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This Creamy White Bean Soup Is So Satisfying

Looking for something healthful, comforting, and extremely satisfying? It's really hard to beat a good bean and vegetable soup. Yes, it is the middle …

Food Preservation

25 Easy Sunday Dinner Ideas Using Chicken That'll Kickstart Your Week

Cure your Sunday blues, in one fowl swoop.<p>Nothing keeps the Sunday scaries away like digging into a comforting home-cooked meal with your family. …

Cooking

Tuscan Herbs

<b>Mint</b>, my favorite smell when I walk along a field or mow the grass, is perfect to enhance the flavor of a fruit salad or freshen up a green soup, …

Food

The Easy Flourless Chocolate Cake to Know by Heart

<b>Preheat the oven to 350°F.</b> Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 350°F.<p><b>Prepare the springform pan.</b> Brush 1 tablespoon of the butter on …

A Slow Cooker Steak Burrito Bowl That's Better than Chipotle

<b>Drain the tomatoes.</b> Drain the tomatoes into a 3 1/2- to 4 1/2-quart slow cooker, pressing to extract as much liquid as possible.<p><b>Make the salsa.</b> …

Slow Cookers

13 Fresh, Uncluttered Spaces That Will Inspire You to Deep Clean Your Home

<i>Welcome to Spring Clean Your Life, your one-stop shop for gotta-try-those tips & bookmark-me inspiration to spruce up your kitchen and home this season—and well beyond.</i><p>You might be reading this from the comforts of your warm and cozy, hygge-fied home, but before you know it, it'll be that time of …

10 Comforting Meals for Busy Fall Weeknights

Every year, like clockwork, as soon as that cool chill hits the air in early fall I instantly look forward to a meal plan filled with as many …

How to make an origami umbrella that opens and closes

"This rainy season not only play with paper boat but also a paper umbrella. How to fold an origami umbrella."<p>Here's Priti Sharma using scissors, …

Crafting

This Creamy Mushroom Chicken Is a One-Skillet Wonder

Want to end your Monday on a high note? Make this creamy balsamic mushroom chicken. It's a 30-minute, one-skillet meal with crispy bacon as a star …

Cooking

What Julia Child's Soup Taught Me About Paris

My first stop at the Place Monge market in Paris is always the smallest booth on the corner, next to the Metro escalator. The stand is filled with …

4 Whip-Smart Recipes (& Tricks!) to Add to Your Go-To List

The results are in! <b>Here are the recipes our community loved from the Your Best Recipe with a Smarty Pants Trick or Technique</b> contest. And it's clear: You've got a lot of smarts.<p>Once again, we want to give a big, big thanks to all of our volunteer recipe testers for your thoughtful comments and for …

The Noodle Salads We're Bringing to Every Summer Party

These pasta salad recipes are so good, you'll forget to miss the mayo.<p>Whenever I see a pasta salad at a summer potluck or barbecue, I want it to be <i>so good,</i> but it never is. Often, those fusilli-or-cavatappi numbers are mayonnaise-y and heavy with with weird bits of carrot and bell pepper. For our …

How real books have trumped ebooks

The digital revolution was expected to kill traditional publishing. But print books are ever more beautifully designed and lovingly cherished<p>Books have always had a fetishistic quality to them, with their dusty secretiveness. Now, though, it feels like we’re living through a special moment in the …

Books

These lesser-known European National Parks will Take Your Breath Away

From stunning mountain peaks to deep, lush valleys, European national parks offer the most stunning and diverse landscapes. Travel to these national …

How to Throw a Shrimp Boil at Home

You don’t have to live in a coastal city to enjoy the deliciousness of a shrimp boil. The corn, potatoes, sausage, and shrimp are all things that you can easily get to create your own rustic spread. If you think that a shrimp boil only consists of, well, boiling shrimp, you’re sadly mistaken. It …

