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9 Mental Habits That Can Make You Feel Bitter

Over the course of our lives, we run across all types of people—and the fact that we're prone to classifying them as "types" shows just how much we …

The Breathing Trick That Puts You to Sleep in Seconds

Sweet slumber can be yours in a minute or less.<p>Nothing is worse than lying awake at night, willing your brain to shut down so you can rest. Warm milk, lavender oil, and counting sheep — we've all tried them. But the new solution could be simply learning to breathe.<p><b>What is it?</b><p>The 4-7-8 breathing …

Housekeeping

Peach Barbecue Chicken Wings #SundaySupper

<i>Compensation was provided by Gallo Family Vineyards via Sunday Supper, LLC. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author, and are not</i> …

DIY Paper Pie-Slice Boxes

Follow template instructions for cutting, and align edges of pie box to the left side of the Mini Scoring Board. Score. Align tabs and score as well.<p>Punch along the top and sides of the box with the Edge Punch.<p>Form box and adhere sides together with double-sided tape.<p>To make the tag, punch the full …

7 DIY Fall Beauty Hacks That Actually Work

Summer's all about maximizing your time outdoors—but all that fun in the sun can take its toll.<p>Factor in heat, humidity, bug bites and chlorine, and …

25 Delicious And Easy Dinners To Make With 1 Pound Of Beef

Easy to make and easy to eat.

Top 10 Barbecue Sauce Recipes

01 of 10<p>St. Louis Style Barbecue Sauces are thinner and tangier than those served in Kansas City. St. Louis is at the crossroads of barbecue and has …

BBQ

Top BBQ Side Dishes

Bacon, Cheddar and Chive Biscuits<p>For rolls that can stand up to barbecue's diverse flavors, try Kelsey's savory bacon, cheddar and chive …

How to Make Healthy Lo Mein

Reinvent the Chinese take-out staple<p>At some point in your life, you’ve probably stared down the bottom of a Chinese take-out carton that was once filled with lo mein noodles. Face speckled with grease and belly filled with a lump of carbohydrates, you also probably questioned your dinner …

Food & Dining

10 Filling Vegetarian Sandwiches

Even if your school days are long behind you, there’s something about autumn that screams back to school—and back to bagged lunches. But if you tend …

Food

It's Iced Coffee Season! 6 Refreshing DIY Recipes To Try

<i>This was originally published on April 8, 2015.</i><p>Just this morning, I met a friend for coffee before heading into the office. Having gotten there …

18 Spicy Summer Dishes to Bring (and Beat) the Heat

It seems paradoxical, but eating spicy foods on a hot day may actually help cool you down. The heat from a spicy dish increases your circulation and raises your body temperature, so your body starts pumping out sweat, which helps bring you back to thermal equilibrium once it evaporates. Natives of …

Soy-Glazed Chicken Thighs with Asparagus and Scallions

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 1 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>A little bit of sweetness makes these especially appealing to pint-size palates.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 teaspoons aniseed<p>4 garlic cloves, finely chopped<p>¼ cup fresh lime juice, plus wedges for serving<p>¼ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce<p>2 tablespoons honey<p>8 …

Recipes

Why Pigs in a Quilt Should Be Your Favorite Summer Hot Dog Recipe

I know a thing or two about making hot dogs over-the-top delicious. So naturally, when NBC's Today asked me to teach them some Mad Genius Tips for …

Genius

Easy Cocktails: 35 Simple, 3-Ingredient Drinks to Make at Home

It can be fun to watch a bartender carefully add a litany of ingredients to a mixing glass: layers of different spirits, unusual liqueurs, custom tinctures, bizarre bitters. A bar is a great place to get familiar with unusual bottles and sample drinks that take a more effort than just opening the …

Flavors

How to make pancakes at home from scratch

Who doesn’t love waking up to the sweet smell of homemade pancakes, especially when you can eat them in your pajamas? Making pancakes is really easy. Try this basic foolproof recipe and feel free to jazz it up with flavorful add-ins like fruit, cinnamon or chocolate.<p>The best pancake recipes: 11 …

