Renee Ford

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How To Grow Vitamin-Rich Parsley

Don't just banish parsley to the role of garnish—this powerful green stuff can fight bad breath and more!<p>Parsley really has a lot more to offer than …

Uncle Sam Wants You — Or at Least Your Genetic and Lifestyle Information

WASHINGTON — Government scientists are seeking a million volunteers willing to share the innermost secrets of their genes and daily lives as part of an ambitious 10-year research project to understand the causes and cures of disease.<p>Those selected to be members of the “precision medicine cohort” …

11 Cakes that Only Need One Bowl

We love a layer cake as much as the next person, but sometimes you want cake and you want it <i>now</i>. There's no time for messes, multiple bowls, and oodles of dirty spatulas. It needs to be ingredients, mix, pour, bake, and done. That's it—no fuss or hassle, just smiles (and more time to make …

What It's Like to Be Gay and Part of a Conservative Christian Sect

To Canada's Hutterites, family is more important than anything—unless you're gay.<p>The epiphany came packaged inside an issue of <i>People</i> magazine.<p>Tyrone Hofer, 16 years old at the time and living in a Hutterite colony in southern Manitoba, knew from a young age that he was different than his peers. He …

A Fancy Fruit Salad (with No Melon in Sight!)

Red Fruit Salad with Lemon-Vanilla Bean Syrup<p>Serves 6 to 8, with a bit of leftover syrup<p><i>For the syrup:</i><p>2 to 3 medium lemons, washed and dried<br>1 vanilla …

How to Upgrade Your Kitchen and Save Money at a Restaurant Supply Store

I recently emptied my entire kitchen of all its contents in preparation for a complete renovation. In the process, I managed to fill not one but <i>two</i> rooms with all the gear I own.* Those piles of cookware, appliances, tools, and utensils are the result of a longstanding kitchenware shopping …

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Beginner’s Guide to Fertile Soil and Raised Garden Beds

Healthy soil is a critical component of any successful garden. By establishing a permanent garden layout in which beds and walking paths remain in …

Trump Shows How Much He Really Cares About Veterans

Donald Trump is rich as hell. I know this because he says so, often. His wealth has shaped his campaign's entire narrative. He can create jobs …

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Most Beautiful Kitchen Backsplash Design Ideas For Your Home

Kitchen backsplash design ideas: kitchen backsplash always in sight, it is visible and important part of the way of any kitchen. But among other …

9 IKEA Hacks for Your Patio or Balcony

It's finally spring! Time to dust off the door handle, step outside to your apartment balcony and start enjoying the great weather. While you're out …

How to Cook the Moistest* and Tenderest* Chicken Breasts

* And by "moistest" and "tenderest," I mean <i>driest</i> and <i>toughest</i>...<p>...because, let's be honest, moist and tender chicken is for "foodies," and nobody here wants to be mistaken for one of <i>those</i>, right? We want our chicken how most people (including the United States government) want it: dry. (And I'm …

How to Bake the Best Bread With and Without a Bread Machine

<i>This piece originally appeared on Fix.com.</i><p>Nothing beats the comfort, taste and smell of fresh-baked bread. Unfortunately, making bread can be labor …

Forget calorie counting — this is the real secret to weight loss

Stop us if you’ve heard this before, but everything you know about weight loss may be wrong.<p>In his new book, “The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets …

9 Ingredients to Turn To When You're in a Cooking Rut

Dear Food52,I’m in a rut. I feel like I keep making the same dishes over and over, and adding the same spices to them. Like I’ll cook black beans with cumin, or put pesto on pasta. I eat a lot of eggs covered with Sriracha. I want to build out my pantry to include more ingredients that will add a …

The money powering the NRA

The NRA's ability to raise so much money from small donations is highly unusual for a special interest group, demonstrating its wide reaching support, said Sarah Bryner, research director at the Center for Responsive Politics.<p>Only one person has donated even close to the maximum amount allowed by …

A constitutional clash with Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — It only took one man's death to give Congress an opening to spread its dysfunction to the rest of government.<p>Republican opposition …

How to Cut the Trickiest Fruits Ever: Pomegranates and Pineapples

We’ve all done it: eyed those ready-prepped tubs of pomegranate seeds at the store, then spotted the price of the whole ones. “I can do that,” you say to yourself, before getting home and covering the kitchen in so much pomegranate juice it looks like a weirdly purple murder scene. Then there’s the …

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Flint Residents and the Struggle for Clean Water

FLINT, Michigan — Normal life has been interrupted in Flint.<p>School, health and community leaders say they are worried and often afraid, but they are using experience and expertise to survive the man-made disaster while bracing for the next wave of the water crisis in the already …

10 Tips for a Perfect Pie Crust Just in Time for the Holidays

A delicious homemade pie is a welcome site any time of the year, be it filled with summer stone fruits, savory eggs and veggies or fall pumpkin. However, when the holidays hit, this age-old treat is even more on trend. You’ve probably got a few secret family recipes in your arsenal, but if not, the …

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Five Tips For The Best All-Butter Pie Crust From Scratch

You know what breaks my heart? Store-bough pie crust. It’s a tragedy. It’s a crime against good pie. It’s illegal in at least eight states. It’s not …

Blueberry Hand Pies

6 Servings<p>Prep Time: 35 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>Kids love to get a pint-size sweet.<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Buttery Pie Crust (click for recipe)<p>All-purpose flour (for dusting)<p>2 cups blueberries (about 10 ounces)<p>1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest<p>1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice<p>1/4 cup sugar<p>1/4 teaspoon …

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Rustic Summer Fruit Pie

<i>Rustic Summer Fruit Pie – a simple and rustic dessert, with sweet summer fruit filling and folded pie crust edges.</i><p>Hi, friends! It’s Sara here… from …

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Peach Pie

Lord help me when it comes to peach pie. True, I have never met a pie I didn't like, but fresh peaches nestled under a buttery pastry crust is just …

Brown Butter Chess Pie

I watched the movie <i>Steel Magnolias</i> the other day. The full picture (if you’re curious) was me, my cat Tron, a rousing Thursday night, a shamefully …

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How To Bake Perfect Cookies While Maintaining Your Sanity

Because all those cookies aren't going to bake themselves.<p>Setting yourself up for success is like, half the battle here.<p>Now comes the time to put all those ingredients together. DON'T BLOW IT.<p>OK, so you have all this cookie dough. Now what?

How to Use Your Cast-Iron Skillet All Winter Long

Rustic, heavy, affordable and great at retaining heat, the cast-iron pan is one of the most useful pieces of equipment you can have in your …

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