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What’s the difference between an English muffin and a crumpet?

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When it comes to breakfast breads, most of us are carb-loving connoisseurs. Toasts like wheat, rye, and sourdough are just the beginning. Scones, muffins — both blueberry and bran, biscuits and bagels make their way into our morning meal more commonly than we’d care to admit. And of course you know the English muffin. It’s […]

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Springtime pea tabouli salad

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Spring salads can be so so good! Think of yourself eating whole, fresh ingredients and feeling happy, healthy, and full. This springy Mediterranean-inspired dish will deliver on all three. Springtime pea tabouli salad is filling thanks to the high-fiber peas and protein-packed quinoa (about 8 grams of protein per 1 cup cooked quinoa). It’s also […]

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Why do we eat chocolate bunnies on Easter?

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It’s hard to imagine what a chocolate rabbit has to do with anything in the religious realm. I mean, I’m not complaining. It’s a deliciously adorable Easter treat enjoyed by millions across the globe. But it’s just that, well, how did a milk chocolate mammal become the unofficial symbol of Christianity’s spring holiday? According to […]

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Southern Lemon Icebox Pie

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Lately, my flavor of choice for just about anything is lemon. Come spring, I crave that tart, cool flavor. This lemon icebox pie is the perfect ending to a backyard barbecue, fish fry, or Easter dinner. But don’t get me wrong — I most enjoy it for breakfast the next morning. You will too, don’t judge. […]

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You should never cook frozen chicken in a crock pot, USDA says

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Crock-pots are all about convenience. You throw in some ingredients and go about your daily business, until a few hours later when out comes a delicious, hot meal. No one takes the time to prep ingredients a whole day in advance for this. That’s why it was so distressing to learn that taking chicken directly […]

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A Vegan Guide to Condiments

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What’s actually in wasabi anyway? Doesn’t soy sauce contain fish or something? When it comes to common condiments, sometimes their specific ingredients are a mystery. Condiments can pose a problem for vegans or for those looking to eat fewer animals products, so many people will just stick to the one or two they are confident […]

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10 Surprising facts about jelly beans

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Unless you’re an uber-fan, you probably don’t think about jelly beans a whole lot until Easter rolls around — then the little candies take center stage. But what do you really know about these sweet pops of flavor? Here are some juicy details. It can take 7 to 14 days to make a jelly bean […]

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Vegan Thai-inspired snow pea salad with peanut dressing

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Crunchy, colorful and full of flavor. This crisp Thai-inspired salad tossed in a mildly spicy peanut dressing is a total powerhouse of nutrition. Carrots, snow peas, cabbage, quinoa — it’s going to be your new salad obsession. You can instantly add more oomph with grilled chicken, beef, or shrimp, but it’s just as satisfying and […]

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Cracking Through 8 Myths About Eggs

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They’re cheap, nutritious, and an essential part in the diets of billions around the world. Still, there are a lot of myths surrounding the everyday egg. Get ready for a bit of shell shock. I’m about to scramble everything you think you know about eggs. MYTH: BROWN CHICKENS LAY BROWN EGGS. Truth: The color of a […]

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14 Fun facts about Peeps

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Forget groundhog shadows and tulips. The first real signs of spring are bright yellow Peeps stocking the shelves at your local grocery store. Marshmallow Peeps are everyone’s favorite non-chocolate Easter candy — they even outsell jelly beans! Americans will eat 1.5 billion Marshmallow Peeps and Bunnies this spring, but what do you really know about these […]

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Easy Tie-Dye Easter Eggs

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When Easter rolls around, everyone wants to get in on the fun of dying eggs. It’s a much-anticipated spring holiday tradition for many kids and families. Some treat it lightly, purchasing the dye kit at the grocery store, happy to apply some soft colors to those crisp, white eggshells. Others, like myself, take the tradition […]

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9 Genius food-related inventions created by women

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From frozen pizza to coffee filters, women inventors throughout history found it difficult to get the patents — and the recognition — they deserved. But these nine brilliant women, and their inventions, persevered and helped advance the food industry. Today, of course, women’s contributions to the industry are immeasurable, but in honor of National Women’s […]

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Super Simple Shepherd’s Pie

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A 20-minute dinner doesn’t get much better than this classic Irish comfort food. It’s perfect for your St. Paddy’s Day celebration, but it’s plenty delicious enough to make all year long. Shepherd’s Pie is one of those foods you’ll find on any March 17 restaurant menu. You’re practically required to eat it at some point […]

