Julie Long

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6 Warm, Fresh-Baked Breads That Steal The Spotlight

These warm, fresh-baked breads and biscuits make a delicious addition to any meal -- don't be surprised if they upstage everything else on the table!<p><b>1. Rosemary Focaccia</b><p>Expecting company? Focaccia is a flavorful and easy-to-make Italian flat bread that feeds a crowd. This classic version is topped …

Breakfast

17 Melty Paninis You Should Eat for Lunch Every Day

At first glance, the panini is a pretty basic creation. It's essentially a sandwich, but grilled on a <b>panini press</b> that toasts the slices of bread and warms the ingredients within. But the panini has a certain <i>je ne sais quoi</i> that the <b>boring old sandwich</b> or <b>the grilled cheese</b>, its less classy cousin, …

Homemade Posole

<i>by guest blogger Andrew Norelli, product manager and food photographer</i><p>I don't usually equate Mexican with comfort food, but when I tried posole for the first time at a local Mexican restaurant, I instantly fell in love with its warm, comforting flavors.<p>Posole is a simple stew of pork, hominy, and a …

Food Preservation

6 tasty, lucky ways to celebrate Lunar New Year: Dumplings, noodles, lettuce wraps and more

February 19 is Lunar New Year, a holiday celebrated in many Asian countries, including China, Vietnam and Korea. 2015 is the Year of the Sheep (or goat or ram, depending on both how you translate the word and where in Asia you live). Instead of champagne and caviar, this New Year is marked with …

Food & Dining

Cranberry Coconut Energy Bites

As a mom chasing after a very busy toddler, I find it a challenge to eat well-balanced meals and snacks all the time. When I'm running out the door or heading for an afternoon walk I want a quick snack that's balanced with protein, carbs and healthy fats. I get tired of making protein shakes and I …

Food

6 Iconic Roast Chicken Recipes

For chef Michael Symon, nothing tops the wood oven-roasted chicken at Jonathan Waxman’s Barbuto and the legendary roast chicken with bread salad at …

Cooking

5 sub sandwiches that'll make you a Super Bowl party hero

Hoagies. Grinders. Subs. Heroes. Whatever you call them, these gigantic sandwiches are the perfect game day fuel. They can be made ahead of time, aren’t expensive, and — most importantly — feed a crowd! Let one of these large-format beauties inspire your Super Bowl fare.<p><b>1.</b> <b>Classic Italian sub:</b> …

Cooking

8 Chicken Dinners That Are Anything but Boring

<b>1. Thai Minced Chicken Lettuce Cups</b><p>If you like Thai food, you'll love these minced chicken lettuce cups boldly flavored with fresh ginger, lime, chili pepper, fish sauce and brown sugar. The recipe is easy to make with ingredients found at your regular supermarket. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Middle Eastern</b> …

Cooking

7 Scallop Recipes to Savor Every Day of the Week

With their buttery aroma and unmistakable sweet flavor, scallops ought to be a regular fixture at your dinner table. Sure, these mollusks come at a …

Cost of Living

Your Ultimate Guide To No-Bake Energy Bites & Bars

<i>(For quick, healthy recipes & insider nutrition tips, sign up for my newsletter & follow me on Twitter!)</i><p>Trying to eat healthier in the new year? Looking to liven up your child's school lunch box? Need energy for a workout? If you want to eat something healthy and homemade, but have little time to …

Dessert

11 Soup Recipes to Keep You Warm and Kick the Winter Blues

Winter can be a depressing time, especially if we aren’t spending it at the ski resort. Bitter cold and a lack of daylight can really get you down in …

Recipes

Start the New Year Off Right: 7 Healthy, Fast Weeknight Dinners

<b>1. Blackened Tilapia</b><p>This is one of my favorite fish recipes, and it's super quick and easy. Mild tilapia fillets are dusted with a bold Cajun spice rub, then sautéed in olive oil until crisp and flavorful on the exterior and tender and flaky within. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. White Chicken Chili</b><p>Made with …

Cooking

Georgia man killed after firing at police, neighbors

ATLANTA (Reuters) - A man with a high-powered rifle was killed by police near Atlanta early on Monday after a tense four-hour standoff during which he fired at officers and neighbors, a police spokesman said.<p>Police were called to a home in DeKalb County near Decatur on Sunday night after a relative …

A Ridiculously Easy Pasta Dish That Looks Expensive But Is Cheap To Make

I don't feel like cooking. Neither do you. You're probably in a Thanksgiving coma and were cooking for days. Or perhaps you weren't cooking but were eating excessively and wondering when you were going to stop. Whatever you're feeling now, it's not excitement about eating. But tonight, you will …

