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How to Throw the Most Epic Easter Potluck Ever

<i>This content originally appeared on MyRecipes.</i><p>While holiday meal-prep is typically a stressful affair, unlike some of the more formal family …

Breakfast

The 10 Most-Saved Slow Cooker Recipes from Kitchn This February — Recipes from The Kitchn

There's not a week that goes by where my slow cooker isn't put to work. It's the hero that helps me get dinner on the table when busy nights hit and …

Cooking

Simple Sautéed Brussels Sprouts and Onions

Simply cooked and shredded Brussels sprouts are one of the world’s best vegetable dishes. They round out any cold-weather meal perfectly, and they …

24 Fresh and Delicious Foil Packet Recipes Perfect for Spring

Enjoy the season with our best and easiest foil packet dinners yet!<p>We're finally turning a corner into our favorite bright and blooming season, and …

Cooking

Dry-Fried Green Beans

A dish you’ll find in many Chinese restaurants, this recipe for dry-fried green beans gives you the flexibility to use different ground meat or make …

Mongolian Beef from the Slow Cooker Recipe

"Quick and easy freezer slow cooker meal."<p>Ingredients<p>1/4 cup cornstarch<p>1 1/2 pounds beef flank steak<p>3/4 cup water<p>3/4 cup soy sauce<p>3/4 cup brown …

Cooking

You Need These Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes in Your Life — Delicious Links

When you combine certain foods together they become extra special, like taco pizza or spaghetti and chili (which is still debatable if you're not …

Cooking

7 Rich, Chewy Blondies to Rival Your Favorite Brownies

All month long, our Baking Club is focused on Dorie Greenspan’s <i>Baking: From My Home to Yours</i>, and Dorie's blondies have been a reoccurring favorite, likely because, as Club member Debi Smirnoff noted, they're similar to cookies, "but much easier to make and bake."<p>All great blondies should be loaded …

18 Quick Dinners You Can Actually Make After Work

It's time to finally save money on take-out.

2018 Best Educational Toys For 5-Year-Olds

When your little one has it all, it can seem almost impossible to think of another gift idea. That's why we're here to help. Consider a learning and educational toy — not only are they fun to play with, but they also help to develop cognitive and motor skills. We rounded up the top-rated options …

I Just Hacked a Box of Bisquick and Made the Best Biscuits Ever

I just baked a batch of tender, fluffy, soft-as-a-pillow biscuits, and I didn’t even break a sweat. That’s because I tried a new biscuit-making …

Baking

29 Broccoli Recipes That You'll Actually Get Excited About Eating

Broccoli has a bad reputation, and unfortunately it’s somewhat deserved. All too often this vegetable gets cooked beyond recognition. Stalks become limp; the color of the head fades. It’s pitiful. George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, banned broccoli from Air Force One and …

10 Healing Plants Which Were Used By The Native Americans To Treat Anything From Joint Pain To Cancer For Centuries

More and more people are ditching the traditional medicine and its chemically produced medications and look for natural remedies to every medical …

21 Cooking Charts That'll Make Any Foodie Say "Excuse Me, What?!"

* prints and tapes to fridge *

Seven real-life skills your teenager needs before going away to college

In my job teaching college English and creative writing, I hold individual conferences with my freshmen every semester, and this year’s were a doozy: One young woman wanted me to help her with a criminal complaint; one young man sought advice on finding a neurologist; and another student asked me …

Parenting

Food Hack: Marinating Your Veggies Makes Them SO Much Tastier

Marinated vegetables are the way to the heart of even the staunchest carnivores. The first time my mom served them to my brother-in-law and husband, they couldn’t believe that they were piling second helpings onto their plate, especially when there were still burgers on the grill. It’s a versatile …

Cooking

9 Delicious Crock-Pot Chicken Recipes

Need fresh ideas for chicken? Toss your favorite bird into the slow cooker, set it, and forget it until dinnertime.<p>Slow-Cooker Chicken Tikka …

Cooking

12 Easy Side Dishes to Go with a Piece of Meat — Recipes from The Kitchn

So, you've got a few chicken breasts in the freezer or a steak ready to throw in a screaming-hot cast iron skillet. That's the easy part. Deciding …

Cooking

How To Betray Your Wife, Destroy Her Self-Worth, And Implode Your Marriage In One Easy Step

I wrote an article last week about a husband’s great need, and right, to be respected by his wife. The article went fairly viral, so I was inundated …

Christmas Crack: The Easiest and Most Addictive Holiday Gift - Chowhound

Want some crack? I mean, crackle? People who have had it love it and it takes less than an hour to make. I mean, really, who can say no to salt, …

What to Do When Things Seem Hopeless

If you’re going through a difficult time right now, I want you to know that God loves you. He sees what you’re going through, He is with you, and He …

Floods

13 Sheet Pan Dinners You Can Make in 30 Minutes or Less

Sheet pan dinners are one of the great culinary trends of the modern world (at least, they are in my kitchen). There's only one pan to keep an eye …

Cooking

Best Carrot Cake

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Line 3 (9-inch) round cakepans with wax paper; lightly grease and flour wax paper. Set pans aside.<p>Step 2<p>Stir together first 4 …

Dessert

What Are The Best Natural Antidepressants Available?

Omega 3<p>Omega-3 fatty acids are essential minerals which reduce inflammation and are vital to brain functions such as mood and memory. Your body …

40 + Slow Cooker Snacks, Dips and Appetizer Recipes

There are all kinds of foods that can be served hot from the crockpot, including meatballs, hot dips, chicken wings, and hot dog snacks. It's a great …

Crockpot Turkey Thighs With White Wine and Garlic

Add this simple, yet tasty turkey with white wine and garlic recipe to your list of slow cooker favorites. Delicious turkey thighs, white wine, …

How to Plant a Perennial Food Garden – 20 Fruits & Veggies That Will Keep Coming Back Year After Year

Growing vegetables and fruits in the home garden is rewarding, but many people are put off by the backbreaking work involved at the start of the …

Crock Pot Thanksgiving Sides That Basically Make Themselves

So you can concentrate on the bird.

Always Serve a Thanksgiving Salad

You need a refreshing, raw counterpart to go along with the mashed potatoes, gravy, and stuffing<p>You want people to come to Thanksgiving dinner for the creamy mashed potatoes and buttery stuffing, but stay for the salad. Here's the thing: We all know we need something fresh and light and bracing to …