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24 Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

From chicken pot pie and classic Caesar salad to brownies and cookies.<p>We've rounded up 24 basic recipes that everyone should know how to cook, from a pot of rice to pot roast. Master these, and you'll never find yourself stumped in the grocery store.

Your Ultimate Guide To No-Bake Energy Bites & Bars

<i>(For quick, healthy recipes & insider nutrition tips, sign up for my newsletter & follow me on Twitter!)</i><p>Trying to eat healthier in the new year? Looking to liven up your child's school lunch box? Need energy for a workout? If you want to eat something healthy and homemade, but have little time to …

Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal Muffins

Banana bread is a classic that I will always keep coming back to. It’s easy, it uses up those pesky overripe bananas, and it can be made in any …

Healthy Greek Yogurt Lemon Poppyseed Pound Cake

Breakfast<p>It is such a breath of fresh air when the holidays are over. Don’t get me wrong, I love everything about Christmas, it is just so busy! The …

The Experimental Cookie: Teaching Kids Science Through Baking

The Plate<p>If you spend any time around cooks, you might hear some version of this comment: “Cooking is an art. But baking… ooh, that’s science.”<p>What people mean, usually, is that baking requires precision and relies on chemistry. Neglect kneading your bread dough, and you’ll forego the development …

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Amaretto Apple Streusel Cupcakes

This is a beautiful cupcake and it tastes as good as it looks....tender with a crunchy topping. Next time I'm going to add a bit more apple, but …

In pictures: Christmas around the world

<b>More than a billion Christians around the world are celebrating the festival of Christmas. Here is a selection of pictures marking the occasion.</b>

18 Exercise Upgrades for More Muscle

Kick your favorite go-to exercises up a notch.<p><i>The article was written by Rachel Cosgrove and repurposed with permission from Men's Health.</i><p>What if you could instantly make any exercise 10 times more effective? Chances are, you can. That's because most people make tiny (but key) technique errors on …

Delicious Cookie Recipes for Christmas

Christmas is the festival in which the enjoyments, parties, surprises, gifts, and happiness will arise. On this festival most of the people try to …

Chocolate cake scoops top spot: recipes for Google's top 10 bakes

We've got the best recipes for Google's most searched cakes of the year, including a classic lemon drizzle, Victoria sponge, banana cake and much more<p>Today Google released its annual zeitgeist list, which includes the most searched cakes of the year.<p>The terms were published in Google's annual …

Nutella Banana Bread Recipe

<b>Makes 1 loaf</b><p>Ingredients<p>2 cups flour<p>2 tsp. baking powder<p>1/4 tsp. baking soda<p>1/2 tsp. salt<p>4 Tbsp. (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened<p>1/3 cup sugar<p>2 …

Angel biscuits recipe: A Thanksgiving cross between biscuits and bread.

I know, it’s getting a bit late for a Thanksgiving recipe suggestion. (The <i>Times</i> started rolling out its proposed menu weeks ago!) But the recipe I …

How to Make Nachos with Thanksgiving Leftovers

What to do with all those containers of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, and cranberry sauce? Turn them into nachos, the awesomest snack imaginable<p>Let’s take a minute to acknowledge what we’re all really grateful for this year: <b>Leftovers</b>. They’re perfect, really. You’re in the middle of a four-day …

Salted Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake

Servings<p>The only chocolate sheet cake you need is a Texas chocolate sheet cake. This recipe is from one of our readers.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cake<p>1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for baking dish<p>2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for baking dish<p>1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder<p>2 …

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Cookies....trust me on this one.

I know, I know. Peanut butter and PUMPKIN??? It's not a combination I would have thought of until recently...and y'all, I give a lot of thought to …

Cranberry and White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cranberries. I am a big fan.<p>Surprisingly, I don’t recall having them growing up. Cranberries are popular around Thanksgiving and Christmas, but they …

7 Enticing Desserts to Serve Your Thanksgiving Guests

The sweetest part of Thanksgiving comes after the main meal has been served and we’ve sufficiently stuffed ourselves with turkey, stuffing, and …

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The 10 Best Los Angeles Hikes For The Summer

<i>By David Lockeretz</i><p>They're close to L.A., they're free or inexpensive, dogs are usually welcome and they won't get kids begging for all the latest …

Pumpkin Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

MAKES 1 cake<p>When we're done with this pumpkin cake recipe, we like to serve it with a drizzle of maple syrup over the frosting.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cake<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>1¼ cups all-purpose flour<p>½ cup whole wheat flour<p>2 teaspoons baking powder<p>1 teaspoon ground cinnamon<p>1 teaspoon ground ginger<p>1 …

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Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

<i>Spiced Pumpkin Bars are topped with cream cheese frosting to create the perfect Fall dessert.</i><p>I was laying in bed last night at 3:00 am because I …

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Low Fat Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

There are really two kinds of pumpkin cookies: chewy cookies and cakey cookies. It’s not impossible to make crispy pumpkin cookies, but since pumpkin …

Pretzel Broomstick Appetizers for the Etsy Blog!

Hi friends! Halloween is fast approaching, so today I'm sharing a SUPER simple recipe for witchy pretzel broomstick appetizers on the <b>Etsy</b> blog. …

Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

MAKES 12 Servings<p>Grinding half of the walnuts into the streusel makes for extra tender, buttery muffin tops.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Topping<p>¼ cup (½ stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces<p>¼ cup (packed) light brown sugar<p>2 tablespoons all-purpose flour<p>2 tablespoons whole wheat flour<p>½ teaspoon kosher …

40 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Recipes That Are NOT Boring

No dry, flavorless chicken here—you'll want to make everything from crispy cutlets to flavorful soups.<p><b>Chicken breast may be everyone's go-to lean protein</b>—but, man, can it be <i>boring</i>. Too often it's an overcooked afterthought, sautéed and tossed into pasta or tumbled over some greens. Nobody likes …

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How to Make Addictive Flaky Bread—Plus Dips!

The warm, buttery, pull-apart 'flaky bread' at Brooklyn’s Glasserie is versatile and easy to throw together<p>There are certain restaurant dishes that become instant classics, even if the restaurant hasn't been around for long. The flaky bread from Glasserie in Brooklyn is one of those dishes. At the …

Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Cookies

The blend of spices that is used in pumpkin pie spice includes cinnamon, ginger and cloves. It is a staple for almost all pumpkin baked goods, …

Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies

\<br>Pumpkin pie spice is a spice blend made with cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg. They’re the primary flavoring agents use in pumpkin pie – hence …

How to Substitute for Self Rising Flour

Self rising flour is an ingredient that appears in many recipes for cakes and biscuits. It is a premixed blend of baking powder, salt and flour that …