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Nutrition

8 Grilled Chicken Recipes That Are Anything But Boring

Say goodbye to boring grilled chicken breasts this summer. From Honey-Sriracha Chicken Skewers to Grilled Chicken Fajitas, these dishes are all alive with flavor.<p><b>1. Honey, Lime & Sriracha Chicken Skewers</b><p>These chicken skewers marinated in honey, lime juice and Sriracha are every bit as good as they …

Cooking

Make This When You're Craving Melty Cheese

If you've ever wanted to make ravioli but backtracked, rapidly, when you thought about making the pasta dough, consider <i>gnudi</i> instead. As their name—which derives from the Italian word for "nude"—indicates, they're all tasty filling (typically ricotta and spinach or chard) with no pasta exterior.<p>We …

10 Dining Spots Worth The Trip To Palm Beach

From the tony island to its edgier western city, Palm Beach has gone from a place with formal or low key restaurants to a more adventurous, lively, culinary destination. Below is a variety of spots warranting the drive from Miami, listed in alphabetical order.<p><i>– Written by Beth Landman</i><p>The inviting …

Miami

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

"This is a very quick, easy, and tasty version of the national dish of the UK! Try it once and you'll make it time and again. Serve over basmati …

Slow Cookers

10 'French Fry' Recipes That Aren't Super-Bad for You

Aside from maybe having a slumber party with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, there is little in life that can compare with French fries. But before you run out to the nearest Mickey D's, consider these ten healthier alternatives.<p><b>Zucchini "Fries"</b><p>Crispy, salty and delicious. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Baked Sweet</b> …

Cooking

Chocolate-Hazelnut Mousse for the Modern Day

<i>Alice Medrich takes a vintage mousse recipe and makes it a little better.</i><p>I was recently asked to make a vintage <i>Sunset</i> magazine recipe for hazelnut chocolate mousse (to serve 100). The occasion was a surprise 80th birthday luncheon for <i>Sunset</i>’s legendary former editor, Jerry DiVecchio, to be held at …

These Are The Absurd Barriers Women Trying To Get Abortions Face

Abortion is legal in this country, but access to the procedure -- which the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has called "an essential component of women's health care" -- has become increasingly limited. More than 200 abortion restrictions have been enacted into law since 2010 …

Data Protection

Women in Leadership: The Only Thing That Matters is What the Bible Says

When it comes to the issue of women in leadership, I often hear that the only thing that matters is what the Bible says. I completely agree.<p><b>What does the Bible say about women in leadership?</b><p>To answer this question, people usually jump to the passages that they read as limiting the roles of women. …

Mary Magdalene

9 Baltimore Restaurants You Need to Visit From Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

Ah <i>Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives</i>, the program that showcases some of the most ridiculous and delicious eateries in America. Though Guy Fieri features behemoth creations from all across the country, there are certain cities for which he seems to have an affinity. Baltimore is definitely one of …

New Jersey

Food that markets to both genders confuses people’s tastebuds

Given the choice between a container of fruity yogurt and a tray of fried chicken, most women will gravitate toward the former and most men toward the latter, thanks in part to the way clever marketing strategies dictate our unconscious food preferences. What’s more, marketing food toward one …

Stereotypes

'Age-appropriate' fashion is a step backward for women’s rights

For decades the term “age-appropriate” has been an acceptable phrase when it comes to women’s style. You've probably heard it said that low-cut tops …

12 Breakfast Slow Cooker Recipes That Make Mornings Easier

Mornings are hard, but breakfast makes them better. The only problem with this most important meal of the day is that we have to make it. Carving out time for breakfast is tough, with the rush of the a.m. and the allure of the snooze button. That's where the slow cooker comes in to save your …

Cooking

6 Delicious & Easy Summer Slow Cooker Recipes

I'm sure you agree, time saving recipes are lifesavers for busy families! That's why I try to streamline dinner as much as possible. Try one of my slow cooker recipes for summer and keep from heating up the whole house tonight!<p><b>Shredded Chicken Tacos</b><p>The best part about this dish? The longer it sits …

