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The Amazingly Easy Way to Pit Cherries that Will Save You Hours

We're not sure what Grandma did, but we do know what you should do: Just grab a paper clip. Bend the clip open, and push it into the stem end of your cherry. Then rotate the clip around, pull it out, and <i>pop</i>—the pit's no longer an issue. Here's a video that details the trick, courtesy of Chow, an …

Kale Recipes: 5 Ways to Make Kale Less Boring

Healthy High C Smoothie Kale for breakfast? You bet. With a powerful blender and sweet ingredients like kiwis and orange juice, you won’t notice kale's taste or texture, but you'll still reap all the nutritional benefits.<p>Cheese and Kale Quesadillas Put a healthy spin on a typically bad-for-you dish …

The Best Slow Cooker Meatballs for Supper

Though I can still hardly believe it, I am already in my third trimester of pregnancy. I'm only counting down the weeks and days now and the big day is approaching quickly. With the impending arrival of a fourth baby to my already busy house, I am taking meal planning very seriously these days. …

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3 Low-Carb Breakfast Ideas You'll Love

3 Tbsp chia seeds, white or black<br>3/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk or almond milk<br>1 tsp vanilla<br>A pinch of ground cinnamon<br>3/4 cup low-sugar colorful fruit, such as raspberries, blueberries, kiwi, kumquat, etc.<br>Sweetener (optional)<p><b>1.</b> Stir together chia seeds, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and optional …

The Most Inexpensive, Versatile, and Crazy Tasty Steak You Could Ever Imagine

Skirt steak is inexpensive, versatile, and crazy tasty. It also cooks in a flash, which means it's tailor-made for grilling—and for leftovers<p><b>What's inexpensive, versatile, and crazy tasty? Skirt steak.</b> It also cooks in a flash, which make it tailor-made for grilling. One downside: it can be dry if …

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Summer Salads Demand Perfect Dressings, and Dressings Depend on the Lettuce

When local lettuces rear their heads, it's time to make summer salads—with a dressing perfectly appropriate for the greens. Here's how, with 4 recipes<p>Early last month, when the earth had warmed up but the air was still cool, we scattered tiny lettuce seeds in our gardens. Now we’re harvesting the …

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The Best Produce You're Not Buying

<b>Jalapeño Peppers</b><br>Instead of reaching for the familiar bell peppers, spice it up and go for a bright red, green or yellow skinny jalapeño pepper. This spicy alternative contains an antioxidant called capsaicin, which acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory and metabolism booster. Some studies have found …

40 Sausage Recipes to Keep You Full Every Month of the Year

Sausage is there for you in every season, whether it is grilled in the summer or slow-cooked in the winter.<p><b>We speak a lot about eating seasonally</b> at <i>BA</i>. You know what goes great with that winter kale? Sausage. And those summer campfire beans? Sausage. That's right—sausage is pretty much the perfect …

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11 Quick and Easy Summer Camp Lunches

Here are 15 camp lunches that kids will love, from cold noodle salad to spinach dip.<p><b>It's summer camp season!</b> It's probably a huge relief to send your kids off to swim, run, do arts and crafts, and other good ole'-fashioned fun stuff. But there's one problem that plagues parents during the school …

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76 of Our Best Steak Recipes, from Rib Eye to Skirt Steak, Fajitas to Skewers

Our biggest, baddest, and best steak recipes—all in one place.<p><b>There are some days when you just really need a big steak.</b> Whether you're in the mood for a seared rib eye or a skewer wrapped in pita, we're here for you.

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