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10 Ground Beef Skillet Recipes — Recipes from the Kitchn

Arm yourself with a pound of ground beef and a skillet, and your dinner possibilities become quite extraordinary. Using ground beef is a smart way to …

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Make Fresh Ricotta Gnocchi in Less Time Than it Takes to Cook Dried Pasta

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>I love gnocchi. At least, I love the gnocchi in my mind. Light, pillowy, flavor-packed, they're the perfect vessel for turning a good red sauce into a full-fledged meal. In reality, more often than not they're leaden, dense, mushy, or dull. And it's …

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When Theodore Roosevelt Tried to Reform the English Language

A number of famous names have been involved in reforming the English spelling system over the centuries, but probably one of the most unexpected …

How Words Rewire Our Brains, For Better or Worse

By Carolanne WrightContributing writer for Wake Up World<i>“Just seeing a list of negative words for a few seconds will make a highly anxious or</i> …

Banana Ice Cream Recipes - Indulgent & Healthy!

<i>Eleven delicious banana ice cream recipes to try — indulge often in this healthy and satisfying treat!</i><p>If you haven’t tried banana “ice cream” yet, …

Fresh And Clean: Basil Avocado Pasta

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4 Wholesome and Hearty Bean Soups to Get You Through Winter

<b>1. Pasta e Fagioli</b><p>Pasta e fagioli -- literally "pasta and beans" -- is a hearty and heartwarming Italian soup, perfect for a chilly night. There are countless recipes but this one, adapted from Chef Joe Cicala's recipe in the <i>The Washington Post</i>, is the best I've tried. The base of the soup is made …

The secret philosophy of language: Searching for the origins of human thought

<b>(Wikimedia)</b><p>Since the time of Socrates and Plato, humans have pondered the origin of our words. Now we’re closer to an answer<p>Daniel Cloud<p>January 11, 2015 11:58am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Domestication of Language”<p>How did all the various things in the world get their names?<p>And out of the ground the …

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7 Meatless Mains (+ What to Wash Them Down With)

The easiest way to make dinner feel special is to pair it with a great beverage -- whether a cocktail, a smoothie, or something more akin to dessert, a fancy libation punctuates any meal and enlivens an otherwise ordinary weeknight.<p>No matter if you're a veteran vegetarian or you've resolved to cut …

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17 Thanksgiving Soups We Love

Gallery17 Thanksgiving Soups We Love<p>The aroma of my grandmother's Thanksgiving feast wasn't turkey, it was soup. Her salty, rich beef broth would permeate the house. Year in and year out, the soup remained the same: <i>acini di pepe in brodo</i>, or tiny, chewy Israeli couscous-like pasta in thick, …

Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese Hand Pies Recipe

1<p>Reduce the oven heat to 400°F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.<p>2<p>Divide the chilled dough into 8 to 10 pieces. On a floured …

Kurt Vonnegut Explains “How to Write With Style”

If you feel the need for tips on developing a writing style, you probably don't look right to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' …

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33 Books You Should Read Now, Based On Your Favourite Films

From Pulp Fiction to pulp fiction.<p>I've only included films on this list that were made from original screenplays, so there's nothing adapted from another medium. Many of the films are taken from the IMDb Top 100. The books I've included on this list are ones that have not yet been made into films …

Great Resources to Teach Students about Plagiarism and Citation Styles

November 7, 2014<br>One of my favourite sources for information and guidelines regarding referencing and citation styles is the Purdue Online Writing Lab …

Engaging Activities and Projects for Literature

<b>Engaging Activities and Projects for Literature</b><p><b>By Jill Jenkins</b><p>In the old days, teachers used to assign a short story or a number of chapters in a …

Enchiladas Suizas

<i>There are 3 million chicken recipes on the internet. We're here to show you the good ones. Win, win.</i><p><i>Today: A meal to make your weeknights a little bit more of a fiesta.</i><p>"We're having Enchiladas Suizas for dinner tonight,” is what zindc announces when this dish is on the menu, and it’s a tradition …

How to Make Pavlova (+ A Recipe for White Chocolate Orange Pavlova)

<i>We should all have a solid command of the ABCs of baking. Thankfully,</i> <i>Food52's Test Kitchen Manager</i> <i>Erin McDowell is here, with tips and tricks to help you master the most essential desserts and the simplest breads.</i><p><i>Today: Grab your mixer -- we're making pavlova.</i><p>I am all about pavlova -- it's one of …

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better chicken pot pies

There are over 900 recipes in this site’s archives, [which is completely nuts, but also conveniently gives me an answer to the ever-present “what do …

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Apples, Onion, and Crispy Sage

<i>For those nights when you get home hungry, stressed, and impatient, Hangry is here to help. Each Monday, Kendra Vaculin will share quick, exciting meals to rescue anyone who might be anxiously eyeing a box of minute rice.</i><p><i>Today: Sweet, fall-y, sage-y roasted vegetables, for all sorts of windy and</i> …

Build the Cheese Plate of Your Dreams by Avoiding These 6 Common Mistakes

Everyone loves a good cheese plate—here's how to compose the perfect one, every time.<p><b>It's always the right time for a cheese plate</b>, but with the holiday and entertaining season close upon us, we've got fromage even more on our mind than usual. And pulling a cheese plate together is easy: All you …

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Why Saying Is Believing — The Science Of Self-Talk

From the self-affirmations of Stuart Smalley on <i>Saturday Night Live</i> to countless videos on YouTube, saying nice things to your reflection in the mirror is a self-help trope that's been around for decades, and seems most often aimed at women. The practice, we're told, can help us like ourselves and …

Chocolate-Stout Brownies

Makes 16 Servings<p>A rich dose of stout adds big flavor to these fudgy, chocolate-glazed brownies<p>February 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup stout (such as Guinness)<p>16 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped, divided<p>1 cup plus 2 tablespoons (2 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter<p>1 1/2 cups sugar<p>3 large …

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10 Cozy Recipes for Cool Fall Days

<b>1. Hot Buttered Cider With Rum</b><p>This warm fall cocktail combines spiked apple cider with hot buttered rum and autumn spices. It's the ideal drink for a crowd because it sits on the stove in a big pot for everyone to help themselves (making your house smell amazing), and you can make most of it ahead …

5 Links to Read Before Making Smoothies

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: Dust off your blender -- we're making smoothies.</i><p>Blending up a smoothie is the ultimate solution to the "I don't have time for breakfast" dilemma. …

White Wine–Braised Chicken

4 Servings<p>This is an infinitely customizable dish: Try different fresh herbs, add thinly sliced vegetables, or throw in some spices.<p>January 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon olive oil<p>4 chicken thighs<p>4 chicken drumsticks<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>4 shallots, sliced<p>4 cloves garlic, …

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The Low-Tech Appeal of Little Free Libraries

The "take a book, return a book" boxes are catching in even on places where Kindles and brick-and-mortar books abound.<p>When a 36-year-old bibliophile in Daegu, South Korea, sat down at his computer and googled the word “library,” he didn’t expect to find anything particularly noteworthy. But as …

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To help students see learning as a process, their assessments need to reflect the same ethos, including lots of informal feedback so students can …

5 Value White Wines for Summer

Here, F&W's Ray Isle shares his top affordable, white wine picks.<p>What goes best with…? That’s the baseline wine-pairing question, and every wine …