Kitchens

Easy Pizza Omelette

485 Shares<p>Easy Pizza Omelette is always a great recipe for when you’re in a rush or you’re too tired to cook a big dinner.<p>Easy Pizza Omelette is so …

This Make-Ahead Sandwich Feeds Up to 10 People

<b>Prepare the bread:</b> Slice the bread in half horizontally. Remove some of the soft interior from both halves, but remove more from the bottom half than …

How To Plan Your Lunches And Learn To Love Savory Rhubarb

Before this week, I had never eaten rhubarb. This is because I am of the firm belief that any dessert without chocolate is not worth my time and—even …

Pasta recipes: the best quick and satisfying dishes

Pasta is the ultimate storecupboard staple. With just a handful of ingredients and a bag of pasta, you can whip up a simple, satisfying and delicious meal in minutes.<p>These recipes will inspire you to get a little more creative with pasta, whether it's to impress a crowd or for a cosy TV dinner for …

The herb you need to take a second look at

Certain herbs seem to belong in certain dishes: Sage defines poultry stuffing. Tarragon dazzles in sauce béarnaise and, as it happens, lavender is killer in pork fried rice.<p>Oh, wait. You don’t put it in your fried rice? Well, you’re missing out.<p>Those who sample my lavender-enhanced version often …

Food & Dining

5 Desserts We Learned at Summer Camp

Ah, summer camp — the place where we learned the importance of sunscreen, how to tie a square knot, and most importantly, what to cook on the …

Sesame Beef Squash Noodle Bowl

<i>A paleo-friendly one-bowl feast that is perfect for your weekday dinner. It is quick to cook, can be prepared ahead of time, and is balanced in</i> …

Soysauce

How to choose and use lavender

Some varieties of culinary lavender are milder than others. Feel free to add a little more or less, depending on the pungency of what you have, but always use lavender with a light hand.<p><i>Take another look at lavender</i><p>Good, sweet culinary lavender with especially complex, enticing flavors among the …

Flavors