Alana Paton

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15 Things You Didn't Know You Could Make in a Crock-Pot

A slow cooker can be a busy cook’s best friend—after all, who doesn’t love a kitchen appliance that lets you “set it and forget it”? But if your …

8 Lean Crockpot Recipes You Should Make For Weight Loss

If you’re trying to lose weight and are frustrated with eating the same foods day in and day out, it’s time to spice up your life (and your plate). …

The Most-Saved Slow Cooker Recipes to Make Right Now

There's not a week that goes by where my slow cooker isn't put to work. It's the hero that helps me get dinner on the table when busy nights hit and …

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How Weinstein And The Hollywood Machine Created ‘Good Guy’ Matt Damon

The "Good Will Hunting” star was molded to fit an enterprising liberal ideal. Then times changed and he didn’t.<p>Shortly before “Good Will Hunting” hit theaters in December 1997, Matt Damon bought two duffel bags from Walmart. The movie’s buzz had escalated. Its benefactor, Harvey Weinstein, was …

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Despite dubious claims, manuka honey may be antibiotic powerhouse

Manuka honey is often touted as a "superfood" that treats many ailments, including allergies, colds and flus, gingivitis, sore throats, staph infections, and numerous types of wounds.<p>Manuka can apparently also boost energy, "detox" your system, lower cholesterol, stave off diabetes, improve sleep, …

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15 Last-Minute Fall Appetizer Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Table

Depending on how long you need to get the turkey on the table, it’s not a bad idea to have some appetizers on hand to serve your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving guests. Of course, you don’t want to have to spend a ton of time making snacks when you’re also preparing a feast. That’s where these …

6 Classic Italian Pasta Recipes You Should Know How to Make

Cheap, fast, and simple recipes for the Italian food connoisseur.<p>Picture this: you've got your feet up, your hair is blowing in the summer breeze, …

What to Do If Your Thyroid Is on the Fritz | Goop

From weight gain (or loss) to exhaustion, brain fog, depression, anxiety, and dry skin, thyroid dysfunction causes a wide range of symptoms, which …

Warm Spinach Salad with Honey-Garlic Vinaigrette Recipe - Chowhound

Tip<p>Why Do We Celebrate Christmas on Dec. 25?<p>There are several reasons Christmas is celebrated on Dec. 25. The date is nine months after March 25, a …

10 Super-Cozy Winter Brunch Dishes

Cozy up to these delicious brunch recipes.<p>Too cold to venture out for brunch? Stay cozy in your PJs and make one of these winter-perfect recipes at …

44 Simple, Healthy Fish Recipes for Crazy-Busy Weeknights

Nothing fancy, showy, or meaty here. Just our best simple fish recipes—perfect for weeknights.<p>Nothing fancy, showy, or meaty here. Just our best simple fish recipes—perfect for weeknights.

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A six-year-old boy walked up to his father one day...

A six-year-old boy walked up to his father one day and announced, “Daddy, I'd like to get married.”<br>His father replied hesitantly, "Sure, son, do you …

13 Apps That'll Teach You Something New Every Day

Superfood for your noggin.<p>The buzz around "brain-training" apps like Elevate, Lumosity, Peak, and others recently came into question after a 2014 study by the Stanford Center on Longevity doubted the effectiveness of brain games to improve your cognitive abilities.<p>The study concluded that …

8 Awesome Salads to Bring to a BBQ

Don't know what to bring to that Memorial Day BBQ? These crowd-pleasing salads have been tested and perfected, and are bound to be the most talked-about dishes at the party.<p><b>1. Black Bean Salad with Chipotle Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>Perfect for a summer BBQ, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead …

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80 Dishes to Bring to an Outdoor Party

Not all food is ready to withstand hungry hordes and sit outside in the hot, hot heat.<p><b>When we're heading to picnics</b>, cooking out in the backyard, and gearing up for days at the beach, we want our food to be as ready for the summer sun as we are. But not all food can withstand crowds and sitting …

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Kale Salad with Sesame Dressing

Kale, a superfood green, is incredibly versatile. Try it with an easy Asian-inspired sesame dressing, made with toasted sesame oil, soy sauce, peanut …

Union Square Cafe Bar Nuts

Ingredients<p>2-1/2 cups unsalted mixed nuts (any combination of cashews, whole unpeeled almonds, peeled peanuts, pecans, hazelnuts, Brazil …

Baked Artichoke and Spinach Dip

5 stars based on 24 votes<p>I love spinach and artichoke dip, especially served warm right out of the oven, but a good one is hard to come by. The …

Easy Garlic Butter Shrimp

Servings: 4 - 6<p>Total Time: 20 Minutes<p>Ingredients<p>2 pounds extra large or jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined<br>• 2 tablespoons olive oil<br>• 1 teaspoon salt<br>• 1 …

How to Take Amazing Vacation Photos With Your Phone

<i>Roberto Trm / Flickr</i><p>There may be no better travel companion than your smartphone. Beyond putting useful information at your fingertips, these devices allow you to take detailed, high-quality images on the fly, often replacing bulky digital SLR cameras. While the smartphone camera's point-and-shoot …

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Spiced Pumpkin Seed and Cashew Crunch

makes about 1 cup (about 6 ) Servings<p>Active Time: 5 min<p>Total Time: 30 min<p>For a salty, savory, crunchy boost, sprinkle this on roasted vegetables, soups, and hot cereal.<p>January 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>1 large egg white<p>1 teaspoon light agave syrup (nectar)<p>½ teaspoon garam …

Saffron and Turmeric Corn Summer Soup Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This soup is both light and decadent, both exotic and familiar; it's the perfect balance of sweet and spice. Eaten hot or cold, every bite is a comforting and welcome surprise of flavors. —Tasty Plan<p><b>Food52 Review:</b> This soup will convince all of your senses that summer will never …

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Spinach Soup with Toasted Chickpeas Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> I bought spinach with the intention of making a salad, but for some reason I changed my mind and made a warm soup instead. I started blanching the spinach, but I had no idea what I was going to do next. I just threw some ingredients together and came up with this recipe. Feel free to …

11 Drinks to Start Your Morning

In the world of morning beverages, there are a lot of personal preferences. There are hot drink drinkers and cold drink drinkers: Some people will adamantly order a cold coffee, even in the dead of winter, while others can never give up their hot latte, even as they sweat through an August commute. …

10 Best Sides for Roast Chicken

From silky mashed potatoes to sweet roasted carrots, here are 10 side dishes that are perfect with roast chicken.<p>In today's Chefs in Conversation …

11 After-School (or After-Work) Snacks

When you really think about it, the average meal times are sort of flawed. Lunch follows breakfast in a timely fashion (usually), but then dinner is often six hours away from lunch -- and those hours tend to drag on. It's important to keep yourself fed in between, or you risk making a terrible …

Ginger and Cashew Stir Fry

(Reprinted from <i>Edible Memphis,</i> Spring '14)<p>I still remember how the shiny, enameled red lid of the electric wok would catch my eye as I sat on the …

Kale, Spinach & Artichoke Dip With Greek Yogurt

I have some confessions for you…<p>I know pretty much nothing about football, unless you count watching every season of Friday Night Lights (Clear eyes, …

15 Reasons Why Vinegar is the Ultimate Cleaning Solution

The secret fix to most household messes was already in your kitchen cupboard.<p><b>1. Kitchen Surfaces and Utensils</b><br>Vinegar has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that make it a good choice for cleaning in the kitchen. Mix equal parts white vinegar and water, then pour it into a spray bottle. Use …