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3 Pet-Friendly Plants that Keep Pests Away

Mint oils repel ticks, ants, mice and other pests. (Photo by Brandon Smith)<p>Mint<p>Mint isn’t just great for cooking. Its oils are proven to repel fleas, …

Gardening

LIVING WALL DIY

When we moved into our home, we knew we had a lot of gardening ahead of us. In a bid to save water, the previous owners had killed most of the plants …

9 Plants That Repel Mosquitos

Empress of Dirt

Latest Posts<p>There are several options for self-watering systems to keep your garden plants safe during the heat of summer. Automatic watering is …

DIY Succulent Garden Art Ideas

Creative ways to plant, display, and create garden art using a variety of succulent plants.This post DIY Succulent Garden Art Ideas was written by …

Simple Dinner Recipe: Chicken, Potato & Green Bean Casserole

For a tasty and balanced dinner, this casserole is absolutely perfect! A lot of times we get carried away with elaborate meals that involve a …

5 Snacks to Stop Buying and Start Making From Home

Today, let’s talk about the 5 snacks you should stop buying and start making at home. When you make things from scratch, you control the ingredients, …

The Cooking Crunch: Feeding A Family on $100.00

Yum<p>photo courtesy: Google Images, Huffington Post<p>Yum <br>We are talking about the fact that in 2007, 26.3 million Americans were using the SNAP …

Chicken and Mushroom Casserole

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9 x 13 baking pan with cooking spray.<p>Cook pasta according to package directions and set aside.<p>Heat butter in …

The Best Macaroni & Cheese Recipe Ever

Meat option<p>Add cooked and crumbled bacon to the top of individual servings (or the whole thing if your whole clan is carnivorous).<p>Gluten-free …

Healthy Mac and Cheese - Less Than 250 Calories!

<i>Is it really possible to make healthy mac and cheese and still have it taste just as rich and cheesy as the classic?</i><p>Try this healthy mac and cheese …

Our top 10 One-Pot Wonder recipes of 2014

What makes these meals a wonder? Well, for starters, they're all quick and easy, making them the perfect candidate for busy days. Then — and this is …

Cooking

45 Ground Meat Recipes for Simple, Comforting Dinners

These 45 ground meat recipes will take you all through fall, so break out your favorite wooden spoon and get to it.<p><b>Ground meat can provide a ton of flavor to quick dinners and slow-cooked meals alike.</b> Whether you're in the mood for a longer project like lasagna bolognese or just want to make some …

Shrimp Fried Rice

4 Servings<p>If you forget to thaw the shrimp in the morning, set the bag in a large bowl filled with cold water. It will defrost in minutes. One cup of dry rice will yield 3 cups cooked; leftover rice, which is slightly dried out, makes the best stir-fries. You'll soon be making this shrimp fried …

Maple-Soy Glazed Salmon

In a mixing bowl whisk together maple syrup, soy sauce and garlic. Place salmon into a baking dish then pour maple syrup mixture evenly over salmon. …

3-Ingredient Fettuccine Alfredo

This recipe for fettuccine alfredo is Martha's favorite. It comes from Russell Bellanca, the chef at Alfredo of Rome in New York City.

Panko-Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Did you guys stop drooling from the Cake Batter Truffles I posted earlier ;) It was really popular on my personal Facebook page. Not shocking- I do …

Chicken Leg and Thigh Recipes

Roasting chicken thighs with grape tomatoes, olives, and shallots couldn't be simpler. The resulting tender meat and crisp skin are set off by mint, for freshness, and briny feta.

Roasted Chicken Thighs with Tomatoes, Olives, and Feta

Roasting chicken thighs with tomatoes and olives couldn't be simpler. The resulting tender meat and crisp skin are set off by mint, for freshness, and briny feta. Serve with crusty bread.

Eggplant Parmesan with Fresh Mozzarella

8 Servings<p>Removing all but a strip of the eggplant’s skin lets the flesh meld with the sauce without falling apart—that's the secret of this baked eggplant parmesan recipe. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¾ cup plus 2 Tbsp. olive oil, …

Banana Muffins

We love banana muffins, banana bread, smoothies with bananas, banana pancakes, updated banana pudding (and this traditional version), banana ice …

Scrumptious Blueberry Banana Cake

(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may …

Food

5 Variations on Avocado Toast

<i>Today: Our semi-definitive guide to avocado toast makery.</i><p>Yes, we know, you don't need someone telling you how to make avocado toast the same way you don't need someone telling you how to eat cereal. But, as with cereal -- with its many varieties and your ability to smother it with fruit or cream …

78 of Our Favorite Potato Recipes Ever

Mashed, roasted, fried, or stewed, we'll happily eat potatoes every night of the week.<p>When it comes to potatoes, we don't discriminate. Mashed, roasted, fried, or stewed, we'll happily eat 'em every night of the week. Here are 48 of our favorite comforting potatoes recipes to add to your next meal.

Cooking

Roasted Fingerlings with Preserved Lemon

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 5 min<p>Total Time: 35 min<p>Preserved lemons add a wonderful salty-sweet hit to these simple potatoes, but if you don’t have them on hand, you can use regular lemons instead. Thinly slice the peel of one lemon, then toss with the potatoes before roasting.<p>January …

Recipes

Perfect Baked Potato

4 Servings<p>Olive oil, salt, and pepper: This baked potato recipe is as blank-slate as it gets. Feel free to add other spices to the salt-and-pepper mix, such as cumin or smoked paprika, and finish with whatever cheese you like.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 russet potatoes (about 2½ pounds), scrubbed<p>…

Parmesan-Roasted Potatoes

8 Servings<p>Cooking the potatoes on a wire rack lets hot air circulate around them, so they get extra crisp.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 pounds baby Yukon Gold potatoes, halved<p>½ cup olive oil<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>4 oz. finely grated Parmesan<p>¾ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf …

Recipes

Classic Meatloaf Recipe

"The secrets to this meatloaf are fresh, very finely diced vegetables that give it moisture and flavor--and a light touch in mixing together the …