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9 Great Slow Cooker Jams, Preserves, and Condiments

The crockpot just might be the perfect cooking appliance for ketchups, jams, fruit butters, and other cooked-down things. These are all things best …

8 Spritzer Recipes for Hot Summer Days

The ever-classic, ever-fizzy spritzer gets a reboot with fresh spirits and fruity infusions.<p>No longer just for ladies who lunch, the ever-classic, ever-fizzy spritzer gets a reboot with fresh spirits and fruity infusions. Consider it your sangria alternative.<p><b>Fruity White Wine Spritzer</b><p>Garnished with …

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7 Summer Crock Pot Recipes

Things you are officially permitted to do all summer long: 1. Wear black. 2. Read murder mysteries set in cold, Scandinavian countries. 3. Use your crock pot. Here, seven summer slow-cooker recipes suitable for any toasty evening.<p>Things you are officially permitted to do all summer long: 1. Wear …

Slow Cookers

12 Incredible All-American Recipes

Whether you're throwing a backyard bash or attending a patriotic potluck, these All-American recipes will take the cake.<p>Whether you're throwing a backyard bash or attending a patriotic potluck, these All-American recipes will take the cake.<p><b>1. Juicy Steakhouse Burgers</b><p>These burgers are tender, juicy …

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6 Easy Weeknight Dinners the Whole Family Will Love

Is your dinner rotation getting a little too routine? These easy weeknight meals will become fast family favorites.<p>Is your dinner rotation getting a little <i>too</i> routine? These easy weeknight meals will become fast family favorites.<p><b>1. Easy Thai Shrimp Curry</b><p>With just a few essentials in your pantry -- …

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21 Juicy Burger Recipes for Your July 4th Cookout

A great burger with a charred crust and a juicy, savory interior is a cornerstone of summer's best cookouts. It doesn't hurt that it's also one of those crowd-pleasing foods that's easy to make in bulk. Unfortunately, a lot of impromptu burgers wind up dry, flavorless, overcooked, and all-around …

By 2018, 62% Of CRM Will Be Cloud-Based, And The Cloud Computing Market Will Reach $127.5B

The cloud computing market is growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.8% from 2014 to 2018, and will reach $127.5B by 2018.<p>Enterprise spending on SaaS applications is approaching 30% of all application spending, and is currently growing at a 17.6% CAGR from 2013 to 2018.<p>By 2018, 62% …

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9 Sunday Slow Cooker Recipes to Eat as Leftovers All Week

One brilliant thing about crockpot cooking is the scale. You put a bunch of things in, wait the requisite number of hours, and you’re rewarded with a …

16 Classic Pasta Recipes Most Definitely Worth Mastering

From baked ziti to bolognese, these 16 classic recipes will make you a pasta pro in no time.<p><b>There are an endless amount of excellent pasta recipes.</b> Instead of going down the rabbit hole, focus on these 16 classic versions. They're all excellent, and will make you a pasta master in no time.

Italian Food

14 Genius Hacks For A Quick Breakfast On-The-Go

Breakfast is not only the most important meal of the day, it's arguably the most delicious. Sadly, we often let breakfast fall by the wayside with insanely busy schedules.<p>But abandon breakfast no more. We've rounded up 14 hacks to ensure you get in your first meal of the day without wasting any …

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Make Amazing Protein-Packed Stuffed Tomatoes

Try the comfort food that builds muscles!<p>Mac ‘n’ cheese, grilled cheese, chocolate chip cookies—why must all comfort food be devoid of vegetables?<p>Especially this time of year, when the fresh flavors of summer gardens are headed toward their peak.<p>This recipe takes the vaunted summer tomato, fills it …

These Are The Best Fitness Trackers

After 60 hours of research and 10 days of testing, The Wirecutter determined which fitness trackers were the best for most people.<p>If you're looking for the best way to track your activity and exercise, the $150 Fitbit Charge HR is the fitness tracker we'd recommend for most people. According to our …

Fitness Technology

The Dozen Best Donuts in America

Just to be clear, there are no cronuts on this list.<p>The first Friday in June, which falls on the 5th this year, is National Donut Day. We've been driving around the country visiting all 50 states for the last 3 years to seek out the best donuts. (Well, OK, we flew to Alaska and Hawaii.) Here's our …

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The 6 Essential Tequilas and Mezcals for Your Home Bar

Even aged tequilas and mezcals are key for summer.<p>At some point, a long time ago, someone somewhere designated clear spirits as the right stuff to drink during the summer months. Sure, the clean, crisp flavors of vodka and gin make ultra-refreshing cocktails, but the rich, bold flavors of unaged …

