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10 Things You Didn't Know Your Microwave Could Do

It goes way beyond just heating up your food.<p><b>1. Give your plants a boost</b>Sterilize soil for growing seedlings by heating it up in the microwave first. Colorado State University horticulturist Laura Pottorff suggests filling plastic containers with a thin layer of soil and microwaving them for 90 …

The 13 Greatest Destination Food Towns In America

Eating is probably the greatest excuse we've ever heard for planning a trip. But as a responsible foodie traveler, you want to make sure you're visiting a town with a local culture as rich as the jambalaya on the table.<p>We were thus ecstatic when Saveur released its annual Culinary Travel Awards, …

How-To: Homemade Just-Add-Hot-Water Instant Noodles Lunches

Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt<p>It’s about time for the leaves to start changing color and the air to get chilly, so it might be nice to whip yourself up some hot lunches to bring to work with you, along with a toasty cup of green tea. An electric kettle or microwave are all you’ll need to cook …

Carbs That Will Help You Lose Weight

<b>Quinoa or Brown Rice</b><br>Like sweet potatoes, whole grains also have lots of fill-you-up fiber and water—way more than white starches. And if you cook them al dente, which means you take them off the heat sooner so they’re still slightly chewy, they won’t raise your blood sugar levels as much—so you’re …

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Grill Pan Chicken With Fiery Mango-Ginger Salsa | Diabetic Recipe

<b>Ingredients</b><p>1 tablespoon canola oil<p>1 teaspoon curry powder<p>1 teaspoon sugar<p>1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper<p>1/4 teaspoon salt<p>4 boneless, …

Angela Hartnett's spicy chicken and rice recipe

I have always been a fan of one-pot wonders. This take on a biryani is actually quite light – and it's perfect served cold.<p><b>(Serves 4)</b><b><br>200g basmati rice</b><b><br>4 tbsp olive oil</b><b><br>1 onion, chopped finely</b><b><br>1 garlic clove, crushed</b><b><br>½ tsp cumin seeds, crushed</b><b><br>2 cloves</b><b><br>2 cardamoms</b><b><br>1 whole chicken, in eight joints</b><b><br>Pinch of</b> …

Apple Tarte Tatin

Apples + frozen puff pastry dough, thawed + butter + brown sugar = apple tarte Tatin<p>Most tarte tatin recipes call for between 1/2 to a whole stick of …

4 Must-Have Bottles to Stock Your Holiday Bar

<i>When he's not busy running the cocktail program at New York City's Maialino, Erik Lombardo is giving us the rundown on all things spirits -- and showing us the best ways to drink them.</i><p><i></i><p>The holidays are upon us. If your liquor cabinet is still reeling from last season’s assault of port you won’t …

Skillet Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Mac and Cheese

Fontina and White Cheddar Skillet Brussels Bacon Mac.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 8, 2013 92<p>I figured it was time to eat some bacon. I mean it’s been a …

DVD of the Week: “Europa ’51”

I’ve been obsessed for decades by Roberto Rossellini’s four great melodramas, made between 1949 and 1955, starring Ingrid Bergman (they were married from 1950 to 1957). In my essay for the Criterion set of the first three of them, I emphasize the link between the stories in the melodrams and the …

Slow-Cooker Pho With Eye of Round Recipe

Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients<b>For the Soup:</b>2 1/2 pounds oxtails1/2 white onion3” piece fresh ginger, peeled2 cinnamon sticks2 teaspoons coriander seeds1 teaspoon fennel seeds5 whole star anise5 whole cloves1 whole cardamom pod9 cups of water1 1/2 tablespoons beef base, such as Better Than Bullion1 …

8 Tricks to Expand a Small Space

From hanging floor-to-ceiling curtains to using mirrors strategically, find out how to make a small room look bigger by tricking the eye with these design tips. See more ways to make the most of a small space.<p><b>1. Window Treatments</b><p>Hang curtain rods and draperies at the ceiling to make the room feel …

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Deviled Tomatoes

I must have said, "It's a hickory smoked yard egg, spiced with a BBQ dry rub, served inside of a tomato, and garnished with purple cabbage from …

Pumpkin Pancakes Recipe

Home > Recipes by Season > Fall > Pumpkin Pancakes<p>October 30, 2013 // 86 <i>Comments »</i><p>We’re a day away from Halloween; are you pumpkin’ed out yet? I feel …

Italian Egg Drop Soup, Stracciatella Recipe

For the last week or so I’ve been somewhat under the weather. Do you know that feeling where you don’t yet have a cold, but it feels like one is …

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One-Pot Wonders: Kale and Pumpkin Pasta

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>As I get older, I find myself embracing the childish pleasures of holidays like Halloween. Though you have to admit that adults get a little shortchanged on this one. So even though I'm technically not allowed to trick-or-treat on my own anymore and …

Honey Mustard Brussels Sprout Slaw

• Author: Cookie and Kate<br>• Prep Time: 20 mins<br>• Total Time: 20 mins<br>• Yield: 4<br>• Category: Salad<p>★★★★★<p>5 from 19 reviews<p>This delicious slaw recipe features crisp, …

Small Batch Stovetop Apple Butter and Apple Butter Milkshakes

Small Batch Stovetop Apple Butter (and, um, a milkshake.)<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> October 25, 2013 71<p>Because I cannot let anything in this world just BE.<p>The …

Currently Crushing On.

<i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> October 26, 2013 18<p>these pumpkin oatmeal cookie s’mores. no way. no really.<p>this rainbow polka dot vanilla cake. so freaking cute!<p>MY …