Michael Banta

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23 High-Protein Sheet Pan Dinners That Pretty Much Cook Themselves

I love cooking, but I hate doing dishes. Unfortunately the two go hand in hand, and unless you're a wizard who can zap away the mess, you kind of …

Cooking

The Crispiest, Juiciest, 30-Minute Roast Chicken

Think a succulent roast chicken has to be reserved for lazy Sundays? Think again. I came up with the fastest, easiest, juiciest roast chicken and …

Cooking

18 amazing countries where you can stay, eat, and tour for less than you live at home

When you ask Americans why they don't travel abroad, the top reason they cite is cost.<p>But once you get on that plane to a cheaper part of the world — Southeast Asia, say, or Central America, or even, yes, Northern Europe — man do the prices drop. You won't realize how rich you are until you land in …

European Travel

Fed Up of Burgers and Hot Dogs? These BBQ Tacos Will Be Your New Favorite Camping Hack!

I love camping — we usually try to go away for at least a few days each summer. You can’t beat sleeping under the stars, enjoying some beautiful scenery, and lighting up a BBQ or bonfire. But there are only so many burgers and hot dogs I can eat before wanting something different (even if they are …

Bell Peppers

23 Soy Sauce and Mirin Recipes, the Dinner Power Couple

Anything can be improved by this salty-sweet combination.<p>Beyoncé and Jay Z. Gisele and Tom. Barack and Michelle. <b>Soy sauce and mirin</b>. What do they all have in common? They're power couples; always better when they're together. Salty soy sauce mixed with sweet rice wine (aka mirin) is the ideal …

Cooking

The Easiest Roast Chicken You'll Ever Make

By Alyse Whitney<p>You don't even need a thermometer to know when it's done.<p>Roasting a whole chicken sounds a lot more complicated than it actually is. You don't have to be <b>Ina Garten</b> on a Friday night to make it happen—this easy roast chicken recipe has six ingredients (including salt and pepper), can …

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7 Salad Recipes For Anyone Who Can't Stand Lettuce

Sure, salads are a great go-to healthy lunch option - but admittedly, every time I eat one, I sort of feel like I'm eating a tree. Try as I might, …

The Perfect Mother’s Day Lunch Menu

There's no better way to tell Mom "I love you" than with these six recipes.<p>For the woman who taught you the importance of eating your vegetables, a Mother's Day lunch menu bursting with colorful spring veg just feels right. From cheese-stuffed olives to a vibrant rhubarb dessert, tell Mom you love …

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9 Common Habits of the Most Influential and Persuasive People

Some people are naturally persuasive. The rest of us have to learn to be more so. Here's how.<p>Think about all the extremely successful people you know. I guarantee they're incredibly good at selling themselves, selling their ideas--in short, they're incredibly good at persuading other people.<p>Maybe …

Self-improvement

How to build a better taco

Around age 25, I realized I loved tacos more than any other food. I'd like to believe that the innate glory of the taco revealed itself to me, like some kind of divine tortilla-wrapped vision, and that a couple of trips to Mexico broadened my horizons. But who really knows.<p>Eight years and a literal …

Bite-Sized Sustainability at Montreal's Tapeo

<i>Welcome to Out of the Kitchen, our ongoing exploration of the relationships that build and sustain the food industry. This year, we’re traveling the country to look at how sustainability has become a rapidly growing movement within the food world. Chefs at the forefront of this trend are</i> …

Food

The Best BA Recipes of All Time, According to You

The greatest Bon Appétit recipes of all time—according to Bon Appétit readers!<p>We could never choose a favorite <i>Bon Appétit</i> recipe…which is why we asked you to. These are the best of the best, according to our readers.

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