Laurie J. Croft

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The Anti-Anxiety Diet: 7 Foods a Harvard Doctor Wants You to Eat

For most of us, the anxiety-diet connection begins and ends with having too much coffee before work and experiencing those uncomfortable, anxious …

Mental Health

10 Easy, Healthy Lunch Ideas Under 400 Calories

Everyone has a different idea of healthy. Some of us eat almost everything but just keep an eye on calorie intake. When sticking to a calorie budget, …

Healthy Eating

20+ Vegetarian Meals You Can Pop in the Freezer For Ultimate Convenience

I'm a big fan of spending my Sunday afternoons meal prepping for the week. It gives me something to do, plus I thoroughly hate cooking during the week after I get home from work. This means my fridge and freezer are constantly full of plastic containers stuffed with prepared meals. Each of the 20+ …

Cooking

How to Meditate at Work to Get Through 5 Incredibly Stressful Situations

Knowing how to meditate at work can make you feel more clearheaded, less stressed, and ultimately empower you to make good decisions. “While stress …

Meditation

25 No-Cook Dinner Recipes When Nights Are Hot and You Need Something Light

Maybe it's hot out, maybe you're just feeling lazy; whatever the reason, sometimes you just want to skip using the oven or stove for dinner. You might need something a little lighter, more refreshing, and healthier, of course. For those times, look to these recipes to help you out. Not a single one …

Healthy Eating

49 Cool Shots That Follow The Rule Of Thirds

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best shot composed with the rule of thirds in this photo contest with chances to win a Nikon …

DSLR Cameras

The Dessert You Never Knew Your Crock-Pot Could Make

During Christmastime, Aunt Cammie always without fail busts out tins upon tins of her famous crockpot candies (chocolate clusters stuffed with nuts). They're served at every family gathering, and we end up taking home at least a dozen. My aunt has tinkered with the recipe through the years and has …

Dessert

The Only Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe You'll Need For the Rest of Your Life

><p>Americans are on a constant search for the perfect chocolate chip cookie — one that is dense and chewy on the inside while crisp on the outside. I'm included in that list of seekers. I've tried all sorts of recipes — including Serious Eats' so-called best chocolate chip cookies — but I'm going to …

Dessert

12 High-Protein, Quick Recipes You Can Make in 20 Minutes or Less

12 Quick, High-Protein Recipes You Can Make in 20 Minutes or Less<p>A satisfying meal in no time at all. Sign me up please.<p>July 22, 2018<p>Thinking about …

Food

Sip on These 7 Metabolism-Boosting Drinks for a Natural Detox

So many people swear by squeezing fresh lemon juice in hot water for a natural detox—there's a reason Gwyneth Paltrow swears by its health benefits. …

Nutrition

Make Any of These 50+ Healthy, No-Bake Desserts and Everyone Will Ask, "Can I Have the Recipe?"

When turning on your oven is just not happening, whip up one of these healthy no-bake desserts. From vegan to low-carb to low-sugar to gluten-free, we have a recipe for everyone! The no-bake brownies (that taste like chocolate caramel!), low-calorie chocolate cherry ice cream, and frozen chocolate …

How to Remove Sweat Stains From White Shirts

When your crisp white dress shirt or favorite tee starts yellowing around the collar or under the arms, don't sweat. Removing those unsightly stains is easier than you think with the help of natural ingredients that will leave that article of clothing looking fresh. And this eco-friendly cleaning …

Cleaning

The Ultimate Berry Crumble Recipe

"I don't tack the word ultimate onto just any recipe. This berry well may be my favorite summer dessert, with the perfect balance of sweet and tart, …

Sopapilla Cheesecake Pie

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat an oven to 350°F. Spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with PAM cooking spray.<p>Step 2<p>Beat the cream cheese with 1 cup of sugar …

Dessert

9 High-Protein Vegetarian Recipes So Good There Won't Be Leftovers

No matter your reason for eating vegetarian, there's no doubt you want to make sure you're getting the right nutrients. Experts believe that protein …

This Amazing Pizza Dough Recipe Has Just Three Ingredients, No Kneading Required

If you’re anything like most people with functioning taste buds, then you probably call pizza your favorite food. Even if you’ve never made homemade …

21 Healthy Ways to Put Your Slow Cooker to Work Every Day This Summer

If you actually want to take advantage of all those Summer relaxation vibes, don't put your slow cooker away. You can use it to get healthier by cooking meals without spending hot and humid days over a stove or grill.<p>Slow cookers aren't just great for Winter comfort foods like stews and soups. They …

15 Things You Didn't Know You Could Make in a Crock-Pot

A slow cooker can be a busy cook's best friend—after all, who doesn't love a kitchen appliance that lets you "set it and forget it"? But if your …

Canada Collins

Ingredients<p>5 cups raspberries , divided<br>• 1 1/4 cup Thyme Simple Syrup (link to recipe in Method), divided<br>• 3 cups ice cubes<br>• 8 cups club soda , chilled<br>• 1 …

Doughnuts

© John Kernick<p>Apple Cider Doughnuts<p>These crisp and tender doughnuts are year-round favorites at Curiosity Doughnuts in the Stockton, New Jersey, …

Easy Apple Strudel Recipe

"This apple strudel recipe is very simple to make, yummy and best of all, inexpensive."<p>Ingredients<p>1 Granny Smith apple - peeled, cored and coarsely …

Cast Iron Hot Fudge Pudding Cake | America's Test Kitchen

Ingredients<p>6<p>tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 6 pieces<p>2<p>ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped coarse<p>⅔<p>cup (2 ounces) unsweetened cocoa powder<p>…

Peach Cobblers, Cakes, and Pies, Oh My!

We can't get enough of this Southern fruit.<p>The peaches are coming in folks, so now is the time to head to your local farmers’ market and choose a …

17 Packable Lunch Ideas That'll Actually Fill You Up

From pasta salads, to above-average sandwiches, to Buddha bowls.

Oven Roasted Parmesan Potatoes Recipe

"I have tried a lot of good roasted potato recipes, but I keep coming back to this one. I've never found one I like better! These are crispy on the …

Recipe: Berry Pineapple Fruit Salad — Recipes from The Kitchn

My favorite approach to cooking — especially when it comes to potlucks, parties, and picnics — is to start with a dish that's a well-loved, familiar …

10 Mac and Cheese Recipes Every Cook Should Know — Recipes from The Kitchn

Get the basic recipe for a pot of creamy classic mac and cheese down, and you've opened up a world of possibilities for yourself. This perennial …

Bake Like a Brit: 5 Cakes Every English Baker Loves — Recipes from The Kitchn

Cake is the key to the British soul. Generations of us have been comforted by cake, we celebrate with cake, and we comfort and celebrate others with …

This Was the Most Popular Southern Living Recipe Last Month-Here's Why

Sun-ripened, straight from the patch strawberries were made for springtime desserts. And, when paired with another fruit, they get even better. …

These Crispy Asparagus Fries Are Packed With Flavor — but Are Still Good For You!

<i>Lighten up your fries by swapping heavy potatoes with crunchy asparagus! Spears are tossed in cheesy nutritional yeast and almond meal for a dose of healthy fats and protein, via PaleoHacks.</i><p>Spring is in the air with this garden-fresh French fry alternative. No need to sacrifice flavor to achieve …