Diona Kidd

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RECIPE: Fleming’s Mushroom-Farro Burger

Yield: 6 large burger patties<p>1 cup cooked pearled farro<p>6 ounces button mushrooms<p>4 ounces shitake mushrooms<p>2 ounces beech or portobello mushrooms<p>2 …

Recipes

Nuoc Cham (Vietnamese Dipping Sauce)

Recipe<p>Yield: Yields 1-1/2 cups.<p>Keep a jar of this sauce in the refrigerator; it will last for a month. You can find ground chile paste (my favorite …

Recipes

Vietnamese Noodle Salad with Grilled Pork

Preparation<p>Cook the noodles:<p>Bring a medium potful of water to a rolling boil. Add the rice vermicelli and, stirring often, cook them until the …

Recipes

Swedish Chocolate Cake - Kladdkaka (Most Popular 6-ingredient Dessert)

Kladdkaka is the most popular chocolatey dessert in Sweden that will take your breath away! So gooey, so easy, and really delicious! It takes just 30 …

Dessert

These Almond-Cherry Bars Are the Perfect Kids' Snack—And Have Only 7g of Sugar

Making snack bars at home doesn't have to be complicated. These take just 15 minutes to make, and use wholesome ingredients such as oats, almond …

How to Create a Successful New Hire Orientation Program

The initial weeks or months on the job are especially pivotal for new hires in establishing attitudes about their duties, their colleagues and your …

Human Resources

Jeff Bezos told Amazon execs to consider 3 questions before offering someone a job, and they're still spot-on 20 years later

Amazon is always looking to fill a ton of jobs.<p>But before you can land a corporate role with the online retail behemoth, you have to tick three particular boxes in the minds of the hiring managers and executives vetting you.<p>At least, that's the process CEO Jeff Bezos recommended to his team 20 …

Jeff Bezos

Here's How To Make Restaurant-Quality Coconut Rice At Home

Up your rice game.<p>Servings: 4<p>Start to finish: 35 minutes (10 minutes active)<p><i>Note: Don’t use a small saucepan. If the cooking liquid bubbles over, the sugar will cause it to smoke and burn. A medium or large heavy-bottomed saucepan is best.</i><p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>2 tablespoons coconut oil<p>½ cup unsweetened …

Almond Squares II Recipe

"A cookie for almond lovers!"<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup butter<p>3/4 cup white sugar<p>1 egg<p>1/2 cup almond paste<p>1 teaspoon almond extract<p>2 cups all-purpose flour<p>2 …

The Secret to Making the Best Banana Pudding Ever

Some people are kind of snobby about their ingredients—I’m embarrassed to admit that I’m one of them. You’ll never find me pulling a premade piecrust …

Rustic Marinara Sauce Recipe

"I've been perfecting this recipe for over 10 years. Melting just a little cheese in the sauce adds great richness without overwhelming the tomatoes. …

Rustic Polenta Casserole with Mushrooms and Swiss Chard

<i>Photos by Emily Caruso</i><p>I am endlessly fascinated by America’s Test Kitchen’s magazines and cookbooks. I love that they detail the process of recipe …

No-Bake Eclair Cake Recipe

I really love eclairs but I don’t have much time to make them…making éclair pastry is a quite complicated process – if you want to make it perfect! …

ciambellone, an italian tea cake

<b>Make cake:</b> Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat bundt or tube cake pan (check notes for size tips) with nonstick cooking spray and coat with granulated …

Glazed Beets with Walnuts and Chives

I Asked One Question -- And The Interview Was Over

Dear Liz,<p>I had a job interview two weeks ago. I was interviewing for an administrative assistant job. I hit it off with the woman who was interviewing me. She’s a lawyer. She’s looking for someone to run her front office.<p>I haven’t worked for a lawyer before but I know I can pick it up.<p>The lawyer …

Employment

Why People Lose Motivation — and What Managers Can Do to Help

At some point, every leader has dealt with a person — or, worse, a group of people — who has lost motivation. It’s frustrating, isn’t it? As much as we’ve been there ourselves, sometimes it’s hard to sympathize with others who are disengaged from work and unproductive as a result. Sometimes, we …

The most important skill nobody taught you

Before dying at the age of 39, Blaise Pascal made huge contributions to both physics and mathematics, notably in fluids, geometry, and probability.<p>This work, however, would influence more than just the realm of the natural sciences. Many fields that we now classify under the heading of social …

9 Essential Elements for any Inbound Marketing Campaign

HubSpot has shown that companies are three times as likely to see higher ROI on inbound marketing campaigns than on outbound campaigns. But that …

Chef John's No-Knead Ciabatta Recipe

"This bread is the perfect marriage of a crisp, light crust outside and a chewy yet tender inside. The no-knead part is just a bonus."<p>Ingredients<p>3 …

Mom's Onion Rings

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F. Set a cooling rack over a baking sheet.<p>Separate the onions into rings and put in a large bowl. Toss with 1/2 cup …

Onion Rings

Eight Proven Steps To Write, Publish, Promote And Profit From A Book

Anyone can write a book, but almost nobody does. It’s hard.<p>If you choose to write a book — as well as publish, promote and profit from it — understand two things: First, it’s going to be a slog, so you’ll need to be mentally prepared. Second, most authors tend to throw the literary equivalent of …

Writing

Want to Close the Sale? Do This 1 Thing

Top sales people know that you greatly improve your odds of closing the sale by what you do in the first few minutes of your sales conversation. Here is an insider technique to use up front that will help you close more business in the end.<p>Every sales person thinks the sale is made in the final …

Veggie Burger Formula: How to Make Your Perfect Burger

Standard Ingredients<p>1 medium onion, diced<br>• 1-2 garlic cloves<br>• ½ teaspoon salt<br>• oil for cooking (e.g. olive oil, coconut oil, peanut oil)<p>2 cups vegetables, …

The Next Time You Want to Complain at Work, Do This Instead

I looked at my watch. It was 3:20pm. I had been on the phone for over an hour, almost all of that time listening to Frank*, a senior manager at Jambo, a technology company, complain about his boss, Brandon. Jambo is a company I know well — I have many ongoing relationships there from when I used to …

Psychology

ruffled milk pie

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Brush a 9-inch round cake pan lightly with butter, then use a large sheet of parchment paper to fit into the bottom and …

Baking

Make Malfatti: Fluffy Ricotta Dumplings That Are So Much Easier Than Gnocchi

Little pillows of ricotta, Parmesan, flour, and egg. That’s it!<p>One of my favorite locations is in bed, asleep, which is why these ricotta dumplings shaped like tiny, freshly plumped pillows were calling to me. <i>Malfatti</i> translates to “badly made,” which calls to me even more. In this recipe from …

Italian Food

GDPR 101: What Healthcare Marketers Need to Know

In healthcare, we are no strangers to new regulations that affect our marketing efforts. Companies that sell and market their products in the EU, the …

This Little-Known 401(k) Trick Can Open the Floodgates to Roth IRA Savings

Go beyond well-known strategies to boost your savings -- if your employer does one simple thing.<p>There's a retirement crisis in the U.S., with …

26 Inexpensive Customer Delight Ideas Worth Trying to Fuel Business Growth

A base of one-time buyers is a recipe for a sinking business. Your company can only live off of short-term customers for so long — to thrive, it …