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This Buffalo Chickpea Chili Is Loaded with Veggies

Growing up in the heartland of the Midwest, I come from a family who loves their chili thick and packed full of just about everything. I have a hard …

10 core exercises that are better for your back (and body) than crunches

The abdominals are a pain point for many gym goers. We habitually grab a mat, get down on our backs and start crunching away with the goal of finally carving out those elusive six-pack abs. But is this really the most effective way to work towards a toned midsection? The answer is no.<p>"When most …

Workouts

Taco-Tot Casserole

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 400°F. Heat a large skillet over medium-high. Add ground beef, onion, taco seasoning, and salt; cook, stirring to …

Fontina and Fig Chutney Grilled Cheese Bites

Instructions<p>Using a sharp bread knife, slice the baguette into seventy-two 1/4-inch-thick rounds. Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on one side of …

The Instant Pot Starter Guide for Me and You - 101 Cookbooks

This is for everyone who ordered an Instant Pot recently, and also, somewhat selfishly, for myself. It's an Instant Pot Starter Guide - all the …

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These Slow Cooker Breakfasts Will Keep You Warm & Cozy Until Spring

If you're hanging up your beach towels and drinking a last glass of summery rosé with a tear in your eye, there's a flip side (besides just pumpkin …

The 10 Best Weeknight Dinners for Your Dutch Oven

A Dutch oven is a real workhorse in the kitchen — it can boil water for pasta, slow-cook a pot roast, and do just about anything in between. That's …

These Instant Pot Burrito Bowls Take 20 Minutes to Make

We all need a foolproof meal that we can turn to on nights we forget to plan and need to get dinner on the table fast. Inspired by these slow-cooker …

Pass the Buffalo Mac and Cheese

For the pasta and sauce: Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook according to the instructions on the package. Drain and set aside.<p>Set …

62 Easy Slow-Cooker Recipes You'll Want to Make This Fall

While slow cookers make getting dinner (or breakfast) on the table easy year-round, there's no season we associate with the appliance more than Fall. An especially busy time of year, now is the time to lean on easy, supercozy recipes that practically cook themselves. Here, we've rounded up more …

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Slow Cooker Taco Stack With Ground Beef

This dish is a bit messy, but the Tex-Mex flavors are out of this world. Making the foil "handles" is essential to cutting down on the mess, so be …

11 Free Apps I Couldn't Live Without as a Photographer

This is not your typical list of must have photography apps — no Snapchat, Instagram, or Photoshop here. Although you might not have heard of many of …

Weeknight Ponzu Pasta Recipe - 101 Cookbooks

This one is for semi-lazy nights when you still want to get something vibrant and seasonal on the table. All things green in a quick, weeknight pasta …

Cooking

These Shoes Are Killing Me!

Anthropologists estimate that humans began to wear rudimentary shoes somewhere between 26,000 and 40,000 years ago. The highly engineered shoes of …

Shoes

26 Pressure Cooker Recipes for Quick and Easy Meals

Thanks to the Instant Pot charming the aprons off home cooks everywhere (and for good reason), the humble pressure cooker is finally getting its …

Cooking

Homemade Velveeta Cheese and Cheez Whiz

These homemade versions of the popular process cheese foods are not only easy to make; they are made with real cheese with no unwanted preservatives. …

The Why of Cooking

What’s the most efficient path to kitchen wisdom?<p>It’s a shame that the standard way of learning how to cook is by following recipes. To be sure, they are a wonderfully effective way to approximate a dish as it appeared in a test kitchen, at a star chef’s restaurant, or on TV. And they can be an …

Books

You NEED to be printing your photos!! Here's why..

Have you ever wondered if you should be printing your own photos? Even sending them off to a lab? Not nearly as many people today are printing or …

The Best Items For Your DSLR

If you've had a DSLR for any amount of time, you've likely realized a few things.First, there's a lot to learn about how to use your camera.Second, …

School of Visual Arts’ YouTube Channel is Full of Amazing Photo Lectures

If you’re always on the lookout for great educational, inspirational, or just plain interesting photography content online, you need to visit the …

9 Alternatives to B&H Photo That You Can Trust

Let me make it clear that this article isn't a knock on B&H Photo.In fact, B&H is one of my favorite places to get my gear. I've bought gear from …

Even in middle age, your best running days may still be ahead of you

Elite road racers make running look effortless. While most of us appear to be in pain, their cadence and form belie any of that misery. But there’s good news, middle-of-the-pack runners, because we may have the last laugh: New research shows that while elite runners peak at age 35, the rest of us …

This $350 Backpack Will Keep You Alive

Survival is so hot right now. That means there are lots and lots of charlatans hawking crappy gear that won’t get the job done in an emergency.<p>What Is It?<p>“Everything you need, nothing you don’t,” reads the official blurb. With the Seventy2, Uncharted has packaged 30 items of survival gear into a …

9 Recipes for Your Cast-Iron Pan

If your cupboard is full of worn-out pans that kinda, sorta do their job, now’s the time to call in a rugged multitasker guaranteed to bring you …

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Liquid engineering: how to create the ultimate cocktail soirée

"Do not make the cocktails too strong and make a popular one like gin and orange, or a dry martini. As an alternative have sherry and tomato juice. If you can afford it most men prefer whisky and soda." We’ve come a long way, thank goodness, since Barbara Cartland proffered this advice to cocktail …

10 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners

Do these exercises consistently, and you’ll run faster and stronger.<p>Whenever the topic of strength training and running comes up, most runners tend to respond with, “Wait, I’m supposed to do something other than running?” Supplementing running with strengthening exercises will not only aid in …

The Food Lab's Definitive Guide to Grilled Steak

More<p>Guide to Steak<p>All the methods and tips you need to make perfect steak, each and every time.<p>Summer's here and I've got a brand new backyard to grill in so now seems like as good a time as any to re-examine some of the things we know (or think we know) about grilling beef. Sure, we can all agree …

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Back Power

Keep the muscles along your spine flexible and strong to prevent injuries.<p>A healthy back is as important to your running as fit legs. "If your back muscles aren't strong, they'll tend to fatigue faster, taking energy away from other muscles, and change your stride, which can lead to injury," says …

What's For Dinner? 8 Easy Meals You'll Make Again and Again

Looking for new recipes to add to the weekly dinner rotation? From cedar planked salmon to grilled chicken fajitas, these recipes are all serious family-pleasers.<p><b>1. Cedar Planked Salmon with Lemon, Garlic & Herbs</b><p>This is one of my favorite ways to prepare salmon: the cedar plank and herbs impart a …

These Are the Best Headphones for Running

While many over-the-ear headphones offer uncompromising audio, even the most rigid audiophiles must consider fit, battery life, water resistance and …