Lavern Harper

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Feed your entire family on $5: Enchiladas, roasted chicken, more

Delicious home cooked meals for your family don't require you spending big bucks at the grocery story. In fact, Erin Chase, "The $5 Dinner Mom" says it can cost you $5. Here, she shares her recipes for slow cooker black bean enchiladas, citrus-rosemary roasted chicken and pork chops with …

Oops, Olive Garden's Pasta Passes Cannot Be Resold

Sorry bottomless bowls of pasta-lovers, you're out of luck when it comes to acquiring one of <b>Olive Garden's</b> Never Ending Pasta Passes. CNN reports that the chain is cracking down on passes purchased on eBay: It's working with the auction site to warn bidders that the passes <b>can't actually be …

How Do You Find the Best Burritos in America? A Q&A with FiveThirtyEight.com's Anna Maria Barry-Jester

One website is seeking to find the nation's best burrito—we spoke with their official taste tester.<p><b>Burritos</b>: Love them or hate them, you've got to admit they are, at least, as polarizing as they are omnipresent. Often enormous, packed with tons of ingredients, and wrapped tidily for ease of …

5 Ways to Use Shrimp Paste

Get a head start on everyone else by mastering using shrimp paste at home with these incredible recipes.<p><i>We asked chefs to peek into their crystal</i> …

Community Picks -- Warm Weather Soup

The results are in -- here are the recipes our community loved from the Your Best Warm Weather Soup contest!<p>Once again, we want to give a big thanks to all of our volunteer recipe testers for your thoughtful comments and for helping us continue to strengthen our recipe recommendations. You can read …

Steakhouse Sues Yelp for Identity of Libelous Reviewer

<b>Sparks Steakhouse</b>, which is based in New York City, has sued Yelp in order to acquire the identity and contact information for a commenter on the site. Besfort S. wrote a review that explained that when he was a waiter at the restaurant, he "spit [his] own saliva into dishes…Our manager actually …

Pan-Roasted Brined Pork Chop

2 Servings<p>Brining these pork chops makes them moist, tender, and seasoned throughout, and the sugar helps create a dark, caramelized sheen. Learn how to make this recipe and more in our online cooking class with Sur la Table.<p>January 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup kosher salt<p>1/2 cup sugar<p>1 teaspoon …

What You Get in Europe for... $250 Per Night

Let's play a game of "would you rather." Would you rather stay in a cute boutique in Istanbul or a dated (but canal-side) hotel in Venice? A historic country estate in Ireland or a stylish, woodsy hotel on the fjords in Norway? Everyone's preferences are different, but one thing is for sure: Not …

The 5 Best Places to See the Leaves Change Color This Fall

It's our favorite time of year again. The air is cooling (finally!), the kids are back in school, our favorite sweaters are coming out of storage, and all the trees are starting to change color. We love it -- with one, crucial caveat. We're city dwellers, and access to the vividly color-changing …

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Top 10 Places to See Autumn Leaves

Discover fabulous fall foliage the world over.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>Four Seasons of Travel</i><p><b>Sonoma County, California</b> <br>www.sonomacounty.com/ <br>With leaves on both tree and vine, fall foliage is doubly intense in Sonoma County. Drive through Sonoma Valley along Arnold Drive, lined with …

10 of the most photogenic volcanoes around the world | CNN Travel

Obama waits for Congress on Syria rebel aid

Obama oversaw Thursday the 13th anniversary commemorations of the September 11 attacks in 2001 -- which fell, in a trace of bitter irony, hours after he steeled Americans for a new battle against Muslim fanaticism in the Middle East.<p>At the same time, on Capitol Hill, the machinery of US government …

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