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By TheChowdery | Recipes, cooking techniques, stuff that affects your health, mind, body, including travel. I'm @TheChowdery on Twitter.

Simple Sheet Pan Suppers

Making your entire meal in one pan means cooking—and cleanup—are a breeze. Throw all of your ingredients onto one pan and you’ll have a meal that the …

Cooking

Strawberry Chantilly Recipe

"My sister-in-law gave me this recipe. It is really light and tasty after summer BBQ get-togethers."<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup all-purpose flour<p>1/4 cup packed …

Dessert

How to Tell if Weight Is Water Weight or Fat Weight

Stepping onto the scale causes anxiety for many people. You may be even more upset if your weight jumps several pounds in less than a day, and you …

Nutrition

Pistachio shortbreads

Yield12-15<p>Issy Croker<p>These pistachio shortbreads make an excellent accompaniment to afternoon tea, or work well with Lucas Hollweg's elderflower and …

Baking

Recipe: Pork Chop Marsala — Recipes from The Kitchn

For a fun, easy twist on chicken marsala, give boneless pork chops a try for dinner instead. When cooked in a bit of browned butter and then simmered …

Cooking

Spice-Rubbed Chicken with Duck Sauce

Place chicken in a bowl. Mix oil, paprika, chile powder, cayenne, cumin, oregano, rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper in a bowl; rub mixture over …

Recipes

7 Online Butchers That Bring Quality Meat to Your Doorstep

Don’t live near one of those four-star sustainable butchers? Not a problem.<p>It’s easy to wax poetic about buying meat from a sustainable source when you live close to a local butcher shop that cuts down whole, local animals every day. But what if such a spot isn’t accessible? Or, for that matter, …

BBQ

This Baked "Fried" Chicken Is Calling Your Name — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Recipes

Mini Black Bean and Cheese Enchiladas Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350°F. Gently tuck tortillas into lightly greased (with cooking spray) cups of 2 (12-cup) muffin pans. Bake in …

Recipes

This 5-Ingredient Paleo Bread Is So Easy a Caveman Could Do It

No fancy ingredients required<p>February 17, 2017<p>Healthy eating is the ultimate goal, but it's easy to be put off by the effort and money it seems to …

Breakfast

A Southern Tomato Gravy to Make All Summer

<i>Summer starts on June 21st! In honor of all the BBQing, sprinkler-hopping, and ice cream truck-chasing to come, we give you Hello, Summer, a picnic basket full of easy-breezy recipes and tips to help you make the most of every minute this season.</i><p>Southern Tomato Gravy is summertime comfort food, …

Recipes

Dip Into Strawberry Habanero Guacamole

It's time to raise your guac game<p>There are worse ways to eat through a Sunday's worth of football than turning to a bowl of guacamole. Real guacamole—the kind made from avocados, not the weird green sludge of lesser packaged brands—has healthy fats, antioxidants, and far less calories than a jar of …

Food

These Tips Will Make Losing Those Last 5 Pounds So Much Easier

You can totally do these.<p>Counting every calorie, measuring out portions, and staring down the calories burned counter on the treadmill are all the freaking worst. The good news is that they're also totally unnecessary.<p>Yup, if you're looking to lose five-ish pounds it's vital to focus on the bigger …

Fitness

Forget Engagement Chicken. Meet Breakup Steak.

<i>This week, women’s social club</i> <i>The Wing</i> <i>launches the second issue of</i> No Man’s Land<i>, its print magazine, with stories rolling out exclusively on</i> <i><br>the …

Recipes

Delicious Chinese Marinated Ginger Chicken Recipe

• Rinse the chicken thighs under cold running water and pat dry with paper towels.<br>• In a medium bowl, whisk together the red wine vinegar, soy ​​sauces …

Recipes

4-ingredient cheesy baked Mexican chicken

Step 1<p>Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan forced. Lightly grease a 1.5L (6 cup) baking dish.<p>Step 2<p>Combine the black beans and half the pasta sauce in a …

Food

Healthy Two-Ingredient Breakfast Pancakes

• Total Time<b><br>15</b><br>• Ingredients<b><br>4 Count</b><p>Bananas are so versatile and are an excellent source of nutrients. Due to their texture and consistency, bananas can be …

Breakfast

This Technique Makes Pork Chops Taste Better Than Steak

The "other white meat" might finally deserve a turn in the spotlight.<p>I feel bad for pork chops. They’re often overlooked for steak or chicken and …

Cooking

Ask The Salty Waitress: Do chefs hate my well-done burger request?

Hey Salty, I live in a foodie-friendly city that allows my burger-loving heart (philosophically, not physically) to try out a new burger joint almost …

Burgers

20 Best Chinese Chicken That Are Better Than Take-Out

01 of 20<p>A simple, but classic, chicken stir fry dish, asparagus, and chicken stir-fry is very popular in Chinese households. It's very easy and has a …

Food & Dining

The Difference Between Cheap & Expensive Whisky, Explained By A Whisky Expert

Whisky is one of the most hotly contested spirits in the world right now but amongst all of the debate we sometimes forget that not everyone is a …

Whiskey

36 Ways to Eat Pork Today

From bacon to boudin blanc, we love pork in all its forms<p>We don't always support taking life advice from Homer Simpson, but he's right about one …

Cooking

Pressure Cooker Chicken Corn Soup

Put dried shiitake mushrooms in a bowl and pour boiling water into the bowl to cover the mushrooms. Set aside for about 5 minutes to let them …

Recipes

Korean-Style Short Ribs

Chef David Shim, from Cote in New York City, prepares these <i>galbi</i> or Korean-Style Short Ribs with two marinades for maximum flavor. It all starts with …

Food

Almond butter vs. peanut butter: Which is healthier?

While peanut butter is a staple food in many households, there are a variety of other nut butters on the market, including almond butter. Knowing …

Nutrition

The cool thing to do with berries past their prime

Summer berries are whiz-bang beautiful right up until the time they aren’t. At overripe, they can still taste as good or even better, though, which is why industrious cooks get out their pie plates and jam pots and simmer for hours.<p>Here’s a quick alternative: Make a compote. Three other ingredients …

Food Preservation

18 Ways to Make Dinner in a Pie Plate

Think pie plates are only meant for dessert? Think again! Put that pie plate to work for dinner tonight with these right-sized dinner recipes.<p>Meat …

Cooking

Soy Sauce Chicken

Soy Sauce Chicken or “See Yao Gai” is a quintessential Cantonese favorite, found hanging under heat lamps in many Chinatown restaurant windows. …

Recipes

8 of the Best Sources of Calcium That Aren’t Dairy

You grew up putting the “Got Milk?” mustache ads on your wall as a teenager, so <i>of course</i> you know that dairy is a great source of calcium and helps …

Nutrition