Karen Dickson

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A Basic Template for Making Chili Without a Recipe

The thing I love most about chili (aside from each bite!) is how versatile it is to make. Anything goes with chili, and the best version doesn't come …

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20 Meatless Casseroles That Almost Require No Effort

If you ask us, there's nothing like a nice comforting meal for dinner, no matter the season. Whether you're a full-time vegetarian trying to add variety to your diet or looking for some exciting new meatless Monday options, you'll be thankful for casseroles. The 20 healthy(ish) and meat-free …

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How to make the perfect dan dan noodles

If you’re not familiar with dan dan noodles, or if you’ve had this fiery, aromatic and addictively savoury snack in a restaurant but never made it yourself, this column will change your life. Named for the cry of the itinerant vendors who once roamed the streets of Chengdu with the tools of their …

Food & Dining

The 3-Ingredient Green Bean Dish You Need to Make This Thanksgiving

On Thanksgiving, we tend to fuss over green beans far more than usual, coating them in creamy mushroom sauces and basting them in butter. A dish that, most of the year, is relegated to a second-though side becomes one of <i>the</i> classics, with all the pomp and strong opinions that position implies.<p>At my …

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5 festive mocktails for every holiday party on your calendar

‘Tis officially the season for holiday parties galore. Whether you’re hosting or on the guest list, there’s nothing quite like catching up with your …

The Slow Cooker Transforms Lentils into a Silky Spiced Soup

Add the cumin, mustard, and fennel seeds to a small sauté pan, and place on the stove over low heat. Toast the seeds, using a wooden spoon to stir …

Slow Cookers

A Curried Veggie & Chickpea Slow Cooker Stew for Fall Nights

Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat until shimmering. Add the onion, season with 1 teaspoon of the salt, and sauté until translucent, …

Slow Cookers

6 Do’s and 2 Don’ts of Cooking Ribs

Gone are the days that men ruled the grill and women, the kitchen. It’s the 21st century, and ladies can be grill masters *just* as much as guys can. Yes, that even goes for the always intimidating rack of ribs. With the proper grilling tools and an arsenal of tips and hacks, you’ll be teaching …

50+ "Emergency Dinners" for Late Nights & Huge Appetites

Is dinner a love story or an act of desperation?<p>At 9 P.M. on a weeknight, it's indisputably the latter. It's not that I don't <i>want</i> to cook (though, we've got lots of ideas for that situation, too)—it's that I don't feel like I physically <i>can</i>. These nights coincide, cruelly but expectedly, with the …

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Yotam Ottolenghi’s slow-cooked chicken recipes

I can almost see readers’ eyebrows raising whenever I suggest leaving a pot on the stove to cook slowly for an hour or two. I think I’m expected to justify the time involved, even though I’m not asking anyone actually to <i>do</i> anything in the kitchen while it’s bubbling away. Much of the work is done …

Italian Food

Cal-a-Vie: The Perfect Gateway Getaway for Getting Healthy

Detoxes can be intimidating for the uninitiated—likewise, the idea of shipping off for a week to get healthy can sound unappealing to those who may …

27 High-Protein Breakfasts for When You're Sick of Just Eggs

27 Soup Recipes to Make in Your Crock-Pot So Dinner Is Served ASAP

Here’s the thing about soup: It’s not particularly hard to make, but it can just be a major time suck. Which is why so many of us find it easier to …

slow cooker creamy tomato basil soup (dairy free)

Back from NYC!<p>There’s nothing like it. I really do love that city. To visit – not sure I could live there. We had THE MOST perfect weather. Low …

20 breakfasts you can make the night before

Even if you're an early bird, the waking hours of a weekday morning are sacred. With an hour to spare before emails start flying, you might exercise, …

These 5-Ingredient Recipes Are Proof That Less Is More

PASTA WITH PANCETTA AND PEAS<p>In less than 30 minutes, you can have a dish that looks like it’s been ordered straight from a restaurant. Get the recipe …

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5 Easy, No-Cook Breakfasts

Fresh Fruit and Greek Yogurt<p>This one couldn't be easier. Just spoon a 5.3-oz. container of fat-free vanilla Greek yogurt into a bowl, and top with …

Breakfast

13 Vegetarian Recipes With 5 Ingredients Or Less

Dinner doesn't have to be daunting.<p><i>Original article by Poppy Ellard for Spoon University.</i>

Healthy Eating

Our Favorite Burger Recipes from Classic to "Crunchified"

Juicy burgers—from beef, to turkey, to veggie—that you'll want to get on your grill right now.<p><b>Fire up that grill already</b>—it's practically begging for one of these juicy burgers to make that delightful sizzling noise.

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Nigella Lawson: Five dishes every home cook should master

Nigella Lawson says there are certain dishes that every home cook should know.<p>Nigella Lawson reveals five dishes every home chef should know …

Oven-Fried Brussels Sprouts | Goop

The trick to a good Brussels sprout is getting it nice and crispy, and pre-heating the baking sheet in a hot oven allows you to get that much-needed …

Every Day Is Pancake Day with These 24 Recipes

Sweet or savory, can we all just agree that pancakes rule?<p>Name a meal more satisfying than a stack of pancakes. Nothing? Nothing? All we hear is crickets, because whether pancakes are fluffy or crusty, sweet or savory, there's really no contest. Here are our 24 favorite recipes.

Breakfast

13 Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes to Make Right Now (+ Eat All Week)

Start your morning off right by eating a delicious breakfast, and you’ll set the tone for the rest of your day. No matter what the excuse — traffic, time, energy, etc. — skipping breakfast should never be an option, especially when there are so many terrific make-ahead breakfast recipes to choose …

The Secret to an Evenly Cooked Roasted Chicken

How to avoid the dreaded dry white meat.<p><i>Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting grains and spices. Below, reader Molly Frisch confesses ruining a roast chicken to associate food editor Rick Martinez. Welcome to Effed it …

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26 Spicy Recipes to Make You Cry in a Good Way

Is it hot in here, or is it just these 26 spicy recipes?<p>Pour yourself a big glass of milk. These spicy recipes are ready to party.

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Buffalo Wing Popcorn

12 Servings<p>Why this spicy caramel popcorn didn’t already exist, we have no idea.<p>February 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>8 cups popped plain popcorn (from ½ cup kernels)<p>¾ cup sugar<p>¼ cup Frank’s Red Hot Original sauce<p>3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>…

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Super Bowl 50: Betty White dabs in Ron Howard-directed opening

Cam Newton might’ve made the dab famous, but Betty White’s responsible for taking it to another level.<p>Kicking off the Super Bowl, a Ron …

15 Awesome Things You Can Do With Oatmeal

What if we told you that you could lose weight, lower your cholesterol and reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes for as little as 13 <i>cents</i> per day? You …

Breakfast

The Best Places to Travel in February

Tired of tranquil beaches with puny waves? February is big wave season on Oahu, and daredevils congregate around the North Shore to catch swells of …

Humpback Whales