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How to make asparagus sing? Mustard, soy sauce and honey

Asparagus is by far the favorite vegetable of the d'Arabian family. All four of my school-aged daughters truly love it. I can serve nearly three pounds of asparagus at the table a couple of times of week to my family of six, and the girls will still argue over who gets the last stalk.<p>I say this not …

Recipes

5 Easy Pasta Sauces to Know by Heart

Go to just about any Italian restaurant and you'll see a handful of staple pasta dishes like Bolognese and Alfredo. Those essentials please just …

Cooking

19 Delicious and Healthy Summer Salads That Are Anything but Boring

Wave goodbye to limp lettuce leaves, watery cucumber, and tasteless tomatoes. These Summer salads are anything but dull, putting tasty twists on a …

Healthy Eating

10 Slow Cooker Recipes Your Kids Will Love

And that everyone else around the table will love, too.

18 Ketogenic Snack Recipes to Whip Up Immediately

You’re keto, so most of the prepackaged snacks in the grocery store are out. But that doesn’t mean you have to deny yourself a salty, cheesy or sweet …

8 Tasty Chicken Crockpot Recipes You Should Make For Weight Loss

Is it ever not a good time to learn about another great, tasty crockpot chicken recipe that’s healthy and satisfying? Just when you thought you had …

3 Signs a Toxic Person Is Manipulating You (and What to Do About It)

Chances are high you've encountered a toxic person in your life. You may have even realized this "friend" or family member was no good (kudos to …

40 Party Dips and Spreads for Any Occasion

When you're planning a party, the easiest way to keep guests satisfied is to offer dips and spreads. These simple appetizers allow everyone to snack …

15 Documentaries on Netflix That Will Inspire You to Be More Creative

When we think of documentaries, we often think of the films that investigate harsh truths about our world. The Oscar tends to go to a documentary …

23 One-Pan Meals You Can Make in Under an Hour

Sometimes called <i>miracle meals</i> (because they are), these one-pan dinners are a busy person's dream come true. Quick to assemble, quick to cook, and …

Ditch Distractions and Get Productive With a Method Called "Deep Work"

I first heard about the idea of "deep work" while listening to a podcast on my way to work. NPR's Shankar Vedantam interviewed Cal Newport, a computer scientist and Georgetown professor, about his research and insights on the subject.<p>Newport shared how he manages to get a seemingly impossible …

Time Management

The Most-Saved Slow Cooker Recipes to Make Right Now

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 …

22 Cottage Decorating Ideas

1 of 22<p>Earn Your Stripes<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 22<p>Love Island Life<p>3 of 22<p>Go Retro<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 22<p>Line It Up<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 22<p>Be Bold in a Small …

20 Stovetop Dinner Recipes You Can Make in 30 Minutes

Thirty minutes seems to be the magic number when it comes to a dinner we can pull together and still feel good about. It leaves room for prep, …

Our chefs’ favourite pasta sauces

What do some of the UK’s most accomplished chefs like to dress their pasta with? We asked seven of them to find out.

Food

For Creamy, B&B-Style Eggs—And Fast!—Crank Up the Oven

Whether you like your eggs scrambled, fried, hard-boiled, or poached, you probably think you've tried every way to cook them, right? Well, don’t be so <i>shirr</i>.<p>I was recently introduced to shirred eggs during a weekend stay at The DeBruce, a chic hotel in the Catskills that’s anchored by an incredible …

Angel Zapata Martin’s mushrooms al ajillo

This is a very traditional tapas dish, simple to make and very tasty. It is also vegetarian, for those looking to cut down on meat or cater for those who are, but is still punchy enough for most carnivores. At the same time, it works brilliantly as a side to a simple grilled fish or meat dish, or a …

Recipes

8 Dinners for One Because You're Alone and That's OK

Have you heard it’s Valentine’s Day? That day for hand holding and smooching and endless utterings of adoration? For some, at least. For the rest of us, the day holds less import. But does it have to? “NO!” shouts a chorus of loners, arms raised in unison.<p>This Valentine’s Day, you could treat your …

The Dutch Oven Makes the Juiciest Roast Chicken Ever

<b>Preheat the oven to 375°F.</b> Arrange a rack in the lower third of the oven, remove the racks above it, and heat to 375°F.<p><b>Season the chicken with the</b> …

This Steak Dinner is The Easiest, Best-Looking Meal You’ll Cook All Week

I don’t have a significant other, but if i did, I would cook them this for every special occasion under the sun. In the meantime, I guess this means …

This is what makes the perfect British village, according to the experts

How perfect is your village?<p>In the final of Channel 4's <i>Village of the Year 2018</i>, Penelope Keith crowned Broughshane, in County Antrim, Northern …

Northern Ireland

Irish border after Brexit? How Sweden-Norway keep things smooth

Can the Sweden-Norway border serve as a model for the post-Brexit Irish border? Henrik Wenander of Lund University explains.

The Best Healthy 30-Minute Meals

Healthy meals on the table in 30 minutes or less? Yes, please.

Make This Firecracker Chicken in Your Slow Cooker

This winter has been particularly cold in the Midwest. To help warm things up, I plan on making every spicy dish I know. This recipe brings the heat, …

The beautiful Italian island you've probably never heard of

The local paper was breathless with excitement: “Rihanna, sirena sexy, a Ponza!” it shrieked. And me too! I was in Ponza as well! Though 24 hours ago I hadn’t even known the place existed. (Mind you, I am pretty shaky on the exact status of Rihanna.)<p>The Pontine islands are a dragon-backed …

The Best Lemon-Garlic Chicken Comes from the Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Lemon-Garlic Chicken Breast<p>Serves 4<p>1 tablespoon olive oil <br>4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 2 pounds total) <br>1/2 teaspoon kosher …

27 Healthy Dinner Recipes That Let Your Oven Do Most of the Work

When terms like <i>bomb cyclone</i>, <i>deep freeze</i>, and <i>arctic air</i> are being used to describe the decidedly frightful weather, you’re probably looking for every …

The Beginner's Guide to Pickling

Although pickles have recently experienced a renewed surge in popularity—along with just about every fermented food, from kimchi to kombucha—the …

These Sheet Pan Garlic Mushrooms Are Side Dish Goals

We often see mushrooms as a welcome addition to an already tasty side dish or protein on a menu, but we forget they are delicious all on their own. …

The emperors of neoliberalism claim to be addressing inequality, but stay silent on fair wages. Now capitalism is having to face its contraditions<p>Financial elites, huh? Can’t live with them, can’t stop obsessing about their snowsuits. Still rocking from the revelations elicited from Donald Trump by …

World Leaders