9 Easy Recipes for Homemade Holiday Gifts

Homemade treats make wonderful holiday gifts -- and wouldn't you rather spend time in your kitchen than brave the crowds at the mall?<p><b>1. Homemade Granola</b><p>Packed in a jar or pretty tin, homemade granola makes the perfect edible gift. This version, inspired by the granola served The Inn at Occidental …

Dessert

10 Easy Recipes for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

I used to host elaborate Thanksgiving celebrations, where I'd cook and prepare for days on end, only to be completely exhausted by the time my guests arrived on Thanksgiving day. After one glass of wine, I'd be nodding off at the table, dreaming of my pillow! I finally wised up by simplifying my …

Cooking

10 Cozy Fall Breakfast Recipes

Cooler temperatures and falling leaves mean it's time to turn on your oven and bake something delicious. Try these cozy breakfast recipes made from all your favorite fall ingredients -- apples, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, oats, pecans and more.<p><b>1. Amish-Style Baked Oatmeal with Apples, Walnuts & Raisins</b><p>…

Breakfast

Want to Reduce the Climate Change Impact of Your House? Follow This 10-Step Checklist

Climate change seems so... global.<p>Yet many climate change solutions are very... local, because they're based on the way each and every one of us uses energy. Here are ten ways you can reduce the climate change impact of your home.<p>1. Caulk or weatherstrip windows and doors. Heating accounts for the …

Home Improvement

Five Amazing Places to Spend Christmas in South East Asia

If the idea of snow, ice, family arguments and the stress of feeding the 5000 is just too much for another year, then a Christmas getaway to the tropics might be just the ticket. <i>South East Asia</i> is the perfect place to spend a relaxed holiday away from everything that causes the blood to boil. If …

Asia Travel

Mike Carey’s zombie novel The Girl With All the Gifts, reviewed.

Most zombie stories follow the same formula: Brawny dudes use guns and makeshift weapons to protect nerds, women, and children from the ravenous dead …

Amazing Facts About America's Most Famous Landmarks

As travelers, as adventurers, as Americans, when we have the chance to explore, we revel at the spectacular national monuments and landmarks that are scattered across our country. They make up our nation's character, and no doubt they're appreciated, but with such an abundance of history (some that …

National Parks

8 Easy Summer Recipes You'll Make Over and Over Again

<b>1. Asian Kale Salad with Ginger Peanut Dressing</b><p>Believe or not, this salad will have you eating your vegetables (and, most surprisingly, your kale) with pleasure and abandon. Bright, bold flavors and textures abound: earthy kale; cool and crunchy carrots, bell peppers and red cabbage; toasted …

Cooking

10 All-American Summer Road Trips

Drive, We Said<p>There's nothing more American than hitting the open road with the windows down, the music up, and a cooler full of beer in the backseat (you know, for later). Sure, the game has changed a little—smartphones have all but rendered guidebooks and crumpled maps obsolete—but one essential …

National Parks

Sambal Chicken Skewers

4 Servings<p>Kebabs get a bad rap. (Decades of alternating zucchini coins and cherry tomatoes can do that.) But this Asian take, with a spicy, sticky glaze, makes for a very convincing comeback.<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup (packed) light brown sugar<p>1/2 cup unseasoned rice vinegar<p>1/3 cup hot chili …

Cooking

8 Healthy Bring-to-Work Lunch Ideas

Buying a healthy lunch every day can get pricey. These healthy, gluten-free lunch ideas are easy to prepare ahead and take to work the next day. Here are our favorite boredom-proof...

Healthy Mediterranean Tuna Salad - Mayo Free Tuna Salad

Pour the tuna in a small mixing bowl. Use a fork to break the tuna chunks into very small pieces.<p>Add the basil, celery and lemon juice to the bowl. …

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

<i>Mediterranean Chickpea Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette has the crunch of fresh vegetables mixed with chickpeas, paprika and cumin and topped with a</i> …

Cold Spicy Peanut Sesame Noodles - Table for Two®

In a large stockpot, bring water to boil then add spaghetti noodles and cook according to box. Drain well when done.<p>In a jar of a blender, combine …

Soysauce

Noodle Salad with Chicken and Chile-Scallion Oil

4 Servings<p>This bracing dish offers a taste of China's Sichuan Province and needs no reheating or additional prep at lunchtime.<p>April 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Chile-Scallion Oil<p>2 scallions, thinly sliced<p>2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced<p>2 star anise pods<p>2 tablespoons crushed red pepper flakes<p>1 tablespoon …

Soysauce