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The protein-packed brownie recipe you can totally eat for breakfast

There are some moments in life (weekend movie marathons, celebrating after you cleaned your entire apartment, waking up with a random chocolate …

Our Most Popular Freeze-Ahead Recipes of 2017

It's hard to beat the satisfaction of a well-stocked freezer. Nothing compares to the feeling of having a handful of easy meals on hand to reach for …

10 Secret Sauces That Will Change Your Life

Sauce simply makes foods more succulent. Though it's tempting to just crank open a tin of tomato or butterscotch sauce, nothing beats homemade. These …

Cooking

Meatballs

From juicy slow cooker meatballs in tomato sauce to tender glazed cocktail meatballs, here are superb meatball recipes.

Underrated Films Of 2017: The Best Movies You Missed This Year

Why are some films blockbusters and others flops? Is it lackluster marketing? Is it a poorly-timed premiere? Is it an uninspired trailer? Or is it …

Date cake tastes like holidays, will make you forget fruitcake jokes

Despite the jokes, we enjoy fruitcake in our house. Likewise, the dark fruit flavors of mincemeat, plum puddings, stollen and lebkuchen. They prove a bold contrast to all the sugar cookies, peppermint bark and homemade fudge — which we also love.<p>Cakes made with dates are relatively new to our …

Baking

All The Best Songs Of 2017, Ranked

There was a point immediately following the November 2016 election where some naively optimistic folks tried to put a positive spin on things: At least the music will be good. Now more than a year later, we can definitely say that the presidency of Donald Trump has inspired as much drivel as it has …

Music

Old-Fashioned Ginger Snaps

This recipe is for classic old-fashioned ginger snap cookies, made with molasses, butter, brown sugar, and spices.

Recipes

Best-Ever Lemon Bars

Stir together butter, 1/4 cup sugar, vanilla and salt. Add one cup flour; mix just until incorporated. Press evenly into the bottom of an aluminum …

Best no-stress pie crust: The roll and fold method

The pastry investigator hews to scientific method. She formulates her hypothesis: Pastry perfection rests on the ratio of flour to fat to water.<p>She gets to work — years of false starts and soggy pies. Just as she is underlining her final formula — 2 cups flour, 2 sticks butter, 1/2 cup water — she …

Chocolate Cakes

These incredible chocolate cake recipes include Ina Garten's all-time favorite chocolate cake and moist red velvet cake.

Dessert

Recipe: Host a Feast Around this Roasted Leg of Lamb

There is always a lamb dish on Missy Robbins’ menu. The chef of Brooklyn’s Lilia restaurant has been cooking in restaurant kitchens for most of her life, appeared on <i>Top Chef</i>, earned two Michelin stars (both at A Voce in Manhattan), and can now add author to her brand.<p>Robbins’ new book (written with …

25 of Our Favorite Quick-Cooking Soups

One of the best things about fall is the return of soup season. There are few things more comforting on a chilly evening than a warm bowl of soup …

Turkish Revani: Semolina Cake Steeped In Syrup

Revani (reh-vah-NEE') is a classic dessert that has been present in Turkish cuisine since the Ottoman period. It's said to have been given its name …

Buttermilk biscuits make fall just a little more cozy

As the autumn air gets nippy, I find myself reaching for my gloves and scarf in the morning as I head out the door and crashing through the fallen …

Eating Ramen Like This Is So Much Easier on Your Stomach

Tofu seems to be a divisive ingredient, primarily among carnivores who feel like this meat substitute has a strange texture and isn't hardy enough to …

Food

The 28 best films of all time you've probably never seen

In 2017, we had "La La Land" and "Moonlight," while 2016 saw "Deadpool," "Rogue One," and "Finding Dory" take the stage.<p>With so much attention on these superstar blockbusters, it becomes far too easy for a quality movie to fall through the cracks — even with a star-studded cast and reputable …

Honestly the Best Banana Bread

Have bananas turning dark and spotted on your kitchen counter? Good for you. Don't toss them, don't hesitate, just grab flour, sugar, and eggs and …

Breakfast

Liam Neeson describes his particular set of skills and a new action craze is born

With <i>A History Of Violence, Tom Breihan picks the most important action movie of every year, starting with the genre’s birth and moving right up to</i> …

The Easiest Way to Eat More Vegetables for Breakfast

Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 375°F. Coat a 9x13-inch baking dish with olive oil; set aside.<p>Heat the 1 tablespoon of oil in a …

The 10 most overlooked, underrated and unfairly dismissed movies of 2016

If you take even a cursory look at the top-10 film lists floating around this year, a pattern emerges: <i>La La Land</i>, <i>Moonlight</i>, <i>Manchester by the Sea</i>, maybe a <i>Zootopia</i> or a <i>Kubo and the Two Strings</i> to even things out.<p>But there's a point at which every critic's "best films" start to blend together into a …

20+ Soup Recipes to Help You Beat Weight Gain

Winter is the unofficial soup season, I think we can all agree to that. It's bitterly cold, gets dark out by 5 p.m., and typically nothing sounds better than curling up on the couch with a bowl of something warm and comforting, like soup.<p>Whether it's packed with an unforgivable amount of sodium or …

Healthy Eating

15 Tried And True Recipes You'll Make Again And Again

From my personal recipe files to yours!<p>I have been cooking for the majority of the past six years, and while I enjoy trying new recipes, there are some recipes that I return to again and again. I love them because they are wholesome, delicious, relatively fast/simple, don't require a lot of fancy …

Best movies of 2015

Our (lapsed) film critic Brian D. Johnson returns from making his own movie to produce a list of his favourite films of 2015<p>I wasn’t planning to make …

Mad Max

Montreal Canadiens, Senators fans face off over teen's treatment at game

Hockey fan Katie Kerrick says she is overwhelmed by the reaction her story is getting a day after telling CBC News about being harassed at the Bell …

Jeff Petry traded from Oilers to Canadiens for picks

The Edmonton Oilers are giving Jeff Petry a chance to compete in his first Stanley Cup playoffs.<p>The NHL club on Monday traded the pending …