14 Pulled Pork Recipes Perfect for Any Summer BBQ

Listen up, burgers and hot dogs . As much as we love you, we’re ready to change things up at our next summer party . Succulent, savory and incredibly satisfying, pulled pork is a crowd-pleasing alternative that’s equally delicious and a bit less conventional. Best of all, it makes for a tantalizing …

Cooking

Delicious spicy recipes (that might help you live longer)

Hot curries, fiery pastas and chocolate-covered chillies: these spicy recipes are not for the faint-hearted<p><b>A recent study</b> has found that people who eat spicy food three times a week cut their risk of dying by 14 per cent compared with people who abstained. The research was undertaken at Harvard …

Recipes

8 Crisp, Fresh and Totally Satisfying Lettuce Cup Recipes

Crunchy green lettuce leaves are a super-fun way to scoop up steak, chicken, pork or seafood. Whether served as a crowd-pleasing starter or a light …

50 Summer Salads You'll Actually Enjoy Eating

No more sad, wilted greens.<p>No more sad, wilted greens.

Healthy Eating

53 Gluten-Free Recipes You Definitely Want to Cook

Just because you have a gluten allergy or swore off wheat products doesn't mean your food shouldn't be ridiculously delicious. These 53 gluten-free recipes prove it.<p><b>Welcome to the land of gluten freedom.</b> Just because you have a gluten allergy or swore off wheat products for other reasons doesn't …

Gluten-Free

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New King Casserole.jpg<p>New King Ranch Casserole<p>At my house, getting dinner on the table <i>pronto</i> is of highest importance. Once my kids walk in the door, …

The only chocolate chip cookie recipe you'll ever need

Love a great chocolate-chip cookie? Whether you're more of a crisp and crumbly kind of fan, or you prefer yours soft and chewy, this kind of love requires only one thing: a sweet tooth. Oh, and plenty of chocolate.<p>Ever wonder who invented the chocolate-chip cookie? Of course you have.<p>The cookie was …

6 Perfect Dip Recipes For Your Next Party

Dips are meant to be appetizers and snacks, however, whenever I encounter one that I like it ends up becoming my entire meal. Here are six of my favorites dip recipes that always end up as dinner, and maybe even lunch the next day.<p><b>Spicy Corn Dip</b><p>This Spicy Corn Dip is easy to make and super …

How To Cook The Perfect Fried Egg (In Time For Your Weekend Fry Up)

If pictures from one of our favourite Facebook pages - The Fry Up Police - are anything to go by, cooking a fried egg is harder than you think.<p>In …

Beef Up Your Crockpot Repertoire With These Delicious Recipes

Where's the beef? Simmering away in a slow cooker while you're at work, if you're a clever cook. Beef is an especially good candidate for slow cooking as many budget-friendly cuts like chuck, cheeks, rump roast, and stew meat transform from tough and chewy to tender and succulent after low and slow …

Cooking

Recipes That Will Make You a Hit at Any Summer BBQ

<b>Make your next BBQ a fabulous event, we have the standout recipes you need right here.</b><p>Tomato Ombre<p>The season’s freshest heirloom tomatoes -- loaded on garlic toast, natch -- never go out of style.

Our Favorite 'Back of the Package' Recipes, From Cookies to Meatloaf

Some of our favorite recipes come from the backs of ingredient packages. From cookies to meatloaf, here are our staff's and reader's picks.<p></head>It's no secret that we like to riff on recipes. Case in point: These cookies with big chunks of bittersweet chocolate and flakes of sea salt turn a …

Dessert

10 One-Pot Recipes to Make Before Summer Ends

As we’re counting down the precious days of summer, the last thing we want to be doing is washing dishes. Now’s the time to maximize our time with friends, summer projects and yes, even our Netflix queue. But we also take dinnertime very seriously, so even those simple recipes better be delicious …

Cooking