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Healthiest office snacks, as chosen by nutritionists

<b>(CNN) —</b> When your stomach starts grumbling during a midmorning meeting or when you're stuck at your desk without a break in sight, what is the most satisfying and healthy snack to grab? To answer this question, I asked 10 nutritionists what their favorite go-to nosh is during a busy workday. Below, …

These Bacon Mashed Potato Cheese Bombs Will Change Your Life

We all love bacon and we all love cheese. Add some mashed potatoes, batter and a little love and what do you have? A bomb full of cheesy, greasy, bacon-y, potato-y goodness that your taste buds will be forever grateful for.<p><b>Prep Time:</b> 10 minutes<p><b>Cook Time:</b> 15 minutes<p><b>Total Time:</b> 25 minutes<p><b>Servings:</b> …

How to make perfect pizza at home

Xanthe Clay reveals the secrets to getting a crispy base for your pizza<p>Crisp, chewy crust, puffy edge, and fresh toppings all hot from the oven: nothing is better, or more universally popular than a good pizza. And simple too – it’s just bread with some bits and bobs on top, after all. So why is it …

Homemade

Homemade Pancakes: Make your own pancakes from scratch is cheaper and healthier!

<i>Make your own delicious homemade pancakes from scratch without additives or unhealthy ingredients - and save money too!</i><p><b>Ingredients</b><p>1 egg<br>• 1 cup flour<br>• 1 …

Simple Homemade Pizza Dough

[1]<p>Adapted from Smitten Kitchen [2]<p>Ingredients<p>1 1/2 cups flour (can replace up to half of this with whole-wheat flour)<br>• 1 teaspoon salt<br>• 3/4 teaspoon active dry yeast<br>• 1/2 cup lukewarm water (may need up to 1 or 2 tablespoons more)<br>• 1 tablespoon olive oil<p>Directions<p>Preheat your oven to 450°F.<br>• Stir dry …

Recipes

crockpot beef stroganoff: an elegant meal but easy and inexpensive

Easy Crockpot Beef Stroganoff<p>This crockpot beef stroganoff recipe is unbelievably easy! Seriously, all you have to do is put everything in the crock …

For When You Want A Dish That's Bursting With Flavor - This Braised Chicken's Got You Covered!

You’ll Never Have To Buy A Non-stick Spray Again Thanks To This Grilling Tip!

Picture this: it’s a beautiful summer evening, you’ve got the grill fired up and are ready to dazzle your guests with some delicious barbecue, when …

Allen Miglore's Caesar Salad Recipe on Food52

• 1 large clove garlic, crushed (or grated or mashed into a paste with a pinch of salt)<br>• 3 tablespoons (45 ml) olive oil<br>• 2 teaspoons (10 ml) good balsamic vinegar<br>• 1 tablespoon (15 ml) anchovy paste or finely chopped anchovies (or more to taste)<br>• 1 tablespoon (15 ml) Worcestershire sauce<br>• Juice of 1/2 to 1 …

Mashed

How to Kill Your To-Do List

Have you gotten good at organizing your tasks in a to-do list, but have trouble actually executing them? You’re not alone.<p>Getting things on your …

9 Ice Cream Cupcake Recipes That Are Better Than A Whole Ice Cream Cake

Photo credit: How Sweet It Is, A Pumpkin & A Princess<p>Ice cream cakes, no matter how simple, have the ability to stir up lots of nostalgia. They're associated with birthdays, summer, and zero responsibilities -- a trifecta of the best things in life. There isn't much that can top the magic of an ice …

18 Picnic-Perfect Sandwich Recipes

More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>Now that summer has finally arrived, it's time to step outside and enjoy the warm weather. And few foods are more picnic-friendly than sandwiches—portable, easy to share, easy to eat, and totally customizable. From lobster rolls …

Alton Brown's Pizza

August 11, 2006<p>Alton Brown’s Pizza<p>In honor and anticipation of this weekend’s cooking seminar in Nashville, I made Alton Brown’s pizza dough as seen …

Quick Ways to Make Savory Breakfasts Using Potatoes

Breakfast menus are often packed with an abundance of sweet offerings, like pancakes, French toast, and muffins. But if you’re looking for something …

Spicy Grilled Chicken with Lemon and Parsley

8 Servings<p>To avoid tearing the skin on the breast or thighs, turn the chickens over by picking them up from the ends of the drumsticks.<p>June 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup hot smoked Spanish paprika<p>¼ cup kosher salt<p>¼ cup coarsely ground black pepper<p>1½ tablespoons cayenne pepper<p>2 3½–4-pound chickens, …

BBQ

NY Times Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie

We got so caught up this morning in talking about how these cookies tasted that we didn't get a chance to share our notes from actually making …

Chia Choc Chip Cookies That Will Change Your Life

<i>**Spoiler alert! To get to the really delicious cookie recipe, you have to read through lots of stuff about babies and what they do to your body. If you are squeamish or eating your breakfast, skip to the end!**</i><p>Friends of ours have just had a perfect, squishy, smiling, amazing-smelling baby and I …

7 Outrageous Burger Recipes Turning You Into a Grill Master

<i>Summer is the season of sun, fun, and cracking open a few beers. It’s also the season for firing up the grill as often as possible. In honor of our</i> …

BBQ

Heat Up Summer with Our Favorite 8 Jalapeño Popper Recipes

<i>Header image: CHOW</i>Jalapeño poppers are the chameleon of the food world. They are spicy enough for chile heads but not too hot for wimps. They can be …

3 great barbecue sauces you can make this weekend

If you love outdoor cooking there's nothing like spending quality time over a hot grill, whether you're grilling steaks or chicken, or slow-cooking brisket or ribs. But often it's that signature touch — a thoughtfully honed sauce — that takes your creation to a whole new level.<p>And while you can …

20 Super Delicious Avocado Recipes That Are Beyond Your Imagination

When it comes to making delicious food, homemade recipes and health hacks have been passed down through generations across the centuries, leaving a …

Watermelon Recipes

Are you a Watermelon fan? It is one of the many foods I look forward to in the summertime.<p>Watermelon is so refreshing on a hot summer day and it …

Food

4 Delicious Uses for Barbecue Sauce This Summer

There's just something about barbecue sauce and summer that goes hand and hand. It's like peanut butter and jelly, there's no separating the two. That's why I've come up with four delicious recipes that are perfect for summer gatherings and easy to boot! Try them out for your next birthday party or …

Pulled Pork, Chicken, and Beef: Meat Your New Favorite Recipes

<b>We're not pulling your leg -- nothing pleases a crowd like a big ol' pot of braised meat. Bonus: You can make these dishes ahead and, if you're lucky, eat leftovers for days.</b><p>Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork<p>At your next summer get-together, serve pulled-pork sandwiches instead of the usual burgers and dogs. …

S’mores Cupcakes

<i>Chocolate, peanut and marshmallow swirl cupcakes! Give me s’more!</i>Did you ever enjoy s’mores as a child?Picture it, an open camp fire, two graham …

You Haven't Lived Until You've Tried Carne Asada Fries

Many potatoes were harmed in the making of this.