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Dessert Bar Recipes That Are Way Better Than Brownies

Don't be mistaken, we're not saying we don't absolutely love brownies. (You should know that we do.) But dessert bars have a special place in our hearts. First, there are so many variations you can make: cookie bars, fruit bars, perfectly decadent bars loaded with lots and lots of candy. And …

Dessert

Strawberry Vanilla Pudding Cake

Today I embark on my first weekend alone with the kids. This morning, before my husband hit the road, I had an hour reprieve to grocery shop sans children. To those without kids, a trip to the grocery store can sound rather mundane. If you are a parent with little ones however, a grocery store …

Dessert

10 Stellar DIY Steak Rubs (Beyond The Salt and Pepper)

It's never too early to look toward some summer grilling or some savory cast iron skill-ing. For those of you who love steak as passionately as I do, …

Food

The Best Salmon You've Ever Had Is Slow-Baked in Just 22 Minutes

What's not to love about salmon? It's healthy, delicious, and easy to find at any grocery store. This fish is quick-cooking enough for a weeknight, …

Cajun Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

<i>Cajun Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo is a perfect meal for date night. The spicy chicken and rich cream sauce makes eating a restaurant quality meal a</i> …

10 Indulgent Desserts That Are Actually Good for You

Dessert. It's my favorite part of the day, and I make a point to have something sweet after dinner almost every night. However, as I've entered my …

39 Crock-Pot Recipes That’ll Last You All Week

Cooking for one means dinner can easily become yet another turkey sandwich or bowl of cereal. Yawn. Instead of letting the single life rob you of …

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Penne Recipes That Make Weeknight Meals Awesome Again

When it comes to pasta, we don't discriminate. We will always give in to another slice of lasagna. We could live off fettuccine and be more than happy about it. We will never get bored with spaghetti, no matter how many times we've eaten it. And when faced with a plate of penne, we count our lucky …

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Chicken 3 ways: Curtis Stone gives the bird a flavor boost

We love chicken, but every now and then, we've gotta spice up this staple dish and experiment with different flavors. Here, Curtis Stone shares three recipes that will do just that. With a little bit of prep ahead of time, they can even be great for weeknight meals.<p>Piri Piri Chicken with Slaw<p>Ray …

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Weeknight Chicken Just Got Grilled

<i>There are 3 million chicken recipes on the internet. We're here to show you the good ones. Win, win.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>For years, we have been told thighs are the best part of the chicken. Now we agree wholeheartedly.</i><p>Just when you were fretting that your grill might never get to see the light of day again, …

25 Ways to Cook With Canned Tomatoes, Your Pantry Hero

Pass the can opener—these tomato-based recipes are all about fresh flavors...straight from a pantry staple.<p><b>Sure, sure—we're waiting around for spring</b> (and the vegetables that come with it) just like everybody else. In the meantime, we're reaching for the nearest can of tomatoes when we need a hit …

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22 Egg Recipes to Kickstart Your Morning

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Eggs are a staple of my diet, and while I eat plenty for lunch and dinner, they're still most often seen on my breakfast table. Versatile, affordable, with a nice dose of protein to kick off your day, it's no wonder that eggs …

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9 Delicious Ways to Use This Winter Superfood: Sweet Potatoes!

<b>Oh the glorious sweet potato!</b><p>Boasting almost double the amount of fiber as regular potatoes and a bright orange hue that reflects their high beta-carotene and vitamin C content, sweet potatoes are true nutritional powerhouses. But that's not all: they're also rich in vitamin D, iron, potassium, …

Healthy Eating

6 Homemade Takeout Dishes Your Family Will Love

Why spend money on take-out when you can make the same dishes even better at home? These flavorful and family-friendly recipes will one-up your favorite restaurant meals.<p><b>1. Thai Shrimp Curry</b><p>Sweet, plump shrimp are simmered in a rich and fragrant coconut sauce infused with lemongrass, ginger, hot …

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Where To Eat Around The French Quarter on Mardi Gras Day

Everyone knows that on Mardi Gras day it's important to stop and refuel, or you're guaranteed to hit a wall. While house parties are a great way to tend to your hunger pangs, you can't always rely on heavily trafficked hummus dip to get you through the day.<p>Here's a guide to the restaurants that …

Our 86 Favorite Weeknight Dinner Ideas

Monday-Thursday you need dinner and you need it fast. We've got all the recipes you'll need.<p>These are our most popular, best-loved, and greatest weeknight dinner recipes of all time—and we're coming up with even more as we speak.

