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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 …

Dr Pepper Cake Recipe

Dr. Pepper Cake Recipe<p>Prep time<p>15 mins<p>Cook time<p>25 mins<p>Total time<p>40 mins<p>A delicious chocolate cake with warm frosting made with dark chocolate and Dr. …

45 Chickpea Recipes That Aren't Hummus

Chickpeas are for way more than hummus. Here's how we use 'em<p><b>There's a whole chickpea world out there beyond hummus</b>. From crunchy, spicy snacks to main ingredients, chickpeas are one of the best ingredients you can keep in your pantry. In fact, keep a lot.

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Say Yum to These Dwight Schrute-Approved Beet Recipes

There are a bunch of reasons why you should eat beets. They’re great for weight loss (hello, New Year’s resolutions!), they act as an energy boost and, for fans of <i>The Office</i>, they’re Dwight’s favorite food (duh, he owns a beet farm). His quirkiness and love for this colorful veggie inspired us to …

Healthy Eating

30 Indulgent Winter Recipes to Help You Add that 'Extra Layer'

As the temperature drops, you *could* buy a new winter coat to stay warm—but it'd be much more fun to add on layers with these mega-indulgent recipes.<p>With bathing suit season months away and nothing stretching before us but a cold, gray, blustery, and desolate winter (ugh), we're setting aside the …

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Chorizo and lentil stew with spinach recipe

A lentil stew is hearty and wholesome, especially in winter<p><b>SERVES</b><br>4<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>2 tbsp olive oil<br>200g/7oz cooking chorizo, cut into 1cm slices<br>2 large white onions, finely chopped<br>1 stick of celery, finely chopped<br>1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped<br>1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped<br>2 garlic cloves, …

Chocolate Pies and Tarts

You can’t go wrong when luscious chocolate is matched with caramel, nuts, fruit, whipped cream, custard fillings, or flaky pie crust. Browse our collection of the best pie and tart recipes featuring chocolate in the fillings, crusts, toppings, or throughout.<p>A crispy crust made from ice cream cones …

Thai Sweet Chili Shrimp with Cabbage Noodles

Share this post --><p><i>Looking to cut back on carbs and eat more vegetables? This quick and easy Thai Sweet Chili Shrimp with Cabbage “Noodles” cooks in</i> …

Caramel Layer Cake

This impressive cake is encased in a fudge-like caramel frosting. Pastry chef Lisa Donovan adapted it from a recipe by Southern-cooking doyenne Edna …

Dessert

Chocolate blackout cake recipe

The ultimate chocoholic's dessert: a rich three-layer cake with chocolate-custard icing<p><b>SERVES</b><p>10-12<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p><b>For the custard:</b><p>175g (6oz) granulated sugar<br>• 4½ tbsp cornflour<br>• 450ml (16fl oz) single cream<br>• 270ml (9¾fl oz) full-fat milk<br>• 150g (5½oz) dark chocolate (100 per cent cocoa), finely chopped<br>• 2 tsp …

16 Winter Pasta Recipes to Keep You Warm and Well-Fed

Braised meat, slow-simmered sauces, and plenty of cheese—it's all here in these cozy pasta dishes.<p><b>We'll eat pasta any time of year</b>, but winter pasta dishes are especially satisfying. Braised meats, slow-simmered sauces, and plenty of cheese: It's all here, in these 16 pasta dishes perfect for …

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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 …

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24 Feisty Tequila Cocktails You Need In Your Life

Because there's always time for tequila.

Braised Lamb Shanks with Gremolata and Baked Polenta

8 Servings<p>This lamb shank recipe calls for cooking them uncovered in their broth. It simultaneously browns and braises them, adding richness and color. Braise them a day ahead; the flavor will deepen overnight in the fridge.<p>October 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>lamb shanks<p>6 lb. lamb shanks (6–8 shanks, …

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5 Veggie Recipes to Make in the Dead of Winter

Winter vegetables get a whole new look with these five healthy recipes.<p><b>What ingredients really excites us?</b> Vegetables. They offer tastiness, texture, and countless preparation possibilities. Plus, they're healthy! There's always room on our table for one of these five fresh, winter dishes.<p>Check out …

