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Pumpkin and sage stuffed shells

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The best thing about fall? The food, OF COURSE! While summer is the season for fresh fruit and farmers markets, fall is time for casseroles, crock pots, and delicious comfort foods. Which takes me to my latest recipe… We had two days of fall-like weather last week and already I’m inspired to break out the […]

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10 things you never knew about Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Latte

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Forget about falling leaves, cozy sweaters or football games, the official signal of fall has arguably become the arrival of the Pumpkin Spice Latte to Starbucks cafe menus nationwide. But before you take a sip of your first PSL this season, here are 10 fun facts you need to know about (almost) everyone’s favorite fall […]

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10 creative ways to use your blender besides smoothies

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Your blender is your best friend when it comes to mixing killer morning smoothies. But blenders are way more versatile than pureeing fruits and veggies. Try these ten hacks and you’ll be getting lots more use out of your blender in no time. MAKE SORBET High-powered blenders can crush through ice with no problem, so […]

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Kick off football season with Meatball Sub on a Stick

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This Meatball Sub on a Stick recipe is a fun take on an old classic. It’s perfect as dinner, an appetizer, or as a Game Day snack. You can make this recipe your own by making mini meatballs from your own family recipe, or if you’re all about speed, stock up on store-bought frozen meatballs. […]

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What’s the difference between ice cream and custard?

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Creamy. Cool. Sweet. Satisfying. I could be describing ice cream, or I could be describing custard. The truth is, they’re both very similar, and even the most serious sweet tooth among us might have trouble telling them apart in a blind taste test. Yet, they are two distinctly different frozen dairy treats. Here’s proof: THEY […]

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Vegan chickpea tikka masala

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Cooking as part of my job means that I — thankfully — don’t have to rely on too much take-out to keep myself and my fiance fed. However, no matter how much food I’ve prepared at home, we have one serious take-out weak spot — Indian food. Seriously. When that intense Indian food craving calls, […]

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Low carb keto chocolate peanut butter fat bombs

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I must admit that I’m not on the keto diet. In fact, I was even skeptical of it at first. But I’ve had enough friends find success on keto for me to think there must really be something there. Plus, I love that people on keto don’t complain about keto. There are enough foods available […]

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Easy chicken parmesan recipe is a perfect weeknight dinner

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Chicken Parmesan is a family favorite. It’s a classic dish that takes pan fried chicken breasts then tops them with tomato sauce and smothers them in cheese before baking. What comes out is deliciously golden brown and bubbly — what’s not to love? This chicken parmesan recipe — with its fresh mozzarella and homemade tomato […]

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7 reasons you should eat more cherries

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When you eat cherries, you can enjoy so much more than just their delicious sweet taste. Yes, they’re the perfect quick snack — just rinse and go — but those tiny cherries are loaded with big health benefits too. Here are 7 good reasons to start snacking on this superfood today: 1. THEY’RE A LOW-SUGAR […]

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Keto approved peanut butter fluff

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Keto friends, prepare to be amazed. This Peanut Butter Fluff is low in carbs and rich in healthy fats, meaning it’s keto diet approved. Plus bonus: it only takes six basic ingredients to create this delicious dessert, so you’ll actually want to make it all the time. Not keto? You’re going to love the rich […]

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How to tell the difference between a shrimp and a prawn

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Shrimp might be the darling of coastal kitchens but they can be found on menus just about anywhere. Whether it’s shrimp tacos, shrimp scampi, or shrimp cocktail, Americans devour nearly 4.5 pounds of the delicious little crustaceans every year. But are we always sure what we’re eating? Come to think of it, maybe our neighbor’s shrimp […]

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How to get rid of fruit flies in your home

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The weather is warm, and your house is stocked with loads of yummy fresh fruit. This means it’s prime time to find those pesky little fruit flies floating around your kitchen. Rather than just shoo them away, here’s how to get fly-free in no time. Gnats vs fruit flies When you first spot little black bugs […]

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Bruschetta pasta salad

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If you had to describe summer in one bite, it would probably be something cool and refreshing. It would definitely be loaded with the flavors of juicy, local tomatoes and fresh, fragrant basil. It would be easy to make and light to eat. It would be this bruschetta pasta salad. You can choose any pasta […]

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What’s the difference between limes and key limes?

