Melanie Ziltener

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Sick of Takeout? Make These 6 American-Chinese Classics at Home

Kung pao chicken and fried rice run through our veins.<p>We're not going to beat around the bush here: There are some major idiosyncrasies that separate American Chinese food and mainland Chinese cuisine. After all, China is made up of 23 provinces, each with vastly different dishes and culinary …

Food & Dining

The best bread machines you can buy

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><i>Zojirushi/Business Insider</i><p>The Insider Pick:<p>Making bread isn't just for master bakers when you have a bread machine. The Zojirushi Home …


Make This Firecracker Chicken in Your Slow Cooker

This winter has been particularly cold in the Midwest. To help warm things up, I plan on making every spicy dish I know. This recipe brings the heat, …


6 Recipes That Prove You Should Be Eating Eggs for Dinner

Enjoy these creative twists on a favorite staple for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.<p>Poached Eggs With Chile Butter and Yogurt<p>This recipe is guaranteed …


10 Fancy Foods Worth Trying to Make at Home

If you think dishes like paella, risotto, and lobster are best enjoyed at fancy restaurants, guess again. What if we told that you could easily cook …


A Tapas-Style Dinner Party for Just $30

Plan a Spanish-inspired meal for six (yes, six!) without bellyaching over the grocery bill.<p>A Budget-Friendly Feast<p>When you invite friends over for …


Turn Leftover Chicken Into Something Great | Video | Mental Floss

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Pop Culture

Planning Meals Around Vegetables Changed How My Family Eats

A couple of years ago my husband and I decided to invest in a Community Supported Agriculture program from a local farm. Every week during the summer …


Our Best Budget-Friendly Beef Recipes

When it's time to set a dinner game plan, most days, we all want the same thing: We want to make a meal that’s fast, easy, and most importantly, …


8 Anti-Inflammatory Slow Cooker Recipes You Should Make This Month For Weight Loss

There’s a saying that everything that tastes good is bad for you. Well, that’s not always true. There are plenty of healthy meals that are not only …


Next Week's Meal Plan: 5 Low-Effort Recipes for When I Don't Really Want to Cook

I'm currently going through one those phases where I do not feel like cooking dinner one bit. I am very interested in <i>eating</i> a great meal, just not so …


19 Healthy Dinners Under $10 You Should Make ASAP

Because you can be good to your body AND your bank account.

Healthy Eating

The 15 Best Places to Visit in Florida

The Sunshine State is dotted with seaside gems, and these destinations are must-visits for every style of traveler. Here are the 15 very best places …