Leslie S. Taylor

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The Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies Our Staff Can’t Stop Eating

I was five, maybe six or seven or eight, sometime in the late ’90s. There was a bake sale at my elementary school. Cookies, cakes, brownies, blondies, the usual suspects—except wait!—except for those, those sugar-crusted, dark chocolate cookies with peanut butter bellies and the very cutest name:</i> …

The 3 Questions I Ask My Kids Every Day, And Why

Between sports and activities, Scouts and meetings, work requirements and family obligations, it seems that the moments we have in meaningful …

16 Chili Dishes for Those Chilly Nights

With beans, or without. Tomatoes or no. Meat or vegetarian. Like barbecue, tacos, or how to dress a hotdog, chili inspires many heated debates—there are as many recipes as there are cooks who make them. But variety (of chili) is the spice of life. And as temperatures dip, there's no better time to …

Best Ever Honey Lime Chicken Thighs

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>In a small bowl combine lime juice, honey, soy sauce.<p>2<p>Done<p>Salt the chicken thighs with 1/2 teaspoon of salt (or more) thoroughly, all over, …

These Are Our 10 Most Popular Slow Cooker Recipes

We have quite a collection of slow cooker recipes on our site. We really just can't get enough of the appliance's versatility and ease. And while …

Cooking

14 Roasted Vegetable Recipes You Have to Try This Fall

These healthy dishes star seasonal veggies roasted to perfection—and you'll want to make them all autumn long.

Vegan

This One-Pan Creamy Chicken & Rice Is a Total Crowd-Pleaser

This one-pan creamy chicken and rice really is the whole package. You've got your protein, starch, vegetables, and sauce all in one convenient dish. …

Cooking

7 Crazy-Good Kale Recipes That Aren't Salads

If you’re looking for creative ways to cut the sugar this month, a great place to start is by upping the kale. We've all heard that leafy, green …

Healthy Eating

This Baked Polenta Is My Dinner Party Secret Weapon

By Jenny Rosenstratch<p>It's easy. It's delicious. Did I mention it's easy? This put-it-in-the-oven-and-forget-it baked polenta recipe brings the house down every time.<p>A few years ago, I wrote about the baked polenta dish I make at dinner parties that regularly prompted my guests to demand the recipe …

Cooking

The Best Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe Is Dairy-Free

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)<p>By now we hope every home cook knows the pure dinnertime pleasure that is chicken in milk. The original dish, credited …

Cooking

The ‘Newborn’s 10 Commandments’ Is A Great Reminder For New Parents

The letter reminds all parents the baby phase is hard, but temporary<p>A poignant letter from baby to parent is making the rounds again on the Internet. …

Parenting

This Kid's Shoe Tying Hack Is Actually Genius

If you've been trying to teach your kids to tie their shoelaces without much success, step aside and let the master do his thing.<p>This Kid's Shoe Tying Hack Is Actually Genius<p>Teaching your little ones to tie their shoelaces can be one of the more frustrating parenting lessons. It's just really hard …

Kids

How to Store and Use Fresh Herbs

Basil<p><b>How to store it:</b> At room temperature in a vase of water for up to 1 week.<b><br>Use it up:</b> Mince and combine with sugar for an aromatic fruit …

Cooking

The word “women” literally never appears in the US Senate’s 142-page health-care bill

Women have babies. If they didn’t, first the economy would collapse, and then the species would die out.<p>But because they do, from their late teens to their early forties, women have higher health-care costs than men of the same age. Carrying and birthing a child is a sometimes difficult, dangerous, …

Health Care

How This Dad and Granddad Handled Their Toddler's Public Tantrum Is #Goals

Justin Baldoni shared a snapshot of the moment he refused to be embarrassed by his daughter's temper tantrum on the floor of Whole Foods, along with a message for other parents.<p>When our kids act out, it's hard not to feel like it reflects poorly on our parenting skills. But, really, children are …

Parenting

Creamy Lemon Chicken Recipe by Tasty

Ingredients<p>for 4 servings<p>2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts<br>• salt, to taste<br>• pepper, to taste<br>• 1 cup flour<br>• 1 ½ tablespoons butter<br>• 1 tablespoon olive oil<br>• 1 ¼ cups chicken stock<br>• 1 cup heavy cream<br>• 1 teaspoon salt<br>• 1 teaspoon pepper<br>• 1 lemon, juiced<br>• 1 lemon, sliced<br>• fresh parsley, for garnish<br>• salt, to taste<br>• pepper, to …

