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The Eight Most Damaging Ingredients to Watch for on Food Labels

Processed foods are loaded with preservatives, artificial colors, and artificial flavorings, which is one of the reasons that I recommend avoiding …

Easy dinner recipes: 3 great grilled cheese sandwiches

Does it get any better than grilled cheese? Many people don't think so. And though it's hard to beat the perfection that is ooey-gooey melted cheese between two crisp pieces of bread, we do have some ideas to help you take it to the next level. Ideas like caramelized shallots. Or sliced pear. Or …

7 Super Healthy Foods and Superfoods You May Not Know About

<b>1. Homemade Bone Broth</b><p>Homemade bone broth is as "staple" as it gets if you want to eat healthier. It's also a really cost effective way to improve …

Ain't Nobody Got Time for That: BA Readers' Kitchen Confessions

Our readers' biggest cooking sins and most shameful kitchen confessions (well, the ones they'll admit, anyway).<p>When we shared our most shameful cooking confessions (Our knives are dull! We don't always make our own stock!), we were thrilled to read that you had some kitchen bad behavior to own up …

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14 Homemade Easter Candies Way Better Than Store-Bought Stuff

So you have the kiddos’ Easter baskets all picked out and ready to go. Stuck on what to fill them with? Candy is a solid choice, but this year why not skip the store-bought stuff and go totally DIY instead? These 14 delectable homemade confections will show you how it’s done. Include a few more …

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13 Gourmet Slow Cooker Recipes You Won’t Believe Came Out of a Crock Pot

<i>Pictured: Slow Cooker Pork Enchilada recipe from CHOW</i>I'm not gonna lie. I'm kind of a snob about slow cookers. For me, cooking is a meditative, …

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25 Easy Desserts for Those Last-Minute Sugar Cravings

When you want something sweet and you want it now, look no further than quick-fix treats.<p><b>We love making weekend projects</b> out of elaborate cake, pastry, and pie recipes. But when we get hit by a sudden, unstoppable sugar craving, we turn to these no-fuss desserts. From the easiest cookies to the …

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Peanut Butter Snickers Cookie Bars

Shares 50K<p>If you like peanut butter, you’ve come to the right place. These <b>Peanut Butter Snickers Cookie Bars</b> are bursting with peanut butter flavor. …

10 Healthy-Eating Rules Almost All Nutritionists Agree On

This is the closest thing to an eat-right bible that you're going to find.<p>Sometimes, eating healthy can seem so confusing. Fat is bad—no, it's good. Snacking should be avoided—but you should eat several mini-meals each day. There's a lot of conflicting nutrition information out there, but believe …

46 Yogurt Recipes for Sweet & Savory Fans

Yogurt goes with just about anything—here are our favorite yogurt recipes, from dips to sauces, breads, and cakes.<p>Yogurt is one of the few foods that lends itself seamlessly to both savory and sweet preparations. In fact, we're hard-pressed to come up with any foods that <i>don't</i> go well yogurt. Here …

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Sometimes You Just Need Pudding; Here Are 11 Recipes

Chocolate, vanilla, rice, and tapioca—we love all pudding equally. Here are 11 great recipes for it.<p><b>There's something very comforting about pudding</b>, whether it is of the chocolate or rice variety. It's just you, a bowl, and a spoon, ya know? We feel you. Here are 11 recipes to satiate that need.

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Nigel Slater’s light dessert recipes

Something sweet. Not much. Just a little full stop to mark the end of my meal, that is all I ask. A madeleine is enough: small, light and soft. A tiny cake in the shape of a scallop shell scented with lemon or, rather like the one I made this week, flavoured with passionfruit and glazed with an …

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16 Mouthwatering Nutella Desserts to Gobble Up Right Now

February 5 marks World Nutella Day, a 24-hour celebration of everyone’s favorite creamy dessert spread. The holiday may date back only nine years, …

Japanese Pikachu Cafe Serves Pikachu Themed Eats

These are shots of some of the foot items available at the Pikachu Cafe in Japan. "Foot?" Obviously I meant food. The cafe will be open for a limited …

10 Recipes to Mix and Match for a Week's Worth of Meals

We know that sometimes you get home and have a grand total of 15 minutes to figure out what you’re going to put on the table. Us too. Let's find a solution.<p>The answer may be cooking lots of dishes in advance to get you through the week, but the hard part of that option is getting organized and …

17 of Our Favorite Fried Chicken Recipes

These 17 recipes for fried chicken are so crispy, so juicy, so flat-out tasty, you won’t believe you made it yourself.<p>Put on an apron, grab a cast-iron skillet, and prepare to fry up chicken so crispy, so juicy, so flat-out tasty, you won’t believe you made it yourself.

