Melanie Gonzalez

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Save A Mini Fortune This Fall By Making THIS

Pumpkin spice mania started back in August, but the elusive PSL is only officially returning to our coffee orders this week. This year, instead of …

Top chefs' secrets that will change the way you cook forever: Make pizza in a frying pan, boil veg with bicarbonate of soda and marinate meat for TWO DAYS

Even the most experienced of home cooks sometimes need help in the kitchen.<p>Mealtimes can be made infinitely simpler with a few tricks and short cuts …

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5 Reasons the Food in Mexico City is More Than Just Tacos

<i>Lesley Téllez, the author of Eat Mexico, gives us the lowdown on why food in Mexico City is unlike any other place (read: not just tacos).</i><p>When I moved to Mexico City in 2009, I was surprised at how enthusiastically people ate. In the mornings, I’d watch office workers drink <i>atole</i> and nibble on <i>pan</i> …

19 Labor Day Side Dish Recipes That Work

When you're planning a cookout you might have a tendency to focus on the mains—whether you're grilling up burgers, brats, or anything else, side dishes can quickly become an afterthought. But if you're so busy with the entrees that all you serve them with are mayo-drenched coleslaw and potato salad …

10 DIY Storage Hacks That Will Make Your Apartment Feel Huge

Whether you live in an amenity-packed, 900-square-foot apartment in Tulsa, Oklahoma for only $580 a month, or a bathroom-less micro-apartment in NYC's West Village that's a <i>tenth</i> of that size yet more expensive, one truth remains:<p>We could all benefit from having a little extra space in our homes for …

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How to Keep Home Maintenance Costs Under $300 a Year

Cringe at the thought of major repairs to your home? It’s the little preventative maintenance things you do throughout the year that’ll keep big …

52 Delicious Swedish Meals You Need To Try Before You Die

Swedish cooking has more to it than meatballs.

31 Crockpot Freezer Meals for Busy Weeknights

Do you need an easy dinner idea for busy weeknights? Stock your freezer with crockpot freezer meals! Here are 31 delicious crockpot recipes that I’ve …

Recipes: Kebabs are a great family dinner for the end of summer

Welcome to the Kebab Bar. With the kids going back to school, everyone appreciates a fun family dinner before the big day. Children of all ages enjoy interactive food and it is particularly good for picky eaters. They like a bit of control in making their own food selections. The recipe for this …

3 Delicious Things to Make With Bananas (That Aren't Smoothies)

You already eat bananas as a snack and toss them into smoothies, of course—but this potassium-loaded, fiber-rich fruit can do so much more. Here are …

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It’s time to say goodbye to summer and return to the regular autumn routine. For us, that means returning to the kitchen as well and making sure we …

Recipe: Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken

30 Things You Need To Cook In September

Buh-bye, bathing suits!

Snack Attack! 15 Healthy Snacks Your Kids Will Love

Dried cranberries are a great source of antioxidants and vitamin C. Choose a whole-wheat cereal for added daily fiber. Your kids will love it for the sweet crunch!

Ideas in Food's Best Japanese-Style Fried Chicken Just Happens to Be Gluten-Free

<i>Editor's Note:</i> I've been a huge fan of Aki and Alex of the blog Ideas in Food ever since I was a little chef-ling burning meat as a line cook in Boston. With their newest book, <i>Gluten-Free Flour Power</i>, they turn their considerable intellect to gluten-free recipes, developing unique solutions for …

These 3 Enchiladas Recipes Are All You Ever Wanted

These three enchiladas are, well, perfect. Here's how to make them.<p>It’s hard to find a good enchilada. Don’t get me wrong, I have had some really good ones: my mom’s, Mrs. Estrada’s (my elementary school lunch lady), and El Patio restaurant in Austin, Texas. Few things are more comforting than a …

Frozen Smoothies Are The Easiest Way To Eat A Healthy Breakfast Without Even Trying

And only wash your blender once.<p>Serves 1<p><i>Recipe by Natalie Brown</i><p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>3/4 cup coconut milk<p>1 cup mixed kale and rainbow chard<p>1 banana<p>1 cup pineapple<p>1/4 cup frozen mango<p>1 tablespoon almond butter<p>1 teaspoon vanilla extract<p><b>PREPARATION</b><p>Combine all ingredients in the blender, and blend until smooth.