Cooking

How to Make Your Very Own Milk and Cookie Shot

Last year on March 14th, Dominique Ansel (the genius behind the Cronut) shattered our perception of milk and cookies by unveiling the chocolate chip cookie shot, a shot glass made of chocolate chip cookie and filled with milk. Since then, multiple YouTube channels, food blogs, and even Spoon …

Dessert

The 7 Rules of Perfect Pita Bread

Staring through the oven door as pita bread bakes is the best part of making it at home. When I teach my baking class, the culinary students are always amazed as the pita breads blow up like balloons, seemingly about to pop. If not done right, though, the pitas won't puff and get that big pocket in …

Revive Stale Bread With This Life-Changing Trick

Stop! Don't throw out that stale loaf of bread. This life-changing (seriously) tip from our test kitchen will revive even the toughest baguette.<p>If you've ever let a loaf of bread get so stale that it won't even make decent croutons, you know that shameful feeling that comes with throwing it out. Be …

Bread

Chai-Spiced Banana Bread

5 stars based on 49 votes<p>Chai is the actual word for tea in many countries but when we say chai in the States, we’re usually referring to Masala …

8 Authentic Italian Dishes You May Never Have Heard Of

<i>Each week, Italian local</i> <b>Emiko Davies</b> <i>takes on a grand tour of Italy, showing us how to make classic, fiercely regional dishes at home.</i><p>Most of us are familiar with Italian food heavy-hitters. We know and love caprese salad, risotto, and spaghetti carbonara. But there's a whole word of regional dishes …

Calling All Chocoholics: 9 Recipes to Get Your Fix

When you're craving chocolate, stale Halloween candy just won't cut it. These decadent recipes will satisfy even the most devout chocoholics.<p><b>1. Flourless Chocolate Almond Cake with Chocolate Ganache Frosting</b><p>Adapted from Maida Heatter's Cakes, this is my all-time favorite flourless chocolate cake. …

Dessert

How To Make Speakers From Post-Its

Harnessing the power of sound using office supplies<p>On the ground floor of Pioneer Works Center for Arts and Innovation in Brooklyn, New York, a bearded and flanneled trio played gloomy arrhythmic music one Wednesday night. Upstairs, director of education David Sheinkopf taught a class on the …

9 Rice Recipes for the Slow Cooker

<i>Header image: Slow Cooker Spanish Rice Recipe from CHOW</i>Rice in the slow cooker? Yes, indeed! That kitchen appliance best known for turning out …

Strange But Good: 8 New Things to Do With Tortillas

<i>To quesadillas, and beyond! Here are 8 new and exciting ways to use tortillas.</i><p>You bought that bag of tortillas (or made a batch yourself, you go-getter, you) because you were excited about upcoming taco night or dreaming of a unabashedly gooey quesadilla. And we're certainly not ones to knock taco …

Breakfast

12 Incredible American Mansions That Are Open to the Public

What used to be homes for the rich are now playgrounds for history lovers and architecture buffs.<p>What used to be homes for the rich are now playgrounds for history lovers and architecture buffs.

Real Estate

Let Everyone Eat Cake!

Today, on the anniversary of two other successful same sex- and marriage-equality court rulings, we're celebrating the Supreme Court's decision to make same-sex marriage legal in the United States—all 50 of them!<p>And what better way to celebrate—especially to celebrate marriage—than eat cake? Today, …

9 Summer Pies So Easy, You’ll Never Have an Excuse to Not Serve Dessert Again

Two things are true about summer. One, heat and humidity are not the friends of a lot of fussing with rolling pins and blasting ovens. And two, the …

Food

10 Desserts That Will Make You Want to Rush Through Dinner

<i>When she has the kitchen all to herself, Phyllis Grant of Dash and Bella cooks beautiful iterations of what solo meals were always meant to be: exactly what you want, when and where you want them.</i><p><i>Today: 10 Phyllis desserts that will make your summer sweeter.</i><p>If you haven't learned this already, …