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8 Overlooked Obstacles That Sabotage Your Happiness

How do you get happy?<p>Some people say that if you visualize happiness, you'll be happy. Does that mean if you visualize a castle, you can have that too?<p>Here's another one.<p>If you have negative thoughts, you're doomed. Toast.<p>That's scary, right?<p>Maybe you strive to stay happy by reading inspiring blogs …

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Marinated Greek Chicken Tostadas

Marinated Greek Chicken Tostadas.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> June 26, 2013 68<p>I did something good.<p>Remember the whipped feta?<p>I spread that all over a warm and crispy …

Teriyaki Mushroom Sauce with Grilled Salmon • Steamy Kitchen Recipes

posted by<p>The people who sell you ready-made teriyaki sauce are ripping you off! Not only is it expensive, but the taste of the bottled stuff is flat, …

Pan-Fried Noodles with Shrimp, Snap Pea, and Carrot Recipe

<b>Read more: Dinner Tonight: Pan-Fried Noodles with Shrimp, Snap Pea, and Carrot</b><p>Ingredients1/2 pound thin Hong Kong-style noodles6 tablespoons canola oil, divided1/2 cup water1 tablespoon soy sauce1 tablespoon oyster sauce1 teaspoon sesame oil1 teaspoon white rice vinegar1 teaspoon Shaoxing wine1 …

Grilled Shrimp Skewers With Tomato, Garlic & Herbs

They're perfect for entertaining -- either as an appetizer or main course -- because all of the prep is done ahead of time.<p>In this easy recipe, shrimp are quickly marinated in a bright and tangy mixture of olive oil, tomato paste, lemon, garlic, and herbs and then grilled until plump and slightly …

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Cooking Off the Cuff: Glazed Pork and Carrots, Hearty Food for a Waning Summer

Why do we wait (or at least think we should wait) until winter before cooking dishes like this?<p>Why do we wait (or at least think we should wait) until winter before cooking dishes like the one Jackie and I had for dinner last week: the most flavorful cut of pork -- belly -- and carrots, glazed in …

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How Short Ribs Make You A Better Cook

It gives you a flavorful, fork-tender dish every time.<p>If you're looking for a restaurant-quality meal you can make with ease in your own kitchen, short ribs are the answer. This flavorful cut of meat slowly cooks down into a dish so tender you could eat it with a spoon. (Bonus: for a meal with so …

Martha's Favorite Cake-Baking Tools

How do professional cake bakers produce such wondrous creations -- and make it look easy in the process? Part of their secret is having all the right tools at their disposal.<p>Martha recommends keeping these essential tools handy to help you bake impressive cakes with less effort.<p>Cake Pans<br>Cake pans …

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 …

50 Super Bowl Dip Recipes, from Guacamole to Onion Dip

Whether it's with tortilla chips, pita, crudites, or your fingers (no judgment), here are 50 recipes to rock your Super Bowl party.<p>We hereby mandate that all Super Bowl parties must have a dip, whether it’s a cheesy, gooey concoction or a fresh veggie salsa. Double-dipping optional.

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Orange & Cardamom Coco-Doodles (Coconutty Snickerdoodles) - Cupcakes & Kale Chips

Orange & Cardamom Coco-Doodles (Coconutty Snickerdoodles) – November #ImprovChallenge<p>Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. Cupcakes & …

Oh So Good French Onion Soup

Now Playing<p>Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas 00:45<p>Rotisserie chicken is the time-saving secret to this mashup of favorites.<p>Now Playing<p>Patriotic Piñata …

Caramelized Salmon

Caramelized salmon.<p>Do I need to go on? Because the word caramelized pretty much speaks itself straight into my soul.<p>There’s just something about food …

The Secret to the Perfect Pie Dough by Jackie Dodd on Honest Cooking

<b>Before you embark on baking any pie this Labor Day, find out the tricks to making the perfect pie crust.</b><br>By Jackie Dodd<p>Pie dough is the secret to any …