The Mayor Of Austin Just Shut Down This Sexist Email About Wonder Woman And It's Everything

Mayor Adler ain't got time for sexism.<p><i>Name something invented by a woman! Achievements by the second rate gender pale in comparison to virtually everything great in human history was accomplished by men, not women. If Austin does not host a men only counter event, I will never visit Austin and will</i> …

3 Healthy Seafood Recipes | Women's Health

COCONUT SHRIMP<p>Dredge large shrimp in flour, then dip in beaten egg, then toasted coconut flakes. Bake at 400°F for seven or eight minutes until cooked through. Serve with orange marmalade for dipping (microwave jarred marmalade for about 30 seconds to thin it out.)<p><i>Liven up your salmon with a miso</i> …

You Have To Try This Korean BBQ-Style Beef At Home

KBBQ in the comfort of your own home.<p>700 grams rib eye steak, or any other well-marbled, tender cut<p>½ onion, cut into chunks<p>3 cloves garlic<p>½ pear, peeled and cut into chunks<p>1 spring onion, cut into chunks<p>3 tablespoons brown sugar<p>1 teaspoon black pepper<p>⅓ cup soy sauce<p>3 tablespoons sesame oil<p>½ onion, …

Onions

Don’t Fight It, Just Give ’Em The Damn Pacifier. It’ll Be Fine.

I was chatting with a co-worker. He was a couple years younger than me, in his early 30s, and a new father. He and his wife had a little girl about 6 …

Parenting

7 Brutal CrossFit Workouts that Are Worth the Pain

Workout 7: 100 burpees for time<p>100 Burpees for time<p>Every minute on the minute:<p>5 Thrusters (135lbs)<p>This is the simplest workout by design, but it's …

CrossFit

5 Money-Saving Lessons I Learned in a Month of Budgeting

How to save some dough without going loco.<p>In January, I went cold turkey—literally. After calculating the alarming amount I spent on groceries and dining out in 2016, I embarked on a food lovers' budget plan to pinch pennies while still eating well. A month in, I've nixed mediocre cafeteria lunches …

Cooking

California Orange and Olive Oil Cake

Baking with olive oil has been a way of life for Mediterranean cooks, and it is gaining steam in America now. In California, where olive oil is …

365 Creative Questions for Your Husband

While baking cookies with the children recently, they inquired as to why we go to church each week. I rambled on about God’s love and quoted Hebrews …

Child Care Scarcity Has Very Real Consequences For Working Families

One of the most stressful questions a new parent confronts is, "Who's going to take care of my baby when I go back to work?"<p>Figuring out the answer to that question is often not easy. When NPR, along with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, surveyed …

Child Care

This Foolproof Roast Turkey Recipe Will Even Impress Nana

Did you take on the responsibility of roasting a whole Thanksgiving turkey for the first time this year? Deep breaths — we’re here to walk you through a delicious, foolproof turkey recipe that yields the most spectacular results to wow your guests. Our perfect combo of olive oil, fresh citrus, …

BBQ

20 Things You've Been Doing Wrong in the Kitchen Your Entire Life

Are you scrambling eggs, making chocolate chip cookies, and measuring pasta the right way? It might not seem obvious, but there are plenty of basic things you could be doing the "wrong" way in the kitchen. There's somewhat of an art to cutting a lime, cooking chicken, mincing garlic, and roasting …

Breakfast

31 Taco Recipes That Prove You Can Eat Tacos For a Month Without Getting Bored

"Don't you ever get bored of eating tacos? You eat them every day." If this is something you have heard and promptly answered with a big resounding no, then this "challenge" is just for you. Straight ahead you'll find a month-worth of taco recipes — chicken, steak, pork, fish, and vegetarian — that …

Cooking

Weeknight Cooking: Thai Style Chicken Thighs & Coconut Rice | shopswell

These chicken thighs are as delicious as they are easy to make, in fact, I always make a double-batch. Leftovers are just as tasty and make a great …

From Tacos To Pad Thai: 12 Standout Shrimp Recipes

High in protein, low in calories, and quick to make, shrimp is always a great choice for dinner. You'll love these crustacean creations; they're all loaded with flavor!<p><b>1. Shrimp Pad Thai</b><p>Everything you need for this Shrimp Pad Thai, you can find at your local grocery store. And it can go …