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16 non-boring salad recipes to whip up this spring

As warmer weather and fresher produce start sprouting up, so do salad cravings. Tempting greens and veggies at the farmers market may once again make …

Healthy Eating

These Six Date Night Dinners Will Make Your Boo So Happy

The way to the heart is through the stomach, right?

17 Cheat Sheets Every Home Cook Should Know About

From baking hacks, to perfect pastas, to slow cooker shortcuts.

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13 Flatbread Recipes That Are Almost Better Than Pizza

We’d be lying if we said there was anything on this Earth better than pizza. But when you break it down, even the best recipes are comprised of just a few basic ingredients: bread, sauce, and toppings. On those days when you don’t feel like dealing with a complicated sauce or dough, why not try a …

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas Want in on Taco Tuesday

<b>Make the tomato mixture:</b> Place the tomatoes, chipotle pepper, garlic, cumin, paprika, salt, and coriander in a medium bowl and stir to combine.<p><b>Layer</b> …

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21 Cheese Dip Recipes That Are Sexier Than Chris Hemsworth

If Heaven is a place on Earth, that place is at the bottom of a hot, gooey bowl of cheese dip. No snack or app satisfies a party—or a party of …

Cooking

18 YA Books You Need To Add To Your Must-Read List

*Pulls out library card*

14 Sunday Dinner Recipes to Make Grandma Proud

Sitting down to enjoy dinner as a family on a regular basis can be tough today. Between work, extracurricular activities, and shuttling the kids around, our main concern with dinner is that it’s fast and at least <i>somewhat</i> nutritious. There are countless recipes out there that cater to a busy …

We can name 8 dinners ready in 20 minutes or less

In need of a quick make-at-home dinner? Here are eight speedy options from our Recipe Finder, each ready in 20 minutes or less.<p>Southwestern Ham Steak. The quick, spicy rub means flavorful diced leftovers in a next-day salad.<p>Creamy Halibut. The simple method in this recipe ensures the fish stays …

7 Lazy But Brilliant Dinners You Should Make This Week

Minimum effort, maximum comfort.

3 Healthy Make-Ahead Meals That Only Require a Crock-Pot

We're smack-dab in the middle of winter, meaning our obsession with cozy, low-maintenance slow cooker recipes is at an all-time high. (Bonus points …

Our 18 Best Green Pea Recipes Even Pea-Haters Will Love

These peas aim to please<p>Updated:<p>Along with fava beans and ramps, sweet grean peas mark the beginnings of the bounty of spring produce. Though they go …

Cooking

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

12 Recipes for Now

<i>Sam Sifton emails readers of Cooking five days a week to talk about food and suggest recipes. That email also appears here. To receive it in your inbox,</i> <i>register here</i><i>.</i><p>Good morning. For some, it was a weekend of winter grilling and country-time hot dish: smoke-scented chicken for dinner with Donald …

Simply the Best Healthy Chicken Breast Recipes We've Ever Seen

Let's get right to the good news: After sorting through piles of ideas, we uncovered the best healthy chicken breast recipes ever. Yes, they're …

11 Cheap Recipes To Make Now - Pictures - Chowhound

You’ve already paid your rent this month and your bank account has taken a major hit—but don’t worry, you’re not relegated to an entire month of …

All-in-One-Skillet Dinners

Learn how the ultimate kitchen-to-table vessel can be used to turn out comforting, all-in-one dinners.<p>Cast-Iron Skillet Quick Cassoulet<p>This …

Make This Mediterranean Spice Blend and Use It On Everything

I first had za’atar, a Mediterranean spice blend featuring thyme, sumac, and sesame seeds, in Israel, and it was a revelation. This savory seasoning …

37 Healthy Pasta Recipes Full of Vegetables, Protein, and Flavor

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10 Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes That Make Us Want To Stay In

Cooking poultry <i>can</i> be boring. And when you've reached your limit on baked chicken breasts and breaded thighs, where's a jaded chicken chef to turn? …

7-Day Souping Meal Plan

"Souping" has gained popularity in recent years as a way to eat clean, lose weight and get healthy. The idea behind a soup cleanse is that you eat …

How to stay fit: 25 tips and tricks from Joe Wicks, Louise Hazel and more

From taking the stairs to watching TV at the gym, experts share what really works for them<p><b>1 Focus on your sleep.</b> People underestimate the impact of lack of sleep; not only will the intensity of your workouts suffer, but you are likely to crave sugary foods the next day. My top tips for deep sleep …

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Preheat the oven to 425°F. Oil a large roasting pan and set aside. In a small bowl, combine paprika, cumin, salt, pepper, garlic, vinegar and oil to …

Bye-Bye Bland: 6 Recipes With A Chipotle Kick

Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce are dried, smoked jalapeños in a tangy, slightly sweet tomato sauce. There are endless ways to enjoy them -- from Chipotle Chicken Quesadillas to Mashed Chipotle Cheddar Sweet Potatoes.<p><b>1. Chipotle Chicken Quesadillas</b><p>Crisp flour tortillas filled with gooey melted …

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Three Cheese Manicotti Recipe

"A delicious baked pasta recipe with a blend of three creamy cheeses. I experimented with different ingredients for the cheese filling and found this …

Mapping The 6,000-Year History Of The City

<b>New map and video show that urbanization is not as modern a concept as you might think.</b><p>When talking about <i>Science and the City</i>, I’m often asked about the earliest days of urbanization – when and where did we build the first ‘proper’ city? What influence did those early settlements have on their …

Locro de Papas (Peruvian Potato Soup)

Esperanza Constellano apologized for the January weather when she picked me up from the Miami airport to take me to the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, …

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16 Healthy Make-Ahead Dinner Recipes to Heat and Eat This Weekend

The weekends were made for kicking back, relaxing and immersing ourselves in the things we love most. But, of course, we spend a good chunk of them catching up on housework and running errands instead. Once dinner rolls around, the goal is to whip up some sort of simple 30-minute meal. Though, it …

Potato and Parmesan Soup, A Soup-er Star

Look to this creamy, comforting dish to get you through the winter.<p><i>Courtesy Gavin Schmidt, The Morris, San Francisco</i><p>One of San Francisco’s hottest …

The 20 best one-pot recipes: part 1

Observer Food Monthly’s recipe selection, from Nigella Lawson’s roast chicken to Anna Jones’s magic veg spaghetti<p>• 20 best one-pot recipes: part 2<p>I am back to familiar territory with this: the smell of chicken roasting with lemon, rosemary and garlic has always seemed to me the essence of all that …