Baking

Fresh Blueberry Pie Recipe by Ewa Sack on Honest Cooking

<b>Blueberry pie is an American summer classic — what better way to end your Labor Day feast?</b> <br>By Ewa Sack<p>Blueberry Pie is my second favorite pie after …

Creamy Turmeric Carrot Soup

The good news? I’ve been writing up a storm. Even though the husband has been in China for the past week and I’ve had a terrible, horrible, no good, …

Braised Chicken Thighs with Carrots, Potatoes and Thyme | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Fresh herbs and sweet carrots update this old-fashioned skillet dinner. Serve with a side of homemade cornbread for a meal that feels homey and special — perfect for fall.<p><b>Braised Chicken Thighs with Carrots, Potatoes and Thyme</b><p>1 1/2 lb. (750 g.) skinless, boneless chicken thighs, fat trimmed<p>Kosher …

Sauteed Pork Chops with Kale Salad | Williams-Sonoma Taste

A honey-mustard vinaigrette lends bright flavors to both the meat and salad in this quick recipe. Kale salads benefit from being prepared ahead, so don’t toss your leftovers! They’ll still be delicious the next day. Baked or mashed sweet potatoes are a great pairing for this dish, too.<p><b>Sauteed Pork</b> …

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Penne with Mushrooms and Turkey Sausage | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Pasta with porcini and sausage makes a sensuous combination in this weeknight dish. Start with a shaved fennel salad topped with extra-virgin olive oil and Parmesan for a complete meal.<p><b>Penne with Mushrooms and Turkey Sausage</b><p>3/4 oz. (20 g.) dried porcini mushrooms<p>1 Tbs. olive oil<p>1 onion, finely …

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Cider-Braised Pork Chops with Apples | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Braising spice-coated pork chops in cider enhances the autumnal flavors of this dish, which also features fresh apples. Use any crisp, slightly tart apple that’s in season at your local farmers’ market.<p><b>Cider-Braised Pork Chops with Apples</b><p>1 tsp. dried oregano<p>1/2 tsp. five-spice powder<p>1/2 tsp. sweet …

Free Technique Classes: A Bird to Brag About | Williams-Sonoma Taste

• This hour-long technique class is <b>FREE</b> and includes tastings of prepared dishes.<br>• Participants enjoy 10% savings on select same-day store purchases.<br>• Available at all stores; class times vary by store location.<br>• Class size is limited so <b>call your local store to register</b>.

Citrus-Braised Lamb Shanks | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Lamb shanks meet a bright trio of winter citrus — lemon, lime and orange — in this dish. The rich braising liquid that results from the slow cooking almost surpasses the lamb shanks themselves. If you want to stretch the recipe to serve six, shred the meat from the bones, divide among shallow …

Recipes

Butternut Squash, Apple and Fennel Soup

Ingredients<p>Butternut Squash, Apple and Fennel Soup<p>1-1/2 tbsp olive oil<br>• 1-1/2 tbsp walnut oil, plus more for serving<br>• 1 medium fennel bulb (stalks …

Turkey Tips | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Are you ready to take on the turkey this Thanksgiving? To help you prepare, we’ve gathered our tried-and-true tips for seasoning and roasting your bird, step by step.<p>Before you get started, a quick tip: when deciding what size turkey to buy, allow for 1 to 1 1/4 lb. of turkey per person.<p><b>Step 1:</b> …

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Fresh Green Beans

Okay, I have to get something off my chest. YUM. YUM YUM YUM. YUM. *Groan* *Ugh* YUM.<p>I’m back now. Sorry. But I just had to release the sounds and …

Beef Stew Recipe

Tip<p>How to Thaw Beef<p>As with most meat, the safest way to thaw beef is in the refrigerator. Small cuts of beef can take up to 24 hours, while larger …

Perfect Pound Cake

This is a beautiful, moist, flavorful, delicious, yummy, happy pound cake…and it contains pop.<p>(Important question: do you say “pop” to describe soft …

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How 'Bout Them Apples? A Sweet New Way to Roast a Chicken

<i>Maxwell Ryan is the founder of Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, a daily web magazine all about home cooking and kitchen design. Visit PEOPLE.com</i> …