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We’re Totally Hot for These 19 Vegetarian Soups

We have an important announcement to make: Soup season is officially here. With the brisk winter weather, there’s nothing better than a bowl (or two) of yumminess to warm you right up. Especially when it’s packed full of veggies and other goodness. Vegetarians (and meat lovers, we’re talking to you …

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Noodle Salad with Chicken and Chile-Scallion Oil

4 Servings<p>This bracing dish offers a taste of China's Sichuan Province and needs no reheating or additional prep at lunchtime.<p>April 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Chile-Scallion Oil<p>2 scallions, thinly sliced<p>2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced<p>2 star anise pods<p>2 tablespoons crushed red pepper flakes<p>1 tablespoon …

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Fast & Fresh Winter Meals

Bacon and Herbs Mac 'n' Cheese<p>Homemade mac’n’cheese in 30 minutes? It's true. Creamy and bacon-studded, this dinner is the ultimate quick, comfort …

16 Noodle Soup Recipes to Slurp Your Way Through All Winter

Here are 16 noodle soups to make for dinner tonight and every night.<p><b>It's cold, and you could use a pick-me-up.</b> Like, say, a steaming bowl of tender noodles, meat, and vegetables floating in hot broth. Here are 16 noodle soups to make for dinner tonight and every night. Spoons optional.

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Surfers regain access to Malibu's Paradise Cove; pier to be unlocked

In a victory for public access, the owner of Paradise Cove in Malibu has agreed to stop charging a $20 walk-in fee, remove all signs banning surfing and unlock a gate to the beach's pier, the California Coastal Commission and the State Lands Commission announced Thursday.<p>The resolution, now in …

How fairytales grew up

“Forget villain,” the producers of <i>Frozen</i> declared when translating Hans Andersen’s <i>The Snow Queen</i> to the screen. The icy enchantress, who enthralled me to the core of my being when I was young, has been utterly transfigured – softened, redeemed – in Jennifer Lee’s screenplay; she becomes Elsa, an …

16 Winter Pasta Recipes to Keep You Warm and Well-Fed

Braised meat, slow-simmered sauces, and plenty of cheese—it's all here in these cozy pasta dishes.<p><b>We'll eat pasta any time of year</b>, but winter pasta dishes are especially satisfying. Braised meats, slow-simmered sauces, and plenty of cheese: It's all here, in these 16 pasta dishes perfect for …

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The Secret to Dropping More than 30 Pounds Fast

It's no secret that muscle is more metabolically active than fat, so by having more lean muscle on your skeleton, you'll burn more calories even at rest. Fortunately, Darden says he discovered a super-efficient way to build muscle while losing weight: It's called "negative training," and Darden …

Crispy Thai Pork with Cucumber Salad

4 Servings<p>The crispy bits are the key to this pork’s deliciousness. Use a wide, flat spatula for the best effect.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 English hothouse cucumber, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced crosswise<p>1 shallot, thinly sliced<p>2 red or green Thai chiles, with seeds, thinly sliced, divided<p>1/2 cup …

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21 Thanksgiving Stuffing and Dressing Recipes

Whether it's a turkey-filler or served on the side, a bready, savory stuffing or dressing recipe is a must in every Thanksgiving spread.<p><b>You don't sit down to Thanksgiving dinner because you're psyched about Aunt Lou's turkey</b>. You're in it for the stuffing. It's okay—we are too. Because, whether …

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Petite Girls: 12 Brands That Have Your Back

You’ve got your tailor on speed dial, occasionally shop the kids’ section at Zara, and most tops look like dresses on you. Sound familiar? This one’s …

40 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Recipes That Are NOT Boring

No dry, flavorless chicken here—you'll want to make everything from crispy cutlets to flavorful soups.<p><b>Chicken breast may be everyone's go-to lean protein</b>—but, man, can it be <i>boring</i>. Too often it's an overcooked afterthought, sautéed and tossed into pasta or tumbled over some greens. Nobody likes …

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10 Rooms You Never Knew You Needed

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10 Genius New Uses for Dish Soap

