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A Dumpling Recipe to Bridge Generations

<i>In honor of Mother's Day, we're unearthing Heirloom Recipes and memories from our community members' moms all week.</i><p><i>Today: Hsiao-Ching Chou of Chinese Soul Food shares her mother's recipe for pan-fried dumplings.</i><p><i>Left: Hsiao-Ching's mother sits on the grass at the University of Missouri, where she</i> …

It's Crock-Pot time! 5 chicken chili recipes you can make in a slow cooker

Chicken chili lends itself to the slow cooker so well: After a long simmer, the chicken gets pull-apart tender, with practically no effort on your part. Plus, one batch makes healthful dinners for days. Check out these five fabulous twists, including a Buffalo version, a verde variety and more.<p>1. …

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31 Decadent Cookies You Won't Be Able To Stop Eating

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Double Chocolate Banana Bread That Vegans and Omnivores Alike Will Adore

<i>The following post was originally featured on Always Order Dessert and written by Alejandra Ramos, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Food.</i><p>I'll be honest: vegan baking is usually not my go-to. I love baking with butter. I love baking with eggs. I love baking with milk (or cream!). I use them liberally …

5 Warm and Cozy Breakfasts for Chilly Winter Days

It's cold outside: crank up the oven and wake your family with the smell of something good!<p><b>1. Marbled Chocolate Banana Bread</b><p>Warm out of the oven, this banana bread is tender and sweet-scented with a gorgeous ribbon of chocolate running through it. It's fun to make: you spoon the banana and …

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This 15-Minute Morning Yoga Routine Wakes You Up Better Than Coffee

Ever wonder how every yoga instructor you meet has more energy than Jess on <i>New Girl</i>, even at a 7 a.m. class? Yeah, coffee (or green tea) may play a …

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Five Great Bicycle Routes in Europe

Planes, trains, and automobiles certainly provide travelers with an edge when it comes to getting the most mileage out of Europe’s dreamy, castle-flecked landscapes. But there’s a price to pay: We end up being passive observers, rather than participants in the journey itself.<p>Touring Europe by …

Blueberry Muffin Bread

<i>This blueberry bread recipe is so soft and moist and just loaded with fresh blueberries! It is like the best blueberry muffins you'll ever try, but in bread form.</i><p>I love making easy blueberry muffins in the morning. I mean, it's like cake. For breakfast.<p>And errbody knows that blueberries are a …

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The Simple Secret to the Ultimate Pico de Gallo | Men's Health

Check out Chad Luethje’s recipes for the ultimate pico de gallo. He’s the executive chef of Red Mountain Resort in Utah, where he whips up giant batches of the salsa to scoop over his restaurant’s Mexican-inspired dishes, such as tempeh tacos.<p>To trumpet the fresh flavors of the tomatoes and …

Almond-Cranberry Quinoa Cookies

Makes about 2 dozen<p>These cookies are also delicious made with dried cherries instead of cranberries.<p>January 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1/2 teaspoon baking powder<p>1/2 teaspoon baking soda<p>1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature<p>1/4 cup …

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Chocolate-Cinnamon Coffee Cake

12 Servings<p>If you like, serve this chocolate-cinnamon recipe with whipped cream or an extra dollop of yogurt—or, of course, a cup of coffee.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan<p>½ cup blanched hazelnuts, chopped<p>2 ounces bittersweet …

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The best careers for travelling the world

Dreaming of a job that pays you to travel? Who doesn't? Competition is stiff and salaries aren't always something to write home about, but here's our pick of the best jobs to turn that daydream into reality.<p>Flight attendant<p>Yes, flight attendants travel the world but short haul staff rarely leave …

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9 Things You Should Know Before Booking Your Next Cruise

<i>kansasphoto / Flickr</i><p>With meals, entertainment and accommodations wrapped into one reasonable rate, cruising offers a convenient and affordable vacation option. Many cruises today offer stimulating onboard enrichment programs, unique culinary experiences and immersive shore excursions (think: …

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The Food Lab Redux: Use Science to Bake the Best Apple Pie

I'm not much of a sweet tooth, but for some reason, I get an almost unshakeable craving for ice cream once a year. Is there a behavioral psychologist in the house who might explain that one to me?<p>Similarly, the <i>only</i> time of the year I ever feel like eating pie is in the fall, and nine times out of …

7 Things To Do Today For Thanksgiving

Some days Thanksgiving seems so far off, and on others, it feels right around the corner. Either way, it’s never too early to get started.<p>Some days …

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Travel Well for Less: How to Save on Accommodations

Ever wonder why someone else always seems to get a better deal for their hotel or travel accommodation than you do? Well, there are lots of ways to score discounted (or even free) accommodations these days. We've done it ourselves in both our personal travel and for our work for International …

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Easy Savory Cornbread

8 Servings<p>A simple, straightforward cornbread that we’d happily serve alongside a bowl of chili on any other day of the year.<p>November 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, cooled, plus more for baking dish<p>1⅓ cups all-purpose flour<p>1⅓ cups cornmeal<p>2 tablespoons sugar<p>1 tablespoon …

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Salsa Verde

<i>This roasted tomatillo salsa has just a handful of ingredients and roasts quickly in the oven. Salsa verde is perfect for chips and works great in enchiladas, too!</i><p>Well, surprise surprise.<p>I'm back with more cilantro and lime, because cilantro and lime is my jam. And by jam I mean I would totally …

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11 Better-For-You Baking Swaps

There’s something that feels so right about indulging in a rich brownie or a frosted, fluffy cupcake. But it’s no secret that baking staples aren’t making anyone’s superfood list.<p>Luckily, we’ve found a way to help you feel better about treating yourself: make some simple substitutes in your …

10 Cozy Fall Breakfast Recipes

Cooler temperatures and falling leaves mean it's time to turn on your oven and bake something delicious. Try these cozy breakfast recipes made from all your favorite fall ingredients -- apples, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, oats, pecans and more.<p><b>1. Amish-Style Baked Oatmeal with Apples, Walnuts & Raisins</b><p>…

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How to Make Sweet and Moist Northern-Style Cornbread With a Crust a Southerner Would Be Proud Of

Back in college, I celebrated a cousin's birthday at the low-cost rotisserie chicken 'n' ribs joint Dallas BBQ. Don't let the name fool you, you won't find old fashioned wood burning pits out back at this New York-based institution—it was the"Texas-sized" frozen margaritas that were our main draw. …

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Healthy Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplant parmesan was the first Italian recipe I learned to make after marrying my husband over 17 years ago. I always loved and admired the way his grandmother Rosie rallied family and friends around her table for a delicious Italian meal. After a not-so-good first attempt, Rosie taught me how to …

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11 Things You Need to Do to Make Your Baked Goods Better

Even the most seasoned baker can use a refresher course now and then—these baking tips will make for better cookies, cakes, pies, and more<p>We'll admit it: Sometimes, we fudge things when we cook. After all, who needs a recipe for simple weeknight pasta? Off-the-cuff roasted chicken is a snap. We're …

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A Great Gravy Recipe Will Solve All Your Problems

The turkey’s resting, which means one thing: It’s gravy time<p>The turkey’s resting, which means one thing: It’s gravy time. Forget multitasking—these moments are for crafting the silky sauce that brings the entire plate together. Here are the three most important steps:<p><b>Stock Answers</b> Good gravy begins …

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