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Top Tips from Home Cooks: Making the Best Mac & Cheese Ever

Our community of home cooks knows how to make a creamy, cheesy mac-and-cheese casserole. Here are some of their top tips from 5-star recipes, …

Comfort Food

How I Meal Prep a Week of Meals for Two in Just 1 Hour — Power Hour Meal Prep

Although I'm fairly new to meal prepping, it didn't take me long to get into the groove. I discovered that while I like having <i>some</i> sort of rough …

Tomatoes

Best Affordable All-Inclusive Resorts

1 of 10<p>Azul Beach Hotel, by Karisma, Puerto Morelos, Riviera Maya<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>Meliá Caribe Tropical Punta Cana, Dominican Republic<p>3 of 10<p>Divi …

Los Cabos

60 Sensational Summer Appetizers Your Guests Will Love

<b>1</b> of <b>59</b><p>Mini Italian Club Sandwiches<p><p>Filled with provolone, sliced turkey, egg, bacon and pesto, these bite-size sandwiches are ideal appetizers but …

Lemony chicken wings, soaring above the rest

Served at a bar or at a casual summer gathering, chicken wings are crowd pleasers, whatever way you prepare them.<p>As a young cook, I learned from a …

Loneliness isn't inevitable – a guide to making new friends as an adult

Striking up friendships can be tricky – and studies show millions of us are lonely. Here, four people who forged new connections explain how they did it. Plus: psychologist Linda Blair gives her tips<p>When you are a child in the playground it is pretty simple, but “Do you want to be my friend?” isn’t …

Loneliness

The Easiest Oreo Microwave Mug Cake Ever!

Throw out what you know about baking. This Oreo mug cake is so simple, you don't need to be an expert baker to make this rich and chocolaty dessert. Plus, this recipe only requires five ingredients — four if you want to skip the extra calories in the whipped cream. Quick, easy, and sure to satisfy …

Recipes

Here's How To Grow An Endless Supply Of Garlic Indoors...

Along with green onions, garlic is one of the best health-friendly plants you can grow at home. It is super-easy and super-cheap. You may not like …

Pecan Day Recipes: Pecan Pie and Other Takes on This Favorite

Happy Pecan Day — the day that is said to commemorate George Washington first planting pecan trees at Mount Vernon in 1775. Pecans were favorite nuts of both Washington and Thomas Jefferson, who were great friends and both horticulture enthusiasts. Some say Jefferson gifted the first trees to …

Baking

29 Delicious Grain Bowls That Make Dinner a No-Brainer

We get it: At first, a "grain bowl" doesn’t sound like the most exciting dinner option. But if you look beyond the image of tasteless “macrobiotic …

Meet the Most Impressive Way to Cook Apples This Fall

<b>Heat the oven to 400°F.</b> Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 400°F.<p><b>Melt the butter.</b> Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter and cool. Add 1 …

Pasta with Garlic and Oil

<i>Aglio e Olio</i><p>It pays to use high-quality extra-virgin olive oil in this dish.<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>1 pound spaghetti<br>• Salt<br>• 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil<br>• 12 …

The Best Pizza Dough

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5 Ways to Use an Entire Bottle of Old Bay Seasoning

"I remember my mother's Parker Houses being laced with salty, savory Old Bay and a mean aged cheddar," says chef Jonathan Sawyer who uses a teaspoon …

9 Easy 2-Ingredient Desserts

Ready for some easy dessert ideas? Who says recipes have to be complicated to be good? These treats celebrate the minimalist approach to maximum …

Pasta Cooking Basics

Making pasta is one of cooking's easier tasks. It's something most people claim to be able to cook -- anyone who can boil water. Still, there are a …

Double Chocolate Layer Cake

<b>Ingredients</b><p>Cake Layers<p>3 ounces fine-quality semisweet chocolate such as Callebaut<br>• 1½ cups hot brewed coffee<br>• 3 cups sugar<br>• 2½ cups all-purpose flour<br>• 1½ cups unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch process)<br>• 2 teaspoons baking soda<br>• 3/4 teaspoon baking powder<br>• 1¼ teaspoons salt<br>• 3 large eggs<br>• 3/4 cup vegetable oil<br>• 1½ …

How to Clean a Keurig

<i>This post originally appeared on PureWow</i><p>Colombian…French roast…Sumatran…hot chocolate…You’ll run just about anything through your beloved Keurig. But …

Recipe: Buttery Lemon Angel Biscuits

Stir the yeast into 1/2 cup tepid water in a small bowl. Stir to dissolve.<p>In a large measuring cup, measure out the milk and add the lemon juice. Set …

17 Easy Breakfasts to Feed a Crowd

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>Unless you have a big immediate family (or work the line at a hot brunch spot), you probably don't often cook breakfast for a large group. But when you do, it's a relief—nay, a must—to have some easy recipes to …

Eggs

Crispy and Delicious: 17 Recipes to Get Your Pan-Fry On

More delicious than roasting, easier than deep-frying. Presenting: 16 excellent recipes for pan-fried everything.<p>Tastier than roasting, easier than deep-frying, pan-frying is here to make things golden-brown and very, very crispy.

Cooking

Make the Fluffiest Blueberry Pancakes Ever for Your Christmas Breakfast

I love (okay, and Crave ;) the idea of a big carbohydrate bonanza on Christmas morning, like a stack of decadent pancakes. Recently I’ve come across a number of sour milk recipes in my vintage cookbooks, so I used that sour flavor as inspiration for these fluffy, delicious pancakes. Cooked with …

The 10 Easiest One-Pot Pasta Dinners You'll Ever Make

With these easy one-pot pasta recipes, you don't have to bother with boiling pasta in a separate pot. Instead, you cook everything--and I mean …

How to Decorate a Cake: The Basics

Learn how to give your homemade cakes that bakery look with the same basic cake decorating techniques that even the fanciest pro bakers use. Once you …

Cupcakes For Kids

Ready to share some cupcake magic with your kids? We have tips for turning out these munchkin-sized treats and ideas for dressing them up to suit all …

How To Make The Best Homemade Ice Cream

Discover how easy it is to make delicious homemade ice cream that rivals what you'd stand in line for at the best ice cream shops. Once you learn the …

8 Top-Rated, Budget-Friendly Pasta Recipes

Great-tasting pasta recipes that won't boil away your food budget. These top-rated pasta recipes are taste-tested and overwhelmingly approved by the …

Ten Tips For Great Holiday Cakes

Dish up some divine desserts this holiday season. These handy tips will help make your cakes a smashing success.<p>Golden Rum Cake | Photo by Tricia<p><b>1.</b> A …