How to Make Pupusas, the Ultimate Bean and Cheese Pouch

The pupusa, a Salvadoran hand food, is way easier to make than you thought.<p>Any vehicle that delivers beans and melty cheese is a good vehicle. When said vehicle happens to be a pupusa, that's even better. You may have had them at your favorite Salvadoran spot, but it's time to make pupusas at home, …

See everyday life inside North Korea in these revealing images

A photojournalist who smuggled photographs out of North Korea has says there is more to the country than meets the eye, but his unsanctioned photography has left him banned from ever returning.<p>The photographs by Gavin John show North Koreans going about their everyday lives, and were taken on a …

Beans and Rice Go on Spring Break (& It's About to Get Craaazzzzy)

Ever since April turned to May (and, more specifically, since Gabrielle Hamilton published her recipe for avgolemono rice in the <i>New York Times Magazine</i>), the only thing I've wanted to eat is rice.<p>But let me clarify: I'm not talking about hearty red beans and rice, or ultra-creamy, cheesed-up …

Recipes

14 Flavorful Salad Recipes for Dinner to Balance a Heavy Lunch

Office parties, client meetings, midday reunions with your bestie — all perfect examples of how a simple lunch outing can turn into a full on binge-fest. Although the indulging was *totally* worth it, come dinner time, you may not feel like consuming much more than a smoothie and a detoxifying …

15 Savory Pastries You Can *Totally* Eat for Dinner

We’re all about enjoying a fresh pastry for breakfast, but it turns out, they’re <i>just</i> as good for dinner too. Think about it — pot pies with a top or bottom crust are technically pastries (and so delicious!). And a galette is one of the tastiest ways to add more vegetables to your diet. To put …

Watch Samin Nosrat Make Rule-Breaking, Supremely-Flaky Biscuits

Every cook has their own favorite biscuit—slightly sweet or fully savory, tender or flaky, butter or lard or both, rolled or kneaded, the variations as vast as they are furiously defended. <b>But perhaps one things is consistent: the obsession—the necessity!—with keeping the dough cold.</b><p>Why? It’s the …

5 Easy, Fancy Ways to Make Eggs a Meal

Let's take a moment to truly appreciate the awesomeness of eggs. What other food can be cooked in so many ways, yet also be a foundational ingredient …

Breakfast

The 15 Most-Pinned Healthy Dinner Recipes on Pinterest

When I'm strapped for new and exciting recipes, Pinterest is the first place I look for inspiration (pinspiration?).<p>Pinterest is especially helpful …

6 Healthy Recipes For When You Barely Have Time to Cook

How to Master Béchamel, the Most Useful Sauce

<b>Warm the milk:</b> Warm the milk in a separate saucepan or in the microwave until warm to the touch and set aside.<p><b>Melt the butter:</b> Melt the butter in a …

Recipes

Know How to Make These 6 Chinese Sauces, Make *Any* Dish More Flavorful

To try reducing the myriad sauces of China to a few representatives is an exercise in futility. There are just too many to choose from, for China is as big and as complex as Europe, with thousands of years of culinary experience under its belt. In other words, <b>Chinese sauces go way beyond soy; think</b> …

24 Things You Should Know Before Traveling to Japan

Simply put, Japan is a fascinating destination. Here, you'll find a seamless blend of old traditions and new technology. You'll also discover …

Japan

5 Tips from Around the World for Making a Better Pot Roast

When we hear the words "pot roast," many of us think of the Sunday classic — a hunk of braised beef swimming in gravy and surrounded by tender …

Simple Tteokbokki Recipe with Chili Oil (Gireum Tteokbokki)

[caption id="attachment_8194" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Gireum Tteokbokki or Chili Oil Rice Cake[/caption]Tteokbokki Recipe with Chili Oil …

Recipes

The No-Soil, Zero-Maintenance Method for Growing Houseplants

We've finally found a solution for people who love houseplants, but don't love when their feline roommates treat the fiddle leaf fig like their own …

Plants