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Deliciously Ella: how to swap sugar for naturally sweet ingredients

As some of you may know, I used to be a total sugar fiend, so when I changed my diet, cutting out refined sugar, I really struggled to start with. I still craved sweetness, but I didn’t know how to make healthier versions of my favourite snacks and desserts. I know that in an ideal world we’d all …

The 15 Grossest Things You Might Be Eating

<b>Flame Retardant-Laced Soda<br>What it is:</b> The toxic flame retardant chemical brominated vegetable oil (BVO) was initially used to keep plastics from catching on fire.<p><b>Where it is:</b> For decades, the food industry has been adding it to certain sodas, juices, and sports drinks. BVO's purpose? To keep the …

16 Fermented Recipes That Know How to Get Funky

From kimchi to kefir, here are 16 recipes that are just a little funky... in a good way.<p><b>Fermented foods.</b> We're into them. Really into them. From kimchi to kefir, here are 16 recipes that are just a little funky... in a good way.

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Meet the real Willy Wonkas: inside the colourful world of Cadbury

A secret laboratory at the chocolate maker’s headquarters in Bournville is where all the Cadbury magic happens<p>In Bournville, a small town on the south side of Birmingham, purple arrows direct visitors from the station to Cadbury World, a chocolate lover’s paradise that would make even Willy Wonka …

Revealed: The secret menu items you didn’t know you could order at McDonald's

Jack Monroe’s Chinese chicken curry recipe

Dinners at my parents’ house were always eaten at the table, but often, half an hour beforehand, extra settings were hurriedly assembled. They were foster carers, and unexpected new arrivals meant meals were usually prepared in bulk – if no extras were needed, the leftovers made a welcome lunch the …

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Who needs Creme Eggs when you can make your own Creem Eggs?

With two huge bags of chocolate, a heap of fondant icing and a little help from a master chocolatier, Zoe Williams and her children create a homemade version of the Easter classic<p>“On a low chocolate day, I might eat 200 grams. On a high chocolate day, 400.” What would impress most people, …

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MasterChef: what will it take to spice up this format?

Fist bumps? Reinvention test? MasterChef needs more new ingredients if it wants viewers to feast on it again<p>MasterChef has returned; televisual comfort food served three times a week. No one’s really scared of John Torode and Gregg Wallace any more. There are only so many ways you can sear a …

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Winner of Your Best Recipe with Noodles

<i>Congratulations to aargersi, whose Smoked Tea Duck Noodles won the contest for Your Best Recipe with Noodles!</i><p><i>We partnered with</i> <i>Kikkoman to bring you the latest contest -- and to award the winner a $1,000 cash prize!</i><p><b>1. Describe an early food experience that has influenced the way you think about food</b> …

Feeling eggstravagant? Expensive Easter eggs, from £20 to £100 - Telegraph

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Banana Cream Pie with Salty Bourbon Caramel

8 Servings<p>February 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Peanut Shortbread Crust<p>1 1/4 cups cups unsalted, dry-roasted peanuts<p>1/2 cup all-purpose flour<p>1/2 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1/4 teaspoon baking soda<p>1/4 cup (packed) light brown sugar<p>1/4 cup sugar<p>2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature<p>1 large egg …

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How to make the perfect meatloaf

Make your meat go further with this classic US comfort food recipe. But which meat do you prefer to use?<p>For those of us of a certain age, the word “meatloaf” will for ever be associated with disappointing discos; at 13 I would have done anything for love, up to and including the mysterious “that”, …

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