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Delectable Marinated Chicken Recipe

"I have experimented with so many marinades for chicken using my neighbors as guinea pigs and this one has been branded by all as simply delectable, …

BBQ

These Carne Asada Tacos Will Make You Forget Chipotle Even Exists

If you want to break out of your grilling spin cycle, look south for inspiration.<p>Born and raised in Mexico City, Doug Robson is chef-owner of Gallo Blanco, a Mexican restaurant in Phoenix. On his nights off, Robson likes to bring home the tastes of his upbringing to his charcoal grill.<p>I watched him …

BBQ

5 exercises that target those hard-to-tone body parts

Target your abs, glutes and arms — or combine all five movements for a total-body tone up.<p>You slip into a tank top for the first time this year and notice your triceps could use a tone up. Or perhaps it’s the leg-baring shorts or the thought of going shirtless at the beach that has you running to …

Workouts

BBQ Spice Rub Recipe

"This rub is so simple! It's made with the everyday spices you have in your cupboard. I rub it on everything from chicken to pork to burgers to …

BBQ

The Best Steak Marinade Recipe

"We use this marinade for rib steaks, but can be used for almost any cut of beef."<p>Ingredients<p>1/4 cup olive oil<p>1/4 cup balsamic vinegar<p>1/4 cup …

BBQ

Best Hamburger Ever Recipe

"These burgers are the best on the grill in the summertime. Jam-packed with all kinds of stuff, and no tasteless bread crumbs!"<p>Ingredients<p>1 1/2 …

Onions

Pulled Pork Cubano

1. Stir the mayonnaise, marmalade and oregano together in a small bowl.<p>2. Square off the ends of the bread and cut in half crosswise. Split each …

Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork) Recipe

"Char siu literally means fork burn/roast-'Char' being fork (both noun and verb) and siu being burn/roast-after the traditional cooking method for …

My Grandmother's Flawless Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe—and How I Tried to Changed It

Growing up, there was one cookie, and one cookie only, in my mind and in my heart: my grandmother's Cowboy Cookie.<p>Correction: there was only one …

The Best Meatloaf I've Ever Made Recipe

"When I was growing up, my mom never ever made meatloaf and I always wanted to try it - I finally tried it at a restaurant and loved it. When I moved …

Old Italian Meat Sauce Recipe

"A robust hearty Italian meat and mushroom pasta sauce. Serve with your favorite pasta, if desired."<p>Ingredients<p>2 pounds lean ground beef<p>1 pound …

Plant Doctor: How to Save a Dying Houseplant

You saw a plant you loved in a shop or nursery. You brought it home, and for months it warmed your heart. But then it started to decline. What are …

Plants

Chef John's Sloppy Joes Recipe

"The secret to a great 'Sloppy Joe' is a thick, rich, almost dry consistency, which allows it to be eaten two-fisted, sans fork."<p>Ingredients<p>1 1/2 …

Help! I think I married a narcissist.

<i>This story is part of a series called</i> <i>Craigslist Confessional</i><i>. Writer Helena Bala has been meeting people via Craigslist and documenting their stories for over two years. Each story is written as it was told to her. Bala says that by listening to their stories, she hopes to bear witness to her</i> …

Best Ever Blueberry Cobbler Recipe

"This recipe works great with other cobbler fruit and is an excellent light dessert that isn't too sweet! Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice …

These 14 Instant Pot Recipes Will Knock Your Family's Socks Off — and Won't Cost You More Than $20

Let's be honest, the Instant Pot is a busy parent's BFF. You can make pretty much anything your little heart desires — from rice to seafood to yogurt and beyond — and you don't have to sit around waiting for water to boil or an oven to preheat. So what could be better for moms and dads who have to …

Spaghetti With Sausage-Mushroom Sauce

Recipe courtesy of<p>From:<p>Total:30 minPrep:10 minCook:20 min<p>Yield:4 servings<p>Level:Easy<p>Nutritional AnalysisPer ServingCalories705Total Fat38 …

This Instant Pot Thai Chicken Will Rock Your World

The Instant Pot is a weeknight wonder for its ability to produce flavorful meals in lightning-fast time. The seven-in-one appliance makes it possible …

Instant Pot

Healthy Turmeric Chicken Stew Recipe

"This is one of my favorite 30-minute weeknight recipes. Turmeric (curcuma) is a bright yellow spice primarily found in India and Indonesia, and is …

Food

World Book Day: 11 stories that make bedtime with the kids more bearable

<b>I love reading my children stories at bedtime but there are certain books that make me want to gauge my own eyes out.</b><p>Yes, I am looking at you, …

Mongolian Beef from the Slow Cooker Recipe

"Quick and easy freezer slow cooker meal."<p>Ingredients<p>1/4 cup cornstarch<p>1 1/2 pounds beef flank steak<p>3/4 cup water<p>3/4 cup soy sauce<p>3/4 cup brown …

The Best Kind of Steak for Fajitas

Quick to prepare and endlessly customizable, fajitas are one of my go-to weeknight dinners. Fajitas are an especially great end-of-the-week supper, …

Old-fashioned Meatloaf Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Melt butter in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat; add celery and onion, and sauté 7 minutes or just until tender.<p>Step …

Country Lifestyle

The Beef Jerky Recipe (Almost) Any Guy Can Make at Home

If you’re equipped with enough time, patience, soy sauce (and a food dehydrator), you can easily turn flank steak into delicious beef jerky. Below, a …

Celebrate San Antonio's 300th Anniversary with this Chili Queens Recipe

From the 1860s to the 1930s, the Chili Queens were the main attraction in plazas across San Antonio. Over mesquite fires, the Chili Queens cooked up …

Slow Cooker Beef Stew Turns Any Night into a Sunday Supper

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)<p>Tucking into a hearty bowl of tender beef stew is like dinnertime nirvana. Within the rich, beefy broth are creamy chunks …

Cooking

Rosemary & Garlic Pork Loin

Facebook TwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInYOU’LL NEED<br>1 ½ pound pork loin<br>3 cloves garlic<br>2 tbsp grape seed oil<br>2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil<br>2 sprigs …

Spices

Peking Sweet & Sour Pork Chops

There are so many variations of sweet and sour pork, and they are all equally delicious. The one I am most familiar with is of course the Cantonese …

Food & Dining

Honey Chipotle Meatballs

Ingredients<p>1.5 Pound ground turkey<br>• 0.5 yellow onion, minced<br>• 2 garlic cloves, minced<br>• 1 tsp kosher salt<br>• 0.25 tsp ground pepper<br>• 2 Tbsp honey<br>• 2 Tbsp chopped chipotle chiles in adobo sauce (to taste)<br>• 2 tsp cider vinegar<br>• 1 Tbsp olive oil<p>Directions<p>Preheat oven to 375 degrees.<br>• In a medium bowl, mix together turkey, …

AOL

BUFFALO CHICKPEA CHILI WITH MUSHROOMS

We’re back from 9 days in paradise! I had a truly relaxing time, read a couple good books, and got that essential mega dose of sun and sea. Maybe I’m …

Mushrooms