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10 Chefs' Tips for Upgrading Slow Cooker Recipes

Your slow cooker food doesn't need to be bland and boring. These tips will transform the way you think about Crock Pots.<p>Slow cooker recipes can be mushy bombs sometimes, but they don't have to. We've all had a watery, bland soup or an overcooked chicken "casserole"—and those dishes were victims of …

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Buttermilk Dill Salad Dressing

This light yet creamy ranch-style dressing is perfect for the tender, young lettuces of spring and early summer. If you want to add some crunch, it's …

17 Comfortable Flats You Can Wear With Anything And Walk For Miles

We've got the perfect pair for you.<p>Bleeding heels, blisters and squished toes are all unfortunate symptoms of breaking in new flats or walking in uncomfortable pairs for far too long.<p>But thanks to our never-ending quest to find cute flats that are also incredibly comfortable, we’ve rounded up 17 …

21 Comfort Food Recipes That Pack a Healthy Punch

When it’s cold outside and all you want to do is curl up in front of the fireplace, nothing hits the spot like comfort food. The problem is that, whether your comfort food of choice is elegant risotto or more down-home fare, it’s usually heavy. Luckily, comforting food doesn’t have to be. These 21 …

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18 Ways to Get Your Italian Comfort Food Fix at Home

Special date nights <i>may</i> call for dinner at a romantic low-lit Italian restaurant, but when you want to avoid the crowds (or securing a rezzie), cooking at home is key. When you need the comfort of a bowl of pasta or a meatball sub, these 18 recipes will be your saving grace. Grab some charcuterie to …

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This Is the Most Popular Slow Cooker Recipe on Pinterest

It's been saved almost 600,000 times.<p>When you think of slow cooker recipes you probably imagine pulled pork, stews and other kinds of soup, right? Turns out the most popular one on Pinterest right now isn't any of those things. In fact, it's something much closer to a dish you'd order at Chipotle — …

8 Unexpected But Crazy-Good Treats to Make with Cinnamon Roll Dough

Truth: Cinnamon roll dough is <i>so</i> much more than dough for cinnamon rolls

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Man 3D-Prints Working Revolver With His Name On It

Our cyberpunk western future<p>Cyberspace isn’t the Wild West, but if anything gets close, it’s 3D-printed guns. The weapons, made at home by people with both a desire for a firearm and access to a printing machine, are themselves untraceable, circumventing most gun regulations by being made at home. …

This tiny drone costs $14 and is perfect for beginners

Christmas morning 2015 is going to be terrifying. Up to a million people—many of them children—are going to find drones under the tree, gifted to them by well-intentioned relatives who have no clue how dangerous these flying lawnmowers can be.<p>The thing about drones is that they can be very tricky …

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Make My Day: locals’ tips for London and San Francisco

In the world’s greatest cities, there need never be a dull moment. When it comes to finding things to do, the possibilities are practically endless — so which do you choose?<p>Inspired by our new Make My Day city guides, which help travellers mix and match brilliant ideas for mornings, afternoons and …

5 Reasons to Go to New Orleans Now

As the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, it’s a marvel to see how this formerly devastated city has emerged from the wreckage and …

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22 Contemporary Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading

These writers are not to be missed.

14 Great Dips for Game Day

Gallery14 Great Dips for Game Day<p>If you're watching football, it's essential to have the perfect dip on hand. When tensions are running high, you need to be able to reach your chip into a delicious dip without peeling your eyes away from the screen. You need to know it'll be just right: gooey, …

Mortdecai: Behind the Scenes

Whether he’s a fey pirate or a demon barber, Ichabod Crane or Ed Wood, Johnny Depp has over the years become that rare movie star who holds the middle of the big screen by consistently aiming off-center. “He’s made a wonderful career playing the side of the fence that most men do not,” says David …

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7 of the Best Cauliflower Recipes Ever

Back in the day, we used to breeze past cauliflower in the grocery aisle. Fast-forward to 2015, and our love for the versatile veggie couldn't be stronger. From spicy and roasted whole to whipped into a velvety soup, here are seven of the best cauliflower recipes guaranteed to make you fall in …

Hot Hanky Panky Appetizers -- Your New Favorite Snack

This Hanky Panky recipe is sure to please! The classic appetizer is easy to make ahead, and everyone will love this sausage and cheese baked snack.<p>Every family has those recipes hidden in their vaults. The ones they make year after year, holiday after holiday, birthday after birthday.<p>You forget …

4 Healthy Chicken Recipes for Winter

Here are four easy and healthy chicken recipes by F&W's Justin Chapple.<p><i>Here are four easy and healthy chicken recipes by F&W's Justin Chapple.</i><p><b>1.</b> …

A New Year's Day Tradition: Roast Pork, Mashed Potatoes and Sauerkraut

Growing up, our New Year's Day meal was always a pork roast, mashed potatoes, and sauerkraut, whether we liked it or not. It's a Pennsylvania Dutch New Year's tradition.<p>Why? Well, legend has it that it's because a pig roots forward, which is good luck for the new year, but it's probably also …

The 7 Fruits You Should Eat More of This Month

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: In the dead of winter, when your market bags are laden with dark leafy greens and root vegetables, don't forget about fruit. Just tell yourself you're preventing scurvy and load</i> …

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26 Pictures That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

The universe, man... THE UNIVERSE.

21 Problems You Can Solve With Baking Soda

Seriously, store a box of this stuff in every room of your house.<p>Sure, it's a pro at making chewy chocolate chip cookies, but baking soda's real claim-to-fame is its power to freshen and clean many spots in your home. It's a super-effective (but gentle) abrasive and is a great natural deodorizer, …

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The Only 7 Things You Can Control in Life

In my experience, life can be pretty complicated. Although most of us have plenty to manage in our day-to-day lives—jobs, relationships, family, …

How To Make Calzones (and Freeze Them for Later)

How To Make Calzones<p>Makes 6 to 8 calzones<p>What You Need<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>1 batch thin-crust pizza dough or 2 pounds store-bought pizza dough <br>2 to 3 cups …

Salted Peanut Butter and Jelly Blondies

“These are really peanut buttery and not too sweet, so the strawberry jam on top is a perfect complement.” —Claire Saffitz, assistant food editor<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted, plus more for pan<p>1¼ cups all-purpose flour<p>1 teaspoon baking powder<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>2 large eggs<p>1½ …

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Black Bean Salad with Corn, Red Peppers, Avocado & Lime-Cilantro Vinaigrette

Servings: 6-8<p>Total Time: 30 Minutes<p>Ingredients<p>2 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed and drained<br>• 3 ears fresh cooked corn, kernels cut off the cob<br>• 2 red …

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Cobb Salad Sandwich

We dyed a lot of Easter eggs over the weekend with my sister and her two cute kiddos. We made a mess, but it was totally worth it. We sent some eggs …

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