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So, corned beef isn’t really all that Irish

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Dig your “Kiss me I’m Irish” T-shirt from the drawer, get ready to guzzle pints of green beer, and crank up your Crock Pot for corned beef and cabbage because St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. Wait… what’s that you say? None of these things are actually Irish? You would be correct. They’re […]

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Colcannon is the traditional Irish dish you must try

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Lots of foods have become synonymous with Ireland or St. Patrick’s Day — Soda Bread and Shepherd’s Pie, to name a few. But have you ever heard of colcannon? It might be lesser-known on a global scale, but to the Irish, it’s a true taste of home. Colcannon is a traditional Irish dish made with mashed […]

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5 Irish Foods You’re Basically Required to Eat on St. Patrick’s Day

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If you’re decking yourself out in green from head-to-toe and heading out to a local pub this St. Patrick’s Day, you might as well enjoy the foods most associated with Ireland. Shepherd’s pie Shepherd’s Pie was born of frugal housewives looking for ways to repurpose leftovers their husbands would otherwise turn up their noses at. […]

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Weeknight Broccoli Chicken Divan Casserole

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Retro dinners are making a comeback. That’s because so many of them were quick, easy, and tasted great. While some recipes will never make it to our tables again (We’re looking at you Tuna Salad mixed with Lime Jell-O), others fell out of favor but are coming back in a big way — just reimagined […]

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Grasshopper Brownies

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These easy Grasshopper brownies are super chocolatey, minty, and ridiculously delicious! A fudgey brownie base is topped with a thick layer of mint frosting, and a thin layer of dark chocolate on top. The flavor combo is inspired by the famous vintage “grasshopper” cocktail made with crème de menthe, crème de cacao, and fresh cream — […]

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Easy, sweet, and tangy crock pot honey mustard chicken

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Sweet and tangy flavors are so on trend this year. Everywhere you look, popular chefs and major food companies are coming out with incredible new items  inspired by the combo: Think Sriracha honey or sweet chipotle. This honey mustard chicken recipe is right on the mark. It’s a delicious combination of sweet honey and tangy […]

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Moldy foods that are still safe to eat, according to the USDA

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Americans waste more than $160 billion in food every year — yikes! Of course, no one buys food with the anticipation of throwing it in the trash, but once something gets moldy, we have little choice. This might be true of most foods — but not all. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, […]

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Tomato basil and gnocchi soup warms cold winter days

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Need to thaw out from the winter weather? This recipe combines two of the most delicious cold weather comfort foods on the planet — pasta and soup. A big bowl of this filling soup and you’ll be toasty for hours. What’s even better? It’s ready in less than a half hour. Seriously. A food this […]

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The Best Broccoli salad for dinners, potlucks

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This creative broccoli salad combines veggies, fruits, nuts and dairy with a crumbling of turkey bacon for a delightful side dish that everyone will enjoy. It’s the perfect make-ahead meal that can store in the fridge for up to three days — and I swear, it gets even tastier with a little bit of time. […]

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10 Delicious facts you never knew about Girl Scout cookies

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Just in time to spoil your New Year’s Resolution, badge-covered vest wearing Girl Scouts arrive at your door with their brilliant fundraising idea — cookies. Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs: You know you can’t resist. If you haven’t placed your order yet this year, better hurry. More than 2.6 million Girl Scouts in the United States […]

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Lemon lovers pucker up for this tasty tart

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I confess. I have a serious thing for lemons: on my clothes, in my decor, and definitely in my desserts. The more tart lemon flavor in foods, the better. At this point in my addiction, I’m just a step away from biting directly into the bitter fruit to get my fix. Yesterday I had a […]

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Fall in love with these 5 easy Valentine’s Day snack ideas

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Can you believe Valentine’s Day is right around the corner? Whether you’re looking for a healthy treat that’s classroom ready or something sweet to snack on with your S.O., here are 5 easy Valentine’s Day snacks to share with your loves this Feb. 14. CRUSH-WORTHY CLEMENTINES Just cut your clementine sections at an angle and skewer […]

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The Best Chicken Salad Ever

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The best chicken salad I ever had was from a little bistro up the street from where I used to work. Sadly, it went out of business in just a few short years, but I still believe they could have kept their doors open with their chicken salad alone had more people discovered their incredible […]

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