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It’s August and the celebration of summer foods continues, as we gorge on watermelon, all things caprese, and grilled goods every night. One more summer speciality we just can’t get enough of? Key Lime Pie. Of course, if you’ve ever made or eaten a tart and tasty Key lime pie, you might have asked yourself: […]

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Put that basil to good use in this pistachio pesto

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If you haven’t peaked into your garden lately, you’ll likely find it blooming with basil! Which means one thing — it’s time for a million batches of fresh, homemade pesto. The only thing I don’t dig about making basil is those pricey pine nuts. For this recipe, we’re going to skip them and add a […]

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12 tips for making the best pesto

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Pesto is a simple and delicious summer staple. Without it, think of all the basil that would go to waste! But the trouble with this sauce is that it doesn’t always go so well. Here are 12 tips for how you can make your most perfect pesto. Clean your greens Always, always, always be sure your basil […]

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3 Jawsome Recipes for Shark Week

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Straight out of the deep blue, sip this cool kids cocktail as you watch things heat up during Shark Week. This fun themed drink is perfect for kids or adults. Feel free to substitute the soda with a lower sugar option like tonic, or throw in a few peach rings or Lifesavers to turn your glass […]

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This is the correct way to pronounce ‘gyro’

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The gyro. It’s a delicious sandwich typically made with thinly sliced lamb, tzatziki sauce, and onion rolled in a warm pita. Something that simple shouldn’t be so complicated to order. After all, it’s only four letters. But what’s the proper way to pronounce “gyro?” The word for this classic Greek sandwich was borrowed by the […]

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10 unusual fruits you’ve probably never tried before

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You’ve been eating fruit since you were a kid. Strawberries, apples, grapes — you know the usual suspects. But you can go beyond the banana and find a whole new world of sweet, fibrous fruits out there. Because of their known health benefits — like reducing the risk of diabetes and some cancers — fruits […]

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Why you should photograph your stove dials before a trip

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After weeks of planning, days of packing and hours of travel, you’re finally relaxing on vacation — swearing you’re not going to worry about life back home. But inevitably, one thought creeps into your mind: “Did I leave the stove on?” Maybe it’s the hair straightener, or leaving the garage door open, or even locking […]

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The best blueberry pie recipe with a butter crust

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Fall has apple pie. The holidays have pumpkin pie. Spring screams for strawberry rhubarb, and summer? It’s all about the blueberries. Nothing says summer like a fresh and flaky homemade blueberry pie. Don’t let September set in before you get around to making this sweet summer staple. The blueberry filling is relatively easy to make. Blueberries […]

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How to ripen peaches perfectly every time

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Few things are more delicious than a perfectly ripe and juicy summer peach. That first sweet and succulent bite that leaves peach juices dripping down your hand is something to dream about all year long. Sadly, it never seems like this essential summer fruit is ready when you want it to be. You get home […]

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Classic three cheese lasagne with meat sauce recipe ready for National Lasagna Day, July 29

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Lasagna from scratch is a meal to behold, but if you’re like most people, simmering sauce and making individual strips of pasta aren’t on your nightly schedule. Boxed pastas and store-bought marinaras save a ton of time without sacrificing any flavor. Some Sunday when you have a whole day to kill, build it from the […]

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The very best way to freeze peaches

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Is there anything as delicious as a fresh peach? Peaches on ice cream, peach sangria, peach barbecue sauce — my mouth is already watering. Some summers the crop is extra delicious, juicy and fragrant. It’s these flavors I want to capture and savor all year long. When you come across a crop like this, you’ll […]

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12 Foods you should definitely not serve at your cookout

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What’s a backyard cookout without burgers, dogs, and fresh fruit salad? While we welcome these summer staples, there are a few other dishes that just don’t belong outside for long periods of time. If you’re planning an outdoor feast for this weekend, you should probably skip these 12 foods: FRIED FOODS Enjoy your burger and […]

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6 Foods astronauts aren’t allowed to eat

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Astronauts have to eat while they’re in space, but that doesn’t mean they always enjoy the rules required for consumption in zero G. A healthy and balanced diet is a necessity for astronauts staying for long periods at the International Space Station, but unfortunately, many of their favorite foods might not be allowed to make […]

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