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Barbara Bush's Chocolate Chips Recipe

"This recipe is from the 1992 Bush-Clinton presidential campaign."<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup butter, softened<p>1/3 cup packed brown sugar<p>1/3 cup white sugar<p>1 …

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Salted-Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Epi associate editor Emily Johnson liked her family cookie recipe, but thought it could be even better. So she started making it with butter instead …

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30 Delicious Things You Should Eat In November

Because the best Food Holiday is almost here.

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Skillet Chicken With Creamed Spinach, Mushrooms and Bacon

This skillet chicken has a delicious sauce, perfect for soaking bread or a side. If you wanted to perk this up with a bit of heat you could add some …

10 Most Overlooked Books Of This Summer

Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.<p><i>Saints for All Occasions</i> by J. Courtney Sullivan<p>"Sullivan often approaches melodrama, but she steers clear of the sentimentality that might easily have crept into this tale of regret and nostalgia." Of Catholic guilt, silences, and …

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7 Thoughtful Questions You Should Ask Yourself When You Don't Know What To Write | Inc.com

I am a writer.<p>On any given day, I write somewhere in the ballpark of 10,000 words--and the genres are all over the board.<p>I have a journal for poetry and quick ideas that I keep with me at all times, in my backpack. I aim to write an answer on Quora every day. I write here on <i>Inc Magazine</i> five times …

Creative Writing

7 Ways to Improve Your Writing, According to Experts

Sometimes you don’t know what you want to say. Other times you don’t know the right way to say it. And very often you can’t get your butt in the …

Creative Writing

These Expert Writing Tips Will Guarantee Your Blog Posts Get Read

Digital marketing expert Neil Patel shares his top tips for writing blog posts that people will read--and share.<p><i>This article also appeared on LinkedIn.</i><p>Neil Patel is a serial entrepreneur who has co-founded several successful web analytics firms such as Crazy Egg and Kissmetrics.<p>He's also one of the …

Writing

Meet the SAVEUR Blog Awards Finalists: 6 Food Blogs for Daily Dinner Inspiration

The SAVEUR Blog Awards are here, and from a pool of tens of thousands of reader nominations we’ve selected 78 finalists in 13 categories. Now it’s …

The 25 Books You're Going to Want to Curl Up With This Fall

Summer reading is great, but there's nothing better than getting that first pumpkin latte of the season and curling up with a good book. I'm Brenda Janowitz, author of The Dinner Party, and I'm here to tell you which books are going to make you late to all of your Halloween parties. We've got a …

Brownies With Caramel: Sweet and Salty in a Committed Relationship

“Ultimately, there’s nothing you can make with chocolate that’s better than a brownie,” said Renato Poliafito, owner of two Baked bakeries in New York City with his partner and co-founder, Matt Lewis. “You can make things that are fancier, or lighter, or creamier, but they won’t be better.”<p>If such …

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The Perfect, Printable Workout For New Runners

Calling all beginner runners! If lacing up your sneaks is one of your New Year's resolutions, this workout is a must! Since it mixes walking with jogging, it's the perfect way to ease your body into it. This 60-minute walk-jog workout alternates between walking briskly and jogging slowly, perfect …

The 9 Best Tips On Writing From Ernest Hemingway

Write what you know, leave out unnecessary words, and don't do it to be famous.<p>Ernest Hemingway was one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. His most popular work, <i>The Old Man and the Sea</i>, earned him a Pulitzer Prize in 1953, and in 1954 Hemingway won the Nobel Prize for Literature …

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Apple Juice Brined and Carolina BBQ Style Chicken Legs

Place all of the ingredients into a plastic food storage bag. Place in refrigerator and marinate the chicken from two to eight hours. (I marinate for …

The 33 Best Documentaries of All Time

<i>By: Christopher Campbell</i><p><i>Credit: Portrait Films (edited)</i><p>Documentary is not a genre, but an entire branch of moviemaking. So pitting diverse qualifying contenders against each other to determine the 33 best... well, that's difficult.<p>Have I included enough music docs (<i>Don't Look Back</i>, <i>Gimme Shelter</i>), …

