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Mexican-Style Chicken with Penne

Adding a small amount of canned chipotle chiles in adobo (available at most supermarkets) makes a basic tomato sauce smoky and complex. Finishing the …

Renovated 1970s brick beach house in Australia gets new life with an elegant timber screen

A 1970s modernist brick beach house in Noosa, Australia, received a modern makeover that transformed it into a gorgeous subtropical retreat. Teeland …

21 Whole30 Recipes to Just Throw in Your Slow Cooker

One of the biggest challenges while doing the Whole30 is all the prep that goes into it. When foods containing gluten, grains, dairy, soy, and sugar …

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Banana chocolate bread pudding with banana almond crème anglaise

<b>Bread pudding</b><p>Preheat oven to 325 F. Butter a 10x10-inch cake pan on the sides and bottom (or use parchment paper). Make sure to use a cake pan that has edges at least 2 to 3 inches high.<p>Place half of the ripped bread in the cake pan to create the first layer. Sprinkle half of the chocolate chips …

Database helps plant 'right tree for the right place'

<b>German researchers have compiled a 400-species database to encourage people to plant the "right tree in the right place" in urban areas.</b><p>The team of scientists hope the information will help shift the focus away from the way trees look towards on the focus on biodiversity.<p>Over the next decade, the …

Excellent Beef Stew on a Weeknight? Thank Your Pressure Cooker

Through rigorous testing, we already know that cooking your stew for too long can be detrimental to the quality of the meat. Just about a couple of hours is enough to take a collagen-rich cut of beef, like chuck, from tough to tender. Cook it longer and it becomes shreddable and soft; still longer, …

9 Indian Recipes for Anyone Who’s Been Too Intimidated to Try Before

If you think Indian food is too tricky to make at home, think again. This week's featured foodie is Richa Gupta of My Food Story. She makes easy and …

Food

A Genius One-Pan Lasagna—for the Hurried and the Lazy

Lasagna is the dinner everyone wants, but no one thinks they have time to make. We save it for birthdays, for company, for only the barest of Sundays.<p>But we've got it all wrong. It turns out lasagna can happen anytime, if you’re smart about it—in fact, it can happen in the time it would take to …

Italian Food

Pork, Pasta, Parmesan are the 3 Musketeers of Weary Weeknight Dinners

Orecchiette are the papasan chairs of the pasta world, ready to embrace your socked, woolen, weeknight-weary self just as they cradle crispy bits of sausage and the teeniest florets of greens.<p>In this recipe, which comes from the Italian region of Puglia and from community member Jenifer Mangione …

The Hands-Off, Any-Time-of-Year Dinner You'll Never Get Bored Of

My canned chickpea dinner once followed a predictable path: Open can, drain and rinse chickpeas, sauté onions and garlic in olive oil, add the beans, stir around till warm, eat. (Then look around the kitchen for something else.)<p>But Joy the Baker figured out how to take a similar route and end up at …

The Cider-Braised Pork Shoulder That Screams “Fall!”

If there were an ideal fall meal, it would include the following: apples, cider, caramelized onions, a one-pot meal. Well, look at that! It looks like we just described Cider-Braised Pork Shoulder with Caramelized Onions and Apple Confit.<p>“What this pork dish lacks in beauty it makes up for …

Recipes

Be a Genius, Do This One Thing, Have Better Soups All Winter

There's one surprisingly simple thing you can do tonight (or tomorrow, or Saturday afternoon) that, all winter long, will give you the soup-making power of homemade vegetable broth in—<i>snap!</i>—the time it takes to make hot water.<p>It’s not magic, it’s bouillon! One jar will last you a good six …

Flavors

Deliciously Satisfying Energy Balls That Will Keep You Full for Hours

Fueling protein, fiber, and more in a bite-size snack? Sweet! So are these recipes.<p>I bring these bite-size energy balls with me when I'm on the go, …

The Comforting, Turmeric-Spiked Chicken Soup I’ve Been Obsessed with for Decades

My aunt’s family lived in Burma in the ‘60s and when they came back to the U.S., they brought a recipe for “kaukswe,” a coconut-chicken-curry dish from the southern part of the country. It became our family’s celebratory dish for every big get-together.<p>Gathered around a large round table in a …

Aldo Leopold Bench Plans

This step by step woodworking project is about aldo leopold bench plans. This bench is super simple to build, but surprisingly sturdy. If you like …

The Whole Grain, Hearty Galette Dough That Will Feed You All Week

<i>Big Sunday dinners anchor the upcoming week, especially if you make a little extra. We partnered with Tillamook to join the #RealFoodSunday movement, encouraging families to cook and eat Real Food together once a week, but especially on Sundays.</i><p>Galettes are the kind of food made for a laid back …

Creamy Thai Carrot Sweet Potato Soup.

