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Recipe from Cooking Light: Seared Scallops with Roasted Tomatoes

Bananas<p><b>Why they’re good for you:</b> While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name …

17 Melty Paninis You Should Eat for Lunch Every Day

At first glance, the panini is a pretty basic creation. It's essentially a sandwich, but grilled on a <b>panini press</b> that toasts the slices of bread and warms the ingredients within. But the panini has a certain <i>je ne sais quoi</i> that the <b>boring old sandwich</b> or <b>the grilled cheese</b>, its less classy cousin, …

Paninis

This Ingredient Takes Sweet Potato Fries to the Next Level

<i>By Sarah-Jane Bedwell</i>, SELF<p><i>photo: Romulo A Yanes</i><p>Did you know that when they're cooked, sweet potatoes' immune-boosting vitamin C content increases, to nearly a quarter of what you need in a day? That's why we're such a fan of crispy sweet potato fries--simply baked or roasted with a little salt and …

7 Ways to Make DIY Chips for Dipping

Homemade chips are super easy to make and incredibly delicious. Here, seven excellent do-it-yourself chip recipes.<p>Homemade chips are super easy to …

Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Roasted Banana Bread

Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Roasted Banana Bread 4 large bananas 2 cups whole wheat flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 …

7 Healthy & Flavorful Ground Turkey Recipes for Weeknight Dinners

Healthy ground turkey recipes that actually taste good? It's a miracle!<p><b>Ground turkey: the leaner, healthier alternative</b> to ground beef. When it's used correctly, it's great—but, in the wrong hands and in the wrong recipe, it can be boring and tasteless. You wouldn't sub in Lou Dobbs to tell jokes …

Chicken Soup and Stew Recipes

Begin with homemade chicken stock to make a marvelous chicken noodle soup. Dill and parsley add fresh notes.

Cooking

41 Sneaky Ways to Add Protein Powder Into Every Meal

Protein powder is a popular go-to after a workout: Put in a shaker cup, add water, shake, and you have a portable drink to revitalize your muscles …

Chickpea Soup: The Best Italian Comfort Soup EVER

Well dear readers, I'm thinking about doing a cookbook. But when I looked over my recipes, I realized I was missing a chickpea soup recipe, the kind you find in Italy.<p>Then the other day, lo and behold, Holly, my yoga teacher said, "I'm coming over and we are going to make chickpea soup." I don't …

Fit treats and delish eats

I wish I could love something else like my friends and colleagues but I’m hopelessly in love with cooking! Even at the tender age of eight, I knew I …

8 Essential Pound Cake Recipes

You know it, you love it, you've nibbled it at showers and bar mitzvahs. Pound cake is amazing, perfect for dessert or breakfast, always impeccably …

Pound Cake

Healthy Omega 3 Cookies

It’s that time of year when we’re all trying to shed a few of those winter pounds… I’ve written about my weight loss story here (<b>part A</b> & <b>part B</b>) and …

11 Luscious Chocolate Cakes for Valentine’s Day

Chocolate cake is almost always number one on everyone’s list of favorite desserts, let alone comfort foods. Try one of these irresistible 11 for …

Chocolate Cake

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 …

Recipes

Pumpkin Spice Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Desserts<p>I said in an earlier post that we went camping last weekend with my family. We had such a great time and I was reminded that fall is coming. …

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Before I get to the requests that are rolling in for my 30 days of chocolate campaign for Valentine’s Day, I thought I would fulfill my own request …

16 Stuffed Breads to Make You Feel All Warm Inside

You heard it here first: Merely topping bread is <i>so</i> 2014. Ring in the new year with a hot out of the oven trend — stuffed bread. While pizza and fancy toast will always have a special place in our hearts, it’s time to show these 16 yum-stuffed creations a little love. From breakfast to dessert, …

How To Make Sure You're Eating Enough Ice Cream This Winter

It's winter. It's cold outside. Your bones are frozen. You can't feel your toes. You are wearing four pairs of socks. You want to cry but the teardrops freeze before having the chance to roll dramatically down your cheek. There are icicles on your eyelashes. There is a permanent slick of snot …

Ice Cream

breakfast coffee cake recipe with donut balls

<i>This decadent breakfast cake made from classic coffee cake recipe and donut balls is a indulgent and beautiful way to start any day!</i><p>Not really sure …

Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookie Sandwiches

Hi everyone! It’s Liz from Love Grows Wild, and I am so excited to be back at The Recipe Critic! The recipe I have for you today will blow your mind …

7 Amazing Soups for Avocado Addicts

Avocados are the best, but there’s only so much guacamole and avocado toast one person can eat in a day. So here’s another idea: avocado …

14 DIY Versions of Your Fave Cereals

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so shouldn’t it involve more than just a bowlful of off-the-shelf sugar (or simply a mugful of coffee)? These 14 homemade cereal recipes offer a more healthful spin on some of our childhood faves. Whip up a big batch over the weekend to make morning …

31 Healthy Meals You Can Make in 10 Minutes

We know the facts: Preparing meals at home is good for your health and your wallet. But let’s face it, with minimal free time and other priorities …

Healthy Eating

31 Delicious Things To Cook In January

The easiest New Year's resolution you can make is to cook more often.

Build a better breakfast: 6 easy, healthy recipes to start the new year right

On the heels of a long and indulgent holiday season, New Year’s Day offers the perfect opportunity to start fresh and commit to healthy eating. And what better way to kick off 2015 than with a nutritious breakfast? In fact, a healthy morning meal is a great way to set you on the path to better …

Breakfast

7 Ginger Cookies to Bake Right Now

Ginger cookies are essential for any holiday swap.<p>Ginger cookies are essential for any holiday swap. Here are seven fantastic ginger cookie recipes …

Pecan Sticky Buns

Combine water, yeast, and 1⁄2 tsp. granulated sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a hook; let sit until foamy, about 10 minutes. Stir in …

A Very Merry Brunch: 14 Recipes to Cook this Christmas

Brunch is the perfect excuse to kick back with loved ones while eating food normally reserved for dessert. But before the relaxing and eating can begin, you have to prepare the dough, buy the eggs, get out the mimosa glasses, and set the table -- and that can be more work than you reckoned for.<p>This …