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Taste Beyond The Tongue

These Six Delicious Party Appetizers Are Perfect For Your Next Get-Together

You'll def be the life of the party.


Raised Garden Beds 101: Tips on Planning, Building, & Using

Raised garden beds are one of the best tools for gardening. They minimize weeds, they allow for greater organization and access, they facilitate …


10 most exquisite new species for 2017

<b>From brilliant pink lady katydids to devil-faced orchids, this year's list of new-to-science wonders proves Mother Nature is full of surprises.</b><p>Each …


Turn your yard into an insect migration stop

Habitat Network can help you assist the birds and bugs, which often pass the baton between generations on the same migration route.<p>Birds do it. But …


50 Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes That Anyone Can Make

No matter who you are, there are some nights when getting dinner on the table is a struggle. We all have our favorite go-to pasta meals for busy nights, and a roast chicken always hits the spot. But sometimes our usual recipes can get boring, and we’ve got to look elsewhere for dinner inspiration. …


Treat Yourself (And Bae) To One Of These Seven Steak Dinners

Because you're worth it.

Asian Beef Bowls (Super Quick!)

4.96 from 23 votes<p>Print<p>Asian Beef Bowls<p>Prep Time<p>5 mins<p>Cook Time<p>7 mins<p>Total Time<p>12 mins<p>A fabulous quick stir fry made using beef mince (ground beef) …

12 Refrigerator Pickle Recipes to Get the Most Out of Your Vegetables

I've never gotten into canning—I don't grow my own produce, I'm worried about botulism, and, most of all, I'm lazy and bad with delayed gratification. Quick pickles don't have the long lifespans of canned foods, but they can be just as tasty. As the name implies, they're also fast—some can be ready …


5 Foods You Can Grow From Scraps at Home

Some folks might think that growing vegetables and herbs is a difficult task, but we’re here to let you know it’s pretty easy. All you need is some …


12 Skillet Lasagna Recipes That Have Minimal Cleanup

News flash: Lasagna cravings don’t have to be postponed until you have time for cleaning up the massive mess left behind. One-pot skillet recipes are your go-to for busy weeknights, and that includes your favorite lasagna. Whether you’re a fan of classic style or you prefer to go the Alfredo route, …


The Best Kale Recipes, Because No, Kale's Not Just For Hipsters

There’s no denying the many health benefits of kale. This leafy green is full of vitamins, omega-3s and antioxidants. But that’s not the only reason to love kale. It’s hearty enough to last a while in the fridge, which is always a plus. And, it’s amazingly versatile.<p>You can use kale to add greens …

Healthy Eating

Muscle up your potting mix

Asparagus Recipes That Taste Like Spring

When spring arrives there’s one thing you should be sure to do ― and we’re not talking about cleaning. You should make sure to eat asparagus, whether it’s the traditional green kind of the vampire-like white variety. This quintessential springtime veggie might be available at your store most of the …

Healthy Eating

Here's What The Nuts You Snack On Actually Do For Your Body

We’ve all heard that nuts make a healthy snack in moderation, despite their high fat content. Even Barack Obama has admitted to eating a handful of (seven) almonds every day. A study from 2015 found that eating a small handful of nuts a day could help you live longer, and it turns out the fat in …


18 Recipes We Can't Wait to Cook in April

It's time to fall in love with fresh herbs, spring veggies, and chilled soups<p>This April, we can't wait for fresh spring produce. It's been a rough …


13 Flatbread Recipes That Are Almost Better Than Pizza

We’d be lying if we said there was anything on this Earth better than pizza. But when you break it down, even the best recipes are comprised of just a few basic ingredients: bread, sauce, and toppings. On those days when you don’t feel like dealing with a complicated sauce or dough, why not try a …


Hill Republicans say they're growing frustrated with Mattis

The Marine general was welcomed as a moderating force in the Trump administration, but his moves to name Obama veterans to Pentagon posts are irritating allies in key committees.<p>Defense Secretary James Mattis’ unconventional choices for top Pentagon posts and his reluctance to aggressively push for …

National Security

Stuffed Shells Are Here To Make All Your Dreams Come True

Spaghetti. Penne. Even a box or two of mac and cheese. We will admit to making all those things regularly in our kitchens. But, for all its cheesy …


Let These Spicy Chickpeas Feed You Dinner for the Whole Week

A can of chickpeas in the pantry is, with just a wee bit of magic, nearly as good as dinner on the table.<p><i>But</i> take those chickpeas and simmer them in a mixture of tomatoes, garlic, cumin, and chili powder, and you're not only making a plusher pot of beans, <b>you're also establishing a flavor profile</b> …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Rachel Roddy’s Sicilian pasta with anchovy, lemon and breadcrumbs

As a little girl I prayed for tonsilitis. Once I got it, I would have a week off school so they could whip out my tonsils, then, like a boy in my class, I too would be prescribed ice-cream and jelly for breakfast. Despite getting on my knees and repeating hail Marys, I got neither tonsillitis, nor …

Italian Food

29 Pressure Cooker Recipes for Quicker, Easier Dinners

Life is a little crazy right now, and I don't have quite as much time to spend in the kitchen as I might like. Fortunately, I have a secret weapon that I can turn to when I want to make awesome food with minimal effort: a pressure cooker. There's a reason that these things have become an object of …



Special equipment: 2 1/2 to 3-inch round cookie cutter<p>To make the Filling: Place the ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and …

Here Are the 2017 IACP Cookbook Award Winners

Last night the International Association of Culinary Professionals announced its 2017 IACP Award winners at a ceremony in Louisville, Kentucky. The awards <b>recognize the best food writing of the year</b>, from cookbooks to journalism to digital media as well as photography and food styling.<p>This year’s …

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