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10 Cute Garden Crafts for Your Spring Garden

Garden center, schmarden center! Make your garden cute with handmade touches instead of pre-made plastic doodads.1. <b>Miniature Toadstools</b> - How cute …

Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Cookie dough is the greatest. Right?! It’s comforting, it’s nostalgic, and it’s slightly dangerous because OH MY GOD WE COULD ALL DIE FROM THE RAW …

Slow-Cook Your Sweets: 20 Alluring Crockpot Desserts

Why would you want to use a crockpot to bake with? We think it is more accurate to ask why you wouldn’t want to make baked goods in a crockpot. It …

39 Crock-Pot Recipes That’ll Last You All Week

Cooking for one means dinner can easily become yet another turkey sandwich or bowl of cereal. Yawn. Instead of letting the single life rob you of …

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Gardening Pt V: DIY Insecticides + Herbicides

If you garden, you know the shock and horror of going out for your morning watering and finding that a little pest has eaten the leaves of your …

24 great recipes that use beer for St. Patrick's Day

How are you gearing up to celebrate St. Patrick's Day? Aside from ransacking your closet for matching green clothes and searching for the right corned beef and cabbage recipe (hint: We can help you there too), we've cooked up something fun. Just in time for everyone's favorite Irish holiday, we've …

Small macaroni with asparagus, onion, peas and broad beans recipe

Maccheroncini con fritedda, a young vegetable stew eaten with pasta, is a speciality of Palermo in Sicily<p>My pasta-consuming career must have started more than 70 years ago, because I would have eaten pasta shortly after I was born, in 1937. The first solid food Italian babies enjoy is inevitably …

Traditional Irish desserts, shamrock cupcakes and more St. Patrick's Day sweets

Corned beef and cabbage and soda bread may be the most popular St. Patrick’s Day dishes, but what about dessert? This year, put a sweet spin on your celebration with an Irish-themed after-dinner treat. If you like cookies, bake traditional Irish shortbread or whip up festive shamrock-shaped sugar …

black bottom oatmeal pie

Does anyone ever need an excuse to eat pie? Nobody we should be friends with, is my mantra. But, in an effort at inclusivity, here is a handy dandy …

Genius Tool Teaches You How To Grow Vegetables Anywhere, Like Inside Of A Solo Cup

When I learned that I could grow a vegetable in my dimly lit, teensy New York City apartment with just a Solo cup and a few seeds, I felt overwhelmed. I love vegetables. I eat them for breakfast. My friends once gave me a crudité platter for my birthday instead of a cake.<p>The website StartAGarden …

The Truth About Coconut Oil: 10 Facts You Need To Know

Coconut oil is one of the few foods that can be classified as a “superfood.” Its unique combination of fatty acids can have profound positive effects …

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Irish Recipes For St. Patrick's Day That AREN'T Corned Beef And Cabbage

Good news: There's absolutely no need to eat one more bite of corned beef and cabbage on Saint Patrick's Day, because it's about as Irish as spaghetti and meatballs. Feel free to let out a sigh of relief, but don't put down your fork just yet. There are other, greater dishes to eat that will help …

The best gluten-free recipes

Gluten-free cooking has come a long way. If you're catering for children or adults with a gluten intolerance - or yourself - it helps to know there are plenty of options out there<p>Gluten-free cooking may sound like a headache.<p>It needn't be one.<p>Telegraph food writers and contributors have come up …

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Secret Passageways to Hidden Rooms

Searching for some great recipes for St. Patrick's Day this year? We've got you covered! From a main dish to party food, here are some delicious …

Container Vegetable Gardening To Feed 6 | Gardening Tips ‘n Ideas

While everyone may not have room for full-sized vegetable gardening, many can find a spot in a patio, balcony or rooftop for container vegetable …

5 Quick & Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Morning. Sigh. Let's get ready for another work day by fueling our bodies with awesome and nourishing food! Breakfast kick-starts my day! (Okay, …

51 of the Best Breakfast Recipes Ever

Waking up is never easy, but breakfast food makes the prospect a whole lot sunnier.<p>Put some coffee on and get cookin'.<p><b>Monkey-Bread Danish</b><p>Danish meets monkey bread. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Red Velvet Pancakes</b><p>Sexiest breakfast ever. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Onion & Arugula Frittata</b><p>Served straight out of the pan. <b>Get the</b> …

Penne Recipes That Make Weeknight Meals Awesome Again

When it comes to pasta, we don't discriminate. We will always give in to another slice of lasagna. We could live off fettuccine and be more than happy about it. We will never get bored with spaghetti, no matter how many times we've eaten it. And when faced with a plate of penne, we count our lucky …

How To Make A Cheesecake That Doesn't Crack

Rich, creamy and decadent, cheesecake is one of the most luxurious desserts we know. Just because it's fit for the most special occasions, however, doesn't mean it's difficult to make. Cheesecake is actually a lot easier to make than you might think. The tricky part is avoiding one that ends up …

How to Cook With Frozen Vegetables

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: No more mushy peas. Here's how to get the most out of the frozen vegetable aisle.</i><p>By now, we know that eating produce during peak season benefits the …

10 Wonderful Salads That Are Essentially Just an Excuse to Eat Cheese

We love salads at Food & Wine. Great, crisp produce tossed with a simple vinaigrette is all we want sometimes. But other times we want to eat a salad …

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Cheesy, whole wheat and more: 5 easy Irish soda bread recipes for St. Patrick's Day

With about five minutes of prep involved (and no rise time at all), it’s startling easy, yet an impressive addition to any St. Patrick’s Day feast. So if you’re heading to a St. Patty’s party, volunteer to bring the soda bread and give one of these recipes a try. You might find that one of these …

10 Things to Do with 'Rotten' Bananas

Unless you loathe bananas (like my oldest), you are bound to, at some point, have a few rotten ones on your counter (you should never store them in the fridge).<p>I was reminded about how versatile a product a rotten banana is the other week when I was in the Florida Keys and ordered a …

The Caesar Salad Was Invented In Mexico. Surprised?

There's nothing we love more than discovering the surprising origin of a food we cherish and think we know well. We loved discovering the history behind tacos al pastor, which started not in Mexico but in Lebanon. We also loved digging deep into the debated roots of pho and discovering why it's …

How to Make Perfect Bacon in Your Oven

I always make a hot breakfast for my family on the weekends. Most of the time, my husband cooks during the week but I enjoy having my time in the kitchen on Saturday and Sunday and I gotta tell you, I make some kick-ass breakfasts.<p>So, bacon.<p>I love bacon. I can't imagine a world without bacon. I …

10 Traditional Irish Dishes You Should Know

One of the most common misconceptions about eating in Ireland is that all you'll enjoy are potatoes, because that's the only thing the Irish are good at cooking. Well, we're here to prove that notion wrong.<p>Sure, our Irish ancestors loved their potatoes, but Ireland's food scene is rapidly changing, …