Melissa Nickerson

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You're not alone: Parents with mental illness share what they wish they'd known

Even with celebrity parents like Kristen Bell and Hayden Panettiere putting mental illness in the spotlight, there's no "What To Expect" for raising kids while struggling to stay stable. It can feel like you're the only one toughing out the chaos in your house and in your head.<p>To remind you that …

Kids with type 1 diabetes at risk for mental health problems

(Reuters Health) – In a new Swedish study, kids diagnosed with type 1 diabetes were more likely than their healthy siblings to develop a psychiatric disorder or to attempt suicide.<p>A person receives a test for diabetes during Care Harbor LA free medical clinic in Los Angeles, California September …

Marijuana May Hold Promise As Treatment For PTSD

More than 5 million people suffer from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) annually, and new research suggests that cannabis may help them find relief and may even offer better care than the current class of drugs commonly used to treat the disorder.<p>According to research published in …

If You Want To Have Kids Soon.. These 11 Steps Will Turn You Into A Super Parent. (Especially #4)

Bunmi Laditan writes for <i>The Huffington Post</i>, <i>Parenting</i>, and <i>Mommyish</i>. She’s also the author of <i>The Honest Toddler: A Child’s Guide to Life.</i><p>The married, …

How to Make Fresh Pasta from Scratch

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: With a little assistance from Sarah Coates of The Sugar Hit, making fresh pasta doesn't have to be im-pasta-ble after all.</i><p>Making fresh pasta is …

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How to Make Milano Cookies at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Carey Nershi of Reclaiming Provinicial is sharing a recipe for cookies that are as elegant and sophisticated as you are.</i><p>I have eaten more Milano …

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How to Make Homemade Marshmallow Peeps

The world <i>wants</i> us to make Peeps.<p>I discovered this last year on a day that began with reading an article in the local paper in which Marilyn Hagerty called a Ruby Tuesday “one of the stars in the restaurant scene” of my new town. It was a day I almost gave up on food.<p>On top of all of that, I had an …

Homemade

How to Make Hot Cocoa Mix

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Make a batch of Izy Hossack from Top With Cinnamon's hot cocoa mix and you can have rich, homemade hot chocolate made from real ingredients in a</i> …

Hot Chocolate

How to Make Lavender-Infused Caramels for Valentine's Day

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Whether you're celebrating Valentine's Day or Galentine's Day, these chocolate-covered caramels by Em Hassan from MBakes will make your holiday a</i> …

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How to Make Apple Pâte de Fruits at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Ashley Rodriguez from Not Without Salt makes an apple p</i>â<i>te de fruit (a fancy French term for jelly candy) that feels at home on dessert platters</i> …

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Onigiri 101: How to Make Japanese Rice Balls

<i>Every other week, Anna Hezel talks about the innovations, decorations, and other quiet touches that make a party memorable.</i><p><i>Today: Everything you need to know about making this food truck treat at home.</i><p>Onigiri are a type of Japanese rice ball made from sushi rice packed tightly around a salty …

Sushi

Hosting a Hot Chocolate and Brioche Snowman Party

<i>Every other week, Anna Hezel talks about the innovations, decorations, and other quiet touches that make a party memorable.</i><p><i>Today: How to host a kid-friendly brioche and hot chocolate party.</i><p>A few winters ago, my sister Amy was baking bread for a family get-together, and she had an idea. With the …

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A Trick for Juicing Citrus

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Associate Editor Kenzi Wilbur shows us a simple trick for juicing any kind of citrus. Step one: open your utensil drawer.</i><p>No matter how big your kitchen, …

Juicing

The Best Way to Cook Bacon

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: We're re-running one of our favorite tips for mess-free bacon with ease. Here's why you should bake your bacon.</i><p>No, we're not trying to deprive you of …

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Truly Scrumptious Apple Pie

<b>Author Notes:</b> This pie is inspired by the recipe Delicious Apple Pie from the Blue Ribbon Pies cookbook, published by Consumers Union, edited by Maria Polushkin Robbins - my all-time favorite pie recipe. I read about the apple layering technique in The Flavor Bible, so every bite of this pie has …

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Cook's Illustrated Foolproof Pie Crust

• 1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour<br>• 1/2 teaspoon table salt<br>• 1 tablespoon sugar<br>• 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter (3/4 stick), cut into 1/4-inch slices<br>• 1/4 cup chilled solid vegetable shortening, cut into 2 pieces<br>• 2 tablespoons vodka, cold<br>• 2 tablespoons cold water<p>Process 3/4 cups flour, salt, and …

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Loaded with Good Stuff Loaf

<b>Author Notes:</b><p>I had left over cheese in the fridge from the farmers market and decided to experiment with recipes. I love to bake and this is what I came up with...<p><b>Food52 Review:</b> WHO: AshOnFire is both a teacher and a student. She lives in Hallendale Beach, Florida.<br>WHAT: A quick bread that tastes of …

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Deviled Eggs, Purgatory Edition

<b>Author Notes:</b><p>My sister-in-law, who eats no fattening food of any kind, made deviled eggs for a Super Bowl party. Immediately suspicious, I pressed her for her method - no way had she allowed mayonnaise into her house for them. Her secret, she said, was Greek yogurt. While I think that using all …

Eggs

Birthday Pumpkin Muffins

<b>Author Notes:</b><p>Out of all my personal recipes, this one is "The Recipe I Want To Be Remembered For," because it is so loved by my husband and kids; it has become a ritual that is almost sacred in our house! It probably started 7 or 8 years ago. My husband wasn't going to be home for dinner on his …

Cream Cheese

Teddie's Apple Cake

<b>Author Notes:</b><p>Consider this the holiday season's lovable anytime cake -- breakfast, snack, and show-stopping dessert all in one. Serve it with coffee for breakfast, with whipped cream for dessert. Gift it; freeze it; portion it out for a bake sale. Feel free to swap in booze-soaked raisins or darker …

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Lemon Chess Pie

• Zest of 1 lemon<br>• 1 2/3 cups cups of granulated sugar<br>• 1 tablespoon stone-ground yellow cornmeal<br>• 1 tablespoon flour<br>• 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt<br>• 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted<br>• 5 Large eggs<br>• 2/3 cup heavy cream<br>• 7 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from about 3 lemons)<br>• 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice<br>• 1/2 teaspoon …

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Soft Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

• 2 cups all-purpose flour<br>• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon<br>• 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg<br>• 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice<br>• 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger<br>• 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt<br>• 2 teaspoons baking powder<br>• 1 teaspoon baking soda<br>• 1 cup sugar<br>• 1/2 cup vegetable oil<br>• 1 cup canned pumpkin<br>• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract<br>• 1 large egg<br>• 1 …

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Fudgy Bourbon Balls

Dessert

Monica's Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes

<b>Author Notes:</b><p>This recipe is from my late mother-in-law Monica. I’ve never had mashed potatoes that even come close to how delicious these are. With both cream cheese and sour cream, they’re the perfect balance of creamy and tangy, with the chives at the end tempering the richness.<p>Monica was a great …

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Asian Garlic Green Beans

• 1 pound green beans, trimmed<br>• 1 tablespoon olive oil<br>• 5 garlic cloves, minced<br>• 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes<br>• 2 pinches salt and pepper, to taste<br>• 1 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce<br>• 1 teaspoon ginger powder<p>Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil. Add generous amount of salt and add green beans. Cook for about …

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What We Call Stuffing: Challah, Mushroom, and Celery

Wrap it Up: Neoprene Cable Management

Keep all your unruly cables in check with the OmniMount OECMS Neoprene Cable Management. Instead of a tangled rat’s nest of wires going every which …

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