Mary Alexander

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Crispy potato pancakes are the perfect base for toppings

These perfectly crispy potato pancakes are the ideal vehicle for all manner of toppings, making them a super-versatile appetizer pick. We kept our latkes light and crisp by removing as much water as possible from the shredded potatoes.<p>First, we wrung them out in a dish towel and then we microwaved …

Is Martha Stewart's 1-Pot Pasta Hack Too Good to Be True?

Imagine this: instead of prepping pasta and sauce separately, dirtying a few dishes along the way, you add pasta, sauce ingredients, and water to one pot, boil it all together, and just like that, dinner is ready. This seemingly brilliant concept from <b>Martha Stewart Living</b> caused quite a stir on the …

Italian Food

Vegan Chickpea Scramble | Gluten-Free, Under 20 Minutes Recipe

<b>Vegan Chickpea Scramble</b><p>Chickpeas are my new best friends – not only because they are single-handedly responsible for the existence of Hummus, but …

Food

25 Salads You'll Actually Look Forward to Eating for Lunch

We've all been there: You pack up a wholesome salad filled with lots of vegetables for lunch, but by the time noon rolls around you're starving and …

Vegetarian

7 HIIT moves from a Hamptons fitness pro that’ll next-level your beach workout

The beach is a great place to unwind and focus on your sun salutations. But yoga isn’t the only way to work up a sweat on summer’s stomping ground. …

Workouts

Slow Cooker Weeknight Dinner Recipes

If you hear 'slow cooker' and picture sad and flavorless meals, then do we have a surprise for you. Created with persnickety cooks in mind, these …

The Cognitive Biases Tricking Your Brain

Science suggests we’re hardwired to delude ourselves. Can we do anything about it?<p>I am staring at a photograph of myself that shows me 20 years older than I am now. I have not stepped into the twilight zone. Rather, I am trying to rid myself of some measure of my present bias, which is the tendency …

Psychology

Montana governor supports assault weapon ban

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock on Sunday said he would support a ban on semiautomatic weapons — the strongest stance the Democratic governor has taken on gun control as he weighs a possible run for the 2020 presidential election.<p>Bullock told Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union” that firearm owners …

Guns

How to Reheat Sunday Pancakes for the Fluffiest Breakfast All Week Long

If your weekends routinely include a tall (or short) stack of hotcakes, then it’s worth your time to learn a few cooking tips about how to reheat …

Breakfast

Setting Up a Google Reminder is easy. Adjusting it takes a little know how.

When your to-do list includes items that don't need to be on a calendar, you need Google Reminders. This time-management feature can make it easy to …

12 Things to Do When You Know Someone You Love Isn't 'Fine'

Although no one is immune from mental health issues, it can be hard to admit when life isn’t all rainbows and unicorns. So, if your bullshit detector …

Mental Health

This is the most insane way to be smarter, confident, and resilient

That critical voice in your head. Always telling you how you’re screwing up. Always putting the worst-case-scenario front and center. We all have it. …

Self-help

Science shows that luck is a self-fulfilling prophecy

You’re so lucky! How do I know? Because, to name just a few factors, you’re literate, can access the internet, and have great taste (you’re reading this story, after all). And social scientists would advise against you arguing otherwise—because how lucky we feel influences our future fortunes.<p>That …

Psychology

Full 14 Day Flat Belly Healthy Eating Meal Plan (Scientifically Proven)

Want to start eating healthier and lose weight now? These simple and tasty recipes that make up our Full 14 Day Flat Belly Healthy Eating Meal Plan, …

Nutrition

Delicious Chicken and Mushroom Casserole Recipe

"Here's a festive dish to take to a potluck party. Recipe can be doubled."<p>Ingredients<p>3 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>1 1/2 pounds boneless chicken breast, …

Recipes

Master Vegetable Marinade

Turn any roasted or grilled vegetable into a picnic-ready cold salad by marinating it for a few hours in this sweet-tart vinaigrette. Stir in your …

Food

Cottage Cheese Bake Recipe

"Yummy high-protein and low-fat recipe. You can use low-fat or fat-free cottage cheese."<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups low-fat cottage cheese<p>1 (10 ounce) package …

Recipes

Make a Flip Album in One Hour | Scrapbooking Adviser

Gather all those vacation photos and make a fun travel themed flip album. Stephanie created this fun little album in only an hour! The small size is …

Crafting

The 20 Classic Cocktail Recipes You Need To Be Your Own Bartender

Drinking at home doesn't just have to mean cracking open a cold one.<p>Enjoying a nice cocktail is the kind of experience that shouldn’t have a high bar for entry. Knowing how to decode a wine menu, or how to parse through the jargon on the chalkboard of a craft beer bar, can be daunting. (So much …

Ice Cream

Blueberry Scone Bread | #BreadBakers

<b>Make the Streusel</b><p>Mix together the flour, sugars, and cardamom. Stir in the cream until the dry ingredients are completely moistened. Toss together …

Baking

Southern Dill Potato Salad Recipe

"My mother made this potato salad for me as a boy growing up in Spanish Fort, Alabama (on the Gulf of Mexico). I have re-created it with a slight …

Recipes

12 Easy Fall Crockpot Recipes That Will Have You Begging for Seconds

It’s no secret that fall is the time of year when cooking becomes more of a welcome endeavor. Once summer’s temperatures have subsided and ovens are …

Cooking

Book papers wreath - Home Decorating Trends - Homedit

Ingenious And Crafty Ways Of Turning Paper Into Stylish Wreaths ← Back to article<p>Ingenious And Crafty Ways Of Turning Paper Into Stylish Wreaths<p>Book …

Home Decorating

Make these 13 vegetarian summer slow cooker recipes when it's too hot to move

Fans of <i>This Is Us</i> may disagree, but a Crock-Pot can be your best friend in the kitchen. And while slow cooker recipes are often associated with the …

Cooking

Sheet Pan Fried Rice

Baking the rice on a sheet pan guarantees more of the crispy, crunchy bits that make fried rice the perfect food. For this recipe, the older and …

Recipes

How to make extra-gooey, extra-cheesy, Genius breakfast sandwiches:

No need to spend 10 minutes whisking.

Breakfast

Loaded Spiced Parsnip Fries

Ingredients<p>450 g parsnips , peeled, cut lengthwise in 1/4-inch thick sticks and halved crosswise<p>3 tablespoons olive oil<p>1 1/4 teaspoon smoked or sweet …

Food

The Two Easiest Ways to Gain More Muscle in Less Time

These methods will reduce the length of your workouts by up to 50 percent while still delivering identical gains in size and strength.<p>If you're like most people, you want more muscle than you have right now, but you’re busy and you don’t have much free time to go to the gym and lift weights. If …

Muscle

Burned Out At Work? 3 Ways To Reenergize Yourself And Others

It’s okay. It’s normal. And, you shouldn’t feel guilty about it. We all can feel burned-out, and run-down at work sometimes. It doesn’t mean you’re weak. It doesn’t mean you hate your job. In fact, research says, it shows you’re human.<p>Consider this interesting study. In 2016, the Melbourne …

Self-improvement

How to Make a Smoked Blackberry Bourbon Cobbler

Prepare grill for indirect cooking over medium-high heat. (If using charcoal, push hot coals to one side; if gas, leave half the burners off.)<p>In a …

Baking