Pete Howes

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How To Make the Easiest Buffalo Chicken Dip — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Buffalo chicken dip seems relegated to tailgating sessions and football-watching parties, but why? This creamy, spicy dip is packed with protein and …

Cooking

Real Nacho Cheese Sauce Recipe

"Great on any Mexican dish. I use any leftover cheese sauce to make enchiladas."<p>Ingredients<p>1 1/2 tablespoons butter<p>1 tablespoon cornstarch<p>1/2 cup …

Recipes

Traditional Spanish Paella

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>To prepare the herb blend, combine the first 4 ingredients, and set aside.<p>Step 2<p>To prepare paella, combine water, saffron, and …

Recipes

Waffle Iron Baked Apples

Using a waffle iron to bake apples is probably one of the smarter things we've come up with. Waffle irons really sold themselves short by giving …

Breakfast

Bibimbap (Korean Rice With Mixed Vegetables) Recipe

"Along with kimchi, bibimbap takes its place among the favored foods in Korean cuisine. Literally meaning 'mixed rice,' it's a popular meal …

Recipes

This Simple Routine is the Best Way for Desk Workers to Stay in Shape

The physical inactivity involved in sitting in front of a computer all day will ruin your physique, but these tips can help.<p>As a remote worker I appreciate the many benefits of working from home, with the flexibility to arrange my day however I want being top of mind. In reality, though, often it …

Exercise

The Mouthwatering Dinner You Can Make with Just 5 Ingredients (And Kids Love It, Too)

A Dutch baby is basically a pancake and a popover combined—and it will quickly become an easy dinner go-to.<p>I always thought Dutch baby pancakes had …

Breakfast

Thai Chicken Slaw Burgers Recipe

"One of my family's favorite meals! We vary the toppings by sometimes using cabbage slaw and other times broccoli slaw. Super healthy and low in fat! …

Recipes

I'm a Trainer, and These Are the Meals That Power Me Through the Week

As a personal trainer, people always ask me what I eat, and they're surprised to find out that it isn't just a diet of chicken, rice, and asparagus. I don't have much time to experiment and meal prep, so I typically eat what I know I'm good at cooking and won't take an eternity to make. Another pro …

Healthy Eating

Caramelized Banana Pudding Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Cook first 3 ingredients in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly, 2 to 3 minutes or until bubbly. Add bananas; …

Dessert

Thin Spaghetti with Garlic, Red Pepper and Olive Oil Recipe

"Thin spaghetti tossed with garlic, olive oil, red pepper flakes and grated cheese makes a quick and easy weeknight meal."<p>Ingredients<p>1 (16 ounce) box …

Recipes

These red velvet waffles are all that's served in heaven

Oftentimes, food mashups are a terrible idea: doughnuts and beer, chocolate and wine or – god helps us – pizza and Easter candy, to name a few. But …

Cream Cheese

Strawberry Vanilla Pancakes Recipe

"Light and fluffy pancakes packed with strawberries. The vanilla makes this breakfast seem like dessert! Serve with butter and real maple …

Breakfast

The 20 Ways You’re Doing the Wrong Thing for Your Lawn

Maintain your lawn by learning how to avoid common mistakes.<p>Taller grass means a healthier lawn. It shades the soil surface, keeps the soil from …

Gardening

Recipe: Deep-Dish Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie — Recipes from The Kitchn

If warm, gooey chocolate chip cookies straight from the oven make your heart skip a beat, baking your favorite timeless cookie in a skillet really …

Dessert

6 Types of Knots Every Outdoorsman Should Know

Whether you’re tying your tent’s rainfly down in a nasty storm, lashing your kayak to a well-used roof rack, or making some on-the-trail gear …

Handy

These Are the 100 Best Restaurants in the U.K.

There’s only about a dozen stools and no reservations for diners at the counter of Kiln in Soho, just named as the U.K.’s best restaurant. So expect …

England

German Apple Cake I Recipe

"This German Apple Cake is a moist dense cake that keeps well. It has been a family favorite for twenty years."<p>Ingredients<p>2 eggs<p>1 cup vegetable oil<p>2 …

Dessert

Urban Legend Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

"You may have heard this story...a woman asks to buy a cookie recipe and is told it will cost 'two-fifty.' She thinks this means $2.50, but then she …

Dessert

Tooth-Brushing Tips and Less Screen Time: The Rise of Children’s Podcasts

Audio producers are hooking the next generation of listeners—and their parents—with programs like ‘Chompers,’ a twice-daily, two-minute show that promotes dental hygiene<p>Like many youngsters, Lilly and Max Lieber, ages 5 and 7, do everything in their power to avoid brushing their teeth. “We had a …

Dental Care

This Is the Most Popular Make-Ahead Breakfast on Pinterest — Popular on Pinterest

Breakfast is too often the meal that gets forgotten, skipped, or phoned in. People say it's the most important meal of the day, but it tends to take …

Breakfast

How to Trick a Kid Into Talking About Their Day

Kids clam up. It happens. When kids won’t talk, parents’ best tools are patience and gentleness.<p>It’s nice for parents to know about their preschooler …

Parenting

How Can You Tell Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for Rule-Breaking Rebels, Says Science

If that's how you want to roll, here are eight things you'll want to do to lead like a rebel.<p>Harvard behavioral scientist, Francesca Gino, knew she was onto something when she read a cookbook where the author, an Italian chef, broke every rule of Italian culinary tradition by filling the book with …

Ice Cream

Heroes and Villains Go Head to Head in This Action-Packed Pop Culture Art Show

So much great art centers on conflict. Love and pain. Heroes and villains. Good and evil. Black and white. And, in one special case, Tom Whalen and …

Art

Chef John's Grilled Garlic and Herb Shrimp Recipe

"This grilled garlic and herb shrimp recipe is very easy, IF you can just walk out into the backyard, and pick a handful of your own fresh, green …

Recipes

How to avoid becoming a tyrant when your kids misbehave

Among the many frustrations of being a parent are the moments when your child’s bad behavior inspires your own rage-induced response. Kids are small, you are big, and evolution has it that you’re the one meant to keep it together.<p>And yet, facing down a kid who refuses to get dressed for school or …

Parenting

25 questions to ask a mentor

A few years ago, around the time when I was launching this blog, I wrote an article called 4 Types of Questions to Ask A Mentor. To this day, it is …

Leadership

Grilled Jalapeno Poppers Recipe

"Best poppers you'll have off your grill! Any left over cheese mixture makes a good spread for crackers while you're waiting."<p>Ingredients<p>8 ounces …

Recipes

Chocolate-Banana Bread Pudding

In a large heatproof bowl, whisk the yolks and eggs. Slowly whisk in the sugar and salt until thoroughly combined. Pour the half-and-half into a …

Baking

How to Make Clafoutis - Chowhound

“Fancy” is often the descriptor that comes right before the words “French dessert,” but they’re not all fussy macarons and crème brûlée. Some …

Baking