It helps with so much more than just cleaning greasy pots and pans.<p>Dish detergent might be a sink-side staple, but its cleaning power is incredibly helpful all over the house. Because the liquid is mild, it's often a great choice over harsher chemicals (plus, we bet you've got an ever-ready …

9 Best-Ever Casseroles for a Potluck Thanksgiving

From classic green bean to crunchy baked fennel, here are nine incredible casseroles for a memorable Thanksgiving potluck.<p>From classic green bean to …

8 Things Every Tiny Apartment Needs

We typically list-off "10 Things", but let's get real, you're seriously short on space.<p><b>1.</b> A bed on risers, storage bins below, and a long-enough bedskirt to conceal it.<p><b>2.</b> No space for bedside tables? Night lights that hang on the wall will keep you out of the dark.<p><b>3.</b> For additional counter space in …

Alex Hitz's Chicken Country Captain Recipe

A Low Country classic gets a spicy, colorful update. It's the perfect thing to serve when you've got lots of company.<p>Georgia on my mind. Atlanta, actually. My mother's kitchen, circa 1975, and guests are coming over for lunch. It's a Saturday in March, and it's going to be a buffet for 50. That was …

Vegetable Soup

8 Servings<p>The pasta will continue to absorb the broth as it sits, so use a small noodle like ditalini, stars, or alphabet shapes.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more<p>2 ounces pancetta, chopped<p>1 medium onion, chopped<p>1 carrot, chopped<p>1 celery stalk, chopped<p>1 large Yukon Gold potato, …

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Thanksgiving Headquarters

Your one-stop shop for Thanksgiving EVERYTHING: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, pies, and way more.<p>Turkey, Stuffing & Gravy<p>Essential recipes for the main event.<p>How to Survive Thanksgiving<p>Advice, make-ahead recipes, and quick tips.<p>Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes & Squash<p>From buttery mashed …

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30 Homemade Candy Recipes To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Candy is awesome. Homemade candy is better—here are 30 recipes we love.<p><b>Is there anything better than eating handfuls of candy</b> until you teeter on the edge of sheer bliss and belly-aching agony? We say no. There's only one way to make this time-honored pastime better, and that's indulging in …

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Seasonal Favorites: A Taste of Fall

The name says it all: This pumpkin is filled with the savory goodness of bacon, cheese, and bread. It makes a hearty main course or side dish. The recipe comes from "Around My French Table," by Dorie Greenspan.

2014 BMW i3 with Range Extender

And now for something completely different.<p>The automotive future according to Hollywood exists as one of two polar-opposite scenarios. Either it’s sleek and bright, filled with fast-moving pods gliding over flawless, uncongested roads, or it’s dark and dystopian, with kludged trucks and muscle cars …

The Best Ultimate Classic Perfect Recipes (We're Not Joking)

These 36 dishes—from sticky buns to steamed lobster—have earned the adjectives "perfect," "ultimate," "best-ever," and "classic"<p><b>Here at BA, we like to think that every recipe is perfect</b> in its own way. ____ But only those recipes that really, truly encapsulate perfection—like this perfectly steamed …

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35 Hearty Fall Recipes That'll Warm You Right Up

Autumn weather calls for serious comfort food.<p>These autumn dishes check off every box. They're filling, easy to make and perfect for a chilly fall day.

50 Indian Recipes We Love From Tikka Masala to Tandoori Cauliflower

Forget takeout with these 50 recipes for delicious Indian food at home.<p><b>Who needs takeout when you can bring home the sultry spices of the Indian kitchen?</b><p>Most of the ingredients called for in these recipes are available in supermarkets. If there’s something you can’t find, go to a local Indian …

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Eggplant Recipes

Eggplant comes in a range of shapes and colors. Globe eggplants are the largest and most common. The smaller Japanese eggplant is long and narrow, with fewer seeds, thinner skin, and a milder, less bitter flavor than the globe variety. Try these eggplant recipes as a delicious way to enjoy the …

Build a Better Bowl of Chili

<b>Build a Better Bowl of Chili</b><p>Chili is easy to make ahead, keeps and reheats well, and feeds a crowd with maximal flavor and minimal effort. Naturally, …

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