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15 Healthy Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

Weekday mornings can be rough. Between getting kiddos ready for school, last-minute presentation prep, hitting the snooze button a few too many times and a million other reasons, breakfast can easily fall by the wayside. And a wholesome AM meal? Forget about it. But it doesn’t have to be that way. …

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12 Cheap Smoker Hacks for Your Summer Cookouts

For penny pinchers, apartment dwellers and, well, everyone else, smoking food at home is now within reach more than ever before. With hacks to transform even gas grills into wood-fire-infusing devices, inexpensive oven <i>and</i> stovetop solutions, plus handheld toys that can manage to smoke ice <i>without</i> …

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8 Slimming Soups for Swimsuit Season

Juicing is out. Souping is in. But food trends aside, these soups are so delicious and satisfying that you won't even realize how healthy you're eating.<p>Juicing is out. Souping is in. But food trends aside, these soups are so delicious and satisfying that you won't even realize how healthy you're …

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Cooking Crustaceans, Plus the Condiments That Go With Them

<i>Header image: CHOW</i>From weekends at the shore to mega-blockbuster movies in an overly air conditioned theater, some things are best enjoyed during the …

How to Make Fresh, Homemade Salsa & Common Mistakes to Avoid

Jarred, watery salsa = bad. Chunky, fresh, and flavorful homemade salsa = good. Very good.<p>Your chips, tacos, and grilled meats deserve the best. And by "best," what we really mean is a salsa that's chunky, saucy, scoopable, and packed with fiery, smoky, fresh flavor. You're not going to find all …

The Ultimate Summer Cocktail Guide

Hot days call for cold cocktails (natch).<p>Hot days call for cold cocktails (natch). So we've put together this handy guide to get you through the dog days of summer and beyond. Ready thy cocktail shakers.<p><b>White Sangria</b><p>Pitchers of this fruity wine cocktail will keep friends happy--and your white jeans …

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Top 10 Walks & Hiking Tours

Travel<p>Check Out Our Top 10 Walking Tours and Get Inspired<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything</i><p><b>Great Smoky Mountains, U.S.</b><br>The Great Smoky Mountains, long regarded as the ancestral homeland of the Cherokee Indians, is a region rich in natural diversity and pioneer history. Named …

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10 Essential BBQ Sauce Recipes for Summer

<i>Header image: CHOW</i>With the official start of grill season - easily our favorite season - it’s FINALLY time for some good ole fashioned barbecue. And …

14 laptop bags that are stylish & professional

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Leaving work at work is nice in theory. But is it ever the reality? Our laptop usually tags along on our commute to and from the office …

13 Turkey Burgers That Will Make You Forget About Beef

<i>Header image: Guacamole Turkey Burger</i>We constantly find ourselves asking the question why no love for the Turkey Burger? It’s cheap, lean and far …

This easy recipe for baked eggs in ramekins will transform your breakfast

Omelets? So over them. Fried eggs? Forget about it. When it comes to breakfast, baked eggs are the best invention since, well, sliced bread. These individual ramekins are filled with a deluxe blend of savory vegetables and rich, creamy eggs; give them 20 minutes in the oven and get your spoons …

Simple skillet supper: Rosemary pork chops and creamy smoked mac 'n' cheese

Country music star Kimberly Schlapman is also a kitchen star, specifically when it comes to down home Southern cooking. Try her recipes for rosemary pork chops and creamy smoked mac 'n' cheese.<p>Rosemary Pork Chops<p>Beall + Thomas Photography<p>Creamy Smoked Mac 'n' Cheese<p>Samantha Okazaki / TODAY

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Making Fresh Ceviche at Home Is Way Easier Than It Looks

Great ceviche is easy to make and nearly impossible to mess up. Here's how to do it.<p>When I was just out of college, a group of friends and I backpacked across Mexico. We started in a small beach town called Barra de Navidad, where every morning the shrimp boats would come in and the fishermen would …

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9 Mexican Recipes Perfect for the Slow Cooker

Between the quick hustle of the food truck and the casual fun of make-your-own taco get togethers, it’s easy to forget that the process behind making …

For a Better Pesto Pasta, Add Ricotta Cheese

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and each week we'll share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: Pesto? Good. Cheese? Good. Pesto plus two cheeses</i> plus <i>pasta? Very, very good.</i><p>The pasta aisle is a wonderful place to be. You can …

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