Linna Chen

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Homemade Holiday: Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar

Cranberry white chocolate cookies in a jar are a homemade gift sure to please. Add custom tags for a whimsical feel.<p>I cannot believe that there are only twelve days until Christmas. <i>Twelve</i>. Seriously, where has this month gone? Things have been incredibly hectic for us between traveling, the holiday …

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9 Healthy Potato Recipes That Could Maybe, Possibly Help You Lose Weight

Everyone knows that starchy carbs cause weight gain, right? Maybe not in the case of potatoes, suggests a new paper by researchers at McGill …

21 Problems You Can Solve With Baking Soda

Seriously, store a box of this stuff in every room of your house.<p>Sure, it's a pro at making chewy chocolate chip cookies, but baking soda's real claim-to-fame is its power to freshen and clean many spots in your home. It's a super-effective (but gentle) abrasive and is a great natural deodorizer, …

5 Hearty Soups and Stews to Warm You Up

<b>1. White Chicken Chili</b><p>I've tried many white chicken chili recipes over the years, but none as satisfying as this one. The best part is that it's made with a rotisserie chicken, which makes it a one-pot meal you can have on the dinner table in under an hour. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Chicken & Matzo Ball …

8 Ways to Celebrate the Season of Confit

This time of year, it’s dark when you get home from work, the temperatures are dropping if it’s not already snowing, and those chilly morning …

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Udon Recipes: The Japanese Noodle That'll Make You Feel Great About Winter

Ramen may be everyone's favorite Japanese noodle soup these days, but just because it's the trendiest doesn't mean it's the best. We're huge fans of ramen -- don't get us a wrong. We could eat ramen for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night snacks any day of the week, instant or otherwise. But …

Rice Paper Banh Mi with Pork Meatballs Recipe

<b>For the dipping sauce:</b><p>1<p>In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the water, rice vinegar, and sugar. Bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar …

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How to Make Caramelized Baked Chicken | Chicken Recipes | Allrecipes.com

How to Make Pesto Chicken Penne Casserole | Chicken Recipes | Allrecipes.com

How to Make Garlic Mashed Potatoes | Potato Recipes | Allrecipes.com

9 Things You Should Know Before Booking Your Next Cruise

<i>kansasphoto / Flickr</i><p>With meals, entertainment and accommodations wrapped into one reasonable rate, cruising offers a convenient and affordable vacation option. Many cruises today offer stimulating onboard enrichment programs, unique culinary experiences and immersive shore excursions (think: …

The Most High-Tech Cruise Ship Ever

The airline industry could take a few tips from the cruise industry to improve customer service.<p>Not only do you get a lot more personal space on a cruise, but the technology found on cruise ships is getting more useful with each new ship.<p>For example, even with over 4,000 passengers and their …

Mashed potato makeover: 5 easy new recipes for this Thanksgiving favorite

Turkey may be the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving feast, but for many it’s the side dishes that hold the real appeal. And while green beans, stuffing and cranberry sauce are more than worthy of their place at the table, it’s the mashed potatoes we deeply crave — and it's the mashed potatoes we want …

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9 Ways To Make Your Home Look Expensive

New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, shares her best ideas for creating stylish interiors. After years of designing spaces for high-end real estate companies, she's spilling the beans on how you can spruce up your home decor without draining your wal<p>New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, …

Roast Chicken with Potatoes and Olives

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>Chicken legs, potatoes, and briny Kalamata olives star in this easy one-pan dish.<p>October 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 bay leaf, crushed<p>1 teaspoon fennel seeds<p>½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes; plus more for serving (optional)<p>1½ pound fingerling potatoes, …

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The 9 Best Boredom Snacks to Satisfy Every Craving

Because mindless eating isn't *the best,* but totally we do it anyway.<p>No, boredom eating is <i>not</i> the best practice—any nutritionist will tell you that mindlessly snacking is a one-way ticket to a wider waistline. But sometimes the afternoon munchies come a'knocking—and when they do, it's often not …

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Cruising 101: Industry Terms Defined To Save Cash

Cruise Vacation Week is sailing full speed ahead, and there are enough deals to float your boat! If you are confused by cruise jargon while researching and booking your vacation, you aren't the only one. Here are some important cash-saving industry terms demystified:<p><b>Onboard credits:</b> Although costs …

Seafood Spaghetti Baked in Paper (Spaghetti al Cartoccio)

<i>Every Tuesday, Italian expat</i> <b>Emiko Davies</b> <i>is taking us on a grand tour of Italy, showing us how to make classic, fiercely regional dishes at home.</i><p><i>Today: Think outside of the pot -- bake your pasta in little paper parcels.</i><p>This is an ingenious dinner party dish: You can prepare the packages early in …

Mom Makes Amazing Bento For Her Kids

Spider-Man<p><i>Despicable Me</i><p>Hello Kitty<p>Singaporean mother Li Ming is a master artist in the kitchen. She started developing her craft to entertain her …

Braised Chicken with Capers and Parsley

4 Servings<p>White wine vinegar and capers pack tangy and briny flavors into this braise.<p>September 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 tablespoons olive oil, divided<p>1 large onion, minced (1 1/2 cups)<p>4 chicken legs, drumsticks and thighs separated (about 2 pounds)<p>Kosher salt<p>1/2 cup minced flat-leaf parsley plus more …

Fried Tofu "Takeout" Noodles Recipe

1To make the sauce, in a bowl whisk together all of the ingredients until well combined and the sugar mostly dissolves. Set aside.<p>2Bring a large pot …

Beef with Broccoli "Takeout" Noodles Recipe

Tip<p>How to Thaw Beef<p>As with most meat, the safest way to thaw beef is in the refrigerator. Small cuts of beef can take up to 24 hours, while larger …

6 Killer Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Combos

Remember your first taste of a grilled cheese with tomato soup? Well, processed cheese and canned soup are for five-year-olds. Blow that memory away …

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Pigs in a Blanket Recipe

Skip the bun and wrap it up pigs-in-the-blanket style with this ridiculously easy yet whimsical jumbo-sized rendition. Just roll out store-bought …

Slow Cooker Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe

1Soak the dried porcini mushrooms in the hot water for 30 minutes.<p>2Drain the mushrooms, but reserve the soaking water for later. Chop the mushrooms …