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These 10 Essential Cucumber Recipes Are Extra Easy

It's hard to beat the cool refreshment cucumbers provide. The water-packed veggie is not only wonderfully crisp, but its mild flavor also makes it …

Whole Grain

11 Sweet Scone Recipes You'll Want to Bake Immediately

Wherever you stand on the age-old debate of which comes first, jam or cream, one thing is certain: scones are truly delicious. And if you're open to …

Breakfast

30 Reasons Why Tonight's Dinner Should Be a Sandwich

Somewhere along the line, the sandwich got defined as lunch food. That's a shame, because if you stuff good bread with enough hearty, flavorful …

Cooking

Roasted Chickpea Avocado Toast

<i>Roasted Chickpea Avocado Toast with a drizzle of lemon tahini dressing makes a great healthy breakfast, lunch, or snack!</i> If you are a regular reader …

Healthy Eating

How to Cook Dried Beans (the Tastiest Beans of All, if You Ask Us)

By Alex Delany<p>Do you know how to cook dried beans? Well, you should. Because they're cheaper and tastier than the ones in a can, and easier to cook than you think.<p>Most people don't know how to cook dried beans. Their knowledge of legumes doesn't extend past that old playground rhyme. How’d it go? …

Food

3 Beef Stew Crockpot Recipes to Welcome Fall the Right Way

There's nothing like crunchy autumn leaves and chilly weather to properly usher us into soup season. For time-pressed cooking enthusiasts, there's …

Cooking

Does the coffee cake you make look (and taste) this good?

When I’m visiting, especially for an overnight stay, there’s one hosting gift I turn to every time: coffee cake. Specifically, a familiar-tasting, cinnamon-swirl treat that can hold up for a few days — not that it ever hangs around for that long.<p>Yum Yum Coffee Cake was my grandmother’s secret …

Dessert

5-Ingredient Sugar Cookies Will Forever Change Your Holiday Baking Game Plan

It's not until I tried a four-ingredient peanut butter cookie recipe that I could believe such a feat is possible. When Philia Kelnhofer's <b>Fast and Easy Five-Ingredient Recipes</b> ($12) (published by The Countryman Press) came out, I turned straight toward the dessert section to see if I could find …

These Simple Hacks Will Make You Super Creative, According to Science

We can all learn to activate the creative side of our brain by doing these things.<p>Here's a riddle for you: A man has married 20 women in a small town. All of the women are still alive, and none of them is divorced. The man has broken no laws. Who is the man?<p>Most likely if you solved this one, it …

Creativity

5 hot Raspberry Pi projects for Mac geeks

The credit-card-size Raspberry Pi has taken the tech world by storm. Thousands of geeky kids and adults use the tiny, low-cost computer boards to learn about coding and create fun projects like motion detectors, birdhouses that tweet when birds are present, and mini weather stations.<p>You, too, can …