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24 Microwave Recipes For When You're Hungry But Lazy

Lazy chefs, represent.

Beyond Oatmeal: Everything You Can Do With Oats

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>For years, I always kept a container of oats around the house, tucked into the back of my pantry for chilly-morning breakfasts and the occasional batch of cookies. But more often than not, I'd wind up tossing the …

Breakfast

7 Things You Never Knew You Could Fry

Almost anything is better fried. Cases in point: fried chicken, french fries and frickles (fried pickles), but you don't have to stop there.<p>Open your …

Mediterranean Meat Pies (Sfeeha) Recipe

"These savory little meat pies are a takeoff on a recipe from my Lebanese mother-in-law (who is one of the very best cooks I know). She makes the …

Noodleless Zucchini Lasagna Recipe - Chowhound

<b>For the sauce:</b><p>1<p>Heat the oven to 375°F and arrange the racks to divide it into thirds.<p>2<p>Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat until …

The Best Chocolate Pastries and Desserts in NYC

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>It's rare that I enjoy a chocolate dessert without pausing to think of my childhood. On occasional Sundays, my mother would surprise us with a brown paper bag of <i>pains au chocolat</i> from Épicures, one of New York's early gourmet food …

Which Natural Sugar Alternative Is Best? Chefs and Nutritionists Weigh In

Sugar: It’s a term of endearment, a marker of celebration, a hard-wired reward. Over the course of a few generations, however, sugar has slinked from the sidelines of our diet to become something of a thrice-daily indulgence—proudly on display in artisanal doughnuts, sprinkled into coffee, and …

Nutrition

Kim and Kanye Help Decorate Chrissy Teigen and John Legend’s Nursery: The Dream Shopping List

Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West lent a hand, and an exacting design eye, to Chrissy Teigen and John Legend—who are expecting their first child—when the couples went shopping for baby furniture this weekend—though Kanye, known for his minimalist decor aesthetic, quickly fell asleep on the job. …

Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris, Jimmy Fallon, and more stars share their July 4 celebrations

It looks like Hollywood is having a happy Fourth of July.<p>Celebrities took to social media on America’s birthday to mark the occasion and share their …

Social Media

Why Red Pesto is Better Than Green Pesto

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and every Sunday, Posie Harwood from 600 Acres will share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: Green pesto is so last summer. Instead, try red pesto and use up all your tomatoes.</i><p>I'm going to stop …

Holly Madison Reveals 9 More Scandalous Secrets of the Playboy Mansion

"[Hef's girlfriends] knew [sex with Hef] was kind of a quote-unquote requirement for living there, and expected. And it had kind of a chore vibe, I felt."<p>Since Playboy magnate Hugh Hefner's ex-girlfriend Holly Madison wrote her tell-all bestseller, <i>Down the Rabbit Hole</i>, she's been revealing more and …

Gay marriage opponents refuse to give up fight

Despite historic Supreme Court ruling, same-sex marriage opponents remain determined to fight for traditional values<p>The Supreme Court judgment which legalised same-sex marriage across the United States is facing a backlash from conservative and Christian groups.<p>Legislators in some states are …

LGBTQI

Marijuana is now legal in Oregon

Today marks the first day that recreational marijuana is now legal in the state of Oregon, joining the likes of Colorado, Alaska and Washington in blazing a path for the rest of the nation.<p>Crowds gathered on the Burnside Bridge in downtown Portland Tuesday night, counting down the minutes to …

How I Convinced Snoop Dogg to Stop Smoking Weed

From the new biography, I Am Charlie Wilson, about the soul singer's struggles and triumphs over addiction, homelessness, and prostate cancer.<p>It was Calvin Broadus Jr.—you know him as the rapper Snoop Dogg—who announced me to the world as "Uncle Charlie." But the title wasn't some rap moniker or …

Snoop Dogg

17 Red, White + Blue Recipes That Will Make You See Fireworks

Fourth of July weekend is right around the corner, and you still need to figure out what you’re bringing to the party. Dessert or appetizer? Sweet or savory? Whatever you decide on, it has to be something that stands out from the rest. Make sure your dish gets the attention it deserves by following …