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25 Easy Family Meals That Cost Just $5 to Prep

When it comes to planning out dinner options for your family, the task can sometimes be a bit daunting — and expensive. If you want to make sure you have a variety of meals in rotation that are healthy and easy to make, kid-approved, and budget-friendly, we've got you covered. These 25 easy recipes …

Slow Cookers

Tyler Florence's Hack Will Forever Change the Way You Make Mashed Potatoes

Food Network chef Tyler Florence shared his mashed potatoes recipe with us, and I immediately had to try it. Traditionally, potatoes are cooked in water before being mashed together with butter and cream (or milk). However, Tyler suggests cooking the potatoes in the cream itself, so no potato-y …

Facebook's new privacy tools let you scrub your data, for real

If you didn't care about Facebook privacy two weeks ago, you probably do now.<p>The social network has come under a hailstorm of criticism after news broke that 50 million Facebook profiles were passed along to UK data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica and used for political profiling. CEO Mark …

Roasted Chickpeas Recipe

"Chickpeas are oven roasted and seasoned to taste for a delicious high fiber snack"<p>Ingredients<p>1 (12 ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained<p>2 …

Recipes

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

17 Whole30 Recipes You Can Make in an Instant Pot

Whole30 is all the rage, and you've likely seen it on social media, or heard at least a few of your friends talk about it. If you're not totally …

40 Essential Instant Pot Links

Because I've been experimenting with the Instant Pot quite a bit lately, I've been getting a lot of questions. Many times my answer is a link. A link …

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Most bread machines are easy enough for a grade school child to operate, but the more you know about the machine and ingredients, the better your …

Recipes

These 5 One-Pot Dinners Prove the Power of Ground Beef

If you're stumped about what to make for dinner, having a pound of ground beef in the fridge or freezer will most definitely help you to figure it …

6 Online Erotica Sites to Check Out For the Steamiest Reads

If you prefer adult fiction over an adult film, we've got you. Though there are a number of porn sites for women out there, we also completely understand if that's just not your thing. Luckily, there are plenty of great sources for your erotic reading pleasure. Whether you're looking for your next</b> …

Shades of Grey

Neil Gorsuch Speech at Trump Hotel Raises Ethical Questions

WASHINGTON — Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, President Trump’s Supreme Court appointee, is scheduled to address a conservative group at the Trump International Hotel in Washington next month, less than two weeks before the court is set to hear arguments on Mr. Trump’s travel ban.<p>Stephen Gillers, an expert …

Trump International Hotels

Lawmakers across the US are finding ways to turn protesting into a crime

While there were many moments during the president’s first official trip abroad that were disconcerting to First Amendment advocates — including the failure to hold open press conferences — perhaps none was more chilling than the comments made by Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross as he took note of …

This He-Man And DMX Mashup Is Gon’ Make You Lose Your Mind

Warning: This cartoon comes with A LOT of cursing.<p>He-Man is “up in here” for this glorious mashup.<p>The ’80s cartoon favorite appears to rap along to DMX’s club anthem “Party Up” in Adam Schleichkorn’s new parody video posted online Monday.<p>“I loved this show when I was a kid, and that DMX album was a …

Cloud eggs: Instagram's favourite new food fad

It's been awhile since we've come across a new Instagram food trend: 2016 was the year of the sushi burger and the rainbow cheese toastie but it seems 2017 belongs to the cloud egg.<p>The new breakfast trend sees people making fluffy, cloud-like egg whites with the yolk served in the middle to …

VPN use on the rise in the aftermath of Trump administration privacy rollback

<i>The AAPicks team writes about things we think you’ll like, and we may see a share of revenue from any purchases made through affiliate links.</i><p>Regardless of party lines, most will agree that the current political climate is “interesting,” to say the least. Congress’s vote to roll back rules that …

Hasselback Potatoes

Recipes

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 — …

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This DIY Sofa Table Adds Much-Needed Storage Behind A Couch

Bonus: There are power outlets, too!<p>View this post on Facebook<p>1 plank of wood equal to length of couch<p>4 staircase spindles cut to height of couch<p>8 “L” brackets<p>Jigsaw<p>Sanding paper<p>Wood stain<p>1 extension outlet<p>1. Place the outlet on one of the ends of the plank and trace the perimeter.<p>2. Use your …

Sofa

Make a Dozen Soy Sauce Eggs, Eat Them Morning, Noon & Night

Put an egg on it—or the very classy "<i>puddaneggonit</i>"—has become a common strategy for turning something simple into a satisfying dinner. And we're all for breaking out a skillet to make a crackly-edged fried one or a trio of soft-scrambleds when the hunger pangs hit.<p>But of you're the planning type …

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Sandra Bland's family settles for $1.9M in wrongful death suit

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sandra Bland's family has reached a $1.9 million settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit -- an agreement that has brought "joy" after a year of grief, Bland's mother said.<p>The settlement includes compensation for Bland's death in custody as well as several changes to jail procedures in Waller …

How to Make Pulled Pork

Chef Sean Brock is a Carolina-barbecue scholar, too. Here, his grill-and-oven method for Carolina pulled pork, plus three key sauces.

One Pot Chicken Ranch Pasta #Recipe

<b>INGREDIENTS:</b><p>4 slices bacon, diced<br>2 cloves garlic, minced<br>2 cups chicken broth<br>1 cup milk, or more, as needed<br>1 1/2 cups leftover rotisserie chicken<br>8 …

Cola Brownies

Use Betty Crocker® fudge brownie mix to make these delicious cola brownies. ...MORE+ LESS-<p>Ingredients<p>Brownies<p>1<p>box (1 lb 2.3 oz) Betty Crocker™ fudge …

Remember Phil Hartman’s Greatness With Answering Machine Messages He Left For A Fan In 1993

Saturday, May 28 marks the 18th anniversary of the day that <i>Saturday Night Live</i> star and comedy legend Phil Hartman was murdered in his sleep by his wife, Brynn Omdahl. So many years later and just typing those words feels so surreal and impossible, but that was the power and influence of Hartman’s …

Build This Beautiful Modern Bench Using Nothing But 2 x 4s

This lovely bench seat only looks expensive.<p>"Less is more" definitely applies to modern furniture. But despite its simple lines, modern style furniture can be expensive. This well-designed bench, on the other hand, looks great and only takes a few hours to build while costing less than $50 in …

Woodworking

How to make the best-ever sangria

What makes sangria the most loved drink of the summer? Is it the wine? The brandy? Or the stirring with love?<p>Is there a more summery drink than sangria? The answer is no. (Back off, mojito). When it comes to seasonal sipping, sangria fits the bill for the fairest season of them all. Simply put, …

UVA Suspends Fraternities Following Rolling Stone Campus Rape Investigation

Following <i>Rolling Stone</i> publishing Sabrina Rubin Erdely’s harrowing report “A Rape on Campus,” which detailed a pattern of sexual assault among the …