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Can you keep yourself from eating more than one of these walnut praline shortbread cookies? Unlikely.

Buttery walnut shortbread and a rich praline filling — what more could you ask for in a cookie? One warning: Go ahead and double — or even triple — the batch. It's all but impossible to eat just one.<p><b>MOUNTAIN RESTAURANT'S WALNUT PRALINE SHORTBREAD</b><p>Total time: 35 minutes, plus chilling | Makes about 3 …


10 Beverages You Should Think Twice Before Drinking

You might want to make a few tweaks to your morning smoothie.<p>Turns out, even some of the "healthy" sips should be considered more carefully.

The smoky salad that will change the way you prepare leeks

T here’s nothing subtle about Ed Scarpone’s charred leek salad, from its mustardy base and Asian-inspired dressing to the sunny shower of grated yolk on top. The head chef at DBGB Kitchen and Bar in CityCenterDC always looks for ways to deliver a spectrum of intense tastes, even if it takes a few …

Dijon Mustard

How To Make the Best Buttery Scones

<b>Soak the currants:</b> Place the currants in a small glass or other nonreactive bowl, add the lemon juice and zest, and stir well. Let stand for 35 to 40 …


This Easy Homemade Pesto Tastes Way Better Than Anything Out of a Jar

by guest blogger Paul Kita, food and nutrition editor at Men’s Health There’s nothing like a good pesto to slap your tastebuds awake after a winter …

Healthy Eating

Shrimp Scampi

Boil water for the pasta and have it ready.<p>Melt the butter and heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and onions and …


Smoothie Recipes That Are Healthy and Refreshing

Honeydew-Kiwifruit Smoothie<p>Save on calories and leave out the sugar in this recipe for a delicious all-fruit smoothie. Moreover, you'll get a hefty …