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Build a Better Meal Plan with 20 Quick and Tasty Dinners

No matter your schedule, having a quick go-to dinner as a part of your meal plan is one of our favorite strategies to beat the weeknight dinner …

13 ways people eat bacon around the world

America has been bacon-crazy for quite some time now; we've got not just bacon itself in countless forms but everything from bacon chocolate to …

Why Do Different Waters Taste Different?

A lot depends on the route it travels to get to you.<p>You might think that water doesn’t have much flavor. But to hear Martin Riese tell it, the taste …

weeknight cooking for working parents

Busy parents need all the help they can get in the evenings, which is why having a few DIY Freezer Meal Kits packed away will make your freezer your …

Cooking

A British Teenager Has Corrected a Mistake in NASA's Data

Kids these days...<p>A British school student recently contacted NASA to point out that there was an error in data recorded on the International Space …

University of Oxford

A Vegetable Broth So Good You Won't Miss the Meat

We found the keys to a rich, dare-we-say-meaty vegan broth.<p>Chicken stock is a staple in the <i>Bon Appétit</i> test kitchens and my home pantry. It's a great base for soup and braises and great by the tablespoon in sautéed greens or a quick pan sauce. But what happens if you're cooking for a vegetarian? …

A new chapter: Lynne retires from The Splendid Table, welcomes new host Francis Lam

<b>Lynne Rossetto Kasper:</b> Nothing stays the same. For some 50 years – and I cannot believe I am saying that – curiosity and outright obsessiveness has …

Cinnamon-Toast Graham Crackers

Thin and crisp with a cinnamon-sugar sprinkle, these are a cross between Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal and supermarket graham crackers. Unlike …

Chocolate Rye Brownies with Bay Almonds

Rye flour and good chocolate are extraordinarily delicious together. I often use rye in place of all-purpose flour in my baking—it brings its …

Dessert

Light Shepherd's Pie

Recipe courtesy of<p>From:<p>Total:35 minPrep:7 minCook:28 min<p>Yield:4 servings<p>Level:Easy<p>Nutritional AnalysisPer ServingCalories448 calorieTotal Fat19 …

Food

Tasty, flaky pie crust a matter of science

“It’s my secret” was the answer I gave when dinner guests asked for my pie-crust recipe. Truth is, I was too embarrassed to admit that the crust that …

Is organic always better? It’s not as clear-cut as you might think.

<i>This story was originally published by Fusion and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>It’s easy to think that buying organic …

Agriculture

Here's Why People Keep Talking About The Low-FODMAP Diet

The GI tract is a scorching-hot topic in medicine right now. Not only does the gut’s microbiome likely hold key information about curing epidemics …

Holistic Medicine

Spud you don’t like: have potatoes had their chips?

We still eat plenty of crisps, hash browns and smiley faces, but sales of the unadulterated vegetable have fallen. If only you could microwave it …<p><b>Name:</b> Potatoes.<p><b>Age:</b> As a domesticated crop, between 7,000 and 10,000 years old.

You don’t need to caramelize onions in the skillet—there’s a better way

Earlier this week Gizmodo editor Tom Scocca resurfaced his heroic effort to expose the truth that caramelizing onions takes a hell of a lot longer than most recipes (and Google) would have you believe. While many recipes cite an absurd five or 10 minutes for getting the soft, golden, sweet onions …

Recipes

Thai Chicken Soup

We prefer whole milk in this recipe, but 1 or 2 percent low-fat milk may be substituted. Do not substitute frozen cherries for the fresh cherries.<p><b>1.</b> …

The People Vs. Coloring Books: The Verdict Is In

So what's up with the crayons? Everywhere you go lately — the bookstore, Starbucks — even here at NPR — I see grown men and women sitting around coloring.<p>Every time, this takes me back to rainy childhood days on the living room floor: A robot. A mosaic of geometric houses. A flowery design …

Kids

NYT food journalist Kim Severson recalls tracking down Sarah Palin in Alaska

<i>13 Questions is a weekly series where we ask restaurant insiders 13 questions to get to know them outside of the kitchen. Kim Severson is an</i> …

Time I

Crowd Erupts After Carly Fiorina Looks Into Camera at Debate, Issues Fiery ‘Dare’ to Hillary & Obama

Carly Fiorina issued a fiery dare to Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama during Wednesday’s GOP debate, challenging the top Democrats to watch the undercover Planned Parenthood videos that purport to show officials at the abortion provider engaging in the sale of fetal tissue.<p>“Anyone who has …

How Carly Fiorina Confounded Donald Trump

Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, was ready to exploit a vulnerability that Trump revealed on Wednesday night: He doesn't really know how to respond when women challenge him.<p>SIMI VALLEY, California — She savaged his business record. She dismissed him as an entertainer. She undermined him …

Carly Fiorina dropped the mic after her stunning debate performance

At the second prime-time Republican debate, held here at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on Wednesday night, Fiorina mixed sharply worded conservative policy proposals with a few well-placed one-liners in a debate performance that was strongly received by Republican pundits and voters. …

Fiorina: Hillary Clinton ‘clearly was paying attention’ to her e-mail server’s setup

Carly Fiorina said Sunday that Hillary Rodham Clinton's paying a specialist to maintain a private e-mail server while she was secretary of state suggests that, contrary to what the Democratic presidential candidate said in a recent TV interview, she "clearly was paying attention" to what was going …

Carly Fiorina’s claim that the GOP is ‘the party of women’s suffrage’

<i>“The face of leadership in our party, the party of woman’s suffrage.”</i><p><b>— business executive Carly Fiorina, in a new ad released by a supportive super PAC on Sept. 14, 2015</b><p>In an effective positive ad, GOP presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina turns a Donald Trump insult about her face into a …

Republican debate: Fact-checking the candidates

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The CNN Fact-Checking Team worked through both Republican debates Wednesday night, comparing notable, surprising or otherwise interesting claims from the candidates against the facts.<p>The team, comprised of researchers, editors and reporters across CNN, picked the juiciest …