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We Asked, You Cooked: Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole — Fan Photos

Check out Food Network fans' photos of a cheesy cauliflower casserole, one of FoodNetwork.com's most-popular recipes.<p>Macaroni and cheese, hold the …

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How to Make Delightful, Doughy Mexican Buñuelos Without a Recipe

You can (and should) make buñuelos at home—don't be afraid to fry.<p><i>Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don't worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, in effort for you to create your own spin. Today...buñuelos!</i><p>Growing up, New …

Tomato Pickers Expand Case for Workers’ Rights

It’s fair to say we care more than ever about the food we eat: where it comes from, who farms it, and how it was grown. But how much do we think about the people who harvested it—not the farmers, but the workers the farmers employ?<p>A recently-released documentary, Food Chains, argues that we don’t …

The Spring Recipes You Need To Cook ASAP

There might still be snow on the ground where you live, but regardless of that fact spring has officially arrived. Whether or not you're seeing the physical signs of fresh buds on the trees, the fact is that winter is OVER. Say it with us now: Hallelujah.<p>With that seasonal transition comes all the …

7 Eating Habits You Should Drop Now

<i>By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD</i><p>In my one-on-one work with clients there is a dual focus: I help them adopt a healthy new eating regimen, but in order for new patterns to stick, we also have to zero in on unhealthy habits that tend to keep them stuck. If you've ever uttered the phrase, "I know what I need …

‘I felt like a piece of trash’ – Life inside America’s food processing plants

Photograph: JIM BURKE/AP<p>Workers process pork at a hi-tech plant in Illinois.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/12/20/1419106061804/82808d25-4dfb-4a95-8229-4664f7267cda-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: JIM BURKE/AP<p>Workers process pork at a hi-tech plant in …

Christmas - Advice, Tips, Recipes and more

SO - I am turning 50 this December and it is my plan to see the Rockettes Christmas Spectacular in NYC. I would be ha...<p>I have not been to Mexico …

6 Easy, Healthy Meals You Can Make in a Mason Jar

You can now retire the rest of your kitchen tools.<p>Cooking is overrated. And by that, of course, we mean laboring over a meal. Which is why we love mason jar meals. They’re ridiculously quick and easy to make. Stack them in your fridge, or throw them in your purse—these six dishes (er, jars) are …

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5 Deliciously Healthy Ways to Use Overripe Bananas

Are your bananas brown and mushy? Perfect.<p>Buying an entire bunch of bananas always seems like a good idea. That is, until you go through two only to realize the rest are already sprouting brown spots. Luckily, letting your bananas turn doesn't have to be a big tragedy. With these healthy …

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Beauty Inspiration

Inspiration<p>Do you love to color your hair? Do you love to experiment with new hairstyles? If the answer is yes, then you are at the right page. We …

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Avgolemono - Lemon Chicken Soup

Introduction: Avgolemono - Lemon Chicken Soup<p>About: Let's skip the pretentious titles. At present, I am a paper pusher for a manufacturing plant. In …

Recipes

Slow-Cooker Hazelnut Cheesecake with Hazelnut Crumble

I think it might have been the tagline on the front of the cookbook. I took it as a challenge, of sorts. “Barbecue, Stir-Fry, Roast, Poach, Stew…EVEN …

Cocktail Recipes, Spirits & Easy Mixed Drinks - Bars & Tips | Food & Wine

It’s no surprise that the origin of the cocktail is muddled. Some say the first was a medicinal rum drink made by British explorer Francis Drake in …

Diet Smoothie Recipes For Weight Loss

You don’t need to hire a personal chef yourself to get weight loss. All you need is a blender. “Blending is one of the quickest, easiest ways to …

Do These 9 Things And You'll Never Need Couples' Therapy

Marriage counselors spill their secrets (and save you a fortune on therapy bills).<p>The honeymoon may be over, but there are ways to keep the good feelings and fun times rolling—and to weather the inevitable storms without totally sinking. We talked to relationship experts who have tons of experience …

Forget Warm Spinach and Bacon: Warm Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Salad is the Way to Go

A couple weeks back, Adri and I had a wonderful meal at Dirty Habit, my old chef Dave Bazirgan's restaurant in San Francisco. As my first real chef, I credit him with a lot of things. Teaching me how to judge my own work (and start over if it's not good enough). Instructing me on the <i>right</i> way to …

8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web for our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p>With fall in full swing, your blog feed is most likely inundated with hearty seasonal dishes like soup, pumpkin cheesecake, and pot pie. But if you're …

Repurpose That Muffin Tin to Make the Perfect Apple Pie

<i>By Dennis Prescott</i><p><i>Photo © Dennis Prescott</i><p>For me, there are few things better than warm apple pie and vanilla ice cream. It's the perfect comfort food. This version allows guests to have their own individual pies. And let's be honest, when it comes to pie, sharing is hard. This solves that</b> …

5 Unexpected Ways to Use Plastic Wrap

Tasting Table | Jolene Bouchon<p>Plastic wrap: It isn't just for (barely) covering casseroles anymore. In fact, the stretchy stuff can be more useful when put to work in other, more unexpected ways. Try one of these tricks:<p>Controlled ripening: Some fruits, like apples, avocados, cantaloupes and …

Chef Margarita Carrillo Arronte: 'Mexican food is a women's thing'

Margarita Carrillo Arronte is a woman long admired in Mexico. A formally trained teacher turned chef, restaurateur, ice cream company entrepreneur …

Bay Scallop Chowder Recipe - Creamy Scallop and Bacon Soup

A Park Ranger's Guide to Big Bend

Crowned with a sky so wide that it threatens to define infinity, the Big Bend region of West Texas remains one of the last true frontiers in the Lower 48, a landscape unique in the world.<p><b>Keene Haywood—</b>on Twitter @keeneh—has been a frequent visitor to <b>Big Bend National Park</b>, <b></b>named for a curve in the …

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Use This Simple Trick to Determine Whether an Avocado Is Ripe Inside

Isn't it disappointing to cut into an avocado you've been nurturing to perfect ripeness only to find a brown, slimy mess inside? Avocados are usually …

What Sodium Labels Mean: A Guide to Decoding Sodium Labels

In our beginners guide to low-sodium eating, we've tackled first steps and encouragements for going low-so, and we've talked about the difference …

A Private Chef's Tips for Healthy, Make-Ahead, Mix-and-Match Meals

Jesa Henneberry, who has a super-organized kitchen we toured and admired, is all about eating well — not just gustatorily, but also for fitness and …