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17 Cottage Pie Recipes With an Irresistible Mashed Potato *Crust*

There’s no more satisfying comfort food this time of year than a hearty pot pie. But rolling out pastry dough is not exactly synonymous with *relax* mode, amiright? Enter cottage pie, with all the meat-and-gravy stew you crave topped with a mashed tater crust. Similar to shepherd’s pie, but made …

Cooking

12 Foods You Need to Stop Buying — and 17 You Should Eat More

If you’re eating a mix of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins, then you’re probably pretty far ahead of the nutrition curve. But even …

5 Crazy-Delicious Shrimp Recipes You'll Make Again & Again

From Greek Shrimp with Feta to Grilled Shrimp Tacos, these simple shrimp recipes will make any meal special. Just remember: unless you live on the coast and have access to fresh shrimp, it’s best to buy frozen shrimp. The “fresh” shrimp you see in the seafood case at the supermarket are almost …

Mar 5, Haworthia species - Easy Succulent House Plants, Pictures, Care Tips

Haworthia species include several small succulent house plants that are easy to grow indoors. Discover how to water, how much light, when to repot, …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

We Tested Pinterest Cooking Hacks And Here's Which Ones Worked

Here's what worked and what (definitely) didn't.<p><b>DID IT WORK?:</b> Yup!<p><b>THE RESULTS:</b> The cake mix made about 15 cookies, and <b>perhaps unsurprisingly, the cookies were very cakey.</b> I like my cookies crispy on the edges and super fudgy in the middle and these were none of that — so I didn't even eat the whole …

20 Slow-Cooker Recipes to Make When You're Snowed In

Slow cookers are often used by busy people who are rushing out the door and want a hot, ready-to-go meal when they return. But the slow cooker works …

10 Vegetarian Dinners Even Meat-Eaters Will Love

You’ll love these fast, flavorful recipes — and you won’t miss the meat one bit!<p>Whether you’re a vegetarian or just trying to incorporate some meatless meals into your diet, you’ll love these fast, flavorful recipes — and you won’t miss the meat one bit!<p>1. Chinese Vegetable Stir-Fry<p>This hearty …

Droid Keeper 2.0 Is A Cleaner, Optimizer And Much More | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

As you all know, there are a number of different Android skins available out there. Some of those skins / UIs actually ship with pre-installed …

Secret tips and hacks for smartphones | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

There’s more in your smartphone than you think. These secret tips and tricks awaken untapped potential. Whether with or without an app: you should …

Gardening 101: Sage

Sage<i>, Salvia officinalis:</i> “Cook’s Choice”<p>Common sage belongs to the <i>Salvia</i> genus and one thing that differentiates the herb from other salvias also …

Plants

Dark Spots and How to Treat Them, According to Salma Hayek

Summer may be long gone, but its effects on the skin may still be lingering. We're talking about dark spots. Luckily, Salma Hayek has a trick for alleviating them. (Yes, <i>the</i> Salma Hayek.) She was kind enough to bequeath us with her spot-removing knowledge—which she inherited from her grandmother's …

Skin Care

Warm up with this chicken pot pie recipe for dinner tonight

Angelenos are wimps when it comes to the rain. And as soon as those first drops start to fall — as they're supposed to do today or tomorrow, at least in theory — most people in this city forget how to drive. So when you make it home through the rain after a long day's work, reward yourself with …

Create Small Fruit Trees with This Pruning Method - Organic Gardening

Many fruit trees — including semidwarf varieties — can easily grow to 15 feet and taller. Anyone who has tried to manage one of these large trees in …

Gardening

9 cutting-edge gifts for the home cook who has everything

Business Insider rounded up nine cutting-edge gadgets that will make great presents for a home cook. These devices have all come out in the last year or two, so chances are your friend or family member won't own them already.<p>The items range in price from $20 to $300. Check them out below.

Pastry Cream - Cook's Illustrated | Cook's Illustrated

We prefer whole milk in this recipe, but 1 or 2 percent low-fat milk may be substituted. Do not substitute frozen cherries for the fresh cherries.<p><b>1.</b> …

5 Best Mind Games for Adults on Android to Keep Your Grey Matter Nimble | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

Quick Brain<p>Free<p>This is the math-based mind game for adults and children. I really like the interface of this game because it keeps things simple …

Apps that give your phone a second number

If you've ever had to juggle two mobile phones, you know it's a special form of torture. Two phones to carry. Two phones to keep charged. Two phones to answer!<p>Unfortunately, that's the reality for so many folks who need a second number. It might be one phone for work, another for personal. Or maybe …

Apps

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22 Pumpkin Pie Alternative Recipes So Tasty, You Won’t Miss a Thing

Since everyone’s in PSL mode, it’s only natural to turn your thoughts to upcoming holiday baking, with visions of the ultimate pumpkin pie dancing in your head. But if the classic custard, cream and crust combo doesn’t do it for you anymore — maybe you’ve gone grain-free or dairy-free, or maybe you …

Dessert

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Impress Your Thanksgiving Guests With These Pumpkin Pie Upgrades

Thanksgiving isn’t Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie, but the standard can seem a little, well, <i>standard</i>. To make a festive gourd-based dessert your …

Baking

Marcus Samuelsson's Berbere Spice

For the uninitiated, berbere is a traditional Ethiopian spice blend composed of chiles, garlic, fenugreek and a handful of warm spices, such as …

Flavors

How To Grow This Cutest Fruit On Earth

Have you ever heard of a Cucamelon? If not, you’re missing out on the cutest fruit on earth! Cucamelons look like baby watermelons and taste like …

Get Started Now: Gifts To Stitch, Knit or Embroider

There's nothing more flattering than receiving a gift handmade just for you—especially one that your friend painstakingly knit, embroidered, or …

Chill with the Pie, Here are 5 New Desserts You Should Try for Thanksgiving This Year

<i>This piece originally appeared on MyRecipes.com.</i><p>Okay, hear me out: Pie is wonderful. While pumpkin, pecan, and apple pie can certainly have a place …

These five plants don’t just look good — they improve your health, too

It should come as no surprise that plants play a vital role in maintaining our atmosphere by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen through the well-known process of photosynthesis. (Thanks, high school earth science class.)<p>But certain plant varieties go a step further by reducing airborne …

Tyler Florence's Hack Will Forever Change the Way You Make Mashed Potatoes

Food Network chef Tyler Florence shared his mashed potatoes recipe with us, and I immediately had to try it. Traditionally, potatoes are cooked in water before being mashed together with butter and cream (or milk). However, Tyler suggests cooking the potatoes in the cream itself, so no potato-y …

Recipes

This is the ultimate fried chicken recipe that has inspired top chefs

Keys to making America's Test Kitchen's (ATK) Ultimate Crispy Fried Chicken<p><b>Equipment: An 8-quart cast-iron Dutch oven and an instant read …

The 3-Ingredient Sauce that's Made for Cauliflower

Are you on the fence about your feelings for cauliflower? Like, you <i>want</i> to like it, but you're just not sure? Served with a simple yet punchy peanut …