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Let’s Do This: Easy Homemade Hummus

How to get it nice and smooth—and you might never buy it again.<p>If you’ve never made hummus at home, or tried and failed because why is this tahini I bought so bitter? Then today is the day that all changes. Senior food editor <b>Claire Saffitz</b> has the most basic, low-key hummus recipe and she’s here to …

Mashed

25 Great Books by Refugees in America

One way to regard the refugees in the news these frenzied past few days is as potential Americans, individuals and families escaping bad situations who imagine themselves building new lives here. What these particular refugees could become in this country, and how they could contribute to our …

Literature

More Protein, Less Calories: The Vegan Weight-Loss Formula

• Popsugar<br>• Health & Fitness<br>• Protein<p>High-Protein, Low-Calorie Vegan Recipes<p>More Protein, Less Calories: The Vegan Weight-Loss Formula<p>Shares<p>If you want to …

17 Empanada Recipes You'll Want To Save For Later

I'm not drooling, you're drooling.

Cooking

Move over, guac—this is peak Super Bowl party perfection

Sure, you might be able to spot a perfectly ripe avocado in a flash and know how to cut one perfectly down the middle and pop out the pit with ease. …

This will be the most popular pizza recipe on Pinterest, and we totally understand why

Ever heard of naan pizza? You should have, because it was this year’s most-pinned pizza trend on Pinterest.<p>Pizza, understandably, might just be the …

Sugar Cookies

Recipe courtesy of<p>Show:<p>Episode:<p>Total:2 hr 24 minPrep:15 minInactive:2 hrCook:9 min<p>Yield:about 3 dozen-2 1/2 inch<p>Level:Easy<p>More from:

Seductively Simple Side: Spicy Bok Choy With Sesame Seeds

Have you met bok choy? If not, get yourself to the nearest supermarket posthaste, and snap up a bundle. Slightly sweet and grassy in flavor, the Chinese cabbage takes well to a host of flavors, but easily my favorite way to prepare it is conveniently simple, without sacrificing a lick of …

Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Combine Forces For One Epic Bowl

Like peanut butter and jelly, lamb and mint, or strawberry and rhubarb, tomato soup and grilled cheese were practically made to be paired with each other. Here, I've taken the combination one better and — inspired by the always charming and ingenious Ina Garten — melded two solid concepts (tomato …

5-Ingredient Butternut Squash Alfredo Is Ready in 30 Minutes or Less

<i>The following post was originally featured on Cooking For Keeps and written by Nicole Shoemaker, who is part of Collective Food.</i><p>Yesterday was one of those really great days. The baby slept in. Kevin stayed home. We walked, played, had coffee, and ate a home-cooked frittata before 9 a.m. We went to …

16 Delectable Veggie Dumplings to Devour on Meatless Monday

Big and heavy meals are pretty standard once the chilly weather rolls around. Everyone is looking to dig into their fave comfort foods, like cheesy baked pastas and belly-warming curries. But, despite our love for these rich meals, we do tend to appreciate something on the lighter side every now …

Award Winning Carrot Cake Cupcakes

<b>Ingredients</b><p>Cream Cheese Frosting<p>1 cup European-style unsalted butter (such as Plugra), softened<br>• 1 1/2 cups cream cheese, softened<br>• 5 3/4 cups powdered sugar<br>• 1/4 cup whole milk<br>• 3/4 tablespoon very high quality vanilla extract<br>• 1 small orange, juiced and zested<p>Cupcakes<p>1 cup flour<br>• 1/2 tablespoon baking …

Play-Doh Launches Mobile App That Turns Creations Into Animated Characters

Play-Doh is getting a 21st century update. Hasbro and Play-Doh recently launched the Touch Shape to Life Studio, tech that can transform real-life …

A Chile-Spiced Roasted Sweet Potato Salad That’s Happy Hot, Cold, or as a Taco

My mother is chief among the consultants I call when looking for inspiration in the kitchen. She always seems to be cooking exactly what I want to be eating. Most recently, she reminded me of Mark Bittman’s roasted sweet potatoes with black beans and chile dressing, a salad she’s been making since …