Food

Frozen margarita recipe

Keep the margarita mix in your freezer and simply blitz up when you’re ready to drink!<p>It is rather impressive to be able to whip a cocktail out of your freezer at a moment’s notice.<p><b>SERVES</b><br>8<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>300ml/10½fl oz white caster sugar<br>Juice of 20 limes<br>Finely grated zest of 2 oranges<p><b>To serve:</b> …

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73 of Our Favorite Potato Recipes Ever

Mashed, roasted, fried, or stewed, we'll happily eat potatoes every night of the week.<p>When it comes to potatoes, we don't discriminate. Mashed, roasted, fried, or stewed, we'll happily eat 'em every night of the week. Here are 48 of our favorite comforting potatoes recipes to add to your next meal.

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The New Healthy 2015: Good-for-You Recipes

We're not joking—these good-for-you options are also crazy-tasty.<p><b>For as long as we can remember, the words "healthy" and "restaurant"</b> have conjured eye-roll-inducing images of health food spots serving fake meat and hippie vibes. All that's changed. Forget deprivation; these restaurant recipes are …

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Drop Cookies, Three Ways

We made these delicious cookies three ways -- with thumbprints, filled with jam, and filled with chocolate. Use our All-in-One Cookie Dough as a base.

16 Cookies That Can Literally Be Thrown Together At the Very Last Minute

We've all been there before.<p>Your mind is about to be blown when you find out how easy these fancy semi-homemade treats are to make. Translation: Behold the most gorgeous cookie recipes that only require a tube of store-bought dough, or few ingredients with zero effort. This piece originally …

23 Slow Cooker Desserts You Need To Make This Winter

Pulled pork can wait. There's cake to eat.

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Easy Christmas vegetable recipes - with a twist

No Christmas roast is complete without carrots and sprouts - but sometimes they need a bit of a tweak<p>There's a festive drama playing in my head in which <b>vegetables</b> have all the best parts. Just in case you missed the news, vegetables are now heroes. I mean, meat thinks it's cool but meat has its …

Nigella Lawson and Yotam Ottolenghi's recipes for edible Christmas treats

From gingerbread tree decorations to chocolate fudge, celebrity chefs show how to create delicious, homemade Christmas gifts you won't want to hand over<p>Yotam Ottolenghi's Champagne chocolates<p>Choose the best dark chocolate you can find to make these marvellous truffles (well, not quite truffles, …

5 easy sugar cookies to make this holiday season

A Christmas cookie plate is not complete without a batch of sugar cookies. Since these simple cookies are made with little more than pantry ingredients, adding good quality butter and fresh spices — if using — will only make them better. Common wisdom says to chill the dough before rolling it out, …

Dessert

The World of Buttercreams: 6 Varieties to Try at Home

Let me start this lengthy guide with a very simple, but often overlooked, tip: don't ever serve buttercream—any kind of buttercream—cold. Don't do it! Why? Because cold buttercream is very, very firm, which makes it way less creamy and a whole lot more like you're just eating sweet cold butter. So …

Curried Mussels

4 Servings<p>Pulling mussels from the shell is a delightfully hands-on way to get your lean protein. The little black shellfish are easy to cook; the only trick is to sort them carefully beforehand. Toss out any cracked shelled mussels, as well as any open ones that don’t close up tight when you …

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Shroom for manoeuvre: Yotam Ottolenghi’s mushroom recipes for the festive season

It’s not just the presents under the tree that can be wrapped at Christmas. I love filling squares of parchment paper with a variety of wild, exotic and baby button mushrooms, slices of cooked potato or celeriac, crushed garlic, chopped herbs, double cream and a splash of aniseedy liquor, to seal …

Hearty Soups and Stews Perfect for Chilly Days

There's a recipe in here with your name on it.<p><b>There's nothing like a bowl of hearty, hot soup or stew</b> to warm you up from the inside-out. Whether you go vegetarian (Italian veggie soup) or meaty (hello, braised oxtail), there's a recipe here with your name on it.

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5 Holiday Main Courses that Deserve Their Centerpiece Status

A fish, a fowl, a roast: Make one of these impressive main courses for your holiday dinner, and your guests won't be able to stop talking about it.<p>The holidays are a time to celebrate with abandon, pull out all the stops, and make dinners you'll be talking about until <i>next</i> December. These are the …

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