Monica Spinn

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Rise, A Nutrition Coaching App, Acquires HealthyOut

Rise, a service that connects users with diet coaches, has acquired healthy restaurant food recommendation startup HealthyOut.<p>HealthyOut combs the menus of nearby restaurants to find healthy foods and then gives recommendations on what is the best option for different kinds of diets and eating …

51 of the Best Breakfast Recipes Ever

Waking up is never easy, but breakfast food makes the prospect a whole lot sunnier.<p>Put some coffee on and get cookin'.<p><b>Monkey-Bread Danish</b><p>Danish meets monkey bread. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Red Velvet Pancakes</b><p>Sexiest breakfast ever. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Onion & Arugula Frittata</b><p>Served straight out of the pan. <b>Get the</b> …

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All of Your Burning Questions About Dairy, Answered

These days, a simple walk down the dairy aisle becomes fraught with choice. It’s no longer just: skim or whole milk? salted or unsalted butter? It’s Greek yogurt and Icelandic yogurt and whipped yogurt. It’s sour cream and creme fraiche. It’s ice cream and frozen yogurt and gelato and kefir and ice …

Nutrition

The 3 Best Pressure Cookers for Making Speedy Chicken Stock, No-Soak Beans, and More

Picture-perfect gigante beans, chickpeas, and more, no soak required? They're all possible with our new favorite appliance.<p><i>Welcome to Test Drive, in which we subject kitchen tools and equipment to the rigor of the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen—then judge which ones perform best.</i><p>I’m not afraid of being …

Christmas Morning Casserole Everyone Will Love

Christmas Morning Casserole is perfect for long lazy mornings with family and friends. A super simple casserole made with refrigerated biscuits, eggs, cheese, and bacon.<p>Are you excited for the holidays? <i>I</i> am excited.<p>Christmas morning is obviously the peak of all the holiday excitement, and in our …

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Symantec Has Found a Spying Tool Active on Computers Around the World

Computer security experts Symantec say their researchers have uncovered a sophisticated malware tool on Windows PCs across the globe, that appears to be used for spying and data collection, reports Recode.<p>Named ‘Regin’, the tool is a Trojan that has infected several organizations’ and individuals’ …

32 Genius Recipes for Thanksgiving

It's not too late to give this year's Thanksgiving menu a little genius boost. You can still take measures to save your turkey from overcooking, just by sprinkling salt on it ahead (peek at the 300+ comments and you'll see that this simple move will give you the best turkey you've ever tasted—even …

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11 Desserts to Make for a Thanksgiving Potluck (Other Than Pie)

This Thanksgiving, let someone else bring the pumpkin pie to dinner.<p>This Thanksgiving, let someone else bring the pumpkin pie to dinner. From silky …

15 Thanksgiving Cocktails Because 1 Is Never Enough

Thanksgiving isn't just a marathon day of eating at my house—it's also a marathon day of drinking. My family always celebrates the holiday with plenty of beer, wine, and especially cocktails. We're always mixing up what we drink—one year someone is really excited about individually mixed drinks, …

7 Thanksgiving Desserts That Are Way Better Than Pie

<b>1. Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust & Caramel Sauce</b><p>Pumpkin pie is always expected at Thanksgiving, but why not shake things up and make a pumpkin cheesecake instead? This 5-star recipe is the ultimate sweet ending to your Thanksgiving feast -- and no one will miss that tired ol' pumpkin …

Dessert

5 Perfect Pumpkin Recipes Just in Time For the Holidays

<b>1. Perfect Pumpkin Bread</b><p>I've tried many pumpkin bread recipes over the years, but none as good as this one. It's easy -- just a bit of mixing and stirring, pop it in the oven, and, in about an hour, you'll have a house smelling of sweet autumn spices and two scrumptious, pumpkiny loaves. <b>GET THE</b> …

Breakfast

Dinner Bread Rolls That Are So Good, You Won't Think Of Them As A Side Dish

It's very rare these days to come across a home-cooked dinner that includes a freshly baked dinner roll. This is not a criticism. We aren't saying that all dinners should come with rolls. We know that it's hard enough to get a main course on the table, let alone a salad and dessert to go with it. …

Mashed potato makeover: 5 easy new recipes for this Thanksgiving favorite

Turkey may be the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving feast, but for many it’s the side dishes that hold the real appeal. And while green beans, stuffing and cranberry sauce are more than worthy of their place at the table, it’s the mashed potatoes we deeply crave — and it's the mashed potatoes we want …

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The Food Lab: For the Best Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Use Science, Not Sugar

Have you ever wondered why sweet potatoes are so darn insecure? They come to the table hidden under a blanket of marshmallows or a sticky-sweet layer of sugary syrup. You eat them and taste only cinnamon and nutmeg, the natural aroma of the sweet potato buried underneath layers of spices. I often …

12 Brussels Sprout Recipes for Thanksgiving

Few foods have experienced as dramatic a transformation as Brussels sprouts—for years they were maligned as being mushy and smelly, but these days you can barely find a hip restaurant that <i>doesn't</i> serve them. It's easy to see why: when cooked correctly, these little brassicas have a wonderfully …

6 Tips for Preparing a Paleo Thanksgiving

Here, six tips that can help you create a Paleo-friendly Thanksgiving while making the meal decadent enough for your nonpracticing guests.<p>Since the …

The Greatest, And Easiest, Skillet Chicken Recipe In The World

When it comes to chicken recipes, there are so many to choose from. We ourselves have found 75 different ways to cook this bird. And most of them are pretty simple and wholly satisfying. It's chicken, after all. The thing is though, a great many of those chicken recipes are forgettable. Made one …

50 Recipe Projects to Tackle This Weekend

Epic moussaka, layers of lasagna, tamales, soup dumplings, and more recipes that are worth the work.<p>Are you counting down to the weekend and/or a nice long break from work? You're probably planning on going to a museum, cleaning your house, or catching up on your favorite TV shows. But why not …

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10 Crazy-Good Holiday Cocktail Party Recipes

<b>1. Cocktail Meatballs</b><p>Throw away those old kitschy cocktail meatball recipes that call for grape jelly and frozen meatballs -- these are easy-to-make and so much better. You'll love that the meatballs are baked, not fried, and the sweet and tangy sauce is ready in under 15 minutes. Just be sure to …

How to Braise Meat without a Recipe (Seriously!)

By Bon Appétit<p>Learn the basics of braising and you can transform even the toughest cut of meat into a tender, succulent masterpiece. Here's how to braise meat—no recipe necessary.<p>Real talk: You don't need a recipe to make the braise of your dreams. Not that there's anything wrong with following a …

The Best Sweet Potato Cupcakes You've Ever Had

Sweet potato cupcakes are just what you should serve post-Thanksgiving dinner. One sweet little cupcake is the best way to end a fabulous meal.<p>Is it just me, or are sweet potatoes too often overlooked? They’re always given the backseat to Russet potatoes with dinner, which I honestly don’t …

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Piping Hot Paleo Pizza Crust

This paleo pizza crust couldn't be simpler to make - there's no kneading, no rising, and it only takes a few minutes to put together! Completely yummy too.<p>My husband and I are in the middle of a 10-day grain-free, sugar-free and potato-free detox, which pretty much just leaves meat, cheese, fruit, …