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31 Quick-and-Easy Recipes to Help You ROCK Your December Meal Plan

Quick and easy recipes aren’t *just* important around the holidays — there’s no doubt that, come December, they’re absolutely crucial to have on hand. You’ll probably be spending lots of time and energy on Christmas cookie recipes and other holiday noms (candy cane recipes, anyone?), so dinnertime …

Cooking

Creamy Chicken and Vegetables Over Rice, a Comfort Food Recipe

You will need a 15-ounce can of pumpkin for this recipe. Take out what you need, refrigerate the rest, and use it in pumpkin custard, a sweet treat …

Creamy Chicken and Vegetables Over Rice, a Comfort Food Recipe

I often buy ball-tip steaks because they are less expensive than other steaks. This cut comes from the top of the round or sirloin. It isn't as …

Creamy Chicken and Vegetables Over Rice, a Comfort Food Recipe

This is a basic recipe. I add a little sugar and vanilla for more flavor. My husband and I are monitoring our sugar intake, so I serve the pancakes …

Creamy Chicken and Vegetables Over Rice, a Comfort Food Recipe

I had made the candy before, but had trouble finding the recipe. Finally, I reached for Nana's reliable text, "The Boston Cooking School Cook Book." …

Creamy Chicken and Vegetables Over Rice, a Comfort Food Recipe

Having leftover vegetables on hand saves you preparation time. Last week I made a batch of slow cooker stew. I put the meat in the cooker first and, …

10 Best Brunch Recipes For Holiday Houseguests

The big feast is behind us, but there are still hungry houseguests to feed. Treat your company to a homemade brunch, from an elegant spinach and cheese strata to muffins bursting with fresh blueberries.<p><b>1. Spinach & Cheese Strata</b><p>This elegant brunch strata -- really a savory bread pudding with …

Peppermint Crunch Sugar Cookie Bars

Peppermint Crunch Sugar Cookie Bars<p>Prep time<p>15 mins<p>Cook time<p>20 mins<p>Total time<p>35 mins<p>Thick, chewy, and soft sugar cookie bars with peppermint crunch …

Creamy Chicken and Vegetables Over Rice, a Comfort Food Recipe

Farm conditions are another cause for concern. Cornell University addresses the issue in a website article, "Stick to Wild Salmon Unless heart …

Creamy Chicken and Vegetables Over Rice, a Comfort Food Recipe

Corn fritters used to be a mainstay of Southern cuisine. Then, for some unknown reason, their popularity faded. But this historic recipe is making a …

Steamed Squash Dumplings Recipe: Comfort Food for the Soul

Celebrity chef Harpal Sokhi, who hosts the immensely popular show <i>Turban Tudka</i>, shares this hearty comfort food Steamed Squash Dumplings recipe with</i> …

Food

11 Brilliant Recipes For Leftover Mashed Potatoes

Leftovers are the best.<p>Leftover mashed potatoes are never as good as they are when originally presented. That’s why, when you’re faced with a big bowl of leftover spuds, you should think beyond reheating.<p>We’re talking about using mashed potatoes as a stepping stone to other great meals like …

Creamy Chicken and Vegetables Over Rice, a Comfort Food Recipe

Ketchup is staple in my kitchen, the condiment I use for hamburgers and when I run into cooking trouble. In fact, ketchup is a secret ingredient that …

Creamy Chicken and Vegetables Over Rice, a Comfort Food Recipe

Whether it is fresh or frozen, spinach is a flavorful addition to many kinds of soup. I add spinach to vegetable soup, Minestrone soup, and also make …

Creamy Chicken and Vegetables Over Rice, a Comfort Food Recipe

Nothing is as comforting as hot soup on a frigid day. Some cooks add heavy cream, sour cream, or creme fraiche to potato soup and garnish it with …

Creamy Chicken and Vegetables Over Rice, a Comfort Food Recipe

Everybody loves pancakes, right? They are a delicious food that allow you to have cake for breakfast. It is not often that you get to eat dessert as …

Creamy Chicken and Vegetables Over Rice, a Comfort Food Recipe

I've used spaghetti sauces from a jar and, handy as they are, they seem to taste the same. The sauces are flavorful, but they just don't taste fresh. …

Creamy Chicken and Vegetables Over Rice, a Comfort Food Recipe

In the vegetable bin I found an unopened box of sliced mushrooms. There was half a package of scallions and part of the turkey breast we had last …

Creamy Chicken and Vegetables Over Rice, a Comfort Food Recipe

Stuffing chicken breasts is a labor-intensive process. However, you can do most of the work ahead of time. Since I was volunteering at the library in …

12 Essential Pie Crust Tips and Tricks

Delicious homemade pie that begs for seconds begins with exceptional pie crust, and to get there, you'll need to know the hacks and baking tips that will lead you toward crust nirvana. You know what I'm referring to — crispy, buttery, flaky perfection.

Baking

Delicious Fall Desserts That Will Make Your Mouth Water

Dessert is <i>obviously</i> a year round thing. There isn’t a single time throughout the year that we don’t like to treat ourselves to the occasional sweet …

Dessert

How to make perfect pie crust with the power of science

You need to put some booze in there<p>Whether it's Thanksgiving, Christmas, Pi Day, or Tuesday, you want your pie crust to be as flakey and delicious as possible. Popular Science is here to help. Holiday hacks and crust cheats to follow.<p>Ice, ice baby (is how cold your butter should be)<p>For most baking, …

20 Restaurant-Worthy Dipping Sauces You Can Totally Make at Home

What's a french fry or a chicken nugget without a dipping sauce for dunking? From fast-food copycat sauce recipes like Chick-fil-A's honey mustard to restaurant-worthy spreads like cilantro jalapeño sauce, there's a dipping sauce recipe that's sure to speak to you. Your fries, chicken nuggets, …

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Chocolate Caramel Crunch Pie

<b>Ingredients</b><p>9 whole graham crackers<br>• 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder<br>• 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted<br>• 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt<br>• 28 ounces store bought dulce de leche, such as Trader Joes<br>• 1 ½ cups toasted walnuts<br>• 1/2 teaspoon orange zest, from half an orange<br>• 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chunks, …

Peanut Butter Freezer Fudge (2-Ingredient) Recipe

"Yummy, sweet, salty, sink-your-teeth-in delicious fudge that is both healthy and delicious!"<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup peanut butter<p>1/4 cup maple syrup<p>2 …

This Vanilla Cake Is Pure Magic

<b>Prepare the pan:</b> Coat an 8-inch square pan that is 2 inches deep with cooking spray. Cut 2 (8- by 12- to 16-inch) sheets of parchment paper. Lay one …

Mini Pizzas with Peppers

Step 1/10<p>Mix both flours with 1/2 teaspoon salt in a bowl. Make a well in the middle and crumble yeast into well.<p>Step 2/10<p>Pour 250 ml (approximately …

Creamy Chicken and Vegetables Over Rice, a Comfort Food Recipe

There are distinct advantages to making granita. One is that you don't need an ice cream maker or any special tools. Chances are you have all the …