Sweet Potatoes

Hoisin-glazed tofu with stir-fried brown rice

Healthy hoisin-glazed tofu with stir-fried brown rice is really easy, vegetarian, and under 500 calories.<p>Step 1<p>Cut the tofu into wide strips, put in …

Pumpkin, Pear, and Apple—Essential Fruit Butters You'll Eat All Fall

Pear, apple, pumpkin - oh my! All the fall flavors you love are now in spreadable form. They might be called butters, but in fact there isn't any …

Breakfast

21 Pumpkin Recipes You Can Make in a Muffin Tin

If you're hosting this Halloween or bringing treats to your friend's party, you don't want to overlook your muffin tin. All of these pumpkin goodies — from savory bites to desserts — can be made in a muffin tin and are automatically individually portioned for easy serving. You're sure to find a …

11 Fun Halloween Projects (Beyond Jack O'Lanterns) You Can Do With Your Kids

Halloween is lots of fun for kids, from decorating a pumpkin to trick-or-treating. But there are plenty of other Halloween projects you can do in …

Cinco de Mayo

Lesson From Einstein: Genius Needs Perseverance

For those who blundered their way through trigonometry and calculus in high school and college, sheer mathematical genius is almost unfathomable. But Albert Einstein’s brand of genius — that rare mix of brilliance, creativity and perseverance — was arguably as important as any given intelligence …

Physics

11 Cupcakes (Almost) Too Cute to Eat

WATERMELON<p>With the help of a little red and green food coloring, plus mini mint chocolate chips for seeds, you’ve got a faux-fruit dessert no one …

Dessert

We Tried It and Believe That Magic Cake Is Here to Stay

It’s been a couple weeks since we found out about magic cake, and it’s safe to say that it is still a hot topic of conversation. A cake with a sponge layer, a custard layer and a fudgy layer — yes, please! We had to try it out for ourselves, and B+C readers — we are happy to introduce you to this …

An Unusual Frosting, an Unusual Cake & the Best Thing I've Baked Recently

The term <i>sheet cake</i> reminds me of grocery stores. It conjures up bakeries with fluorescent lighting and dry yellow cake with tooth-achingly sweet buttercream balloons piped on top. It shouldn't, though: A sheet pan is an excellent shape for baking a cake. It's perfect (and easy to slice) for a …

Dessert

260 Mexican Recipes You Need to Master

If you find yourself uttering the phrase "I love Mexican food" more than once a week, join our club. What's not to love, really? The delicious options seem endless. There are tacos, burritos, quesadillas, taquitos, tostadas — all waiting to be filled with things like tinga chicken, pulled pork, …

Cooking

White Bean, Dill, and Vegetable Soup

I know I can make and eat soup all year round, but there's just something special about doing it when the first signs of fall begin to arrive. And if …

Food Preservation

Spinach and White Bean Soup

• Calories 327<br>• Fat 10g<br>• Sat fat 6g<br>• Cholesterol 28g<br>• Sodium 970mg<br>• Protein 18g<br>• Carbohydrate 41g<br>• Sugar 7g<br>• Fiber 12g<br>• Iron 5mg<br>• Calcium 287mg<p>Calories 327<br>• Fat 10g<br>• Sat fat …

'I Wish My Teacher Knew' Class Assignment Reveals Heartbreaking Truths About Students' Home Lives

She wasn't expecting the responses to be so moving.<p>With only so much time during the day to get through the curriculum, and only so many chances to …

24 Insanely Clever Things You Can Do With Pool Noodles

Who noodle you could do so much?

Thai Cucumber Salad

<i>Thai Cucumber Salad – easiest and best homemade Thai cucumber salad recipe that is better than your favorite Thai restaurants, guaranteed!</i><p>I love Thai …

Golden Bell Pepper Soup Recipe - Health

Step 1<p>Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion, carrots, celery, and a pinch of salt and black pepper. Cook until vegetables are tender, …

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This summer I’ve fallen in love with growing fresh herbs in my garden and finding creative ways to harvest and use them. My favorite herb by far has …