Lisa C Johnson

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These Chicken Skewers Are My Best Friend (Kind Of)

By Alex Delany<p>There's no messing up with these spicy, sambal-laced grilled chicken skewers. They've always been there for me, and they'll always be there for you.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a semi-regular column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the sambal</i> …

Cooking

This One-Pan Chicken & Zucchini Is Ready in Under 30 Minutes

Hello, weeknight warrior! This recipe is for you. With only five minutes of prep time and 20 minutes of cook time, this buttery, garlicky, herby …

Zucchini

These Insanely Soft Sugar Cookies Taste Just Like Childhood

These will take you back.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>Cookies<p>3½ cups flour<p>1½ teaspoons baking soda<p>¼ teaspoon salt<p>¾ cup sugar<p>1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature<p>1 egg<p>½ cup sour cream<p>1 teaspoon vanilla<p>Frosting<p>½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature<p>2 cups powdered sugar<p>2 tablespoons milk<p>1. …

Dessert

Best Ever Simple Chocolate Birthday Cake with Whipped Chocolate Buttercream

1. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter and powdered sugar until the butter is light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add the cocoa powder …

The Food Lab: My 19 Favorite Summer Grilling Recipes

Even when I lived in a New York apartment, grilling (perhaps illegally, on my balcony) was my favorite way to spend a warm summer evening. Now that I'm out in the Bay Area, warm summer evenings don't really exist, but I've got far more room for grilling than I've ever had before, which means that …

As Workouts Intensify, a Harmful Side Effect Grows More Common

Three years ago, Christina D’Ambrosio went to her first spin class, pedaling fast on a stationary bike to the rhythms of popular music as an instructor shouted motivation.<p>But Ms. D’Ambrosio, who exercises regularly, found the hourlong class was harder than she anticipated. By the end her legs were …

Dancing with the Stars

The Thyroid Diet: How to Eat for a Faster Metabolism and More Energy

What does your thyroid do? In short, everything. Every cell and gland in your body depends on thyroid hormones to regulate its metabolism state. “The …

Full-Fat Foods That You Should Eat When Dieting

Hungry all the time, yet bored with your food choices? Lost a few pounds but now the scale won’t budge? You may need to eat more fat. The key is …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Get Cooking: French toast

What we call “French toast” may well be one of the oldest recipes in our culture. A collection of recipes called “De Re Coquinaria” (“The Art of …

Breakfast

This Simple Hack Will Make Your Avocados Last WAY Longer

We’re calling it: The avocado craze is here to stay. And we can see why! This low-carb fruit is chock-full of healthy fats and nutrients like vitamin …

What 1 Woman Keeps in Her Fridge to Maintain Her 99.2-Pound Weight Loss

Weight Watchers is truly the healthy-living program that not only works for weight loss but also helps people keep the weight off. Just ask Bri DeMattia, who joined Weight Watchers in January 2015; by May 2016 she had lost a whopping 99.2 pounds. Even better, she's stuck with Weight Watchers' …

3 DIY tortilla tricks: How to make your own taco shells, taco bowls and tortilla chips

I love Mexican food—tacos with crispy shells, crunchy taco bowls and salty tortilla chips. But I could do without the extra calories, fat and sodium …

If You're Trying to Lose Weight, Don't Make These 10 Breakfast Mistakes

Many experts hail breakfast as "the most important meal of the day" for weight loss because it jump starts your metabolism, gives you energy for workouts, and prevents that famished feeling that can make you overeat calories later in the day. Before spooning, biting, or sipping that a.m. meal, …

7 Restaurant Rules You Must Follow If You’re Trying To Lose Weight

They're actually pretty simple.<p>ShotShare/Getty Images<p>You've made the decision to clean up your diet, and so far, things are chugging along pretty smoothly—when you cook at home, at least. Dining out, on the other hand, still feels like a minefield.<p>It's common knowledge that most restaurant meals …

10 Tips for Grilling the Perfect Burger

<i>Burgers are one of the most commonly grilled meats, as well as one of the most incorrectly cooked. Get 10 tips for grilling the perfect burger, from</i> …

These 6 Microwaveable Desserts Are Genius For When Sugar Cravings Strike

These will change. your. life.<p>View this post on Facebook<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>2 tablespoons butter<p>1 tablespoon brown sugar<p>1 tablespoon granulated sugar<p>⅛ teaspoon salt<p>¼ teaspoon baking powder<p>¼ teaspoon vanilla<p>3 tablespoons flour<p>2 tablespoons chocolate chips<p><b>PREPARATION</b><p>1. Add butter, sugars, baking powder, salt, …

Dessert

Here's How To Make The Best Honeyed Chicken Fingers

This recipe was cooked up for a Game of Thrones viewing party. Check out the full plan here.<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>1 cup panko<p>1 cup corn flakes, crushed<p>½ tsp paprika<p>2 eggs<p>1 cup flour<p>2 pounds chicken breasts<p>¼ cup honey<p>2 tbsp apple cider vinegar<p>Salt, pepper<p>Canola oil<p><b>For the sauce:</b><p>½ cup mayo<p>1 ½ tbsp ketchup<p>1 tsp …

Game of Thrones

How to Grill Salmon

Grilling perfect salmon is easy with these simple steps.<p>Grilled Salmon: A Step-by-Step Guide<p>The grill is a versatile tool, capable of cooking more …

Seafood

Kettlebell Workout: Cycle 2, Week 1, Day 2

<b>Welcome to the Kettlebell workout from coach Dini Leopoldo.</b> Two new workouts are posted each week - on Tuesday and Thursday - and can be done on any …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

This Week in Health: Why Weight Training Is So Good For You

This week brought good news about strength training: you don’t need to be a bodybuilder to reap the many benefits of weight lifting, according to new …

15 Stitches Every Embroiderer Should Know

01 of 16<p>Top 15 Stitches in Hand Embroidery<p>Learning hand embroidery is both fun and relaxing, plus it's an easy way to create beautiful art with …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

4 Simple Exercises to Get Your Glutes Fired Up

<b>Your glutes are an incredibly important muscle group for many reasons</b>, including preventing injury, improving performance, and helping you fit nicely …

These Roasted Chickpea Recipes Are A Dream Come True

Make these roasted chickpeas 4 ways for a tasty, high-protein snack<p>View this post on Facebook

Chickpeas

Tip: Master the Deadbug Core Exercise

Keep your lower back flat. Completely exhale as you lower your legs and arms to the floor. Inhale on the way back up. Keep the non-moving limbs …

Oreo Cheesecake Chocolate Cake

Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease two 9 inch round baking pans and line the bottom with parchment paper.<p>In a large bowl stir together sugar, …

Classic Whoopie Pies

Classic Whoopie Pies ~ Chocolate cake-like batter is baked into large, soft hamburger-sized, bun shaped cookies then filled with a fluffy, sweet …

Dessert

How to Make McVitie's-Style Chocolate-Covered Digestive Biscuits

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>I may have grown up in Kentucky, but that doesn't mean my childhood lacked for British biscuits—from Jaffa Cakes to Jammie Dodgers, these tasty imports always caught my eye whenever Mom or Dad veered down the international aisle of …