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New Study Reveals The Many Benefits Of Urban Rooftop Gardens - The Open Mind

Thanks to Natural Blaze for this article<p>by Robin Powell<p><i>In summary:</i><p>– Growing vegetables and herbs on the roof of a private or commercial building …

Urban Agriculture

7 Easy Dinners For People Who 'Don't Cook'

You can be a complete stranger to the kitchen and still pull off an amazing meal. Here are seven foolproof recipes that will wow your entire family.<p><b>1. Crispy Tandoori Chicken with Mango Chutney</b><p>Chicken tandoori is easy to make, and this is my favorite version: the chicken is deliciously spiced with …

Recipe: Dominique Ansel's Gingerbread Pie Crust

Maybe you have a great pumpkin pie recipe, one you pull out when the weather starts getting cold every year. Maybe it's the one on the back of the can, or maybe it's scrawled on a decades-old recipe card. Regardless, for years, you've likely overlooked one crucial part of your pie game: The …

Shrimp & Grits

4 Servings<p>This Low Country favorite is spiced up with two secret ingredients: a little Budweiser and a lot of tasso, a Cajun-spiced ham. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Grits<p>1 cup yellow grits (not instant)<p>1 cup grated sharp white cheddar<p>1 tablespoon …

Pie Is Just the Beginning: The Best Apple Desserts to Make This Fall

Fact: The best fall desserts are the ones that have apple in them.<p><b>Fact: The best fall desserts are the ones that have apple in them.</b> Here are over a dozen of our favorites, from fritters to cobbler.

Simple muffin tin frittatas are the perfect kid-friendly, on-the-go breakfast

Joel Gamoran, senior resident chef at Sur La Table, shares a recipe for muffin tin frittatas, which make for a great on-the-go breakfast or snack that's easy to customize.<p>Mini-Corn and Ham Frittatas<p>Megan O. Steintrager / TODAY


Dinner Tonight: Madhur Jaffrey's Stir-Fried Cabbage with Fennel Seeds

Sometimes it feels like foods get a bad reputation. They're <i>too this</i> or <i>too that</i>, undercooked, overcooked, underseasoned, overseasoned. Perhaps you have traumatic childhood memories of being forced to eat "just a bite" of some unidentifyable greenish vegetable that sent you running under the table. …

25 Wedding Desserts That Are Far More Exciting Than Cake

Not a fan of the traditional wedding cake? These dessert options are so tasty, your guests will forget all about cake.<p>More from <i>Bridal Guide</i>:<p><b>These Risqué Wedding Gowns Will Make You Blush</b>• <b><br>Top 10 Wedding Guest Complaints</b>• <b><br>25 Ways to Transform Your Wedding with Lighting</b>• <b><br>The Truth About Wedding-Night</b> …

Rickey Smiley

Step-by-Step: How to Make the Best Pie Crust

GalleryStep-by-Step: How to Make the Best Pie Crust<p>I've written rather extensively about the science of pie dough, as well as on common pie crust myths that need to go away, so I won't bore you with another 5,000 words on the subject. Instead, I'll give you the short version of the story, followed …