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Here Are The Recipes We Loved Recently (And Would 100% Make Again)

Here’s what our editors and writers are making in their own kitchens.<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p><b>For the cake:</b><p>11⁄2 cups roasted unsalted shelled pistachios<p>3⁄4 cup all-purpose flour<p>1⁄2 cup almond meal<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1 cup unsalted butter, softened, plus more for the pan<p>11⁄2 cups sugar<p>4 large eggs<p>Zest of 1 lemon<p>…

The One Anti-Inflammatory Breakfast Smoothie You Should Have Every Morning To Lose Stomach Fat Fast

We love making smoothies! They’re a great way to get fruit, protein, fiber and anti-inflammatory benefits in one pretty glass. If you have a sweet …

20 Sunday Dinner Ideas With Ground Beef

Your kids and your wallet will thank you for these.<p>Sunday dinner is one of the best times for families to come together and share a meal. Before …

Yale's "Happiness 101" Course Is Available Online For Free — Here's How You Can Take It

What’s the secret to happiness? You could soon find out for free. One of Yale’s most popular classes — not just this school year, but in the …

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Bras for Big Boobs

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16 Hearty Farro Recipes to Fall Back On

In the grain world, farro is located squarely in the middle of the "perceived health" spectrum, somewhere between the virtuousness of quinoa and the comfort of semolina pasta. It's nutty and filling and easy (and quick!) to prepare, ready to fill out salads and turn roasted vegetables into square …

Blueberry Coffee Cake

For the cake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with butter.<p>Add the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt to a …

In India and Africa, we use melon seeds to thicken stews and add protein – and sunflower seeds work in much the same way<p>People often ask where I get my recipes. Well, here’s the truth: I watch what people put in their baskets at the supermarket and use the sight of something unusual as an excuse to …

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There’s no reason cauliflower cheese, roast celeriac or braised carrots and leeks can’t be the stars of the show, rather than just the support acts<p>Every weekend, the glossy supplements of all the newspapers (this one included) are filled with recipes, and for the past seven years food writer Ed …

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Here's How To Make Frosting That's Not Overwhelmingly Sweet

A game-changer.<p>The mascarpone gives the frosting a creamy and deliciously smooth texture, while the lemon curd brings up the sweetness and tanginess to complete it all. It's perfect and you could definitely use it on regular cakes too. The cupcakes were super light, moist, and fluffy, filled with …

7 Avocado-Based Recipes for Lighter Meals That Won't Leave You Starving

Despite those back-to-back birthday parties, friends' engagements, and long weekends being worth it, the overeating and drinking that go with usually …

11 Peanut Butter Recipes That Are (OMG!) Perfect for Dinner

If the first thing that comes to mind when you think of peanut butter is jelly, then you’re doing something wrong. Don’t just let that jar sit lonesome in your cupboard for the day you might want to smear it on a slice. Think outside the bread box and make the seemingly impossible, possible. Check …

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Mini, Crispy, Garlic Buttered Pizzas

<b>Ingredients</b><p>4 large burrito size flour tortillas<br>2 Tbs. unsalted butter<br>1/4 tsp. garlic powder<br>1/4 tsp. dried Italian seasoning<br>1/8 tsp. salt<br>3/4 cup …

This Is the Most Popular Oatmeal Recipe on Pinterest

It might sound corny, but waking up to a warm bowl of oatmeal with all the fixings feels like a hug. It's just so comforting! Whether you're baking …

How to Master the Best Ever Scratch-Made Pancakes

Step 1<p>In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the flour, salt, sugar and baking powder. Keep the mixture aside.<p>Step 2<p>In the bowl/tumbler, in which you …

2-Ingredient Sweet Potato Pancakes

Light, fluffy, and most importantly, 2 ingredients—these pancakes are absolutely to die for! We tried and loved the 3-Ingredient Pancakes for 1, so …

Best Ever Bacon BBQ Chicken Bombs

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>If using chicken breasts, cut them lengthwise into thin fillets, each fillet will make one bomb.<p>2<p>Done<p>Pound the chicken fillets between …

The Boozy Secret Behind Crispy, Oven-Baked Chicken Tenders

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)<p>Walk into any restaurant with big screens blaring and you are sure to find boneless chicken wings on the menu. Nothing …

20 Hearty Soup Recipes for Fall Lunches & Dinners

Is soup the perfect lunch? It's a convenient make-ahead meal, and it brings a touch of home to your desk with its warm nourishment. But there's just …

5 Mexican Crockpot Recipes That Are Half the Work With Twice the Flavor

When preparing meals for the week ahead, it can be easy to get into a recipe rut. We all have our fallbacks, and when energy is low and time is …

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4 Fall Salad Recipes to Add to Your Autumn Recipe Arsenal

Soup often steals the limelight when it comes to fall comfort food. While we can't deny the allure of dipping a spoon into a bowl of hearty black …

30-Minute Cashew Alfredo

Consider this the <i>only</i> vegan alfredo sauce you need.It’s the perfect dairy-free alternative to classic alfredo sauce! Plus, just <b>7 ingredients and 30</b> …

This Anti-Bloat High-Protein Smoothie Is Under 350 Calories

• 1/2 cup blueberries<br>• 1/2 pineapple<br>• 1/2 banana<br>• 1/2 cucumber<br>• 1 tablespoon flaxmeal<br>• 1/2 serving vanilla plant-based protein powder (Vega Sport Performance, 20 grams)<br>• 10 raw almonds<br>• 1/4 teaspoon ginger (fresh or ground)<br>• 1 cup cold water

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This White Chicken Chili Crockpot Recipe Has 660,000 Shares on Pinterest

The crockpot is every lazy chef's right-hand accomplice, and we'll happily scour the internet in search of delicious recipes that utilize this …

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How (And Why) To Bake Your Own Artisanal Bread - Chowhound

The days of pre-sliced supermarket sandwich bread are long gone—now, crusty artisan loaves from local millers and bakers reign supreme. These hearty …

Top 12 Succulents for Home Gardens

Echeveria<p>The crown jewels of the rosette-forming succulents, easy-care <i>Echeveria</i> come in a rainbow of colors and can be easily found at nurseries. …

15 Sick Day Recipes That’ll Get You Back on Your Feet in a Jiffy

There’s absolutely <i>nothing</i> wrong with taking a sick day when you need it, but it’s totally normal to want to get back on your feet ASAP. You’re a busy woman, after all! You’ve probably tried eating chicken noodle soup and drinking plenty of green juice to make you feel better, but if those aren’t …

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10 Vegetarian Low-Carb Recipes That Are Simply Mouthwatering

There is an overabundance of vegetarian meals out there ready for you to prep for dinner tonight, but what we noticed was that most meat-free options …

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