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Macaroni and cheese recipe: extra cheesy with smoked Gouda

<b>Smoked Gouda Macaroni and Cheese</b><br>Yield: 6 to 8 servings<br>Time: About 1 hour, partially unattended<p>Butter or oil for greasing the pan<br>Salt<br>1 pound macaroni …

Smother Salisbury Steak Bites

Serve with rice or mashed potatoes and some yummy veggiesSmother Salisbury Steak BitesRating: 0Created: Feb 12, 2015 5:18:23 PM

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Cranberry Brie Crescent Braid - Wine & Glue

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.<p>Spread the crescent roll dough out on a silicon mat or parchment paper and place that on a baking pan. Leaving three …

17 Bucket-List Fried Chicken Restaurants To Try Before You Die

Tucked-away roadside stands, no-frills decor, carefully-guarded recipes—we’re used to thinking of fried chicken in a very specific context, steeped …

Recipe for beef stew

<i>Serves 4 with leftovers</i><p>3½<p>pounds beef chuck or round, cut into 1½-inch chunks<p>Salt and pepper, to taste<p>¼<p>cup flour<p>6<p>tablespoons olive oil, or more if …

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"Mock" Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Total:21 minPrep:15 minCook:6 min<p>Yield:4 servings<p>Level:Easy<p>Nutritional AnalysisPer ServingCalories149 calorieTotal Fat11.5 gramsSaturated Fat7 …

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Crockpot Teriyaki Chicken Recipe! {3 Ingredients}

This easy Crockpot Teriyaki Chicken Recipe will have you dreaming of sticky rice and chopsticks!<p>There’s no need for Teriyaki take-out when you can …

Vodka and orange marmalade cake recipe

This glorious marmalade and vodka loaf cake is the perfect partner to a cup of tea<p>Makes 2lb loaf<p><b>EQUIPMENT</b><br>2lb loaf tin (measuring 21cm(l)x10cm(w)x5cm(d))<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>Butter for greasing<br>150g butter, softened<br>150g caster sugar<br>3 eggs (medium), beaten at room temperature<br>Zest of 1 orange<br>100g self-raising …

Trusty Ingredient Combinations You Should Keep On Hand For Easy Dinners

Cooking dinner night after night can be a chore. No matter how much you love to cook, thinking up and putting together dinner recipes every night can feel like a burden. But it doesn't have to be this way. If you arm yourself with some essential ingredient combinations, making dinner can be almost …

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Top Southern Chef Shares Where to Eat Now in New Orleans

When I recently hit New Orleans for the first time, I had only 24 hours to consume what so many chefs tell me is one of America's best food cities. So I enlisted the aid of one of the South's most talented chefs, Derek Emerson of Jackson, Mississippi's highly acclaimed Walker's Drive-In, Local 463, …

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Wok on! 5 fast, easy and healthy stir-fry recipes you have to try...

Ah, stir-fry — it’s such a great way to cram lots of veggies and lean protein into a weeknight dinner. But it’s also easy to get into a stir-fry rut, making the same thing over and over — or resorting to greasy take-out versions. If you’re looking to cook more healthful meals at home, we have five …

Healthy Eating

The 2-Ingredient Nutella Brownie Recipe Is A Gift From The Heavens

This is not a joke. These Nutella brownies really only require two ingredients. That's it. Do you fully understand what two-ingredient Nutella brownies mean? They mean that you're almost always guaranteed to have all the necessary ingredients on hand any time the mood should strike. They mean that …

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