Mary Laird

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33 Recipes That Freeze Well (To Surprise Yourself With Later)

Make your own freezer meals of baked ziti, soups, and...well, cookie dough.<p>There are some days that you get on a roll with cooking and have more food than you know what to do with. When you're feeling particularly motivated, make big batches of recipes that freeze well, and stow away leftovers for …

Cooking

How Martha Stewart Makes Cheesecake in the Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Cheesecake by Martha Stewart<p>Serves 6<p><i>For the crust:</i> <br>Cooking spray <br>3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs <br>2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted <br>2 …

Our Top Slow-Cooker Soup Recipes to Make in 2018

Baby it’s cold outside.<p>There’s nothing like a slow-cooker recipe to help you out during busy weeks. Simply add the ingredients, press a button, and …

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

<b>You’ll Need:</b><p>1 (8 ounce) package of cream cheese.<br>1 ½ cups of butter.<br>3 cups of white sugar.<br>6 eggs.<br>3 cups of all purpose flour.<br>1 tsp of vanilla</b> …

Sheet-pan roasted chicken a lesson in kitchen economy, good eating

I cook for others all week long — on the job and then at home. On Sundays, I cook what I want to eat. I crave simple food, so my day doesn't center on the kitchen. I choose (mostly) ordinary ingredients that don't break the bank or require multiple store visits, but still deliver value and comfort. …

5 drinks that will help you sleep at night – and three that won’t

Warm milk, chamomile tea and cherry juice are all beverages that are believed to be effective sleeping aids for restless sleepers, but do they (and …

Sleep

Top 25 Beef Stew Recipes

• <b>Beef and Guinness Stew</b> - Guinness Stout adds gives this hearty beef stew bold flavor, along with bacon, broth, and a variety of vegetables.• <b><br>Slow</b> …

Grammie’s Coconut Pie – Book of Taste

<b>Ingredients</b><p>4 Tbsp sugar<br>5 Tbsp cake flour<br>1/2 tsp salt<br>2 c milk<br>3 lg egg yolks slightly beaten<br>1 1/2 c shredded coconut<br>2 tsp vanilla<br>1 baked pie shell</b> …

Meet the Bronzie: The Nutty, Addictive Bar That Can Be Yours in One Hour

Full disclosure: I bake a lot. People are always asking what happens to all the desserts and cheesy biscuits and pull-apart breads that emerge from my kitchen. And here's what I do: I save enough for our little household, reserving some of every recipe for dinner that night or to enjoy the next …

Dessert

This Magic Cake Batter Creates 3 Unique Layers

The wonder of these Magic Cakes is that they create three very different textures—all on their own! Once we got our hands on Kathleen Phillips' <i>Magic</i> …

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert

11 things you need to know before going on your first safari

Before my first trip to Kenya, I’d done a little reading, but nothing could have really prepared me for what I was about to experience. When our tiny …

My most productive workdays happen when I ask myself 2 seemingly obvious questions

At least it is for me.<p>Some days, I leave the office on a high, ticking off task after task I've accomplished during the day on my fingers like someone you'd never want to stand next to in an elevator.<p>Other days, nine or so hours at work blur into a single memory, and there's no highlight reel.<p>In …

Time Management

This 5-Second Steve Jobs Strategy Is a Master Class in Leadership | Inc.com

I have a confession. I'm a pain in the ass (arse, for my colleagues speaking proper English) to work with. I thrive on impossible challenges and expect those I work with to do the same. Growing up, my dad's constant refrain was "Nothing is impossible. Some things just take longer." So it's no …

Leadership

A Marine veteran says a morning ritual he picked up in boot camp primes him for success every day

After graduating high school, Andrew Wittman was supposed follow to his parents into missionary work.<p>But he realized he wanted something completely different.<p>"I was the fat kid in high school that always got bullied, but I was never allowed to fight back," Wittman tells Business Insider. "I didn't …

Boot Camp

Overnight Oats 4 Ways by Tasty

Oats

Pro Organizers’ Best Decluttering Tips

No matter how often you sort through your bedroom closet or declutter your makeup drawer, there are some spots in the house that no amount of …

5 Brain Training Techniques to Cultivate Your Creative Genius

Brain science reveals creativity is just as much a skill you can develop as it is a gift to be thankful for.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The ingenious inventor, the savvy entrepreneur, the innovative scientist, the imaginative writer… No matter what our field or area …

The Right Way to Start a Meeting

We all know there’s a price to pay for a making bad first impression: A limp handshake conveys low confidence; a wrinkled suit makes you seem lazy; oversharing comes across as emotional instability. But do you ever think about the first impression your meetings make? Frequently restarting meetings …

Five Techniques for Maintaining a Positive Mindset | Inc.com

My great-grandparents, Cleve and Zelma Carder, lost almost everything they owned during the Dust Bowl years. After losing their homestead and ranch, they packed what they could into a Conestoga Wagon and made the trek from Northern New Mexico to find work picking cotton in the fields of …

Happiness

The 5 Best Online Resources to Learn Arts and Crafts

It sounds cliché to say, but it couldn’t be more true—technology is changing the world at a rapid pace. Though this idea can seem overwhelming, it ultimately means great things if you’re pursuing a creative career. Now more than ever, the internet has made it easier to both hone your craft and …

National Chocolate Chip Day: Free cookies, recipes, politics | NOLA.com

Sometimes when national food days roll around, one rolls one's eyes. Monday (May 15) is National Chocolate Chip Day and if you're driving downtown, …

5 Chocolate Cake Recipes That Really Are "The Best"

We've come across dozens and dozens of chocolate cake recipes out there that claim to be the <i>best. O</i>r the most amazing, most perfect — you get the …

The 3-Ingredient Pizza Crust That Rocks Our World

If you've ever made your own pizza crust, it was probably either for a special occasion or during a cooking class. It just feels so... gourmet. Which …

51 Mother's Day Breakfast & Brunch Recipes For an Easy Gift

From french toast to fail-proof frittatas and all the rosé spritzers in between, we've got you covered.<p><b>Everyone knows that Mother's Day is all about brunch</b>. Oh, right, and showing your mom you really appreciate everything she's done for you. Even after that thing last Thanksgiving. Our favorite way …

Breakfast

DIY Cross Back Dress

I’m excited to finally share with you a project I put together before I went to Bali. The DIY Cross Back Dress. It was a design I had in my head for …

Sewing

7 Amazing International Vacations That Won't Cost a Fortune

Go for an adventure without breaking the bank.<p>If Paris is too passé for your next international vacation, it’s time to consider a more off-the-beaten …

Milk bread: How to make the addictive, iconic bread

Bread: it’s one of life’s most simple but greatest pleasures. Bread is always there for you, whether sandwiching together delicious fillings or just …

The 9 most photogenic places in Europe

15 Cake Roll Recipes That Are Hiding a *Sweet* Surprise

If you love cakes with a hidden surprise inside — and let’s face it, who doesn’t — cake rolls may just be your jam. While vertical layer, checkerboard, and watercolor cakes are Insta-worthy delights, they can be pretty fussy to recreate. Cake rolls, on the other hand, are nearly FAIL-proof. Just …