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Meet the Winner of Your Best One-Pot Meal Recipe

A big congratulations to Pete, whose Short Rib and Pumpkin Chili was voted Your Best One-Pot Meal Recipe. (Thanks to our friends at All-Clad, Pete will win a pretty amazing prize.) We asked him a little bit about himself and his cooking:<p><b>Describe an early food experience that has influenced the way</b> …

Cooking

A Dinner Party—To Impress

Throwing an impressive dinner party is one of the most satisfying things a die-hard cook and entertainer can do—but it’s not easy. A successful dinner party means that you’re straddling the line between chef and host, seemingly effortlessly floating from living room to dining room refilling drinks …

Recipes

How to Make Crispy Pork Belly—It's Easier Than You Think

Mike Greenfield and Josh Greenfield of The Brothers Green learn the Asian art of BBQ pork belly from chef Sean Scotese of Lazy Siu—and it's so simple you can do it at home.<p>Chef <b>Sean Scotese</b> learned everything he knows about pork belly from a trip he took to China. Or, more specifically, from a guy …

Food & Dining

The 12 Best Foods to Eat When You Hit a Weight-Loss Plateau

Your scale is going to love this grocery list.

Slow-Cooker Classics

There are days when you want to lose yourself in the kitchen, enjoying the hours spent standing over the stove. And then there are all of the other days of the year. When your calendar is packed -- or when you simply want a satisfying supper -- let your slow cooker handle dinner duties. These easy …

Cooking

25 Easy Desserts for Those Last-Minute Sugar Cravings

Dessert

12 New Ways to Use Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is an iconic fall vegetable. Simply halved or cubed and roasted, it’s a perfect side dish for roasted chicken, tossed in a salad or …

6 Celebrity Trainers Share The One Workout Move They Never Skip

<i>By Susan Yara, Glamour</i><p><i>(Photo: Courtesy of Astrid Swan)</i><p>We've all been there: You see an Instagram photo of one of your favorite celebrities after a workout looking super fit, and you think, <i>Who's working that magic?</i> The most likely answer: a personal trainer who is in even better shape than his or …

The Breathing Trick That Puts You to Sleep in Seconds

Sweet slumber can be yours in a minute or less.<p>Nothing is worse than lying awake at night, willing your brain to shut down so you can rest. Warm milk, lavender oil, and counting sheep — we've all tried them. But the new solution could be simply learning to breathe.<p><b>What is it?</b><p>The 4-7-8 breathing …

13 bizarre dishes from around the globe that even extreme eaters wouldn't dare to eat

But before you grimace, consider this fun fact: Insects are actually more nutritious than most forms of meat eaten in the US. Some say increased consumption of insects might help alleviate world hunger.<p>While cultures in countries throughout Africa, Asia, and South America swear by the health …

South-east Asia

Lunch recipes from forgotten tins

Make the most of those overlooked storecupboard relics with these ideas for quick and easy packed lunches<p>We’re often guilty of forgetting the contents of our kitchen cupboards, especially those hard-to-reach corners that end up being full of surprises. So, in the spirit of back-to-school cleaning, …

Recipes

Frozen Smoothies Are The Easiest Way To Eat A Healthy Breakfast Without Even Trying

And only wash your blender once.<p>Serves 1<p><i>Recipe by Natalie Brown</i><p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>3/4 cup coconut milk<p>1 cup mixed kale and rainbow chard<p>1 banana<p>1 cup pineapple<p>1/4 cup frozen mango<p>1 tablespoon almond butter<p>1 teaspoon vanilla extract<p><b>PREPARATION</b><p>Combine all ingredients in the blender, and blend until smooth.

5 Healthy Overnight Oats That Taste Like Cake

We just had our first day of school. The kids were up by 6:30 AM … and so was I. Coffee creamed, homemade waffles waffled, children tucked into a …

Cowbell

24 Halloween Cupcakes That Are Almost Too Cute to Eat

Note that we said "almost."<p>These bite-sized dessert ideas are more charming than creepy — and just perfect for your Halloween party.

Decorations

The Overnight Oats Recipe That Can Help You Lose Weight

Not a morning person? Make this amazing overnight oats recipe before slipping under the covers, and the thought of the sweet and chewy coconut oatmeal, crunchy almonds, and chocolate chips will practically pull you out of bed.<p>It's the perfect breakfast if you're watching your weight because it …

Low Sugar, Low-Calorie Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Is there anything more refreshing in the summer than a smoothie? They're perfect in the morning when you need some energy and great after a workout when you need a little extra protein. Naturally, the mix-ins should be healthy and the calorie count low, as it's easy to overdo it with ingredients …

Mile High Cream Puff Cake

Cream puff cake is layers and layers of pure magic. Chocolate and vanilla pudding cream, oh my!<p>Cream puffs just don't get enough attention. Who makes them? No one that I know. I have literally never gone to someone's house and been offered a cream puff. It's just not a thing that happens.<p>Honestly, …

6 Toxin-Free Swaps for Basic Beauty Essentials

We’re in major spring cleaning mode, and that doesn’t just apply to our homes. After purging our closets, we’re tackling our beauty products, especially the ones with ingredients that could be harmful to our bodies. With a few easy swaps, you can skip the toxin buildup and keep your body healthier …

Skin Care

15 things you can put in mac and cheese that taste better than metal

We all got the blues when Kraft announced that it's recalling 6.5 million boxes of macaroni and cheese after finding pieces of metal in some of the …

Lemon Meltaway Pie--No Bake, Gluten Free, Vegan, and Amazing!

Introduction: Lemon Meltaway Pie--No Bake, Gluten Free, Vegan, and Amazing!<p>I recently came across the cookbook Chocolate Covered Katie: Over 80 …

Salted caramel whiskey bread and butter pudding recipe

There can be no dessert more comforting or delicious than bread and butter pudding - and it's even better with a caramel whiskey sauce<p>You could say that I grew up on bread and butter pudding. My mum or dad would prepare it at least once every two weeks. It is simple to make and great for using up …

Baking

Strawberry Shortcake Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

Strawberry Shortcake Ooey Gooey Butter Cake I love making these ooey gooey butter cakes! This one has a cake layer, a layer of strawberries, cream …

Dessert

4 Healthy, Easy-To-Prepare Dinner Meals For Weight Loss

If you've done your bit of research on methods to lose weight fast and easy, you must know by now that food is the secret to a lean and toned figure. …

19 Easy Dinners That Will Impress The Heck Out Of Your Date

Your lady or gentleman caller never has to know that their perfect meal wasn't actually hard to make.

Honey Glazed Salmon With Lemon Butter Sauce

This salmon recipe is out-of-this-world delicious! So easy to make yet taste like it came from a 5-star restaurant. <b>Each serving has 266 calories, 12 grams of fat and 7 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS.</b><p>Prep Time: 10 minutes<p>Cook Time: 10 minutes<p><b>Ingredients for Salmon:</b><p>2 salmon fillets, 5 ounces each (I …

Classic Caramel Candies

For this recipe, you will need an accurate candy thermometer. You'll also need to cut three-inch square pieces of waxed paper or cellophane in which to wrap the caramels.

Dessert

Cook More this Year -- 28 Easy Crock Pot Recipes for Busy Lives

2015 is here and resolutions are flying right and left. Lose weight, save money, get fit. All are lofty yet understandable goals. Unfortunately, many won't last past the first half of January. Instead of joining the fray, why not make a goal that you can actually stick to? Decide to cook more for …