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Top 10 Punctuation Mistakes

Writers can avoid most errors of punctuation by mastering the following conventions.<p>1. Introductory words, phrases, and clauses are followed by a …

Language

7 Tips for Proofreading Your Book

By Corina Koch MacLeod and Carla DouglasDo you proofread your book after it’s been laid out for print or formatted for e-reading? You should. …

Writing

4 Delightful Editing Tips to Make Your Words Dazzle and Dance - Copyblogger

Do you ever read back a draft of your writing and wonder what happened?<p>Red-cheeked, you <i>thought</i> your draft was complete. You felt excited. Brimming …

Writing That Is Effortless to Read Takes Great Effort to Write

As for how to write well," writes Paul Graham, "here's the short version: Write a bad version 1 as fast as you can; rewrite it over and over; cut out everything unnecessary."<p>It's all too easy to follow his first piece of advice and then neglect to follow the rest.<p>The root of the problem lies in our …

Book Review: 'I Let You Go'

"I Let You Go" (Berkley), by Clare Mackintosh<p>The death of a 5-year-old boy in a hit-and-run accident on a rainy British evening jumpstarts "I Let You Go," which melds an intense psychological thriller with a suspenseful police procedural.<p>A best-seller when it was released last year in the U.K. and …

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Savannah's Mom's Homestyle Fried Chicken

<b>Ingredients</b><p>Homestyle Fried Chicken<p>2 eggs<br>• 1/4 cup buttermilk<br>• 2 cups flour<br>• 1 tablespoon salt<br>• 1 tablespoon black pepper<br>• 1 tablespoon paprika<br>• 1 cup cracker meal (crushed saltine crackers) or crushed potato chips<br>• Crisco or vegetable oil<br>• Bacon grease (optional)<br>• 3 pounds chicken, cut into pieces (drumsticks, …

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Copycat Chipotle Chicken Recipe

<i>This copycat recipe for Chipotle chicken is spot-on, and arguably even better than the original! You will LOVE this marinade!</i><p>I’m back today with the …

What's For Dinner? 8 Easy Meals You'll Make Again and Again

Looking for new recipes to add to the weekly dinner rotation? From cedar planked salmon to grilled chicken fajitas, these recipes are all serious family-pleasers.<p><b>1. Cedar Planked Salmon with Lemon, Garlic & Herbs</b><p>This is one of my favorite ways to prepare salmon: the cedar plank and herbs impart a …

19 Summer Books That Everyone Will Be Talking About

Get ready for the beach.<p>It might be just barely spring in many parts of the country, but that doesn't mean we can't look forward to warmer months — and the relaxation that comes with them. But the old definition of a "summer book" as a throwaway novel just won't do: one size definitely doesn't fit …

5 Words You Use All the Time That Were Once Totally Unacceptable

Attention language lubbers: the fourth edition of <i>Garner’s Modern English Usage</i> is out this month, and while it’s as full of pedantry as any guide on …

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Short Rib Ragù with Pappardelle | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Rich and complexly flavored, a ragù made from slow-cooked short ribs makes an impressive showing for Sunday supper or at an Italian-themed dinner party. Make the pasta from scratch if you like, or, to save time, purchase fresh pappardelle or another wide noodle from an Italian deli or gourmet …

Unblocking Writer's Block: 10 Ways to Free Your Mind

<i>"I hate writing, I love having written." Dorothy Parker</i><p>In a recent <i>New Yorker</i> article, writer Maria Konnikova explored some of the possible causes behind writer's block. A 1940s study found four different types of blocked writers: those who were anxious, those who took their anger out on others, …

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The 30-Day Burpee Challenge That Will Totally Kick Your Butt

Ah, the burpee. It’s one of the most dreaded exercise moves across the board, and yet every workout seems to incorporate a version of it (hello, even …