Soup season has returned!!The post Creamy Thai Carrot Sweet Potato Soup. appeared first on Half Baked Harvest.

18 Dinners to Make When Your Pantry's As Empty As Your Stomach

It is 7 P.M. You haven't been to the grocery store since last week, you are famished, and you have no ideas. You have two options:<p>You can panic at the steep downward trajectory of your blood sugar and get takeout. (Been there. This is a perfectly reasonable response.)<br>• You can open up the cabinets …

Recipes

Beyond Shiplap: 6 White Walls That Will Make You Rethink Wood Paneling

If the term wood paneling makes you think either "70s Brown Hot Mess" or groan at the thought of yet another episode of HGTV's Fixer Upper, then take …

14 Multi-Purpose, Dinner-Transforming Sauces to Make in Big Batches

A sauce is good when the rest of the meal becomes a vehicle for it: when you intentionally tear too much romaine so that you can dip the leaves into the "leftover" dressing or when you plan to have crusty bread (and extra spoons) around.<p>A sauce is a <i>great</i> when it's flexible—a marinade <i>and</i> a …

How to raise a genius: lessons from a 45-year study of super-smart children

A long-running investigation of exceptional children reveals what it takes to produce the scientists who will lead the twenty-first century.<p>On a …

The Best Budget Decorating Hacks on the Internet

Budgeting is an art. We're constantly brainstorming ways to build a better mousetrap in the affordable nesting realm. From seasonal sales to …

Hacking

Dinner in 20: For the Best Fried Chicken Cutlets, Use Clarified Butter

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>Dinner in 20<p>The best quick and easy recipes to help you get dinner on the table fast.<p>I'm in the habit of keeping a tub of clarified butter in my fridge at all times. I don't use it often, because it's easy to forget it back there behind the eggs and the …

Recipes

Carnitas Tacos: Proof that Your Slow Cooker Deserves Summer Love

Here we are in the dog days of summer, the last hurrah, the final stretch. As a mother to two young boys, these remaining weeks of August are celebrated almost as grandly as Christmas. We head to Grandma’s beach house, settle in, and try to forget the impending backpacks and lunchboxes.<p>But <b>as any</b> …

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The Tomato Sauce That's Right for You (+ 14 Others to Try)

If you have tomato sauce, you have dinner. Simmer it and poach an egg in it. Poach fish in it. Warm meatballs in it. Pour it over just-boiled pasta. Simply sop it up with bread. Done.<p>It's easy to turn to jarred sauces, but it's just as easy (and arguably more satisfying) to make your own. You need …

You're 5 Ingredients Away From These 30 Dinners

Avocado toast for dinner again? A fried egg? Those are great options—we make them all the time, too—but there are other ideas out there for when you, you know, get bored. When you can't stand to look a yolk in the eye (for a day or two, anyway), look here instead of at takeout menus.<p><b>These 30 dishes</b> …

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Frozen Oreo Pie That Will Make You Jump Up and Down

I have seen my life's version of Beatlemania and it revolves not around mop-headed crooners but around an Oreo Pie simple but extraordinary.<p>Camp Seafarer in coastal North Carolina is a magical, extremely humid place where your feet and hair can be as dirty as you want, 95% of the day is spent in a …

The Food Lab: How to Make the Best Pork Satay I've Ever Had

When my wife, Adri, and I spent a few months traveling through Asia a couple of years back, we made a pact on the very first day we got there, and it was this: If we see smoke or steam coming out of a dark alleyway, we will investigate.<p>That one simple rule served us well, sending us to everything …

A Practical Guide For Working Parents To Divide Household Responsibilities

Even when both parents work, moms end up doing more of the household chores. Here’s how to make home life more equitable.<p>Whose job is it to sign the kids up for summer camp, fill out (and fax) the tedious forms, make sure that peanut-free lunches are packed every evening, and drive children to …

5 Best Healthy Recipe Apps: Food that Tastes Good & Feels Great

I’ve reached a point in my life where cooking is important to me. I may not want to stand in the kitchen when I get home after work but I’ve realized how much better I feel when making my own meals with fresh, whole ingredients. Now it’s time to find some healthy recipe apps that not only use whole …