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A Fancy Blackberry Croissant Bake You Can Make Ahead

Blackberry Croissant Breakfast Bake<p>Serves 8 to 10<p>8 croissants, cut or torn into 2-inch pieces<br>Butter or cooking spray <br>1 pint blackberries (about 3 …

5 Meals Made Easy with Grocery Shortcuts

After years of meal planning for my family, I've finally realized what makes the plan work each and every week: embracing the grocery store dinner. …

Cooking

Baking Powder vs. Baking Soda: What's the Difference? | MyRecipes

You’ve definitely come across baking soda and baking powder, two ingredients that sound similar but do very different things. Maybe you’ve started …

30-Minute Meals from Around the World

Cooking quick meals, whether during the week after a long work day or on a lazy weekend, takes a certain type of expertise. It takes knowing what …

Cooking

30 Delicious Things You Never Knew You Could Make With A Crock-Pot

Think *outside* the stew.

Cooking

Canadian Town Apologizes After Its Drinking Water Turns Pink

The Canadian town of Onoway, in Alberta, has apologized to locals after its drinking water turned bright pink.<p>Residents started complaining about the …

Drinking Water

6 Tips for Making Crispy Potatoes Every Time

I don’t think I need to convince you that in the genre of breakfast, potatoes need to be extra crispy. Eggs are soft and require contrast if you’re …

Breakfast

The Easy Beef Stew We Can't Stop Thinking About

This recipe does double duty. The rich beef stew will keep you satisfied for days and the garlic cream recipe should be tucked away for when you need …

Cooking

7 Cooking Mistakes That Are Wrecking Your Fish

You know you should be eating more fish, because just about every piece of nutritional advice out there says so. And yet, every time you splurge on a beautiful filet, something goes wrong in the kitchen.<p>First it was too soggy. Then it was unpleasantly dry. And then it fell apart in the pan. (So …

Food

Do These 13 Things Every Day and You Will Lose Weight

It took you months or maybe even years to put on the extra weight you're ready to say goodbye to, so don't expect to lose it overnight. It's the small, healthy decisions you make every day that will bring you closer and closer to your goal.

Healthy Eating

26 Pasta Recipes That Made 2016 A Little Better

<i>For</i> Bon Appetit<i>, by Alyse Whitney.</i><p>Pasta, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways. Whether boozed up with wine and clams, spiced with kimchi and butter, or tucked around a delicate egg-yolk filling, it always wins our hearts. So before you start that 2017 juice cleanse, twirl your fork around the …

Cooking

These are the most popular holiday cookie recipes on Pinterest and we've literally never heard of some of them

Now that we’re rounding out the first full week of December a lot of us will be spending each weekend baking our favorite holiday cookie recipes. …

The real health benefits of apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as a cure-all for decades. I’ve seen claims that it can do everything from halt hiccups to whiten teeth, and even banish dandruff. Whether or not it's capable of all those things, there is some solid research to back up apple cider vinegar as a healthy elixir, as …

Diabetes

Why Aren't Fish Electrocuted During Lightning Storms?

You're never supposed to use a hairdryer in the bathtub because the electric shock could kill you. So what happens to fish when lightning strikes? …

Geophysics

11 Ways to Stuff Chicken With Your Favorite Ingredients

When it’s the middle of the week and you have half-eaten veggie leftovers, cheese blocks and who knows what else, you need a way to whip them up into something delicious. Here’s the deal: Stuffed chicken breasts are the answer. You can use literally anything and it’s bound to turn out fabulous. …

Cooking

Thai Green Curry Chicken Thighs - Best Sophisticated Crock Pot Recipes - Pictures - Chowhound

An easy Thai green curry chicken thigh recipe with coconut milk, lime, green curry paste, green beans, and red bell peppers.<p>Chicken thighs have lots …

Recipe: Ina Garten’s Herb & Apple Bread Pudding

Stuffing or dressing, however you like to call it, is likely to land on your table this month alongside the Thanksgiving turkey. Perhaps you’re devoted to one particular recipe your mother made or worship the store bought box of ingredients. But if you’re willing to take the risk on something new …

Bread Pudding

How to make people like you in 4 seconds or less

Are you hireable? Or dateable? How about friendable?<p>And while it's technically possible to reverse a bad first impression, it's not easy. So you'll want to put your best face forward.<p>To help you out on that front, we checked out "How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less" by speaker and …

Body Language

Magic cake: How to make the simple three-layer dessert

A three-layer dessert known as the Magic Cake is taking the internet by storm.<p>It is appealing due to its incredible simplicity – it needs one bowl …

15 Italian-Inspired Comfort Food Recipes You Need This Fall

Americans have mastered comfort food, there’s no doubt about that. From meatloaf with mashed potatoes to mac and cheese baked under a layer of breadcrumbs, we have a lot of good dishes in our culinary repertoire. But we’re not the only masters of comfort food. Italians make some of the comfiest …

Zip N Store Racks Make It Easy To Organize and Store Food in Resealable Plastic Bags

The Zip N Store system developed by Len Kensey is designed to let users easily organize and store food in resealable plastic bags to help minimize …

Food

You'll Eat Breakfast Every Day (and Look Forward to It) Thanks to These Frittata Recipes

A frittata is hands down one of the best ways to cook eggs. The one-pan dish is quick, easy, and the ultimate blank canvas — you can put just about anything in it, and it'll be good. Put your cast-iron skillet to good use with any of these tasty frittata recipes, from cheesy to protein-packed. If …

Emotional Intelligence 101: These 3 Words Can Turn Anxiety Into Advantage, According to Science

It's not about staying calm. In fact, it's the complete opposite.<p>When was the last time you were anxious?<p>Maybe you got worked up over a big presentation. Or preparing for that meeting to ask for a pay raise. Or getting ready to text that guy or girl you especially clicked with recently.<p>When …

Emotional Intelligence

Half Their Size's Eve Guzman Shares How She Stopped Overeating

<i>Eve Guzman was featured in PEOPLE s 2015 Half Their Size Issue after going from 277 lbs. to 138 lbs. by dramatically decreasing her portion sizes and</i> …

20 Paleo Desserts That Look Insanely Good

The Paleo diet has become more and more popular over the years, mimicking our ancient ancestors’ most basic diet of vegetables, meats, fruits, and …

6 Surprising Things Science Says Will Make You Happy

Fulfilment may be simpler than you think<p>With the list of things that make us unhappy growing ever longer - social media, smart phones, Donald Trump - some news about what makes us cheerful is more than welcome.<p>This week the University of Warwick revealed the huge psychological benefits you get from …

Happiness

6 Breakfast Hash Recipes That Will Turn You Into a Morning Person

The only thing more annoying than the sound of an alarm clock is the prospect of eating a generic granola bar or overripe banana during your commute …

Breakfast

25 Zucchini Recipes for Weight Loss

Confession: I'm a bit spoiled, thanks to the fact that my family owns a local farm in my hometown. Every summer, I get to take full advantage of the …