Pam Davis

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Which is Better for Weight Loss: Low-Carb or Low-Fat?

Plus, how low you should go<p>What to cut, what to cut? Well, if you’re trying to lose weight, the answer's carbs. It turns out that reducing your carb intake is more effective at spurring weight loss than reining in the fat, according to new research published in the <i>Annals of Internal Medicine</i>.<p>For …

10 Alternatives for Healthy Weight-Loss Foods You Hate

You can avoid what you dislike without hurting your pound-dropping efforts.

Homemade Marinara Sauce Is Easy to Make—If You Avoid These Common Mistakes

Jarred marinara sauce can't hold a candle to the homemade version. Avoid these common mistakes and whip up a batch tonight.<p>Is there any dinner that's easier to make and more satisfying than pasta and marinara sauce covered in a flurry of shredded Parmesan? We think not. But before you reach for a …

Italian Food

Homemade Trader Joe's Cookie Butter

<b>Ingredients</b><p>8 ounces cookies, sealed in a sturdy zip-top bag<br>• 1/2 cup vegetable oil<br>• 1/4 cup of water<br>• 1/2 cup powdered (confectioner’s) sugar<p><b>Preparation</b><p>TODAY<p>Crush the cookies into coarse granules (it’s okay if there are some larger pieces), then transfer to a food processor (or blender) and pulse until …

Show-stopping sweet potatoes: 5 easy new recipes for this Thanksgiving standby

The classic marshmallow-topped sweet potato casserole graces many holiday tables for a reason. But think about what you might be missing out on. This nutritious tuber, packed full of vitamin A and beta-carotene, is far more versatile than most Thanksgiving spreads would suggest. Sure, its naturally …

Quick! Eat These 90 Recipes Before The World Runs Out Of Chocolate

We've heard it before, and we certainly don't want to hear it again: chocolate shortage. Two words that not only have the ability tests one's strength of character, but also the strength of one's sugar addiction. Especially when the rumors of a looming global shortage of chocolate might actually be …

The 11 BEST Foods to Eat When You're Stressed Out

You have our permission to eat your feelings.<p><i>This article was written by Aviva Patz and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>You already know that emotional eating won't make your problems magically disappear, but it can also do a number on your waistline—if you load on unhealthy food, that is. …

Learn the Basics of Braising and Transform Meat to a Dinner-Worthy Feast

Once you learn the basics of braising, you can transform even the toughest cut of meat into a tender masterpiece.<p>Chilly weather is made for braising. Cooking tougher cuts of meat in a braise transforms them into tender, fall-off-the-bone dinner masterpieces that satisfy our desire to hunker down …

Cooking

How deadly does your garden grow?

Michael Leapman assesses the dangers that lurk in the undergrowth<p>Most garden mishaps are caused by machinery – careless use of lawnmowers, hedge-trimmers and the like – and very few are fatal. So it was doubly alarming to read of the tragic death of <b>Nathan Greenway, a 33-year-old gardener on a</b> …

Gardening