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8 Professions Where You Can Make Way More Money With A Certificate

It’s no secret that higher education often leads to better, and higher paying, jobs. But even if you are in a job that only requires a Bachelor’s degree, you can still rise to the top.<p>Certificate programs are a great way to find a boost in your current industry, and often don’t require dedicating …

18 One-Pan Breakfast Recipes That Will Send You to the Strata-sphere

Alright, show of hands. Who out there loves bread, brunch and basically all things indulgent? Looks like just about everyone. This means you <i>definitely</i> need some strata in your life. These 18 eggy, cheesy and sometimes meaty bread puddings stir together all of the usual breakfast table suspects into …

Breakfast

4 Wholesome and Hearty Bean Soups to Get You Through Winter

<b>1. Pasta e Fagioli</b><p>Pasta e fagioli -- literally "pasta and beans" -- is a hearty and heartwarming Italian soup, perfect for a chilly night. There are countless recipes but this one, adapted from Chef Joe Cicala's recipe in the <i>The Washington Post</i>, is the best I've tried. The base of the soup is made …

Shortcut Ramen with Beef and Mushrooms

Anyone who has made pho will recognize the technique of charring the onions and ginger to add smoky aromatic flavor to this broth, which is exceptional when done with homemade stock, and a brilliant flavor shortcut when using a store-bought stock. We call for ramen noodles, since they’re easy to …

Recipes

Easy Roasted Vegetables

This recipe was created with flexibility in mind, and is a great way to use up leftover ingredients.

Mind

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 …

32 Truly Frightful, Totally Delicious Halloween Cookie Recipes

Florentines may look as lacy and delicate as a spider’s web, but they're very simple to prepare. The heat of the oven does most of the work, transforming mounds of the dough into thin, crisp, nutty cookies. Just add a fanciful drizzle of chocolate, and they’ll disappear before you can say, "Boo!"

Dessert

Building the Ultimate Nachos, One Chip at a Time

The keys to our ideal nachos are a house-made bean dip, evenly layered chips, and a killer roster of add-ons.<p><i>By Matt Duckor</i><p>Tortilla chips and cheese on a tray, baked together in perfect harmony within the confines of a hot oven until melted, garnished with any combination of ingredients you …

6 DIY Cured Fish Recipes for the Best Bagels Ever

Bagels on a weekend morning are a time-honored tradition for many. Take the meal up a notch by adding some homemade cured fish to the spread.<p>Bagels …

Make Every Day Taco Tuesday with Our 30 Best Taco Recipes

<b>Is is Tuesday yet? Our favorite taco recipes are too delicious to have just one night of the week. Set up a taco bar for a DIY party or serve up shells with any filling you please for a quick weeknight dinner.</b><p>Chipotle Chicken Tacos with Radish Salad<p>Take grilled chicken tacos to new heights by …

Cooking

How To Make Your Phone Your Personal Trainer

Skip the gym, forgo the trainer, and take your fitness game to your smart phone.<p>It's easy to consider fall the perfect time to hide under a chunky knit—but in the interest of good abs and September beach vacations, here are ten fitness apps to keep you in check on-the-go.<p><b>How To Workout With Your</b> …

Oven Roasted Potatoes With Bacon, Garlic, and Parmesan

<i>These oven roasted potatoes are loaded with crispy bacon, fresh garlic, and grated Parmesan. They make a delicious side dish that everyone will love!</i><p>I'm on a diet, you guys.<p>I know. It's awful and dumb and I don't even know if life is worth living anymore.<p>Whyyyyyyyy is my life so full of vegetables …

Recipes

How to Make Off-the-Cuff Breakfast Hash with Whatever You Happen to Have

How to make breakfast hash with anything you have on hand<p>Maybe it’s the recent fall weather here in New York, but something about the sound of a “breakfast hash” had me fantasizing about waking up early, donning a cable-knit sweater, and making myself some. So this weekend, I did (sans sweater). …

Recipes

Flaky Bread

An unfloured surface provides some traction, so it’s easy to roll the dough very thin.<p>Ingredients<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for surface<p>6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus more, room temperature, for brushing (about 10 )<p>Flaky sea salt (such as Maldon)<p>Olive oil …

Baking

Quick Kid-Friendly Recipes

Please even the most finicky eaters with a collection of family-favorite recipes, including pizza, tacos, meatballs, macaroni and cheese, chicken parmesan, and more.<p>This is fast food you can feel good about eating. Children and grown-ups alike will love not only the crispy chicken, but also dipping …

Recipes

Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts

Looking for a one-of-a-kind appetizer to serve at your next party? Try these mouthwatering bacon-wrapped water chestnuts, sure to have your guests coming back for seconds.

Recipes

Individual Cinnamon-Apple Tarts

You can also try these tarts with firm, ripe pears instead of apples.

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10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

From the editors of PopularMechanics.com, You may be missing out on some of its most powerful features.<p><b>1) Take Siri to School</b> <br>Tired of Siri pronouncing things wrong? Next time she screws something up, tell her "That's not how you pronounce X," and then pronounce it for her. She'll give it another …

Back to School: 10 Easy Weeknight Dinners Your Family Will Love

<b>1. Broiled Asian-Style Flat Iron Steak</b><p>Flat iron steak is one of my favorite cuts of beef for home cooking. It's similar to flank or skirt steak, only much more tender -- in fact, after the tenderloin, it's the second most tender cut. Plus, it's cheap. Here, I've broiled it and topped it with a rich …

Classic Garlic Bread

For this classic garlic bread, you can cut and butter the bread well in advance, but don’t bake it until guests arrive. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup cup (1 stick) unsalted butter<p>¼ cup cup extra-virgin olive oil<p>2 cloves garlic cloves, peeled, …

Recipes

Manhattan Fish Chowder

Chunks of tilapia are added to this traditional tomato-based soup in the final minutes of simmering. The fish cooks quickly, without breaking apart.

Recipes

Foolproof Fricassee

This quintessential chicken stew is traditionally served over rice, creamy mashed potatoes, or -- our choice -- lightly buttered egg noodles. You'll also want to have a loaf of crusty bread on hand to sop up the extra sauce.

Recipes

One-Pot Recipes: Make It in a Dutch Oven

Whether you're setting up a kitchen, upgrading your cookware, or looking for a practical yet beautiful gift, you’ve probably thought about a Dutch oven. Martha calls these pots “the workhorse of the kitchen” because they heat evenly and retain heat, move from stovetop to oven, and are essential for …

Kitchens