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Weekend Reading: The Reasons Behind the Halloween Candy Binge, and More

What we're reading, cooking, and clicking this week.<p>Too much Halloween candy this weekend? According to Michael Moss’ latest New York Times …

The Art of the Perfect Grilled Cheese (Plus 20 Variations to Shake Things Up)

GalleryThe Art of the Perfect Grilled Cheese (Plus 20 Variations to Shake Things Up)<p>More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>A grilled cheese is a grilled cheese, right? I mean, it's the first meal that most of us learn how to cook at home by ourselves. …

Foodily Blog

Decker Cake Recipe

For the Walnut Filling:<p>1 pound walnuts, ground<br>• 1 cup granulated sugar<br>• ½ cup water<br>• 2 tablespoons butter<br>• ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract<p>For the Pineapple …

Say Good Morning with these Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls

December 23, 2013<p>Here’s a sweet recipe if you’re looking for something to make ahead of time that you can pop in the oven on Christmas Morning. Or …

Cabin Waffles (DIY Waffle Mix)

Last week we packed up the pugs and some warm clothes and headed to a little cabin in the mountains for a pre-Christmas-Christmas. Gifts were …

salted caramel brownies

A couple months ago, someone requested that I try my hand at caramel brownies. Amazingly, this person was not my husband, but he endorsed this idea …

pickled vegetable sandwich slaw

If you’re one of those people who saw the word “pickled” in the title and said “Ugh, no, sorry, not for me,” do know, I was the same not too long ago …

5 Sensory Table Ideas for Christmas

<b>Sensory Table</b><p>Sensory tables are terrific tools for hands-on learning. Students can practice scooping, measuring, engage in imaginative play, conduct …

Hands-On Gifts for Your Budding Scientists

I'm all for fun toys that let kids be kids, but if you give my kids something awesome that also happens to teach them a thing or two, you're pretty …

Everything You Need to Know About Brining

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it every day leading up to Thanksgiving to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to help you host the least stressful Thanksgiving yet. No promises on the crazy</i> …

Kosher

Creative Uses for Thanksgiving Leftovers

Two days after Thanksgiving, and your fridge is still stuffed with stuffing. And turkey. And mashed potatoes. You already made perfectly loaded turkey sandwiches yesterday, so now you need new ideas to put those leftovers to good use.<p>This question has come up time and time again on the …

mashed potatoes

5 Links to Read Before Cooking Potatoes

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: The intersection of two holidays means potatoes for everyone.</i><p>This Thursday marks the momentous overlap of Thanksgiving and the first night of Hanukkah, …

Latkes

5 Crazy Simple Ways to Fit in More Exercise

Because those little things you do (or don't do) can totally add up<p>We're still obsessed with the news that Moscow city officials are offering their citizens the chance to pay their subway fare in squats—not actual money. So cool! But since most of us don’t live in Moscow, and it doesn't look like …

Workouts

A Messy Person’s Guide To Being Clean and Organized | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Wouldn’t it be nice? Never having to look at a pile of messy clothes, stacks of papers, dirty trash, or dozens of emails ever again? It’s definitely …

The Stereotypes That Distort How Americans Teach and Learn Math

Speed doesn't matter, and there's no such thing as a "math person." How the Common Core's approach to the discipline could correct these misperceptions.<p>Mathematics education in the United States is broken. Open any newspaper and stories of math failure shout from the pages: low international …

Cookie Week: Spicy Ginger Chews | Crumb: A Food Blog

No holiday cookie tray is complete in my house without a batch of Peg Bracken’s Elevator Lady Cookies from her classic “The I Hate to Cook Book”.<p>For …

Christmas Tree Cookies & Holiday Cookie Exchange

It’s Holiday Cookie Exchange time!<p>Just in time for the Holiday season, a few other bloggers and I have teamed up to bring you some favorite cookie …

Drink More Water, Gain Less Weight

Zero- and low-calorie beverages help keep pounds off, study finds.<p>Here’s a simple weight-management tip: Rather than sipping fruit juice or a sugar-laden drink, enjoy a glass of water—or a cup of coffee or tea—instead.<p>The recommendation comes courtesy of a new study in the <i>International Journal of</i> …

10 Everday Chores That Will Keep Your Home Clean

Sometimes all you have to do are simple tasks, everyday, to keep your home neat and clean. From the kitchen to the bathroom, if you make a point to …

Summer House Lobster Salad

6 Servings<p>June 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup minced shallots<p>1/2 cup white wine vinegar<p>1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh dill<p>2 tablespoons Dijon mustard<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt plus more for seasoning<p>1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper plus more for seasoning<p>1 cup vegetable oil<p>12 small red-skinned …

Recipes

Chicken Nicoise Pasta Salad Recipe

The New Years resolutions have rung themselves in. And some of them, for some of you, are already on their way out.<p>This year I’m not making New Years …

Asian Slaw with Ginger Peanut Dressing Recipe

This slaw is a great way to eat your colors, and it's every bit as delicious as it is healthful. The list of ingredients might look long but please don't let that discourage you -- the recipe makes use of all the prepared vegetables available at the supermarket today, like shredded coleslaw, grated …

Orzo, Green Bean, and Fennel Salad with Dill Pesto

Makes 6 Servings<p>Prep Time: 25 min<p>Total Time: 25 min<p>July 2008Print<p>Ingredients<p>8 ounces green beans, trimmed<p>8 ounces orzo (1 1/4 cups)<p>2/3 cup (packed) chopped fresh dill<p>1/4 cup olive oil<p>2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar<p>1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice<p>2 cups 1/3-inch cubes unpeeled English hothouse …

Pasta Salad with Peas and Pesto Recipe

Fresh herb pesto makes a flavorful dressing for a springy pasta salad studded with green peas. Chopped walnuts add delicious crunch and fresh lemon juice brightens it up.<p>Ingredients<b>For the Pesto:</b>1 cup packed fresh basil or mint (or combination), plus more for garnish1 large garlic clove, roughly …

Stuffing Waffles Recipe

<b>Read more: In Which We Make Stuffing Waffles</b><p>Ingredients1 recipe Classic Sage and Sausage StuffingNonstick cooking spray1 recipe Best Turkey GravyMaple syrup, for serving<p>Directions<p><b>1.</b> Prepare Classic Sage and Sausage Stuffing through step 3. (You do not have to increase the oven temperature after …

Stuffing Buns Recipe

Every family's stuffing recipe is different, and some are very, very different. But this one hits all the typical flavor notes.<p><b>Note:</b> If you want to gild the lily a little bit, you could add some dried cranberries to the dough. Mix them in during the last step. About 1/4 cup will be just …

Shades of Green Chopped Salad

Top Chef

lemon chicken and ramen noodle soup

April 8, 2013<p>posted by Lauren | 29 Comments »<p>Back in the ol’ college days, “cooking” was a relative term.<p>Cooking, by definition, for a college …