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Songkran 2018: How to celebrate Thai New Year at home with traditional dishes

Songkran is an annual three-day water festival which celebrates the Thai New Year with the ceremonial sprinkling of water. The Sanskrit word 'Songkran' translates as "passing", and refers to transformation and change.<p>It falls from Friday 13 April to Sunday 15 April, and is an important fixture in …

Onions

Nigel Slater’s butternut squash recipes

From time to time I pick up a butternut squash, its flesh a glowing beacon amid the black-greens of kale, cavolo nero and crinkly leaved cabbages that take over the bottom of the fridge during the hungry gap of March. Most of them have travelled quite a way to get here, but there is cheer in their …

Butternut

20 Best Lunches That Are Not Sandwiches

You might be stuck at your desk looking at the same lunch you’ve eaten the past three days, dreaming about other ways to fulfill your noon cravings. …

Food

The Best Recipes for Breakfast In Bed

Sometimes, breakfast in bed is just so much better. With these great picks of incredibly delicious and easily servable options, eating breakfast from …

Breakfast

Classic Banana Bread

Step 5<p><b>Kid-Friendly Upgrades:</b><p><i>Upgrade 1</i><b><br>Marble it.</b> Stir 1 cup batter and 1/2 cup melted semisweet chocolate chips together in a small bowl. Spoon plain …

Breakfast

5 of the Best Make-and-Take Thanksgiving Sides

Growing up, nearly all Thanksgiving dinners were spent at my grandma's house, and in classic potluck style; everyone brought the sides and desserts …

Cooking

How To Make Slow Cooker General Tso's Chicken — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

The craving: General Tso's chicken from your favorite Chinese takeout spot. The problem: You've got different diners eating at different times. The …

Cooking

Lemon-lime soda turns pancakes into fluffy breakfast cupcakes

<i>Welcome to MmmPop, our exploration of unexpected ways to use soda pop in recipes.</i><p>I was never what you’d call a breakfast traditionalist. Sweets for …

Breakfast

10 Crazy-Easy Candy Recipes That Practically (Slow-)Cook Themselves

Candy making can be a tricky art to master; many recipes involve thermometers, precision, and quite a bit of patience. Thankfully, some sweet treats can be made much easier using a slow cooker. Harness this appliance's gentle, steady heat to candy nuts, melt chocolate, and more. These 10 recipes …

18 Head-to-Toe Warming Winter Stews and Casseroles

It is often said that the backbone of both British and Irish food is the wealth of its stews and casseroles. There are so many traditional recipes …

Cooking

20 Slow-Cooker Chicken Recipes to Make This Fall

As bummed as I am about the fact that summer is basically over, I'm so pumped about all the warm autumn meals headed my way. I felt like a kid at …

Cooking

Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs That Taste Like Real-Deal BBQ

You could easily take a rack of ribs, drown them with a bottle of your favorite barbecue sauce, set the slow cooker to low, and come back to tender, …

BBQ

The Painkiller Cocktail

Fill large (beer or water) glass with ice. Pour all ingredients except the nutmeg into glass. Stir with long spoon until ingredients are mixed. Grate …

25 Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes for Busy Weeknights — Recipes from The Kitchn

We can think of few things better than walking through the door after a long day and knowing that a home-cooked meal awaits us. And since we don't …

Cooking

10 Stovetop Vegetarian Dinners With Tons of Protein

I'm not a vegetarian, but I do try to eat at least a few meatless meals a week. It's better for the environment, and, since meat can be expensive, …

Healthy Eating

Crock Pot Chicken Breasts in Creamy Creole Sauce

These crock pot chicken breasts get their flavor from Creole seasonings and a creamy sauce. Onions, bell pepper, and celery get together with bacon …

Broccoli-Cheddar Breakfast Pizza

Thirty minutes before you plan to make the pizza, position a rack at the lowest level in the oven and put a pizza stone on it. Preheat the oven to …

Lose Weight and Indulge in Your Cravings With These "Cheez-It" Chickpeas

I must confess, these oven-roasted chickpeas are not Cheez-Its, and they don't quite capture the same flaky, airy texture of the cracker. I'm sorry! Well, not really, because they <i>do</i> have a spicy-cheesy taste, are satisfyingly crunchy, and are filling to boot. You win some; you lose some. High in …

7 Copycat Chipotle Recipes With Normal Portions So You Aren't Too Stuffed

Oh, Chipotle. How we love your spicy hot sauce, fresh cilantro-lime rice, all that guac... mmm. But the portion sizes? Unless you’re actually a “save …

Cooking

The Best Barbecue Side Dish Recipes Will Make You Forget All About Meat

Barbecue conjures up images of summer and meat, outdoor dining and more meat ― brisket and ribs, pulled pork and burnt ends. It’s a meat-centric party, no doubt. But barbecue is not complete without a star lineup of side dishes. You need some sweet, some starch and some veggies to balance the whole …

Cooking

Japanese Style Barbecue Party: Chicken Yakitori, Beef with Ginger and Soy, 5 Spice and Sesame Seared Ahi

Place water in sauce pan over high heat in medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Add rice, stir. Cover rice and reduce heat to low. Cook rice 18 …

Spices

These Workout Moves Are Like Espresso Shots for Your Metabolism

First, let's get a better understanding of what metabolism actually is. Put simply, it's the bodily process needed to maintain life, wherein the body …

14 easy recipes using one tin of tomatoes - delicious. magazine

Cheap, versatile and easy to cook with – tinned tomatoes are the ultimate store cupboard ingredient. Try these recipes that use only one tin, plus a …

Cooking

No Clue What to Make for Dinner? Here Are 20 Chicken Options

Chicken is the hero of the dinner table, thanks to its nearly endless versatility and ease of cooking. It offers a little something for everyone, …

Cooking

14 Dinner Ideas Reformed Shitty Cooks Swear By

Pasta, sliders, dip, and more yummy stuff you can totally make.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

30 Delicious Things You Never Knew You Could Make With A Crock-Pot

Think *outside* the stew.

Cooking

Here's How To Make 21 Healthy Meals For Under $50

Three healthy meals for seven days while staying on budget!<p><b>PRODUCE</b><p>- 1 sweet potato, <b>$0.49</b><p>- 1 Russet potato, <b>$0.36</b><p>- 2 lbs frozen broccoli florets, <b>$2.99</b><p>- 2 green bell peppers, <b>$1.20</b><p>- 10.5oz cherry tomatoes, <b>$2.99</b><p>- 1 bunch of carrots, <b>$0.89</b><p>- 3 bananas, <b>$0.71</b><p>- 2 Fuji apples, <b>$0.79</b><p>- 16 oz fresh strawberries,</b> …

This Simple Trick Makes Box Cake Mix 1,000 Times Better

It's life-changing.<p>I consider myself a baker—which to me means, I bake at least once a week, if not more. And more often than not, I'd rather go the extra mile and make things from scratch than use a mix, a refrigerated dough, or a pre-made batter. I just feel like mixing a few ingredients makes a …

Dessert

Home Cooked Pad Thai: a New Family Favorite

Pad Thai, a popular takeout, is just as easy to make at home as it is to order out –well… <i>almost</i>. Still, this home cooked pad Thai is healthy and a …

11 Slow-Cooker Meals You Can Prep and Freeze Ahead of Time

Cooking